Vans North America Strategic Accounts Merchandiser

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 days ago
Job Description
Job Description
Vans: Be a Part of the Original

It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people Paul Van Doren
Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by five values:
We are determined.
We are connected to our consumers and to each other.
We are inclusive.
We are expressive and fun.
And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the worlds largest apparel and footwear company, comprised of more than 25 brands. We are leaders in global footwear, apparel and accessories, available in more than 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individuals pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and fulfilled with our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.

Vans Strategic Account Merchandiser North America: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
As the Footwear, Apparel & Accessory Product Merchandiser, you are responsible for supporting and executing the overall strategic direction for Key Accounts through product line management. This includes concept/product briefing; creating cross-functional and, in some cases, cross-boader alignment, business analysis, deep consumer connectivity, and understanding the competitive landscape. You will contribute by identifying key market trends and patterns, building seasonal line plans, and being the link between global category managers and key account sales managers ensuring the global line reflects the accounts business needs. In order to be successful, you must be adaptable, a non-linear thinker, and have high emotion intelligence.

How You Will Make a Difference:
Inform and support the strategic account merchandising strategy for the North America region. Develop seasonal product merchandising plans by key account.

Understand and analyze market trends, shifts, and downturns, and provide feedback to Global Product, Sales, and Marketing teams to continuously improve product plans and Go to Market (GTM) process. Work closely with sales managers to learn key account business and build necessary relationships with account leadership, buyers, etc. Drive SKU efficiciency on balance with long-term global product strategies. Evaluate current business and GTM processes to identify opportunities to include key account feedback. Attend key account meetings, trade shows, market visits for presentations, and trend/market research trips. Encourage and maintain a tight feedback loop amongst cross-functional partners. Understand and embrace industry, consumer, and culture, including our marketplace positioning.

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years in a similar role

Ability to think strategically and act tactically.
Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, and problem solving skills.
Comfortable in self-starter environment.
Basic computer skills Microsoft Office, PowerPoint/Keynote.
Exercises strong interpersonal skills across internal and external partners.
Ability to work in an open environment with product team and cross-functional partners.
Computer proficiency including specific job-required applications.
Follows through with all tasks, assignments and job duties in a timely manner.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required 20% amount of time.
Willing and able to work additional hours if needed.
Bend, lift, open and move products up to 25lbs amount of weight, depending on need.