VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans , The North Face , Timberland , Dickies , Wrangler and Lee . 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. We re committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
We are a purpose-led company that seeks not only to succeed in business, but also to leverage our success and resources to make the world better. Through our brands and nearly 70,000 associates around the world, we power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We are movement makers. It s who we are and have always been.
Powerful brands that are fueled by insights and innovation put us at the heart of our consumers lives. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and some have risen to iconic status.
While our company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
Manager, Shared Services: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
At VF, the corporate FP&A team serves as the critical support partner for the executive leadership team.The team is responsible for the development and/or analysis of all strategic, financial, and operational aspects of the company s brands and businesses that span the globe. The Finance Manager will serve as a key member of the corporate financial planning and analysis team at the global headquarters in Denver, Colorado with high visibility to senior leadership.The primary responsibilities are to support the Director, Corp & Services FP&A, and all members of the Corporate FP&A team in the development and analysis of the annual budget, strategic plan, and monthly forecasts, and provide reporting and analysis of monthly operating results for global VF.To be successful, this individual will utilize both relationship building and strong analytical skill-sets to maintain current reporting and analytics, as well as develop new metrics as needed to support both internal and external partners.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Ownership of the budget, Board and Analyst process. Partner with Finance and Operational partners during budget process, including consolidation and extensive analytical support of Services and Coalition Pre-Assumptions/Assumptions reviews. Manage budget calendar, coordination of bill outs, communication of deliverables with operating partners, rack & stack funding requests for strategic priorities and opportunities / risks for target setting.
FP&A Management responsibility of all of VF Shared Services cost center spend, including budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis. Partner with cost center owners to ensure detailed understanding performance vs budget, including ownership of monthly financial review reconciliation to plan and identification of global risks and opportunities for executive leadership.
Create reporting, tools, and presentations supporting the Services Management team for reviews with Executive Leadership. Provide critical analytical resarch to support decisions on strategy and improve operations within VF Shared Services. Work closely with finance and operations teams in implementing efforts stemming from recommendations.
Build global reporting around Shared Services teams in support of the management team to better manage decentralized teams. Create appropriate KPIs to better understand performance across multiple groups and help with further benchmarking activities.
Manage a team of employees (one to three analysts) and assist in the development of department personnel through mentoring, teaching, support of department initiatives, and positive attitude.
Collaborate with key business partners to improve the financial forecast effectiveness.
Evaluate current processes and tools to drive efficiencies and value added enhancements.
Analyze short term (actual and forecast) and long term (annual plan and strategic plan) business trends in both the DTC and Wholesale channels utilizing KPIs from multiple sources across the business and industry.
Review and support weekly flash reports across Brands and Coalitions for a snapshot of revenue, inventory, Strategic accounts and Direct to Consumer channels throughout the month.
Support the monthly forecasting process driving continuous improvement to reduce variances
Develop and utilize effective performance metrics to identify inefficiencies and improve strategic decision making.
Support the Corporate FP&A team with key strategic initiatives and ad hoc requests through data gathering, analytics and putting together a business case for review by Senior Management.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization.
Assist in the creation of more robust and automated reporting tools and processes utilizing current systems and resources to streamline analytics and reporting
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 7+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
Previous experience leading a dynamic team preferred
BA/BS in Business, Finance, or other related discipline, and a minimum of 3 years of related professional experience.
Fortune 500 publicly traded company experience in a global, matrix organization strongly preferred.