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Manager, Sourcing Development, Apparel



Guatemala City, Guatemala · Bình Thạnh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

You will be leading the sourcing team, in South Vietnam to create 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 team in the hub, to co-create the sourcing strategy, for your production country. Supporting the Senior Manager/ Manager of Sourcing Development you will play a key role in advocating for, and developing the country’s vendor base

Join the VF Family

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers worldwide with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, etc. 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 to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders. For more information, visit www.vfc.com.

Job Title: Manager, Sourcing Development, Apparel (North Vietnam)

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Managing vendor partnerships, ensuring performance that supports the product development processes of the brands

  • Effectively breaks down functional work plan into detailed work activities, ensures 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

  • Communicating proactively with Asia Hub stakeholders, product development and design teams to build and adhere to a product development calendar that enables best in class on time samples, execution and delivery.

  • Communicating proactively with 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 modeling a culture of inclusion, candor and trust.

  • Support all associates in the team, to ensure they create and drive their individual development plans – and develop a regular cadence of review.

  • Challenge the status quo by adopting a creative and curious style that can drive continuous improvement

  • Participate in company-wide initiatives to promote VF purpose activation and to improve VF Asia Product Supply systems and processes.

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Skills for Success

Years of related professional experience: 10 years of experience with factory/sourcing office OR 5 years of experience with buyer/brand side

Educational position requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

What we expect you already know:

  • 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.

  • A basic understanding of paper patterns creation and an understanding of digital product creation will be an advantage.

  • 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

VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Persevere.

What’s In It for You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com.