VF Corporation Senior Manager, Sourcing Development, Apparel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
ABOUT YOUR ROLE:
You will be providing leadership and direction to the multiple apparel sourcing development teams in country who are responsible for building strong vendor partnerships, ensuring that all products are developed on time and in line with the brand’s creative and strategic direction. You will work with the Asia Product Supply Sourcing leadership in the hub, to co-create the category (Apparel)sourcing strategy for your production country. You will play a key role in advocating for, and developing the country’s vendor base to support VFs product supply objectives.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE: (but not limited to)
➢ Manage vendor partnerships in the region, to support the product development processes of the brands while optimizing performance across the category
➢ Co-create (with product supply hub and country leadership) and drive execution against seasonal and longer term vendor strategies for Apparel in region
➢ Plan & optimize apparel team resource allocation in your region and ensure the team is fully aware of their respective roles & responsibilities
➢ Enhancing and advocating for vendors’ capabilities and use of new technologies, to drive innovation of process and product
➢ Keeping abreast of the industry trends, new products, innovation, competitor activities, market risks etc. in the region for the category and proactively bringing opportunities and solutions for VFs current and future needs.
➢ Communicating proactively with cross functional stakeholders, when there are development concerns raised – and provide solutions where possible, to rectify, whilst maintaining set calendar dates
➢ Collaboration with all ‘in country’ internal stakeholders across Production, Global Material Supply, Compliance, Responsible Sourcing, Product Stewardship, Logistics and Quality teams to ensure the Delivery of all set KPIs.
➢ Fostering and role modelling a culture of inclusion, candor and trust.
➢ Build a learning culture in the team Support all associates in the team, to ensure they create and drive their individual development plans. Develop a strong talent pipeline for key leadership positions in your team.
➢ Challenge the status quo by adopting a creative and curious style that can drive continuous improvement © VF Corporation. All Rights Reserved
➢ Participate in company-wide initiatives to promote VF purpose activation and to improve VF Asia Product Supply systems and processes.
WHAT WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR IN YOU:
➢ Knowledge of apparel – with proven experience in development of knitted and woven product and managing a diverse product collection.
➢ You will be coaching and developing your team, providing timely constructive feedback enabling them to excel and realize their potential.
➢ Proven leadership experience in managing multi-cultural teams and ability to influence stakeholders on a global level to advance business goals.
➢ Understanding of evolving trends in the industry on product development such as digital product creation .
➢ Drive and passion to make a difference, presenting a growth mindset that role models positivity and curiosity to your team and peers.
➢ Executive presence – you will be capable of capturing your audience’s attention, being composed and well prepared.
➢ Ability to lead, facilitate and champion change.
➢ Good business acumen and understanding of the competitive global business environment, as well as an awareness of economic, social and political trends that impact the organization’s global strategy.
➢ Language Proficiency: Excellent English
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US:
➢ Being part of a business that is Purpose led enabling one to have a positive impact on communities around the world, giving greater meaning to the work that we do.
➢ You will work with a team of diverse and sharp minds that operate with an inclusive and global mindset because our differences are what make us stronger together.
➢ We will provide you with the best in class, work environment, well-being policies and work place flexibility that is about helping you show up and lean into life with your whole self – emotionally, physically and socially. Statement on Diversity & Inclusion VF is an equal opportunity employer, we're committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our associates and applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship
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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