VF Corporation Vans Manager of Environmental Design - Print Production 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.

Manager, Print Production – Environmental Design: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

This is a great opportunity for individuals that like to roll up their sleeves and get down to business! How does this work? Is there a better way to make this functional? How can this be produced more efficiently in order to save money and time? Questions like these are constantly being asked by the Manager of Print Production and are thoughtfully processed and solved by that individual as well. If this sounds like a role you would be interested in taking control of, then this could be the best gig in the world for you. The individual who fulfills this role will be a part of a creative led team comprised of environmental designers and production managers. Their main objective? Driving print and other creative production, window collateral, and props to Vans retail & wholesale partners throughout the nation and beyond. Vans is determined to keep creating authentic and fashionable products that can be appreciated by creative expressers in the action sports, music, art, and street culture communities. As long as we keep our ambitious nature alive, we will never stop at reaching towards higher goals that will benefit both our devoted employees and consumers.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Manage the printing, sourcing and production of retail window and in-store visual assets, value engineering items and shipping to save time and money. Manage the printing and production of wholesale monthly POP, as well as requested wholesale, event and tradeshow graphics. Discover environmentally thoughtful resources and substrates that we can implement in production. Help creative teams to use their imaginations and visualize alternative and effective ways to get their work created while remaining on schedule and on budget. Consistently hitting deliverable dates and building a high standard of communication with internal partners and external vendors and customers. Creating the best practices to gain better efficiencies in order to have continuous improvement. Work with Production department to complete graphic and structural installs when needed.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: Minimum of 7 years in retail and/or wholesale print production.

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 7 years of general management experience in the field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Extensive experience working in Print Production and the industry.

  • Understanding of store design, branding and presentation concepts; understand how each affect the customer experience


+ + Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to produce innovative, unique concepts for product presentation

  • Produce quality work and complete projects in a consistent, timely and organized manner from concept through implementation

  • Must have ability to communicate and convey ideas and concepts with all levels of company personnel including executive management

  • Strong interpersonal and management/leadership skills

  • Detail oriented and able to multi task to manage multiple projects, set goals, and prioritize tasks

  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Design Suite required

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required amount of time.

  • Lifting and/or bending 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.