Project Manager - Senior (Buying Director) (9077427)

Infotech Sourcing - San Francisco, CA

Job Title: Project Manager - Senior (Buying Director)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: 6 Months (W2 Contract)

Experience: 8+ years experience, inclusive of inventory management/merchandising/buying

Leading Retail Company

Role Description:

  • Accountable for the creation of a comprehensive seasonal framework that aligns product strategies with financial goals, ensuring that end to end sales, gross margin and inventory strategies hit Divisional sales plans

  • Drive partnership and collaboration with Global Merchandising to ensure the seasonal, global assortment meets the Gap Online customer and business needs

  • Develop and communicate Divisional site merchandising strategies based on product and financial goals and marketing plans

  • Accountable for the skill development and career growth of team

  • Responsible for the development of seasonal financial targets by Division - to include sales, gross margin and inventory

  • Responsible for the reconciliation of Divisional top-down & bottoms-up sales and inventory plans

  • Communicate financial results, forecasts, and action plans to Sr. Director and cross-functional teams on a weekly basis; inclusive of pricing recommendations and strategies from team members that align with Divisional financial plans.

  • Responsible for the ongoing assessment of sales and inventory plans/forecasts (inclusive of fashion and basics) from investment through in-season management (inclusive of monthly Open-to-Buy), including ongoing assortment updates and inventory changes

  • Responsible for the Gap Online exclusive business strategies by Division, including product recapping, needs analysis and presentation on site

  • Responsible for weekly site deliverables - promo outlook, site review, creative review, etc to ensure clarity on all execution by site merchandising; use reporting to understand customer’s preferences and make recommendations

  • Communicate job standards and performance expectations to direct reports in a timely manner


  • Must have a retail background with 8+ years experience, inclusive of inventory management/merchandising/buying

  • 3+ years experience managing others ideal

  • Highly developed understanding of e-commerce business drivers impacting top and bottom line, as well as the ability to interpret web analytics to implement/drive strategy

  • Team Leadership: has progressive experience leading cross-functional teams of technical and non-technical experts to drive a common vision

  • Personal Leadership: demonstrated executive presence, ability to navigate complexity, work with creative and technical teams, and collaborate across a cross functional team

  • Change Leadership: experience leading through significant change & transformation to move a team forward in a financially responsible way

  • Talent Builder: proven track record of assessing, attracting and developing best in industry leaders and teams

  • Ability to formulate long term strategies and short term tactical plans that are effective, efficient and support business and product strategies

Posted On: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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