Vans Portfolio Manager, DTC Technology in Costa Mesa, CA

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

VF Corporation   •  

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Description

Position: Portfolio Manager, DTC Technology

Hiring Manager: Director, DTC Technology


Vans: Be a Part of the Original

"It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always about the people" – Paul Van Doren

Vans is the original action sports footwear company rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through Vans' four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans our culture sets us apart and it influences everything we do. Everything we do supports creativity and we are driven by our five values. We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each other. We are inclusive. We are expressive and Fun. And most of all, we are a family.

Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world's largest retail company comprised of over 30 brands. We are the leading drivers of retail as our global footwear, apparel and accessory brand is available in 170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, we take great measures in developing and growing our people.

Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take great pride in our ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the resources and tools necessary to support each individual's pursuit of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to ensure our employees are self-motivated and developing to the pace of our rapidly growing business.

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

Portfolio Manager, DTC Technology: Become the Newest Member of the Vans Family

Here at Vans we inspire, and are inspired by, youth culture. We enable creative expression. We celebrate and encourage the Off the Wall attitude that comes from expressing one's true self. We always have and always will. In this role, you will serve as an innovator with new and progressive ideas that will transform the action sports industry. As the Portfolio Manager, you will work with a collaborative team to be an extension of the Vans brand, representing their business and consumers while partnering with the VF Global Business Technology team to organize a group of projects, which are managed together to coordinate the interfaces and prioritize resources between them and thereby reduce uncertainty for the organization. You will partner closely with a network of stakeholders to implement cross channel business capabilities and technologies that will enable the growth of our Direct to Consumer business.

How You Will Make a Difference:

You will successfully manage the overall health of technology capability investments across Vans DTC Business, while performing analysis to prove projects maximize Vans overall business results through economic use of resources across a group of projects. Regularly communicate projects' status within the Vans Portfolio through updates, work charters, one-pagers, or other documentation to describe scope, timelines, business benefit, and more. You are the single point of contact for Vans business teams, regarding projects, and create a regular cadence for these updates. Oversee & Validate Process Analysis by understanding brand business objectives, goals and priorities as they relate to our Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) strategy. You are actively identifying process improvement opportunities and leverage industry leading practices wherever possible, while supporting DTC Technology and Retail Operations team on continuous tracking, collection and analysis of data. Concerned with the groupings of projects along the interrelatedness of their management requirements and maximize the value of portfolio of work, aiming for most efficient and business improving return on investment, while balancing risk You utilize a consultative approach to gain deep understanding of holistic environment and coordinate execution to deliver value for Vans DTC organization. You are a strong communicator and influencer – managing communication between stakeholders, communicate project status, raising issues as needed, organizing meetings, aligning calendars, and more.You also maintain and monitor portfolio dashboard, project plans and identify interdependencies across initiatives while assist in tracking adoption and performance of initiatives, identify key areas of change. Your diverse experiences and background enable you to provide a unique perspective to fuel our global growth. Additionally, you are inclusive and value differing points of view.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 7+ years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Technology or similar
  • Proven ability to develop trust-based relationships with local and remote key leaders and team members and work with virtual and remote teams
  • Strong history of Vendor Management and experience working in a multi-function environment
  • Proficiency with project-based tools such as Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint as well as others (ex. Jira, wikis, defect trackers)

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required 5-10% amount of time.
  • Lifting and/or bending 10 pounds amount of weight.

Valid Through: 2019-10-14