VF Corporation Sustainability Trainee in Stabio, Switzerland

Job Description


VF is working to lead the apparel and footwear industries into a more sustainable future. The values that have guided our company for over 110 years still guide us today, from the way we make our products to the way we preserve environmental resources and support our local communities. We constantly strive to achieve one simple goal: to make things better.

The role is an opportunity to make recommendations and to help to execute strategies to enhance VF’s approach to a large spectrum of sustainability issues within the EMEA region including community engagement, energy efficiency and waste management. The position will have a strong focus on corporate activities.


Community & External Stakeholders

  • Support VF Sustainability team in their initiatives and various reporting and administrative tasks

  • Implement and promote community initiatives such as volunteering events for both VF Corporate and Timberland

  • Support the implementation of the new internal product donation procedure

  • Provide help with the Green Team management by connecting with members on a regular basis, following up on internal projects implementations, support the creation of the MOVE newsletter and any other internal communication


  • Collecting and consolidating data at regional level on Sustainability and CSR KPIs

  • Connecting with national point of contacts to implement collection process

  • Data management activities to support the energy efficiency initiatives

  • Data management activities to support the zero waste project and all the waste management activities.

  • Organize Sustainability & CSR team shared folder


  • Support with all internal and external Sustainability & CSR related communication by:

  • Researching on issues, topics and new trends in sustainability

  • Keeping track of issues and compiling all issue management process related documents

  • Update Stakeholder engagement map on a regular basis

Day-to-day management of The North Face, Timberland and Vans instore textile recycling programme

  • Track program performance on monthly basis

  • Ensure stores are equipped with relevant materials, POS and training


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.

  • Education: University Degree in Sustainability, Economics, Marketing, Communication or Political Science

  • Experience: 1/2 years of experience in a multinational environment or in government and international organizations

  • Language skills: Fluency in English and Italian, any other language would be a plus

  • IT/ Analytical Skills: high degree of fluency with Microsoft Office programs is required


  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage a project from start to finish with minimal supervision

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Highly effective communicator with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and partner organizations

  • Creativity and resourcefulness in developing and executing engagement plans, communication campaigns, and community event

  • Passion and experience either as a volunteer or supporter of charitable causes

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.