Vans District Manager, Great Lakes


Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
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.

Retail District Manager

As one of our talented and motivated District Managers, you will exercise independent judgment as well as develop strategies to drive your business. You have the ability and desire to motivate and inspire your store leadership teams to provide excellence in merchandising presentation, customer experience, and operational execution. You provide leadership and direction to each Store Manager and team to create an environment that ensures customer satisfaction, maximum productivity, and profitability by translating and implementing company and brand developed business plans and strategies.

How You Will Make a Difference: You strategically partner with different areas across the business to support company objectives and support brand programs. You hire, develop, and train a strong store leadership team from a diverse applicant pool, and support hiring plans so that all stores are at optimal staffing levels, while ensuring a quality on-boarding experience. You identify opportunities to leverage and maximize sales and monitor KPIs to creating accountability in achieving district and company goals.

How you will do it: By strategically analyzing business opportunities within your district, your teams achieve business goals. You ensure the teams comply and adhere to policies and procedures and align to the overall region strategy. You address challenges such as sales, leadership issues, profitability, and staff management, while leading and inspiring a consumer centric culture by recognizing and rewarding teams.

What success looks like: You and your district successfully meet and exceed sales results and business goals, while giving direction and support to the team. You continually coach and develop a team, foster an inclusive environment for the teams and consumer, while leading by example and creating accountability.

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/Retail Management Experience: 10+ 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: How to build, lead and train a successful team in a highly complex, multi-unit retail business environment. How to meet and exceed sales and profit results.

What we will teach you: How to continually develop and lead a customer centric team, how to create and drive aspirational goals for your team and how to work and collaborate as a part of a successful leadership team.

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?

Colorado Applicants:

If you are a Colorado resident and are interested in applying, you are able to request additional information about this position. To request additional information, please email us HERE. Please be sure to include the complete job title in the email message.