Senior Manager, Buying, New Businesses

Banana Republic
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 18 days ago
Full timeMerchandising

About the Role

In this role, you will act as a true business owner possessing deep knowledge and expertise of your department and channel. You try fast, learn fast and think big and drive toward solutions with speed, conviction and a blue sky mentality. You will assort a commercially viable line of products, building sales and inventory plans that drive sales and margin growth. You will partner closely with the global merchandising team to ensure that your market needs are embedded in the global product strategy. Owning the product lifecycle from end to end, you are responsible for the proper flow of inventory and, on weekly basis, using marketing intelligence and data on sales performance, will respond to future seasons with robust actions to drive and exceed future sales expectations.

This role is located in the 2 Folsom office and requires you to be in the office on a regular basis. Pursuant to Gap Inc.’s policy, as of September 7, 2021, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.’s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and execute department and class level plans that support market/division strategy including pre season style plan and recommendations for investment quantities that support the commercial plan and financial goals
  • Assort product based on market specific seasonality, sales trends and opportunities for growth; Drive pricing strategy for in season business through weekly promotion markdown changes
  • Identify product trends, historical sales data, competitive set data to inform in season and future product strategies
  • Examine and report out on current business results and create actionable business strategies to respond to changing business
  • Build cross functional partnerships and consensus
  • Influence strategy for area/team

Who You Are

  • Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  • Strong ability to apply logic to solve problems and generate effective solutions; able to leverage quantities and qualitative data to make business decisions and take smart risks
  • Able to build collaborative cross functional partnerships and present information in a compelling influential manner in group and one on one settings
  • Proficient in Excel; demonstrated aptitude leveraging and learning new technology and tools
  • Ability to assess relatively complex situations and analyze data to make judgments and recommend solutions


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