VF Corporation Director, Project Management and Global Innovation in Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Description

The Director, Project Management and Global Innovation is responsible for overseeing the effective execution of key strategic initiatives and leading processes across the brands in such a way that high degrees of alignment with the brand strategies are achieved. Such processes may include single or multi-year strategic initiatives, ongoing processes such as innovation, commercialization of Big Stories, or other needs created by the brands.

This leader is a ‘Strategic Do-er’ with leadership qualities that inspire collaboration and trust to influence cross functional teams. This position carries a high degree of influence on the direction of the company and brands, as well as a high degree of accountability for ensuring strategies are executed through reliable processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creation and management of key processes that drive project management, strategy execution, and Commercialization of key strategic priorities. Processes include reporting, KPIs, and state gate management.

  • Partner with leadership to identify strategically aligned growth opportunities, and develop plans for executing supporting initiatives, which may include sustaining, stretch, and breakthrough innovation.

  • Drive brand Global Innovation portfolio strategy including, oversight of the FEI process and 3-year Innovation Roadmap management.

  • Lead project management team.

  • Maintain high levels of communication (up, down, and across) and across brands.

  • Coach and develop Team members. Manage team by establishing and monitoring goals and processes; conduct timely performance appraisals of direct reports. Align team goals with brand initiatives. Develop and manage departmental budget.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience with project and process management, extensive exposure to strategy processes

  • MBA strongly preferred

Skills:

  • Strategic thinker with formal business education, willingness to learn

  • Strong leadership

  • Strategic vision

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Skilled at working cross functionally at all levels of the organization

  • Keen focus on tactical integration and measurable results

  • Innovation and Strategy experience with demonstrated expertise in delivering strategic initiatives

Travel:

  • Up to 20%

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.