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
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.
Accessories Designer- Women's Apparel
As the Accessories Designer, you will be responsible for driving
innovation within your category and overseeing the complete design
process from initial concept to finished product. Working in a
highly collaborative and creative environment, you will partner
with the Senior Designer and women's apparel design team to ensure
alignment across categories, while adhering to our
design/development calendar. You will design and develop styles for
specific classifications and regional requests while maintaining
target margins and development milestones. You will partner with
Merchandising and Development to manage the product timeline and
general business entities. You will be joining a leading global
footwear, apparel and accessory brand and must share our vision in
influencing youth culture and empowering artistic expression.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
Design innovative and brand relevant products for our women's
category that support the growth of our accessories business and
enable creative self-expression for our consumers
Maintain thorough understanding of the Vans consumer via market
research, seasonal trend boards, and innovative material/ trim
- Collaborate with cross -functional team members and maintain
alignment across all categories.
How you will do it:
Create detailed tech packs and technical specs for overseas
development, and mange updates to ensure product accuracy.
Communicate designs through visual presentations and
- Thoroughly review prototypes with developer and merchandiser,
propose modifications for cost engineering and to ensure quality
fit and construction standards.
What success looks like:
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
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 2-4 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:
Hands on experience managing the design process from concept to
Strong communication and presentation skills
Understanding of accessories design process including: basic
construction, technical spec process, materials, trims, and print
Competencies in computer design programs, (e.g. Illustrator,
Photo Shop, excel, keynote)
- Graphics/Print repeat/3D Design experience is a plus
What we will teach you:
- Enovia/plm , Virtual Collaboration Platforms
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 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?