VF Corporation Vans Summer Intern - eCommerce 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.

Vans eCommerce Summer Intern: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

As the Vans eCommerce Summer Intern, you will seek and gain insight from our future omni channel consumers to then provide new ideas for enhancements to our eCommerce process. At Vans we provide product to youth culture that is relevant and authentically rooted to skate. You will research how our consumers interact and reach our eCommerce site and navigate the in-store experience. You will partner with cross functional teams in various functions of the Vans Family to build a youth user experience program that provides valuable research to the eCommerce team. You enjoy exploring youth culture and providing insights to impact the future.

The Summer Internship Program goes from June 19, 2018 to August 24, 2018. All students are required to work the entire 10 weeks at 32/hours week.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Partner with cross functional teams to create a research program.

  • Conduct research on UX/UI for the project.

  • Evaluate and measure customer experience throughout the project.

  • Present your findings in a formal presentation to apply what you’ve learned from your project, workshops, and networking with professionals to our Senior Leadership.

Skills for Success:

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • Years of Related Professional Experience: 0-1 year

  • One previous internship experience desired.

  • Currently enrolled full time or graduated within one year from an accredited education institution within Consumer Insight or Child Psychology or Consumer Behavior.

  • A strong participation level and/or interest in various action sports, street culture, music and/or art.

  • An independent thinker and ability to contribute in an independent environment.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required 10% amount of time.

  • Lifting and/or bending 10 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.