Product Line Manager (Vault)

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Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 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.

Manager Product Line Footwear: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
We are a company that nurtures creative thinkers and dreams the unimaginable. We reward those that break out of societys views on what is possible and impossible and endlessly chase their vision. For you to believe in this very dream would mean being a perfect fit in our company. As the Merchandising Manager of the Vault Product Category, you will share responsibilities for managing the footwear, apparel and accessories categories from brief stage through design and development to product introduction and sell through. This includes working with the category lead on the identification of market trends and the writing of briefs/development of a seasonal line plan, working directly with design and development monitoring progress and keeping projects on calendar, championing the PLM process,handling of samples for meetings/tradeshows and marketing/catalog requirements, attending and assisting atregional sales meetings/account pre-lines, tracking monthly sell throughs for category key accounts. In addition, you will establish control-related standards and procedures. On a daily basis, you will be interacting with global andregionalmerchandising, design, development, marketing, Vans retail, Vans Europe, Asia Americas, US Sales, Customer Service and Operations. Take a step in the right direction and bring your talent and ambition to Vans.

How You Will Move the Needle:
Manage line development against product calendar. Communicate any changes to development team ensuring accuracy of information.
Manage receipt and delivery of seasonal photo shoot samples for the catalog.
Conduct monthly statistical analysis by style and color for each operating region.
Presentations to global and regional merchandising teams during line review process.
Work with category director in the development of seasonal product strategy.
PLM input and management.
Attends trade shows, market visits for presentations, relationship building, and trend/market research.
Assist with the research and writing of seasonal product briefs.
Track category margins and work with development to hit seasonal goals.

Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:
Bachelors Degree (BA) or equivalent from a four-year college; or 3-5+ years related experience and/or training - or equivalent combination of education and experience
Extensive knowledge of Fashion, Art and Streetwear and the global market competitive set
Ability to think strategically and act tactically
Retail Business Acumen
Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and problem solving skills
Comfortable in self-starter environment
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
25% travel
Ability to be flexible with extended work hours, as necessary
Ability to work in an open environment with product team and cross-functional partners
Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need