VF Corporation Vans Creative Services Project Manager (Environmental Design) 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.

Environmental Design Creative Project Manager: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Here at Vans, our purpose is to enable creative expression – and inspire youth culture – by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall attitude that comes from expressing your true self. Action Sports. Music. Street Culture. Art. We have it covered. As the Creative Project Manager in the Environmental Design department, you will be living our values and pillars and ensuring our creative projects hit the market at the right time to showcase who we are. You will be responsible for leading both global and regional new store openings through the creative development process. This role requires an understanding of the Vans brand and an ability to manage high levels of project complexity. You must always push norms in order to tap into the imagination found in all aspects of our creative team. We are a company that will provide you with endless opportunities to explore your potential and thrive based on what you will learn here. Your position grants you the perfect opportunity to think differently, push boundaries and embrace your personal style.

How You Will Move the Needle:

Work closely with the multiple cross functional departments such as – Construction, DTC Retail, Global and Regional Marketing teams and serve as their main point of contact as the liaison with the Environmental Design art department. Receive, distill and rewrite marketing briefs so that a clear understanding across project owner and art department is reached prior to creative work inception. Build and manage innovative project plans that enable ambitious creative development and delivery while concurrently partnering with the project owners to provide transparency of where work is in the process. Document project process, including utilizing email for status updates, scheduling and running meetings and utilizing internal tools for work tracking to keep your projects on schedule. Manage the coordination and assignment of resources to creative projects, accounting for project demands and creative skill sets in order to allocate our resources efficiently and effectively. Coordinate internal synchs and reviews as required to ensure that creative work delivers to the project needs as stated in the brief to meet consumer’s requests. Utilize internal tools—from workflow tracking to time tracking (as required) to asset management—to ensure that working with the art department is clear and easy.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5+

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent years of related experience: 3+ years with a clear track record of increasing responsibility

  • Experience working in creative environments, including either in-house or external agency experience required.

  • Experience in environmental design project management.

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and acquire new knowledge as necessary for tasks or projects

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with employees and project owners cross functionally.

  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience with Adobe Suite is a plus

  • Strong written and verbal creative skills

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel required, both international and domestic.

  • Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary.

  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 50lbs, depending on need.

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.