VF Corporation Vans Global Marketing Coordinator - Skateboarding in Costa Mesa, California

Job Description

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 Vans’ 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 it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and we are driven by our 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 over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great 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 developing to the pace of our rapidly growing business.

By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed into 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.

Global Marketing Coordinator, Skateboarding: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Vans is a leading action sports footwear company that has an extensive history of manufacturing excellence. We carry a sense of purpose to enable creative expression – and inspire youth culture – by celebrating and encouraging the Off the Wall attitude that comes from expressing your true self. As the Global Marketing Coordinator, Skateboarding, you are responsible for assisting the Sport-specific Marketing Manager and Team Manager in the planning and execution of events and trips. You will use your analytical and organizational skills to successfully manage the product budget and ordering/delivering of shoes and apparel for athletes and industry as necessary. Responsibilities also include providing Key Account marketing coordination, pulling athlete editorial coverage, tabulating photo incentives, submitting expense reports and processing invoices. All across the world, Vans products are responsible for bringing constant joy and inspiration to those who embrace them and feel represented by the unique and fashionable styles we create. And we are immensely proud of that.

How You Will Move the Needle:

Partner with Team Manager to order and track shoes and apparel for the Vans global skate team and Industry. Apply the Van Doren spirit and care for the individual needs of our athletes and influencers by providing them with the best service in the industry. Track Vans skate athlete media reach and engagement, providing quarterly analysis to sports marketing leadership with emphasis on awareness through brand mentions and logo visibility. Support execution of Vans sport-specific Events and Contests including but not limited to on-site activation support. Assist and support the Global Skate Marketing Department with travel arrangements including booking flights, on-site transportation, and lodging while also generating detailed expense reports. Support marketing programs, contest and events, both on-line and in-store. Help mediate, organize, track, and coordinate inner-company athlete requests. Assist in all day to day operations within the Global Skate Marketing Department.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5 years of relevant experience coordinating events and/or projects

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in the Action Sports industry is strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities


  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented and able to multi task

  • Proficient Computer skills in Microsoft Office and Keynote

  • Experience using B2B systems

  • Experience using Concur or an equivalent expense reporting program is a plus

  • Ability to work various shifts and weekends as necessary

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements

  • Travel when necessary - approximately 30%

  • Flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary

  • Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need

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.