Job ref no.: CT3114386-01#4798

Director, Category Strategy

Gap Inc. Corporate


The role is responsible to actively engage in the development of a robust and executable category strategy based on commodity and macro-economic drivers and trends, effective analysis of business data. The role is also responsible for driving entity-wide strategic programs across function and across offices. Additionally, the role will be responsible for development of strategic and analytical skill across the global Category team
Strategic Responsibilities -
  • Influences, provides recommendations and drives completion of the development of a strategy for Category, taking into account macro and market economic data
  • Responsible for developing Country of Origin strategy with the Category teams, in the short and long term
  • Responsible for developing vendor/mill strategy through understanding of category landscape to identify the vendor / mill skills that align with brand requirements
  • Develop and implement long term costing approaches that leverage our scale and buying power to negotiate
  • Identify Category sourcing trends and external / internal trends and provide recommendation
Operations Responsibilities-
  • Build and manages RFI/RFPs, in collaboration with business partners, to establish and optimize vendor/mill base
Key Experiences :
  • Strategy and Consulting experience – proven experience in the field of strategy or management consulting. Prior experience (5-10 years) in Strategy consulting,retail and/or consumer products
  • Business Acumen - solid experience on supply chain knowledge
  • Educational Qualifications- Master's or Bachelor's degree in business administration, statistics, operation/supply-chain management, or related discipline
  • Planning & Organizing – proven experience in plan, prioritize and adapt to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
  • Collaboration- Proven ability to influence and make decisions cross-functionally in a matrix environment where speed and cultural sensitivity is crucial
  • Problem Solver & Drive results- can proactively solve problems and effectively manage multiple challenges. can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution
  • Personal Leadership- demonstrated executive presence, presentation, influencing, and collaboration across various stakeholders
  • Business Performance Improvement – proven track record of improvement based on fact-based analysis or benchmarking
  • Excellent Communicator - proven capability to communicate and present effectively in adaption to the audience needs
  • Analytical Skills- Possess strong data analytical skills and ability to identify trends
  • Resourcefulness - experience in managing dynamic projects that require the ability to flex as obstacles are presented

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Job ref no. CT3114386-01#4798
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 5 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Senior management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree