VF Corporation Red Kap Trim Developer in Nashville, Tennessee
Workwear Outfitters has a strong legacy of building innovative and authentic market-right products and is a leading supplier of work apparel and footwear for diverse occupations in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, government, food services, telecommunications, hospitality, and many more. Workwear Outfitters is based in Nashville, Tennessee with over $800 million in sales and we employ more than 5,800 people in facilities spanning the globe.
Brands under the Workwear Outfitters umbrella include Red Kap®, Bulwark®, Image Authority®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Liberty ®, Work Authority®, Workrite® Fire Service, Chef Designs®, and Horace Small®. Workwear Outfitters is also the exclusive licensee for Dickies® apparel in the B2B channel.
Our Purpose: “We champion and empower workers who make our world work better”
What You Will Do as a Red Kap Trim Developer
This position manages the trim development process to ensure objectives are met and developments can be successfully commercialized and transitioned to the Global Material Supply team. They will ensures proper communication across the organization and supports GMS inclusion in all aspects of development from commercialization to the transition to execution.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Develops and manages the trim development strategies provided by Merchandising to ensure a timely transition of each material as it matures from development into execution. This includes ensuring attainment of target calendar dates, material performance standards, customer requirements, etc. to achieve successful material commercialization supporting financial objectives.
Drives all aspects of the material development process for requested developments. Manages an appropriate and effective communication between vendors, merchandising staff, coordination of all supply chain inputs and ensuring target date completion.
Manages assessment and communication of development status to key stakeholders, including potential risks to timeline or financial targets.
Develops and fosters existing supplier capabilities through the education/training of internal customers, merchandising, marketing, and operations as well as the designated hub team.
In conjunction with the Manager, Materials Development, gathers & evaluates the development variables, such as cost scenarios, vendor minimums, lead-times, duty restrictions, and logistics needs in support of the materials development process.
Nurtures connectivity with merchandising to appreciate all aspects of the team’s materials development needs to support immediate and long-term strategy.
Ensures proper process and communication flow occurs between Merchandising, Supply Chain, GMS and external hubs related to all aspects of materials development lifecycle from definition to execution phase
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ Bachelor's degree
Product development experience preferred
Analytical and ability to process data
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong negotiating skills
Innovative and creative problem-solving skills
Excellent organization skills
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects & priorities
Proficient PC skills (spreadsheets, Excel, Word & other databases)
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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