VF Corporation Analyst - Procurement in Panama

Job Description


As part of the Global Materials Supply - Americas Team, The Analyst - Global Materials Supply will support the Material leaders in strategy development within the material supply function resulting in value creation (i.e., cost prediction, savings and avoidance). This role is a key member of the Analytics Centre of Excellence (COE) supporting Global Material Supply organizations. The individual will support the and Material leaders in building and developing a cohesive materials strategy that maximizes “One VF” scale in leverage through analytics and brings a procurement mindset to the organization. The role has extensive focus on analyzing and presenting data related to the competitive bid process, market trends (raw material, labor, overhead etc.) and be the primary manager of the MPCi tool, “clean sheet” fabric cost analytics tool, Material Footprint and Material Price reports. Will support special projects as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Market Impact Focus (MPCi, Raw Material Index database, Material price reports)

  • Be a primary owner of MPCi (Material Price Change indicator) in the Americas for the brands supported, manage market input and business rules, update, maintain and continue to improve the tool to ensure on time availability with high degree of accuracy of the MPCi output

  • Monitor and analyze key commodity trend from various sources and alert Strategy leaders if any significant shift

  • Be owner of Commodity data sources, manage subscription and maintain Commodity index database

  • Manage on time report publication (weekly/monthly/quarterly) by coordinating with Strategy leaders for commentary inputs on timely manner, consolidate and generate final reports for distribution

Costing Focus (Clean Sheet, RFQ Consolidation, Negotiation packet)

  • Be the primary manager of “Clean Sheet” fabric cost analytics tool, update commodity cost input, maintain and continue to improve the tool to maximize the accuracy of fabric costing analysis

  • Conduct RFQ consolidation analysis to support Material leaders on negotiation activities

  • Support Material team (Horsemen) to troubleshoot and fix issues arise from the tool

  • Support Material leaders and team to generate Negotiation packet using MPCi output and outcome of RFQ consolidation analysis

Supply Base Focus (Material Footprint)

  • Be the primary owner of Material Footprint database and platform

  • Coordinate with GMS Strategy leaders as well as key stakeholders from Responsible Sourcing team in US HQ for data collection activities

  • Manage data collection communication with RS team and Strategy leaders.

  • Support Strategy leaders to conduct Footprint analysis, present to business leaders for Material Strategic decision making.

  • Utilize Material Footprint data to improve accuracy of Business rules.


  • Advanced English

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Macro technical skills

  • Access technical skills

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.