Vans Director, Global Production


Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

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Join the Vans Family

Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have 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 shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We are Determined. We are Connected to our consumers and to each other. We are Inclusive. We are Expressive and Fun. Most of all, we are a family.

Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through our inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

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

Director Global Production

Vans Director of Global Production is the translator and communicator of footwear and apparel product strategies into the supply chain, to obtain the resources needed to meet product development and merchandising requirements. This leader is responsible for global/regional production allocation decisions, balancing speed and cost tradeoffs, deconflicting capacity constraints, and facilitating cross-functional alignment. The Director leads multi-horizon planning (MHP) ensuring long range supply chain strategies support long-term commercial objectives. MHP responsibilities include process definition, synchronization, and creation of long-term supply chain capabilities, as well as leading major initiatives as a project manager. This leader leverages the global production team in the successful execution of key cross-functional initiatives by coaching and developing team members, providing influence and successful cross-functional collaboration.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

Execute regional production allocation decisions, while managing speed and cost trade-off decisions, with a clear understanding of regional needs to achieve commercial objectives.

Develop three to five-year multi-horizon supply chain plans, providing data driven analysis of strategic options to support future business requirements with new supply chain capabilities.

Lead assigned Brand/Supply Chain initiatives and/or process improvements to drive operational efficiency.

How you will do it:

Engage in the Go-To-Market process with brand and product teams to ensure effective and proactive identification of sourcing needs.

Collaborate with sourcing offices to ensure production capacities, product make capabilities and lead times meet brand needs to achieve growth and business plan targets.

Partner with brand leadership, sourcing and manufacturing partners, and VF supply chain strategy team members to identify, create and implement innovative performance improvement projects.

What success looks like:

Global Vans production requirements are met thereby successfully supporting global and regional revenue and profit objectives.

Crafts and communicates a cohesive supply chain strategy developed with VF supply chain partners which defines necessary resources to support strategic commercial plans.

Discovers and implements innovative initiatives which improve service, cost, speed and/or quality.

Develops and leads a high-performing team by establishing performance expectations, facilitating skill and competency development, coaching and mentoring Vans team members.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: X years

Educational Position Requirements:

A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know:

A clear understanding of end to end supply chain operations, combined with solid business acumen.

Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

Familiarity with global trade, tariff and duty implications, and the importance of appropriate regional empathy in the conduct of global operations.

Skills of collaboration and influence, able to help others embrace change by building trust and confidence.

Leadership of a global team, with an ability to mentor, coach and develop.

Ability to read, research, understand, assess and problem solve by leveraging analytical and reasoning skills.

What we will teach you:

VF supply chain architecture, key players, points of leverage and expectations.

Vans specific construction techniques, quality requirements and material key inputs.

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.

Whats in it For You

Were in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. Thats why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, were the total package. Go to and click on Looking to Join VF? to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. Its the reason we come to work every day. Its a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at

We just have one question. Are you in?