ROTATIONAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Timeline + Resources | Program Overview | Meet RMP Alum | Our Values

Gap Inc.'s Rotational Management Program (RMP) is the premier destination for top entry-level talent seeking to jumpstart their business careers. Our inter-disciplinary leadership training program provides you the opportunity to learn the retail business, hone your analytical skills, and be exposed to the inner workings of a global company. RMP has been grooming future leaders at Gap Inc. for over two decades, and many of our graduates are now serving as senior executives within Gap Inc. as well as at other sought-after brands. 

During the 8-month program, you'll rotate through Inventory Management and Merchandising within our family of brands while learning how our product lifecycle works and how customers interact with our brands online and in-store. After completion of the program, you will be placed as a full-time employee in Inventory Management or Merchandising. 

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RMP INFORMATION + RESOURCES 

Check out the program timeline, useful resources including a quick video info session and FAQs:

TIMELINE FROM APPLICATION TO ACCEPTANCE

  • Apply Online
  • ​Online Assessment
  • 1st Round Virtual Behavioral-based Interview (30 minutes)
  • 2nd Round Virtual Project-based Interview with One of Our Recruiters (1 hour)
  • Virtual Interview Day in September/October
  • Offer

REQUIREMENTS BEFORE YOU APPLY

  • Convert your resume into a PDF. (Save as Last Name, First Name, Resume)
  • ​Please answer the following questions in 2-3 sentences each in PDF form and upload with your resume. (Save as Last Name, First Name, Screening Questions) Screening Questions Include: What motivates you to work in the fashion and retail industry? What are some apparel trends you see in your daily life that could be relevant for Gap Inc? Why?​

VIRTUAL INFO SESSION WITH RECRUITERS AND RMP ALUM

 

USEFUL RESOURCES

Write Your Resume
Update Your LinkedIn Profile
How To Succeed In A Virtual Interview
Program Timeline 
Frequently Asked Questions 

GET AN INSIDE LOOK 

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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 forecasting sales, triggering promotions and executing markdowns to capitalize on opportunities in season and strategically predict the future by determining product demand, style by style, for upcoming seasons through in-depth analysis of historical sales and current business.

 
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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 and predict customer needs to build compelling assortments for markets around the world.  

You’re comfortable telling your products' stories to groups of all sizes and people from all levels and react to in-season business to drive sales, profitability and growth.

 

VIRTUAL RECRUITING EVENTS 

Get to know our brands, culture and the people who make up Gap Inc. 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: SEVERAL SEATS AT THE TABLE

We believe inclusion and opportunity are key to driving growth. Join us for a series of virtual events hosted by Gap Inc.’s employee-led Equality & Belong groups and University Recruiting to learn about our company culture, values and career opportunities within the RMP and Summer Internship Programs. 

Leading the Way: The Path to Corporate Retail

Join us for a panel featuring business partners from diverse backgrounds and unique career paths. They'll share what led them to pursue a career in retail and how they translated skills and knowledge from college to create successful careers.

Café con Leche: Latinx at Gap Inc.

We kicked off Latinx Heritage Month with a live panel followed by breakout room conversation and networking sessions with members from the Equality & Belonging employee group HOLA (Honoring our Latino Ancestry). HOLA members shared their career paths, why they love Gap Inc., advice they would give students interested in pursuing a career in retail, and what it is like to be Latinx at Gap Inc.

 


 

The Melanin Table: Conversations & Connections at Gap Inc.

Join members from the employee-led Equality & Belonging AANG (African American Networking Group) for an interactive panel followed by breakout conversations and networking sessions. AANG members will share advice on what it’s like to be Black at Gap Inc., and how they’ve been able to build thriving careers.

RECAP COMING SOON

 

RETAIL INDUSTRY IMMERSION SESSIONS 

This summer, we partnered with the National Retail Federation Foundation and other retailers in the industry to give students an over the retail industry. Learn more about the Gap Inc. brands, company culture and functions responsible for driving customers engagement & Business results through the Retail Industry Summer Experience.

Macro Trends in Retail Tech

Macro Trends in Retail Tech - Exploration of what the "next normal" will be for our customers and how the retail
industry can use technology to better meet customer needs.

Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design is the consideration of all our customers through product, marketing, and how we engage with our customers. This session will highlight some key employee-led initiatives focused on product inclusivity - including our Color Proud Council - and explore why it is important to our customers and how it affects health of our business.

Driving Financial Strategy

Driving Financial Strategy - Business leaders in Inventory Management and Finance will walk students through their careers as well as give advice on navigating the dynamic worlds and career paths in finance and planning.


ADDITIONAL RISE VIDEOS

GENERAL SESSIONS: GET TO KNOW US AND TIPS TO GROW YOUR CAREER

We know career choices are big life decisions and it is important for you to get to know a company inside and out! And, in this new virtual world that can be harder than ever to do, which is why we created a series of virtual events to help you learn more about Gap Inc.

Recent RMP Alumni Panel

Join recent RMP trainees to hear about their experience starting a full-time role after graduating from college. 

Gap Inc. Knowing Your Customer in Today's World

Ever wonder why customers buy the things they do? Join us as we discuss how retailers (including us!) are innovating our products and changing the way we interact with our customers.

Gap Inc. Executives: Growing your Career at Gap Inc.

Join our panel of Business Leaders who have graduated from RMP + those who have been active in the program. You'll hear their perspectives on career growth, what drives success at Gap Inc. and innovate initiatives happening at our brands.

 

Dress for Success with Gap Inc.

Curious how to build a professional and stylish wardrobe on a budget? Wondering how to show your personal style while still remaining polished and comfortable? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, this event is the one for you! Hear from our merchants on how to build your professional wardrobe that let's your personal style shine. 

 

MEET RMP ALUM + OUR CULTURE OF BELONGING 

HOW BLAIR EADIE’S CAREER WITH GAP INC. CATAPULTED HER TO ONE OF TODAY’S TOP FASHION BLOGGERS

Did you know one of the original fashion bloggers, Blair Eadie, started her career in fashion in the Rotational Management Program? 
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MEET THE WOMAN CHANGING THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATUS QUO AT GAP INC.

Bahja Johnson started her career at Gap Inc. in 2012 as part of RMP. Get a peek into how she turned her passion for product inclusion into an initiative that’s bringing diversity to the forefront of all we do.
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HOW TO BE GREAT AT YOUR JOB AND “GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE”: FROM A RETAIL VETERAN AND GAP INC. ALUM

“Corporate America Big Shot”, aka Justin Kerr, worked at some of the largest retail corporations, from UNIQLO to Levi’s to Gap Inc. 
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WHAT WE VALUE

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INCLUSION & BELONGING

An Open to All mindset drives every aspect of our business. When we include and respect people from all walks of life, we create a better, stronger company and a better, stronger world.
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EQUALITY & EMPOWERMENT

Equality is woven into the fabric of our culture because it’s the way the world should function. We are proud to be the first Fortune 500 company to announce equal pay for equal work.
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SUSTAINABILITY 

We believe that environmental issues are human rights issues. That’s why we’re integrating sustainability even deeper into each of our business practices, and are committed to reaching 100% renewable energy across our facilities by 2030.
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

In 1969, Gap Inc. co-founders and equal partners Doris and Don Fisher started a company that has created countless opportunities – not just for Gap Inc. employees and partners, but for the communities where Gap Inc. does business.
Learn more about our community efforts