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Rotational ManagementProgram

As a trainee in the Rotational Management Program (RMP), you’ll start the program knowing which product function you will be placed into upon graduation —  Inventory Management, Merchandising or Production. During the 9+ month program, you'll rotate through each function and see how our product lifecycle works — from ideation to production. You'll develop collaboration skills by working with cross-functional teams to effectively deliver the right product as well as build general management proficiencies. In addition to the ownership of day-to-day responsibilities, you’ll be provided with classroom training and assigned special projects that allow you to make an impact by directly influencing the business and interacting with senior leaders.

While in our program you’ll rotate with one of our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy or Athleta. After graduation, you’ll be placed into a full-time position in Inventory Management, Merchandising or Production.

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RMP: Inventory Management

Inventory Management employees guide financial and inventory investment decisions--so you have to be analytically savvy, with an ability to assess a wide range of data to make profitable decisions for both in season and for the future. You're constantly measuring financial metrics against targets, working with your cross-functional team to react to sales information, and flexing inventory to mitigate risk and meet demand. You're forecasting sales, triggering promotions and executing markdowns to capitalize on opportunities in season.

You strategically predict the future by determining product demand, style by style, for upcoming seasons through in-depth analysis of historical sales and current business, along with information on trends and customer needs provided by your cross functional teammates. Tools will play a major role in your job and you will use them every day to help you manage sales and plan inventory.

Get an inside look into the life of an inventory planner.

RMP: Merchandising

In Merchandising, you're responsible for seeing product through the eyes of the customer. Each season, you work with cross-functional teams to develop a trend-right collection of styles, predicting customer needs and building a compelling and commercial assortment for each of our markets around the world - and you also have to react to in-season business to drive sales, profitability and growth.

You're constantly looking at trends, assessing the competition, mining for insights, analyzing data from current and previous seasons and looking for opportunities to seize market share. And you're comfortable telling your products' stories to groups of all sizes and people from all levels.

Get an inside look at the life of a merchant.

RMP: Production

Members of the Production team bring the product to life for our customers and keep our product pipeline full and flowing. You're responsible for knowing everything about our products-fabric, finish, trims and wash - and managing everything that contributes to a product's cost. You develop and maintain strong partnerships with colleagues in Design, Technical Design, Fabric R&D and our sourcing offices overseas, and also build vendor relationships around the world that help you deliver product innovation, cost efficiencies, quality and consistency in fit promises. In a single day, you might be managing pre-season developments, working through production approvals and figuring out how to produce more of a style our customers love.

Get an inside look at the life of an assistant production manager.