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The Gap, Inc. Assistant Manager - Fabric R&D - Yeezy Gap in New York, New York

About Gap

Gap has always been about optimistic American style. Starting with our very first store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, opened almost 50 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher. The thread that’s run through those five decades is the phenomenal people that make up our brand – our employees and our customers. People who are rooted in the legacy that makes Gap what it is, but who are also focused on the future. People who want to leave the world better than they found it.

We’ve built our brand on staying true to our roots while always being out in front of what’s next. If you want to be part of an iconic American brand, and help lead the way for where we’re headed, we’d love to have you join us.

About the role

Yeezy Gap is looking for a versatile, self-driven, full-time Assistant Manager of Fabric R&D to join the team. The Assistant Manager of Fabric R&D will help bring the Yeezy Gap brand to life by supporting the fabric development process and

and strategy throughout the product-to-market process.

Our ideal candidate is detail oriented, proactive, an an effective communicator and collaborator with foundational knowledge of textiles.

What you'll do

  • Support Fabric R&D team in development across all product categories for Yeezy Gap

  • Create RD’s and maintain fabric specifications, cost, and leadtime details in PLM

  • Maintain fabric development tracker spreadsheet and communicate updates and project status to PD team and other stakeholders.

  • Communicate daily with mills and GIS partners to track developments, initiate testing, and maintain key fabric deadlines

  • Order proto and sample yardage and coordinate fabric shipments to and from mills, factories, and design atelier

  • Send out swatches to vendors, GIS, or Yeezy team for development and/or approval purposes

  • Maintain fabric library and organize development binders

  • Assist in making mill apppointments for virtual presentations and in preparing fabric selections for design team

Who you are

  • Have foundational technical knowledge and understanding of woven and knit fabric construction and finishes

  • 2+ years of experience in woven fabric research and development, product engineering or related field.

  • Flexible and able to sustain professional demeanor despite unscheduled work, revisions and short timelines.

  • Strong aesthetic intelligence with a passion for style and fashion that illustrates a balanced understanding of Gap and Yeezy brands.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities while consistently meeting deadlines.

  • Solution-oriented creative problem-solving skills

  • Proactive and able to work effectively with minimal oversight

  • Ability to build and maintain cross functional relationships, strong collaboration skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Benefits at Gap

  • 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 for all employees.

  • 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.*

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

  • See more at https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

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