Director - Buying Operations - Online

 •  Gap San Francisco, CA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Apparel & Footwear

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17
San Francisco, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Apparel & Footwear
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/22/17

About UsIn 1969, Don and Doris Fisher opened the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. They wanted to make it easier to find a great pair of jeans, and they did. Their denim and records store was a hit, and it grew to become one of the world’s most iconic brands. Today we’re represented in more than 1400 stores in over 40 countries, and online. We have headquarters in New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and, of course, San Francisco. Our unique aesthetic is optimistic cool, elevated American style. Our clothes are crafted with care, with focused attention to thoughtful design. We believe in staying true to our heritage while creating what’s next.Don and Doris Fisher always wanted to “do more than sell clothes.” They wanted to support the people who ran their company, to be active in their communities, and to have a positive impact on the world. Their vision helped transform retail, and we’re still following their lead.We stand for freedom and possibility for all; we champion diverse ideas that transcend generations, geographies and genders.So if you have ideas, if you’re talented, if you want to work with phenomenal people, and if you think we should leave the world a little better than we found it, we’d love to meet you.Role Description The Director of Buying Operations is focused on the strategic optimization of our Global product to market (P2M) pipeline. This role develops, implements and optimizes our processes to enable the global ecommerce buying teams to operate more effectively and efficiently in the digital space.Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and optimize operational processes to enable a high-functioning ecommerce product pipeline for Gap brand.
  • Support Global Online leadership and teams with pipeline and operations management, including planning and communications around key upcoming deliverables and milestones.
  • Actively partner with Merchandising and IM Ops in NY and GOL Ops lead to identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Actively partner to relay tool needs and ensure solutions are optimized for Online business.
  • Manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results.
  • Proactively foster brand and business partner relationships, anticipate issues, and mediate between teams to develop resourceful solutions.

Organization RelationshipsWill partner closely with Merchandising Ops, Inventory Management Ops and IS, GOL Marketing and Operations.Qualifications

  • 7+years of experience in buying or merchandising, ideally within the ecommerce space.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and consistent follow through.
  • Able to strategically segment large projects into smaller, actionable deliverables. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, to prioritize, and adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Willingness to participate in detailed work and drive execution.
  • Solid interpersonal skills with proven ability to develop and maintain effective business partner relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and knows the importance and value of clear, timely communications
  • Able to facilitate cross functional discussions across different seniority levels, to get to a productive outcome.
  • Passionate about streamlining processes to drive business results.
  • Experience with meeting planning and recapping.
  • Can deal with and navigate through ambiguity.
  • Proactive self-starter capable of operating with little supervision.
  • Role will require travel to NY (<25%)
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