Vans: Be a Part of the OriginalIt was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people Paul Van DorenVans 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:1. We are determined.2. We are connected to our consumers and to each other.3. We are inclusive.4. We are expressive and fun.5. 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.
Director, DTC Technology: Become the Newest Member of the Vans FamilyThe Director, DTC Technology is responsible for developing Vans integrated DTC technology roadmap, bringing it to life and ensuring its seamless ongoing operation. This person must have a passion for creating a fully integrated end-to-end consumer experience, powered by technology. The Director, DTC Technology will nurture a collaborative environment between technology and business leaders, moving initiatives through the development cycle.
How You Will Make a Difference:1. Partner with the VF Digital Technology team to align a long-range strategic plan encompassing all technology components to deliver an integrated consumer experience. Develop strong partnerships with technology and functional leaders to drive focus on the strategic program objectives and optimize program delivery.2. Partner with the Digital Technology team to identify and champion the best solutions that meet the goals of being an omnichannel business. Determine optimal roll out of capabilities and integrations based on consumer experience and ROI metrics. Constantly evaluate new and emerging technologies that support a best-in-class DTC retailer. 3. Act as the point of contact for implementing technology, driving stakeholder alignment and transition management plans that enable the strategic roadmap.4. Build and lead cross-functional teams to successfully deliver business objectives for complex and cross-functional programs. Works with business partners to gather functional requirements. Form alliances on projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements and vendor contract clarification.5. Translate business objectives into execution strategy (tactical and strategic), lead and successfully execute the strategy through strong collaboration and agile leadership.6. Ensure communication and alignment across teams contributing to common program goals.7. Promote a collaborative environment that fosters autonomy, transparency and promotes continuous improvement.
Skills for Success:Years of Related Professional Experience: 10+ years
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, with 7-10+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Technology leader within a DTC organization, with a deep understanding of retail and ecommerce technologies and business practices. Advanced technical and business knowledge in software development life cycle, quality assurance, project management and other related disciplines. Outstanding communication skills; able to articulate complex technical topics for non-technical audiences. Must be able to understand and incorporate business imperatives, technology trends and current capabilities to create an integrated strategy that is compelling, realistic and achievable.
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements: Minimum travel required (approximately 15-20%) Willing and able to work additional hours when needed Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need