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VF Corporation Vans Senior Director, eCommerce Merchandising in Costa Mesa, California

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist with setting the merchandising strategy for a collection of merchandise categories* Oversee the execution of merchandising plans being carried out by teams of online merchants* Typically responsible for leading a team of professionals including managers

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or 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; Master’s degree preferred Generally ten to twelve years of progressive experience with five years of managerial experience* Strong organization and communication skills* Proficient PC skills

Knowledge & Application:

  • Function manager with broad extensive knowledge of the theories and practices within a functional area and its interrelationship with other functional areas * Directs the application of existing principles and guides development of new policies and ideas across the functional area* Substantial expertise in practical issues of the disciplines to lead, integrate and direct work* Advanced knowledge of a highly specialized field and some knowledge across related fields * Leads the development of new functional policies

Problem Solving:

  • Problems are unclearly defined and sufficient information may not be available Occasionally, issues are complex where fundamental principles do not clearly apply or where data appears to conflict* Solutions need to be devised based on limited information requiring judgment to apply new solutions and concepts * Implementation of solutions often requires a longer term view* Solutions must take into consideration multiple perspectives and future implications* In most instances require judgment to devise and apply new concepts and solutions


  • Required to manage issues across significantly divergent audiences, often external as well as internal* Reconciles multiple stakeholder views, requiring awareness, respect, and the ability to reconcile cultural differences* Develops communications strategies and has significant persuasion skills* Resolves conflicts and manages divergent audience perspectives


  • Translates business segment strategy into functional plans and guides their execution * Impact is on medium- to long-term functional goals* Has significant impact on the financial results of the business segment* May directly impact the results of several functional areas


  • Accountable for results which impact the entire business segment* Functional budget holder * Responsible for resource planning * Accountable for financial impact will be broad and have a far-reaching impact on the business segment* Full people management accountability * Responsible for the development of a team of professional managers and experienced individual contributors* Provides input into succession planning process

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.