VF Corporation Vans eCommerce Apprentice 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.

eCommerce Apprentice Direct-to-Consumer: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Vans, a division of VF Corporation, is a state of mind. Thinking differently. Embracing creative selfexpression. Authenticity and progression. Our brand DNA is driven by these values and everything we do supports youth culture through action sports, street culture, music and art. We’re searching for motivated and driven individuals to join the Vans family as a yearlong Apprentice. In this one year program, you will have the opportunity to learn from a best in class Direct-to-Consumer business and grow your professional skills, while contributing to brand growth through impactful projects and meaningful work. You will be immersed in a unique culture where you are challenged and feel a sense of accomplishment, yet surrounded by fun and supportive peers and leaders. During this program, you will be exposed to various functions of our business that are critical in bringing our product to our consumer. A successful apprentice is someone who can passionately look at challenges as opportunities, is eager to learn and looking to grow their career within the Vans family or any VF brand. You are a recent University graduate with 0 -3 years of total professional experience. Vans is family, and that means we will provide you networking opportunities with professionals and peers in similar career paths, learning and development workshops to promote your career growth and an opportunity to find your fit within Vans. Join the family as our Apprentice and start growing your career today. How You Will Make a Difference:

  1. Coordinates photo shoot process for all footwear/apparel/accessories; create timeline, shot list, gather sample product to ensure timely and complete labeling, delivery and return from studio.

  2. Approve all images from the studio and assist with alternate shots and missing images. Maintain image directories and archives.

  3. Create and manage load checklist for the content team and utilize for copy/pricing approval and cross-referencing of all images when loaded to Scene 7 and CMC.

  4. Enter Purchase Orders for web categories, making certain Purchase Orders meet specific deadlines. Responsible for PO maintenance and order tracking, and item definition in Island Pacific.

  5. Assists in developing assortment plans, sales forecasts, writing reports and analyzing sales figures. Assists with reviewing and reacting to sales performance and selling reports.

  6. Assist with inventory management by monitoring flow of cores styles, managing item models and monthly consolidations.

Skills for Success:

  • Years of Related Professional Experience: 0-3 years total Educational/

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA) or equivalent from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong Computer skills to include Excel, Email, and other relevant Retail applications

  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills

  • Natural sense of curiosity and wanting to figure things out

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to multitask is essential

  • Develops collaborative and diverse relationships

    Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required less than 5% of time.

  • Lifting and/or bending 0 – 50 pounds’ amount 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.