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VF Corporation

Project Manager, Retail Analytics

VF Corporation - Greensboro, NC

Project Manager, Retail Analytics



North Carolina

Job Description

Powerful Brands Powerful Platforms One VF

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products.

We will grow by building leading lifestyle brands that excite consumers around the world

Our One VF culture is perpetually driven — focused on constant innovation. Using deep research and insights, we combine the art and science of apparel to create products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty.

We responsibly manage the industry’s most efficient and complex supply chain, which spans multiple geographies, product categories and distribution channels.

Our goal is to continuously exceed the expectations of our consumers, shareholders and business partners. We help our retail partners win with consistently solid execution and outstanding service. And we continually find ways to improve our performance and generate bottom line results.

Our associates are the engine of our success. They share a deep commitment to diversity — in people and ideas. We conduct business with the highest levels of honesty, integrity and respect for others, and we foster a positive work environment based on creativity, collaboration and congeniality.

These are the things that make us a leader. These are the things that make us VF.

Project Manager, Retail Analytics: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

The project manager will be responsible for all aspects of managing analytic projects from conception through business integration. This includes gathering stakeholder input from project design to execution/integration, supporting data-architecture development, effective planning, excellent communication between stakeholders and internal/external partners, ongoing project assessment and guidance. He/she will be responsible for the documentation and oversight of business requirements; involved in technical discussion and the subsequent development of technology/analytic solutions. This position will also be a partner in developing VF’s analytic roadmap and future program design.

This individual will operate across a highly-matrixed, multinational organization and help drive the organization's strategic advantage through design, execution and integration of analytics across VF Corporation’s brands. The successful candidate will have an inherent passion for project management, communication/coordination with diverse stakeholder groups, as well as data and data driven thinking.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Manage lifecycle of projects that range in scope, budget and team size, involving varying levels of risk and complexity

Build relationships with outside technology partners to ensure effective/efficient integration

Provide technical leadership for analytics projects and support work

Support development of data-architecture to support analytics team

In partnership with project manager, develop and socialize business case for proposed solutions/engagements

Evaluate business work requests, gather requirements, and act as SME · Work with the business to gather and document clear business requirements · Develop Functional Specs and User Acceptance Criteria

Estimate, plan, and schedule work efforts · Create High Level Plans and Estimate effort / Costs · Define and present project options with pros/cons to project team and/or Management · Create Detailed Project Plans encompassing ALL needed resources

Develop plans and or Pilot/Phased solutions when appropriate · Create, or assist in, developing the OOM, RFP, SOW, WEA, RFS, etc.

Participate in the evaluation and selection of RFP Service providers

Coordinate and effectively communicate with all project resources and teams · Assist in the definition of the Project Governance, document and publish it · Hold Project Kickoff and facilitate any needed project update meetings · Submit regular agreed-upon project updates to project team · Communicate with outside service providers to ensure on-time/on budget delivery

Monitor and report on Projects; Escalate when necessary · Monitor project to ensure it is proceeding as planned and is on schedule/budget · Update Clarity, Jira, etc. allowing for PMC/management reporting · Review and challenge (if needed) time estimates from solution providers · Escalate issues to management that can/are affecting on-time/on-budget delivery

Ensure solution quality and effective delivery of solution to the business · Perform/coordinate functional testing of the deliverables from service providers · Coordinate the review of Test Plans and Tech Specs provided by service provider

Facilitate User Acceptance, testing and signoff · Ensure updated user documentation is provided to users along with proper training · Define Cutover Plan, coordinate its execution, and schedule PGL support

Mentor other Analysts to prepare them for leading larger projects

Excellent documentation of business and technical requirements

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5 years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

5 years of experience preferably in managing/supporting data and analytic projects, with demonstrated ability to manage function in a complex environment with multiple constituencies

BA/BS required

Master’s Degree Preferred

Meaningful experience in project management (PMP certification preferred)

Technical experience, including familiarity/use of technology supporting data and analytic projects

Highly analytical, motivated, decisive thought leader with excellent managerial skills

Strong understanding of retail and apparel best practices and trends

Ability to influence and work through others to effectively navigate matrixed organization while ensuring that necessary stakeholders are informed

Strong communication skills that is able to educate and influence management and senior leaders to act in a desired manner through written and verbal communication.

Future-oriented thinker with expertise in external practices and trends

Analytical and negotiating skills and proven ability to develop, sell and drive suitable partnerships, alliances, or other transactions to closure

Demonstrates a sense of calmness under periods of uncertainty or change while dealing with stress in a manner that sets the necessary tone for the team and function

High character and integrity, is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs

Global outlook with sensitivity and awareness of social and cultural differences

Database experience and understanding of following tools: SQL, Visual Basic, Tableau, SAS, R, Cognos, MS Project, Sharepoint

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

Some travel based on projects and priorities

Work hours may vary depending upon project implementation schedules andunforeseen problems

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

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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VF Corporation


Project Manager, Retail Analytics VF Corporation - Greensboro, NC, United States


Location: Greensboro, NC

Company Profile:
Our strategy begins with a passion for our products and a deep understanding of our consumers. We call it the Art and Science of apparel. Our rigorous methodology combines data-driven insights, expert execution and some of the most creative minds in the industry. The result is new products that strengthen the bond between consumers and our brands.