Merchandiser - Boys Tops - Gap Specialty at Gap

Posted in Retail 1 day ago.

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Location: New York, New York

Job Description:
About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that's run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand - our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We've built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what's next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we're headed, we'd love to have you join us.

About the role

The Merchandiser is responsible for driving the Omni Merchandise Strategy to meet the commercial needs of the global/ regional business. Overseeing the full product lifecycle from start to finish. They will develop (in partnership with Senior Merchandiser/ MM), communicate and drive seasonal business product strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and the customer expectations. They will collaborate with their department cross functional teams and Sr. Merchandiser/ MM in the development and execution of the seasonal merchandise strategy as product leads. Initiatives include assortment strategies, weekly business review and product re-caps, identifying business opportunities, pricing and product architecture, test and respond and competitive market place knowledge. Merchandisers are responsible for data and sample management. Merchandisers are a part of the Global Divisional Product Merchant Team and partner with Design, Production, Inventory Management, Visual and Marketing.

What you'll do

  • Deliver results that align to overall department strategy, resulting in increased earnings and financial success.
  • Build assortments that meet global, regional and online needs - right time, right place, and right price.
  • Identify product opportunities through business learnings and white space in the competitive landscape.
  • Partner with Design and Production on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, AUC profitability and speed to market.
  • Partner with Inventory Management and Merchandise Planning on current business and seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure strategy is executed and identifying growth drivers.
  • Own assignment of flow and global tiers,

    season code, size model and time on offer at the style level and capture in the Omni PETE (assortment tool).
  • Create and communicate seasonal strategies in a collaborative way to key cross functional team to ensure alignment and clarity before beginning the product lifecycle.
  • Communicate a point of view regarding business and recommendations on go forward plan.
  • May support sample process which includes all aspects of Data and Sample Management.
  • May develop talent; provide thoughtful and timely feedback.

Who you are

  • Global Merchandising - experience in supporting the development and execution of global merchandising strategies.
  • Financial Acumen - knowledge of and ability to impact financial outcomes.
  • Strategic and Analytic Thinker - thinks strategically, conceptually and creatively.
  • Vertical Retail - has demonstrated ability to work in vertical retail environment.
  • Team Leadership - has influenced cross -functional teams.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity - experience working through significant change and transformation.
  • Bachelor's Degree or related disciple or equivalent trade experience.
  • 3-5 years of Merchandising or Retail Experience.

Benefits at Gap

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.
*For eligible employees