Senior Buying Manager

The Gap Inc.

The Gap Inc. has opening in San Francisco, CA for:

Job Title: Senior Buying Manager          

Job Description: Analyze sales results for the Mexico Market; seasonally, hindsight and develop strategies based on the sales results, and drive strategies through cross functional partners and field leadership team in alignment with channel financial plans and goals. Expert on local market data and competitor activities; analyze historical sales performance as well as utilize detailed product filters to meet customer needs and maximize sales and margin. Drive ongoing commercial planning activities and performance analytics. Develop and communicate comprehensive financial & product strategies. Drive the development of annual, seasonal, monthly  and weekly financial plans, as appropriate. Review category level pricing recommendations and strategies that align with financial plans. Identify seasonal strategies + exclusive business needs (Mexico unique product + placement, product edits/leveling, commercial plan/category distortion). Drives divisional business recaps, performance and forward-looking action plans. Forecast in-season sales, margin expectations and inventory ownership. Prepares monthly open-to-buy activities for respective divisions.


Requirements: A Master’s Degree or foreign equivalent in Business or International Business or a related field plus 3 years of work experience in retail. Alternatively, the employer will accept a Bachelor’s Degree or foreign equivalent in Business or International Business or a related field followed by 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in retail.  


Experience and/or education must include: 


  1. Analytical Skills: Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  2. Financial and Business Acumen: Ability to evaluate financial and business indicators and translate data into actionable information to drive results; proficiency in retail math
  3. Problem Solving & Decision Quality: Able to use rigorous logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions; aware of the impact and implications of decisions on other components of the organization
  4. Systems and Tools Acumen: Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and high aptitude to learn technical applications quickly. Help to create and/or influence new tools, systems and processes
  5. International Business experienced required, given projects or experience from roles that are related to working with multiple countries at once or different roles.
  6. Required to travel domestically and international up to 20% 


Job Location:   2 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94105


Please reference job 3520364 and send resume to: The Gap, Inc., D. Abrams, 2 Folsom Street, 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.