Vans Looking For Girls Footwear Manager

Category Manager – Footwear (Girls)

Job Summary

Responsible for creating, owning and championing a channel of the global footwear business including overall strategic direction and product line management. This includes business plan development, concept/product briefing, cross-functional team leadership, sales and margin accountability – all with a relevant focus on our consumer and our competition (current/future) within each unique market and sales channel. Being an opportunity identifier, evaluator, and maker. Establish control-related standards and procedures.

Responsibilities

-Initiates and leads product concept, design and development process
-Outlines category direction and consistently evaluates for relevancy and new opportunities
-Acts in setting, analyzing and driving organizational and category goals
-Works seamlessly with marketing partners to develop and maximize brand/category initiatives
-Evaluates current business processes to identify improvements and leverage infrastructure
-Attends key account meetings, trade shows, market visits for presentations, relationship building, and trend/market research
-Encourages and maintains constant communication and feedback amongst all organizational partners
-Partners closely with Vans retail to maximize brand/category presentation and sales
-Partners closely with sales organization to meet and exceed mutual goals
-Understands and embraces industry, consumer, and culture – including Vans competitive positioning Education/Experience 4-8 Years of

Related Professional Experience

-Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities

Skills

-Ability to think strategically and act tactically
-Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation and problem solving skills
-Comfortable in self-starter environment
-Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Lotus Notes
-Exercises strong interpersonal skills across internal and external partners
-Ability to work in an open environment with product team and cross-functional partners
-Computer proficiency including specific job-required applications
-Follows through skills with all tasks, assignments and job duties in a timely manner

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements -Moderate travel of about 25% – Required
-Willing and able to work additional hours when needed
-Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need

To apply click HERE. Check out the other position open at Vans HERE.