Category Manager II - Trims

 •  Gap New York, NY

5 - 7 years experience  •  Apparel & Footwear

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17
New York, NY
5 - 7 years experience
Apparel & Footwear
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17

As a Strategic Sourcing Category Manager II- Trims (Labels & Packaging), you will dynamically lead the effective execution of category strategy, planning and change management.  You will identify opportunities to drive value across your category.  You will be responsible for developing key supplier and business partner relationships.  You may lead projects at any point during their lifecycle from developing strategy, crafting a plan to implement, and executing.   

A day in the life of a Category Manager II…

  • Develops category strategy for Gap Inc’s Trims programs in on-garment labels & packaging
  • Leads planning, implementation, and execution of sourcing strategy
  • Leads the development of business cases and cost/benefit analysis to be presented to stakeholders
  • Proactively identifies and recommends category sourcing options and partners with leaders to implement them
  • Leads the continuous improvement process for programs and offers ideas and assistance on programs across the department
  • Manages competitive RFXs, and manages negotiation strategy development, overseeing or conducting the competitive negotiation process as needed
  • Coaches, trains and develops junior staff on both technical and soft skills         
  • Builds relationships and effectively partners across varied functions with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to influence change      
  • Drives completion of simultaneous projects by proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results
  • Contributes significantly to the achievement of defined category performance targets
  • Supports the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance and development (e.g., establishing quarterly and annual goals, conducting quarterly business reviews, formal scorecard measures)
  • Assists sourcing team with supplier selection, price negotiation, and bid evaluation processes
  • Collaborates with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term business objectives
  • Leads, coordinates, and facilitates global, cross-functional teams to achieve category strategy objectives
  • Manages rigorous analysis in order to scope and prioritize new sourcing opportunities within project areas
  • Leads the continuous improvement process for programs within purview and offers ideas and assistance on programs across the department
  • Supports the development of plans for implementation and change management for projects 


You’ve got this if you have…

  • 4+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, packaging, trims or apparel production, management consulting or supply chain management
  • Bachelor's degree in apparel design, business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline; MBA or advanced degree is a plus
  • Strategic Sourcing knowledge and the ability to regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Project management experience
  • Experience planning and leading negotiations a plus
  • Exceptional verbal, presentation, and written skills
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations
  • Highly motivated; demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments
  • Experience in a dynamic organization with experience and exposure to sourcing strategies
  • Ability to travel as required to facilitate collaborative opportunities

JOB#: 214468

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