Vans: Manager, Retail Merchandising Solutions

Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted 4 days ago
Full time
Job description

As the Manager of Retail Merchandising Solutions you will play an important role within our Vans Global Digital team to support & drive our business through retail merchandising technology & processes. Serving at the intersection of the DTC merchandising team and our VF Digital Technology organization, this role will be central in both driving the delivery of new tools & capabilities, as well as governing & supporting our existing technology portfolio. Your experience in retail merchandising, together with your understanding of technology & processes - and overall ability to think conceptually, problem solve practically, and work collaboratively - will set you up for success in this role.

You will report into the Director of Omnichannel & Retail Technology and be a key player on our journey to become consumer centric, hyper digital and DTC-led.

Join the Vans Family

Vans® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have 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 creative voyagers within our company and community. For them, creativity is about the journey, not just the output. Our mission is to empower everyone to use creativity to discover themselves. Our vision is to create a world where anyone can be their unique self.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We have HEART - also referred to as the "Van Doren Spirit". We are relentlessly CURIOUS about our consumers and the world around us. We are UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC and whole heartedly believe the most "Off the Wall" thing you can do is be yourself. We are driven by a spirit of INGENUITY. And we are passionate about local COMMUNITIES. And most of all, we are a family that has fun together.

At Vans we empower creative exploration and inspire youth culture through a commitment to inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

By joining our family, you will be immersed in an environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We work hard across a multitude of initiatives to bring the Van Doren Spirit to life. We live for what we do.

As of October 18, 2021, this position requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment, absent need for medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law. Further information provided during the recruitment process.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Partner with our DTC merchandising team to identify opportunities for new tools, capabilities and overall process improvements and put together the analysis & business case to support the necessary investment; contribute to, and influence, the VF Digital Technology roadmap in the retail merchandising space.
  • Serve as the Vans lead / project manager on the implementation of new tools, capabilities & processes - liaising across the various Vans stakeholders and interfacing the with respective leads from the VF Digital Technology team. This includes aligning project timelines & stakeholders, serving as a super user, performing testing, and delivering training.
  • In partnership with the VF Digital Technology team, govern & support our existing retail merchandising and in-store technology portfolio by: (1) Facilitating ticket creation & resolution, (2) identifying & prioritizing needed change requests, (3) coordinating system updates/enhancements, (4) maintaining training materials and (5) serving as an overall expert to support the DTC merchandising team for ad hoc queries.
  • Develop and maintain reporting and analytics capabilities to support Omnichannel operations, including but not limited to, measuring KPI's and providing data-driven insights to support decision making across the organization.
  • As a member of a broader team responsible for omnichannel & in-store solutions, support additional projects and tasks outside of the retail merchandising space, where needed.
How you will do it:
  • Develop an intimate understanding of our current retail merchandising system landscape & processes.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders in the DTC merchandising team and VF Digital Technology organization.
  • Be curious about our DTC business and also the developments within our broader Vans & VF business; remain invested in continuous learning & discovery.
  • Establish clear communication & processes that work for you and your stakeholders.
What success looks like:
  • By serving as the central point of contact between the DTC Merchandising team and VF Digital Technology organization, driving clearer communication which delivers greater efficiency within the organization.
  • Timely resolution of incidents & tickets, as well as delivery of critical change requests, ensuring our DTC Merchandising team can drive our business results.
  • Ensuring the needs of the Vans DTC business are well represented when it comes to VF Digital Technology roadmap and annual priority & budget setting process.
Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a mission-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of Related Professional Experience: 6+ years

Educational Position Requirements:

A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know:

  • You have a passion for people and achieving success as a team
  • You are experienced in the retail merchandising business, and are also well versed with the associated technology & processes (across buying, planning & allocation)
  • You have a strong acumen of business insights & analytics
  • Preferred experience specifically in SAP, covering retail merchandising tools as well as reporting
  • You have extensive skills in Microsoft Excel
  • You are skilled at thinking conceptually, critically & analytically
  • You are a strong problem solver with a practical approach to getting the job done
  • You are an excellent communicator, both verbally and in written format
  • You bring a track record of successful project management and remain organized within a large organization when dealing with multiple stakeholders, initiatives and competing priorities
What we will teach you:
  • About the Vans brand, and VF organization
  • About our DTC business, specifically merchandising
  • About our current retail merchandising technology portfolio, roadmap, and associated processes
VF Guiding Principles:

Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.

What's in it For You

We're in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That's why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we're the total package. Go to and click on "Looking to Join VF?" to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It's the reason we come to work every day. It's a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at

We just have one question. Are you in?

Pay Range:

$86,400.00 USD - $129,600.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential:

This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation:

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our pay ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.


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