Gap Inc. District Manager- Southern California District in Los Angeles, California

District Manager- Southern California District

Los Angeles, California

JOB#: 207575 DATE POSTED:Aug. 08, 2017

JOB STATUS: Full-time


In 1969, Don and Doris Fisher opened the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. They wanted to make it easier to find a great pair of jeans, and they did. Their denim and records store was a hit, and it grew to become one of the world’s most iconic brands.

Today we’re represented in more than 1400 stores in over 40 countries, and online. We have headquarters in New York, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and, of course, San Francisco.

Our unique aesthetic is optimistic cool, elevated American style. Our clothes are crafted with care, with focused attention to thoughtful design.We believe in staying true to our heritage while creating what’s next.

Don and Doris Fisher always wanted to “do more than sell clothes.” They wanted to support the people who ran their company, to be active in their communities, and to have a positive impact on the world. Their vision helped transform retail, and we’re still following their lead.

We stand for freedom and possibility for all; we champion diverse ideas that transcend generations, geographies and genders.

So if you have ideas, if you’re talented, if you want to work with phenomenal people, and if you think we should leave the world a little better than we found it, we’d love to meet you.

GENERALSUMMARY: The District Manager is responsible for fostering and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative work environment that drives business results, inspires customer loyalty and maintains a highly engaged team of field employees. The District Manager is responsible for aligning store teams to execute against and achieve Gap Brand strategies and business goals. The District Manager is responsible for empowering store leadership teams to effectively lead the day‐to‐day management of their stores within a market including customer experience, employee engagement, merchandising and operational excellence. The District Manager works with his/her “specialist” business partners to ensure store teams have the tools and resources needed to drive results and further grow their local market business.


  • Drive financial results bycreating localized business plans and holding GMs accountable to implementthose plans

  • Coach behaviors that inspirecustomer and employee loyalty and enable sound decision making by ourstore teams

  • Establish and foster anoptimistic, inclusive and collaborative work environment that encouragescreativity and innovation

  • Coach store leaders in theestablishment of career and personal development plans

  • Reward and recognize behaviorsthat drive results and contribute to the Brand Talent pipeline

  • Ensure customers product needsand wants are met in a timely fashion; ensure our stores look amazing andproduct is readily available on our sales floors

  • Leverage Specialist partners tonot only identify areas of opportunity and potential solutions to driveresults, but also to provide on the ground feedback, development andcoaching to team

  • Partner with HR, LP andOperations partners to ensure market has plans to identify and addresspeople, profit and process opportunities


  • Business Acumen

  • Inspires and Motivates

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Others

  • Practices Self‐Development

  • Collaboration and team work

  • Innovation Management

  • Champions change

  • Drive for Results

  • High Integrity and Honesty

  • Dealing with Ambiguity


  • Reports to Regional Director

  • Leads a group of GeneralManagers within a Market

  • Partners and collaborates withSpecialists and Functional Managers

  • Works closely peersthroughout the brand


  • Minimum 5‐7 years multi‐unithigh volume, highly complex business experience preferred

  • Four year college degree orequivalent preferred

  • Multi‐store leadership experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel betweenstores

  • Ability to lift and carry30lbs.

Schedule requirements:

  • Ability to travel, includingovernight as required