Gap Inc. Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services in San Francisco, California

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Professional Services

TWO FOLSOM

San Francisco, California 94105

Job#: 252734 Date Posted:Oct. 12, 2018

Job Status: Full-time

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. We're looking for the people who'll help make our next decade just as revolutionary as our first five. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, you're the right fit. Come grow with us.

OVERVIEW:

The Category Manager I of Strategic Sourcing drives competitive advantage and value creation for categories they support (Outsourcing and IT Professional Services). The Category Manager I will own planning, implementation, and execution of category strategy for specific categories (Managed Technology Services, Outsourcing, Consultancy and other Professional Services). The Category Manager I will be responsible for developing effective relationships with business partners internally and externally at all levels. The Category Manager I will work with IT Domain Leads to formulate roadmaps and pipelines for Gap’s IT Programs including but not limited to Cross Channel Logistics, Salesforce product implementation, Data Analytics and various e-commerce requirements.

Employee will be responsible for leading negotiations with vendors in the IT outsourcing / professional services / contingent labor categories. This will include not only capturing business partner requirements, but understanding the various technologies and negotiating to obtain advantage. The Category Manager I will need to be able to formulate IT Professional Services spend baselines to effectively conduct RFP activity. The employee will need to understand emerging technologies affecting the IT Professional Services industry, including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Automation, and BPO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and executesourcing strategies for specific categories through technical/functional knowledge,in support of the business’ short-term and long-term plans. Has understandingof key strategic sourcing functions (supplier selection, marketingintelligence, business partner management, contract management, negotiations,SRM, etc.)

  • Build and strengthen businesspartner relationships :successfully partner across functions and levels with internal stakeholders,external suppliers, agencies and colleagues to drive results and influencechange

  • External Focus : Develop categoryknowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholdersto identify and benchmark best practices

  • Achieve defined categoryperformance targets ;hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement coursecorrections and mitigation strategies as needed

  • Leverage influencingskills toalign objectives and targets with stakeholders, including senior leadership

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Business Acumen: category knowledge inthe following categories (ie.Managed Technology Services, Outsourcing, Consultancy andother Professional Services etc)

  • SourcingCapability : manage, plan, andexecute category strategy to drive short and long-term results by leveragingmarket knowledge and collaboration and influencing at various levels.

  • Drive for Results : Demonstrated abilityto effectively navigate in an ambiguous environment to achieve high levels ofperformance and deliver sustainable results to the team.

  • Experience: 4 + years professional experience inmanagement consulting, strategic sourcing, or supply chain

  • Education: Advanced degree preferred

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta.

  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*

  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*

  • Employee stock purchase plan.*

  • Employees receive medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

  • Employees can apply for tuition reimbursement.*

  • Family care programs.

  • Commuter benefits.

  • Pet Discount Program.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteenth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality at http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/gap-inc-women-and-opportunity in the workplace in 2016.

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.