Merchandiser, Old Navy, Franchise Strategic Alliances & Licensing

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeMerchandising

About the Role

The Franchise Merchant owns and oversee the merchandise strategies for the Old Navy Franchise business, driving seasonal product strategies to meet market specific needs. This role is accountable for delivering annual financial goals, driving the execution of Franchise Market, and owning Franchise needs in brand milestone meetings. They will partner with cross-functional team members to deliver Brand design concepts, key items, and assortments across multiple formats (SIS, FSS, Online) to ensure that the collection is commercially viable and provides an exciting customer experience. Initiatives they will manage and execute include development of franchise exclusives, regional assortment strategies, developing lineplans, and analyzing the business for product recaps, seasonal midsights, and seasonal hindsights.

Position will be based in SF HQ and will be part of the Gap Inc Franchise Product team, partnering with Old Navy Global Merchandising, Franchise Planning, Product Operations, Store Experience and Marketing.

What You'll Do

  • Effectively liaise with Global Old Navy Merchandising to influence and protect franchise specific needs while remaining aligned with brand direction and keeping assortment focused
  • Eliminate redundancies in the product assortment
  • Identify individual market needs, opportunities, and challenges to address future and/or in-season management needs
  • Present and sell assortments to Franchise partners while influencing franchisees to buy most appropriate seasonal assortment for their market and Old Navy brand to achieve targeted financial goals
  • Partner with cross functional teams to develop and execute all necessary tools for Market Week
  • Understand product trends, historical data, and departmental input at category/class level to make informed product recommendations using reports to influence internal and external teams
  • Validate costing and placement strategies with Production

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of retail buying / wholesale merchandising experience
  • Experience as a Merchandiser or equivalent
  • Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic and analytical ability
  • Excellent verbal and written ability; Adept at presenting information and storytelling
  • Ability to align with, collaborate and influence cross functional partners and peers
  • Ability to transport, maneuver and visually evaluate merchandise
  • Ability to travel Domestically and Internationally

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