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, one of the worlds largest apparel and footwear companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. 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 driven by our brand purpose.
Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate an environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.
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.
Global Executive Creative Director: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family
Our mission is to empower youth-culture and creative self-expression throughaction sports, music, and street culture. As Global Executive Creative Director, you will oversee multiple product categories, such as Creative Directors, Associate Creative Directors and Art Directors to assure their creative ideas are on strategy. Additionally, you will partner with the Global Vice President of Brand Creative on creative vision for Vans globally and storytelling through all regions. In this position, you will cultivate the marketing strategy, assuring it gets honed into a sharp creative brief. Your imagination will steer concepts into strategy, making sure all iterations of campaigns are reinforcing strategic message. To deliver high quality performance, intimate working knowledge of the brand and market is expected. On a regular basis, you will collaborate with your counterparts in Environmental Design and Product to make sure creative delivers on needs for retail and packaging. It is essential that you contribute your expertise in electing photographers and creative partners for projects.
How You Will Make a Difference:
⏵ You will own multiple product category and oversees ongoing, multi season campaigns, understanding their relationship to the overall marketing strategy
⏵ Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth. Additionally, you are inclusive and value differing points of view. You hire, develop and support a team that reflects our global consumer population.
⏵ You will work with Integrated team to align creative concepts and executions of category creative
⏵ Approves photographers, locations, styling, and edits from photoshoots.
⏵ Partners with marketing counterpart, reviewing the creative brief to assure alignment Aligns concepts with strategy and helps set up presentations to marketing.
⏵ You will mentor creative staff, helping them set goals and plan their careers.
⏵ Identify and remain current on industry trends and technology.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 12+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
⏵ A minimum of an Associates (2 year) degree in advertising, communication design, or visual arts. A Bachelor (4 year) degree is preferred.
⏵ 8+ years design experience in an agency setting or design department is required.
⏵ If no degree is possessed, then 810 years related experience in agency setting or design department is required.
⏵ 4-6 years of supervisory experience required.
⏵ Exceptional working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
⏵ Deep knowledge of graphic design and typography
⏵ Fluency in current advertising, design, and fashion trends expected
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
⏵ Travel by air and overnight, as required 20-30% amount of time.