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Vans: Analyst, Global Pricing and Profitability



Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

As the Global Product Pricing & Profitability Analyst, you will be primarily responsible for directly supporting & executing the global product pricing strategy, process, tools, costing, margin management all tied to fiscal targets. This role works closely with Global Product Management, Development, Finance, Supply Chain, and regional teams to cascade pricing tools to gain alignment on pricing architecture and logic. This is a global analyst role responsible for monitoring and managing pricing, costing and profit througout the product creation and go-to-market cycle to achieve gross margin business requirements.

Join the Vans Family

Vans® is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, we have thrived on a legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars: action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly inspired by the creative voyagers within our company and community. For them, creativity is about the journey, not just the output. Our mission is to empower everyone to use creativity to discover themselves. Our vision is to create a world where anyone can be their unique self.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. We are driven by our five values: We have HEART – also referred to as the “Van Doren Spirit”. We are relentlessly CURIOUS about our consumers and the world around us. We are UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC and whole heartedly believe the most “Off the Wall” thing you can do is be yourself. We are driven by a spirit of INGENUITY. And we are passionate about local COMMUNITIES. And most of all, we are a family that has fun together.

At Vans we empower creative exploration and inspire youth culture through a commitment to inclusivity. We welcome anyone and everyone into our global family and proudly celebrate and environment where individuality is embraced, equal opportunities thrive, and everyone is empowered to reach their greatest potential.

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

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do:

  • Collaborate closely with product & finance teams to formulate well-informed pricing strategies that align with financial objectives and market dynamics.
  • Work cross-functionally with product design, development and sourcing teams to support competitive costing.
  • Analyze historical financial data, cost structures, and industry trends to provide informed recommendations for pricing decisions.
  • Create financial models to assess the financial impact of various pricing scenarios on revenue, margin, and profitability.
  • Assess margin and pricing analysis and support business initiatives of the product management team.
  • Consult with global and regional teams to align pricing logic and architecture.

How you will do it:

  • Collaborate and work closely with Product Managemnet, Development, Finance and Regional teams in building seasonal price architecture and logic to support fiscal plans.
  • Play a key role to enhance collaborative and cooperative connections across global and regional teams.
  • Inform assortment strategies, financially and strategically, with the aligned goal to support decision making on product creation calendar by enabling cost, price & margin tracking.

What success looks like:

  • You will be a key contributor to the Global product team to fuel our plans to develop a product line that supports weighted and gross margin targets.
  • Be the go-to person for all pricing/profit queries global and regional teams.
  • Identify opportunities and risks within the product creation process to refine tools, process and communication.

Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a mission-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: 2-3 years

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:

  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in mathematics and statistics.
  • Experience in pricing analysis, financial modeling, and cost structures.
  • Knowledge of competitor pricing, market trends, and consumer psychology.
  • Excellent communication skills to convey findings, make recommendations and gain alignment.
  • Footwear and or apparel development experience a plus

What we will teach you:

  • Company Culture and Values.
  • Organizational Structure and Stakeholders.
  • Business Domain Knowledge.
  • System and Tool Orientation.
  • Project Methodologies.

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

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

We just have one question. Are you in?

Hiring Range:

$57,888.00 USD - $72,360.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

At VF, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at peopleservices@vfc.com. VF will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.