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VF Corporation Area Manager Timberland in Milan, Italy

Principal Accountabilities:

Under general direction:* Responsible for achieving budgeted sales within assigned region or assigned account* Develop programs to achieve maximum sales volume consistent with sales projections* Typically accounts are at the division or national level and are sophisticated in terms of category management

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field Equivalent years of experience in a substantially similar industry may be considered in lieu of a degree to be determined by the nature of the specific job and the hiring manager’s criteria Minimum of five years of related experience preferred* Strong written and oral communication skills* Proficient PC skills

Knowledge & Application:

  • Discipline expert, typically with a number of years post qualification experience or equivalent business experience* Integrates and communicates fairly complex information within the specialization or recognized body of formal knowledge* Knowledge of principles and practices within a professional discipline* Assess unusual circumstances, suggests variations in approaches, and incomplete or conflicting data

Problem Solving:

  • Resolve issues that are differing, but related* Issues require sophisticated analytical or problem solving techniques to identify cause* Devises solutions based on limited information and uses past experience or precedent to identify solutions or to adapt existing approaches to resolve issues* Uses evaluation, judgment, and interpretation to select right course of action, which may impact the longer term* Anticipates future issues* Work is done independently, but is reviewed at critical points

Interaction:

  • Interprets and explains information to audiences who are not familiar with the subject matter often requiring persuasion* Adapts style to differing audiences* Requires objective review of difficult work problems, obtaining cooperation or approval* Requires considerable resourcefulness* Requires strong multicultural awareness to appropriately deliver messages

Impact:

  • Impact is limited to the achievement of short- to medium-term goals* Contributes to delivery of discipline/department goals through personal effort or through influence over team members* Has contributory impact on team/discipline performance

Accountability:

  • Accountable for meeting own target which will impact the discipline* Accountable for own targets which will typically be definable but not always financially measurable

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.

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