VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Dickies. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. Were committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 70,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. Its who we are and have always been.
Powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.
While our company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
VP, Global Retail Merchandising Transformation Lead: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
As the Vice President, Global Retail Merchandising Transformation Lead, you will be the dedicated leader for driving the end-to-end vision and operating model for Retail Merchandising globally. You will define a future Retail Merchandising model that blends both art and science to enable our brands to build consumer-focused and financially-optimized assortments, and to ensure ongoing loyalty and profitable growth. You will collaborate closely with VFs global Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) leadership community across brands and regions to evolve the end-to-end process for how our brands products are assorted, planned, allocated, replenished and managed in-season, and to define the best suite of technology tools and capabilities to support our end-to-end process. Your work will directly drive step-change improvements to how consumers experience our brands, as well as to VFs top-line, bottom-line and inventory productivity results.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Assess current-state of VF Retail Merchandising, including end-to-end processes and organizations (across brands and regions), and identify biggest pain points, priorities, and opportunities. Provide vision and best practices by harnessing previous experience and outside-in perspectives to define holistic insights and lessons learned for VF. Drive the definition of future-state VF operating model for VF Retail Merchandising including end-to-end process design, organizational design requirements, functional business requirements, all informed by external best practices. Define Retail Merchandising implementation roadmap based on future-state operating model, prioritized against brand / region / channel / functional filters, and formalize business case with ROI-centric view Retail Merchandising opportunity and investment requirements. Overall project leadership and oversight, managing global workflow across regions and Brand teams for on-time and on-budget project delivery
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 15+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
⏵ BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of years of experience and education
⏵ 15+ years of work experience with global retail/consumer brands, preferably for apparel/footwear brands in Retail Merchandise Planning and Management
⏵ 10+ years of experience leading global operational transformation initiatives for Retail Merchandising for leading apparel/footwear retail companies
⏵ Deep experience in designing and implementing Retail Merchandising processes, organizations and systems for Merchandise Planning and Merchandise Management
⏵ Leadership and influencing skills to be effective in a matrixed organization with geographically dispersed teams
This position can be based in either the VF HQ in Denver, CO or the Vans HQ in Costa Mesa, CA.
⏵ Travel by air and overnight, as required