Director, Global Production

The North Face

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
Join the North Face Family
The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, for all people, from their backyards to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our true north, the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives.To help ignite a global movement of outdoor exploration, love for the natural world and an unwavering commitment to protect it, we welcome and encourage new participants to the outdoors. We extend our reach through support of non-profit organizations, establishing programs that connect participants with close-to-home recreation opportunities, and creating a connection with young leaders, inspiring them to explore and conserve.
As we enter our sixth decade, we pledge to:
Empower exploration and the thrill of the unknown for as many people as possible.
Protect the places where we live, play, and operate.
Evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.

Director, Global Production
The Director, Global Production is to function as the translator of brand product strategy into the supply chain, decide regional assignment to facilitate speed and cost tradeoffs against short and long term brand product strategies, facilitate product development and sourcing alignment, and conduct Multi-Horizon Planning (MHP) and New Product Introduction (NPI) oversight. The scope of the position is Global, and he/she must lead the global conversation and drive direction for brands Supply Chain teams (Regional and Sourcing stakeholders) globally.

The responsibilities include process definition, synchronization,, and creation of long-term supply chain capabilities (e.g. Multi Horizon Planning), leading major initiatives as a project manager (e.g. technology feasibility, manufacturing footprint analysis), support of innovation initiatives and guidance on quality/cost/speed needs and trade-offs.

The individual will lead, coach, and develop the Global Production team members. This individual will also provide leadership, influence and execution of key cross-functional projects and programs that advance initiatives and develop capabilities across the brand. Works independently and handles executive sponsored projects of the highest complexity.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:
Provide sourcing input for make vs. buy and allocation decisions for speed, (pre-allocation plans) understanding local for local needs
Lead and execute the three to five-year strategy process creating data driven analysis and recommendations.
Engage early in GTM process with brand and product teams to ensure effective and proactive identification of sourcing needs.
Collaborate with design and development team to ensure multi-speed supply chain creation and execution.
Collaborate with the sourcing offices to ensure that we have a sourcing strategy on apparel and footwear that supports brand growth and three to five-year business plan targets.
Partner with cross-functional sourcing and manufacturing partners to identify, create and implement innovation improvement projects.
Leads assigned Brand projects and/or process improvements to drive operational efficiency.
Accountable for driving speed while balancing total landed cost and product integrity
Coaches their direct reports. Ensures that their performance plans meet organizational objectives. Develop a succession plan. Establishes performance expectations, skill, and competency development plans for their team.
Responsible for partnering with the VF Global Business Technology (GBT) team as appropriate.
Participate in monthly/quarterly leadership reviews and provide input on supplier performance, forecasting accuracy, GTM and strategy execution

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: 10 years of progressive experience with 5 years of managerial experience

Educational Position Requirements:
Bachelors degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university (Preferred concentration in Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering or Business Management); MBA preferred

What we expect you already know: APICS CPIM or CSCP or similar designation is preferred
Familiarity with trade policies and product duty optimization
Embracing a culture of change and demonstrating trust
Experience leading a global team
Strong ability to understand, assess & problem solve by leveraging technical and analytical skills
Financial management and business acumen skills
Excellent communication (oral & written) skills
High customer focus with the ability to drive for results and influence stakeholders
Ability to lead, coach and develop staff to improve performance and achieve professional goals
Ability to work and communicate with all levels of the organization
Develop collaborative and diverse relationships
Ability to influence and communicate cross functionally
Strong organizational skills
Strong end to end knowledge of supply chains

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?

Salary Range:
$142,560.00 USD - $213,840.00 USD annually
Annual Incentive Eligibility:
This position is eligible to participate in VF's Annual Incentive Plan. Incentive Plan awards are contingent upon (1) achievement of your individual objectives and (2) VF achieving its' Corporate and business level financial objectives.

Long Term Incentive Eligibility:
This position is eligible to benominatedannually to participate in VFs Executive Long-Term Incentive Plan.

Benefits at VF:
You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.