VF Corporation Director - Consumer and Marketplace Technology Capabilities - Shopping and Selling in Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Description

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.

VF will grow by creating amazing products and brand experiences that transform and improve the lives of consumers worldwide, while delivering superior returns to our stakeholders.

At VF, we draw on 117 years of experience to continuously transform ourselves in an ever-changing global marketplace. We constantly learn from the past, but live in the future.

Our One VF culture is all about harnessing the power of our brands and our talented associates to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a One VF mindset differentiates our products and brand experiences. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on collaboration, agility and execution.

Powerful brands, shaped by shopper insights and fueled by innovation, drive our success by putting us at the heart of consumers’ lives. With the industry’s most diverse family of apparel, footwear and accessories brands, we serve consumers on every continent. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status. As we look to the future, we will continue to lean on our One VF approach to ensure we embrace our shared learnings as we add value across our portfolio of brands.

Director—Consumer and Marketplace Technology Capabilities—Shopping & Selling: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

This position will have global responsibility for the systems supporting our shopping and selling capabilities across VF’s Direct to Consumer and Wholesale businesses.

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • All consumer facing systems including our online technologies supporting site navigation, payment, checkout, etc.. and in store technologies like point of sale, to bring about our Omni Channel vision and strategy.

  • As this includes all consumer facing systems this will include the experience we enable across our wholesale partners as well, ensuring that where appropriate we enable a consistent and seamless experience for our consumer.

  • Lead software and hardware evaluations and selections to support business requirements.

  • Build teams and partnerships with key business stakeholders and vendors to ensure business requirements and design are meeting or exceeding goals and objectives.

  • To provide management and leadership of the of the team supporting these capabilities, to include full responsibility for the recruitment, motivation, development, and retention of staff.

  • Manage and maintain a schedule of deliverables with strategic vendors – including Communication and management of vendor deliverables and impact to timelines and business expectations.

  • Partner with all business teams across all of our brands and across channels, in support of Digital and In Store commerce, as well as store operations.

  • Partner with our other capabilities owners and service owners to ensure that the Global Business Technology Operating model successfully achieves our corporate strategy.

  • in the design and development of transaction selling that includes a higher level of customer engagement and support of sales associate’s ability to use the latest technology to support these initiatives.

  • Ensure that strategy and roadmap development continues to keep our brands on the leading edge of the best consumer experiences in our industry.

  • Benchmark industry trends to help to define and expand our strategies supporting our Direct to Consumer and Wholesale businesses.

  • Accountable for the successful delivery of those strategies.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 10+ years

  • Candidate must possess a strong understanding of our consumer and must understand how to build and lead a diverse team across many touchpoints and distributed locations.

  • Candidate must have experience building and running teams in fast paced, challenging and difficult environments.

  • Retail and Digital experience a plus

  • This individual must have experience and understanding of experience design and its role in developing solutions.

  • Candidate should have a minimum of 10+ years of leadership experience.

  • Candidate should have extremely strong influencing, problem solving, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Candidate should have a successful track record of creating and delivering effective, timely and cost-effective solutions to meet business objectives.

  • Candidate should be able to comfortably interact and influence at the executive level as well as the individual contributor level, being able to manage stakeholders across a many different environments.

  • Should be comfortable with being hands on in the creation of solutions and work as a team player.

  • Candidate must be able to gather information rapidly, work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and be results oriented.

  • Candidate must be able to drive regular measuring and reporting on progress towards goals.

  • Must be comfortable presenting and leading discovery sessions with business teams, both executive/leadership level and individual contributors.

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • 25–50% domestic and international travel

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.