VF Corporation Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis Operations in Greensboro, North Carolina
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.
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis Operations: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
The company's Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis group serves as the critical support partner for the Executive Leadership Team (e.g. CEO, COO, CFO) and is responsible for the development and/or analysis of all strategic, financial, and operational aspects of the company’s brands and businesses that span the globe. TheManager, FP&A Operations will serve as a key member of the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team at VF’s headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina with high visibility to senior leadership and VF’s global Finance and GBT teams.The Manager’s primary responsibility will be to lead and support the development and implementation of the Planning and Forecasting module in VF’s Financial reporting system, BPC, to be developed and rolled out globally.The individual will need to demonstrate both relationship building and strong analytical skill-sets to understand the current reporting requirements needed to support internal management reporting and the Executive Leadership Team, while also developing the Planning and Forecasting module for the transformation of our financial analytics and metrics with a focus on financial agility across the global enterprise.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Work in conjunction with the European FP&A and Reporting teams to create a current state process map to better understand the data flow and processes between IMPC and RMPC solutions.
Support GBT Project Manager with project timelines, deliverables, status updates and any other collaborative meeting management and coordination.
Manage development of Planning & Forecasting module in BPC to ensure the solution meets all International requirements (Phase 3) with the ability to roll out globally (Phase 4) while maintaining data integrity between systems and modules.
Partner with Corporate Finance and the SAP BPC Administrator to ensure that all BPC system processes and guidelines remain intact with new module and will seamlessly transfer appropriate data between the Planning & Forecasting module and the Consolidations module.
Lead Finance Agility efforts to enhance and streamline financial reporting schedules and lines through the development and implementation of the Planning & Forecasting module while creating a nimble structure to allow for potential change in VF’s business structure.
Create and/or manage the creation of standard reporting packages to be utilized by FP&A teams globally (similar to the MOR reporting in the Consolidations module).
Prepare any necessary documentation or standard operating procedures related to new schedules, dimensions or any new data sets that will need clear definitions for consistent and accurate reporting through implementation.
Communicate status updates, requirements, training, etc. with end users, the project steering committee and global FP&A teams throughout the project.
Ensure SOX compliance within VF’s BPC system and its processes as well as any output reporting through the development and implementation of the Planning & Forecasting module.
Support the Corporate FP&A team with key strategic initiatives and ad hoc requests through data gathering, analytics and putting together a business case for review by Senior Management.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related discipline.
Fortune 500 publicly traded company experience in a matrix organization strongly preferred.
MBA or CPA preferred.
Financial and performance analysis experience & strong financial skills required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Project planning and leadership experience
Strong financial modeling skills, especially income statement and cash flow analysis
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Outstanding PC skills in Microsoft environment, including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation capabilities
Ability to work closely with the Finance and Operations staffs while driving a results-oriented culture and an atmosphere of accountability
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment & to be a team player
Highly organized & achievement-oriented
Self-starter, able to handle multiple demands & competing priorities
Detail-oriented with exceptional analytical skills
Ability to effectively present findings to management in a clear and concise manner
SPECIAL PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Strong work ethic with a can-do attitude
50% - 75% travel required (mostly international travel to Europe & Asia with touch points in North America)
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.