The Gap, Inc. Director of Human Resources - Banana Republic in San Francisco, California
About Gap Inc.
Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.
This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.
About the role
The HR Director, at Banana Republic is responsible for providing strategic HR business partnership that results in an engaged workforce and a more productive business to the Marketing, Digital and Banana Republic Factory functions. This role is responsible for and contributes to developing people strategies, overseeing all day-to-day HR activities for the clients, providing thought leadership to these organizations and associated Leadership Teams, developing and executing talent management and change management strategies and partnering with key Gap Inc. HR solution centers (Talent Management, Employee Relations, Recruiting, Total Rewards, etc.) to deliver results against the people strategies. The Director of Human Resources supporting Marketing, Digital and Banana Republic Factory functions will be a key business partner to executive leaders (SVP/VP) and their greater teams. The HR Director is a critical leader in enabling the people strategies within these functions to drive the business. This role reports into the Vice President for Banana Republic Human Resources.
Provide strategic thought leadership to the Marketing, Digital and Banana Republic Factory Stores executive leadership and associated Leadership Teams on people and organizational issues: collectively, directly and through matrix management throughout the organization, leveraging resources, programs and tools to achieve desired outcomes
Provide leadership and management coaching at all levels; assess appropriate development solutions/intervention strategies for talent needs within each function, including individual, team and bench development
Actively participate with the Leadership Teams, advising on people and organization impact of business plans and decisions; ensure that change and transformation plans are established and effectively executed
Work with both leaders and employees to address employee relations issues, ensuring we balance the needs of the business with the needs of employees and all decisions are aligned with Gap Inc. values and culture
Identify and implement strategies which improve employee engagement year over year, as measured through the continuous listening process; Analyze HR metrics to identify business opportunities working with leadership to develop and implement solutions
Drive talent management and succession planning activities within the business. Pro-actively partner with the business and HR partners in Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development to develop strategies to strengthen or fill gaps, as needed, to ensure a ready now talent pipeline; Identify and deploy appropriate retention strategies to promote organizational stability
Lead and develop a team to support effective execution of all objectives, and enable professional development and career growth for team members
Who you are
Minimum 7-10 years broad Human Resources generalist experience
High level of comfort with most HR disciplines (employee relations, compensation, benefits, OD, talent management, talent acquisition)
High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics (authentic, compassionate, genuine and honest); good communicator; good listening skills and problem solver
Strong business orientation, drive for results, and desire to win; Comfortable driving change and embracing innovation in face of ambiguity and complexity
Maintains a global perspective and is culturally sensitive and aware (adjusts personal style to different cultures and styles of work); Welcomes a diversity of ideas, approaches and points of view
Strong ability to influence up, down and across the organization, a team-oriented leader and player; Ability to work in a matrixed organization with remote teams and partners
Proven experience in managing others including ability to coach, develop, provide direction, recruit and retain top talent, understand resource capability and successfully drive results working with direct reports and other internal resources
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Benefits at Gap Inc.
Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet 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 (https://corporate.gapinc.com/en-us/careers/gap-inc-careers/gap-inc-benefits) of the benefits we offer.
*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. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign (https://www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-2019) for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (https://www.gapinc.com/en-us/articles/2019/01/gap-inc-recognized-in-2019-bloomberg-gender-equali) for the second year in a row.