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Vans Junior Project Manager, Creative Services

Company: VF Corporation
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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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 expressive creators within our company and community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to shape and transform the future of our business.

At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. 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. Most of all, we are a family.

Our purpose to enable creative expression and inspire youth culture is fostered through our 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.

Jr. Project Manager, Creative Service

As the Junior Project Manager on our Creative Services team, you will be leading NORA regional client engagement throughout the creative development process. You have an understanding of the Vans brand DNA and an ability to manage high levels of project complexity. You must always push norms in order to tap into the imagination found in all aspects of our creative team. We are a company that will provide you with endless opportunities to explore potential and thrive based on what you learn here.

How You Will Make a Difference

What you will do: Work closely with the North America Regional Marketing and Merchandising teams and serve as their main point of contact as the liaison with the Creative department. Receive and distill marketing briefs so that a clear understanding across the client and creative department is reached prior to creative work inception. Build and manage project plans that enable creative development and delivery while concurrently partnering with the client to provide transparency to job progress.

How you will do it: Document project process, including utilizing email, Smart Sheets, and internal tracking tools for status updates, scheduling, and running meetings. Manage the coordination and assignment of resources to creative projects, accounting for client needs and creative skill sets. Coordinate internal kick-offs and reviews as required to ensure that creative work delivers to the client needs as stated in the brief. Utilize internal tools-from workflow tracking to asset management-to ensure that working with the Creative Department is clear and easy.

What success looks like: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while recognizing dynamic and shifting priorities, and managing schedules and deliverables accordingly. Proactively identifying potential obstacles and taking preemptive action to address accordingly.

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: 3+ years

Educational Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent years of related experience: 3+ years with a clear track record of increasing responsibility

  • Experience working in creative environments, including either in-house or external agency experience required.

What we expect you already know:

  • Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office programs

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

  • Strong written and verbal creative skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Analytical skills

What we will teach you:

  • Thorough understanding of the role of Creative deliverables in the Vans retail environment. Print production processes and pre-press considerations. Digital file management, sharing, and archiving.

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

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 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

We just have one question. Are you in?

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