VF Corporation Vans Corporate Communications Manager in Costa Mesa, California

Job Description

Vans: Be a Part of the Original

“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren

Vans 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 Vans’ 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 it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and 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. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwear company comprised of over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual’s pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into 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.

Corporate Communications Manager: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Be a brand storyteller. As a communications professional at Vans, you are charged with telling the storied legacy of a brand with over 50 years of heritage. Vans is the icon of creative expression, and there are countless stories to tell not only to consumers but to the thousands of employees that work within the brand. Join us to become a Vans expert and work alongside the leaders of the original youth culture brand.

How You Will Make a Difference:

You will engage employees at Vans and across VF through internal communications that highlight key brand initiatives and milestones. You will have the ability to enhance internal communications to a growing business. Create external brand stories that showcase the brand’s unique culture to potential new hires. You will connect with trade media through focused pitching that tells the story of key brand efforts to the industry. You will manage relationships with media and industry experts on behalf of the brand. Align global PR leaders on key business storytelling opportunities. You will have the opportunity to create new and exciting ways to educate consumers and employees on Vans’ brand values. Become an expert on the Vans audience so you can create external stories that are important to them.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: Manager 7+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Journalism or related field and a minimum of 5 years general management experience in the public relations or corporate communications fields or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Experience working in the fashion and action sports industries.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required 30% amount of time.

  • Lifting and/or bending 30lbs of weight.

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.