The Gap Inc.
Buying Manager - Women's and Kids - Old Navy China','235978','!*!Job Summary: The Buying Manager for China is responsible for the successful end-to-end Buying and management of multiple divisions. The Managers lead a team that may consist of Sr. Buyers, Buyers, Assistant Buyers, and Inventory Specialists through the successful development, execution and communications of financial and inventory plans and strategies to meet or exceed goals. They collaborate, influence, and strategize with cross-functional partners to share out goals that positively impact the China business. The Managers will own a core category that drives the business, and be the experts of that work. They drive the work through the China team, and therefore needs to drive talent development and create succession plans alongside of the Sr. Director and the rest of the management team. Lead team of Buyers to drive commercial success connecting them to the global merchandising, marketing, & IM strategies.
Oversees the development of division, department & class level plans that support market strategy
Oversees and guides the development of pre-season style plans and investment quantities in line with commercial plan and market financial goals
Manages the reconciliation of company-to-division bottoms-up plans
Provides information to develop key concepts, key items, promotional strategies and assortments that are commercially viable and provide exciting store experiences in line with the Global Old Navy strategies
Understands product trends, historical data and departmental input at category/class level and applies learnings into future product strategies
Understands competitive environment; proactively seeks market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets
Manage, support and develop of Sr. Buyer, Buyer, Assistant Buyer, and Inventory Specialist
Participate in Old Navy International talent meetings ','!*!Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
4-6 years of buying and leadership experience
Ability to travel to the market as needed','US-CA-SAN FRANCISCO','','Full-time','Old Navy Headquarters','Merchandising/ Buying','Akosua Tiwah Griffith','Tiwah_Griffith@gap.com','Buying Manager - Women's and Kids - Old Navy China']);
The Gap Inc.
Website : http://www.gap.com