VF Corporation Vans Elevated Retail Visual Merchandising Manager in Costa Mesa, California
Vans: Be a Part of the Original
“It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people” – Paul Van Doren
Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.
At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do.
We are driven by five values:
We are determined.
We are connected to our consumers and to each other.
We are inclusive.
We are expressive and fun. And most of all, we are a family.
Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world’s largest apparel and footwear company, comprised of more than 25 brands. We are leaders in global footwear, apparel and accessories, available in more than 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take great measures in developing and growing our people.
Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual’s pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and fulfilled with our rapidly growing business.
By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.
Elevated Retail Visual Merchandise Manager: Become the Newest Member of the VANS Family
A select group of stores have been identified as “Elevated Retail” in North America. Our elevated retail locations have unique floormaps, fixture layouts and special product. As the Visual Merchandise Manager for elevated retail, you will be managing our visual perspective within these locations while paying special attention to localization, regionality, and any other specific visual display needs to make them unique to their location and clientele. You will be instrumental in creating and overseeing the visual direction given to these stores, relating to windows, product placement, graphics, video content, and more. Over the last two years, this category of Retail stores has grown to what it is today with two new boutiques, three Brand Showcases (comparable to a flagship) and additional elevated street locations. In the next five years, this category of stores is estimated to continue to grow and will represent our most aspirational expression of the brand.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Develop strong relationships with the District Managers and Visual support of the locations to ensure there are constant open lines of communication identifying opportunities and challenges.
Create a calendar for visual guides and execution due dates.
Develop templates and identify visual needs for each store so they are getting the exact direction needed catered to their specific location.
Work closely with the buyers and allocators to have a constant conversation about the right product being there, inventory levels, and needs for transfers, etc.
Identify which locations would benefit from added elevated storytelling and create a calendar that would map that out based on the GTM process of each season.
Identify how the Marketing will translate to these stores by partnering closely with our Marketing and Creative team.
Think creatively in how elevated stories could come to life in these stores by pulling inspiration, sourcing materials and thinking outside of the box.
Partner with the Retail Marketing team when there are scheduled events in these locations to assist with any visual aspects.
Travel to each location on a consistent basis to understand the physical space, clientele, and continually develop the onsite team.
Travel to markets of the locations for the benefits of competitive shopping.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5-7 years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree in Visual Merchandising or related field and a minimum of 5 years general management experience in the Visual Merchandising field or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience working in the Retail industry
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required 30% amount of time.
Lifting and/or bending 50lbs. amount of weight.
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.