Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by VF Corporation
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, and Timberland®. 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.
VF will grow by creating amazing products and brand experiences that transform and improve the lives of consumers worldwide, while delivering superior returns to our stakeholders.
At VF, we draw on 117 years of experience to continuously transform ourselves in an ever-changing global marketplace. We constantly learn from the past, but live in the future.
Powerful brands, shaped by shopper insights and fueled by innovation, drive our success by putting us at the heart of consumers' lives. With the industry's most diverse family of apparel, footwear and accessories brands, we serve consumers on every continent. Many of our brands lead their respective categories, and many have risen to iconic status. Join the team that enables the future of these brands and more.
Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
We are looking for a passionate and seasoned leader to work in close partnership with stakeholders and team members from multiple brands to enhance our Digital Commerce design (eg ecommerce, retail commerce, marketplaces, and related integration). You need to be able to strategize, analyze, design and implement modern eCommerce initiatives. You also need to be able to create and communicate the detailed technology architecture and implementation strategy for the solution. You will build and lead the technical teams through the design and development of complex transactional systems.
You will have a strong bias towards the design of solutions that meet the needs of our consumer for all consumer journeys, touchpoints and platforms across our brands globally. These include consumer outreach initiatives, shopping experiences, E-commerce capabilities, and seamless payments. This requires strong innovation discipline, an ability to know why, when, and what to research, prototype and pilot, and the ability to drive a shared understanding with product and engineering partners. You must be interested in learning the business and risks of the digital commerce space to unlock new approaches to it by being human-centered in your approach to design and feel comfortable advocating for our consumer and brand needs. You are expected to be an excellent communicator and feel comfortable presenting your design decisions in front of colleagues and stakeholders.
Partner with product, tech and other senior stakeholders in the creation and scaling of VF's platforms and products focusing on Digital Commerce and order management capabilities.
Actively drive for deep understanding of the needs and goals of different consumers, various brands and markets, enabling creation of platforms, products and services that serve VF's consumers across the world.
Lead thought leadership and innovation in ideating and concepting new designs and features that improve the customer commerce experience and serve business needs.
Lead technical discovery sessions with business stakeholders to develop a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements and integrations for new commerce solutions.
Develop and document technical solution designs and specifications that satisfy the functional and technical requirements for commerce implementation projects.
Assess technical options for each solution component and integrations in a commerce implementation project; evaluate possible technologies and packages; make and defend technology and package recommendations.
Decompose technical solution specifications into work packages; document pre-requisites and dependencies for the work packages; and estimate the level of effort and resource level/skill necessary to implement each work package.
Lead data modeling activities necessary for commerce and order management solutions including products, catalogs, storefronts, customers, orders and more.
Develop technical proofs of concept, as necessary, to validate proposed solutions designs, reduce technical risk and minimize level of effort uncertainty.
Lead large-scale eCommerce implementations, utilizing industry leading commerce platforms, providing both oversight and hands on contributions to the software design, development, and integration.
Advocate and user of Agile and collaborative working practices with expert knowledge of related tools and techniques.
Partner with business unit E-commerce leaders to understand financial, technical, and experiential objectives, and shape product and experience agendas to deliver differential results.
Prioritize design efforts and design investments within the portfolio of digital products, consulting on and aligning with the needs of product and business partners.
Participate in the development of conceptual and logical architectures across other architecture domains. Resolve integration and interfacing issues between various Back End systems
Optimize application performance, security and scalability.
Provide support to the sales effort on new business development pursuits, assisting with RFP responses, architecture assessments and technical qualification.
Leverage quantitative and qualitative research and analytics tools to measure success, present opportunities and recommendations, and support evidence based decision making.
Knowledge, Capabilities, and Experience:
Enterprise-level technical solutions within retail and E-commerce landscape. 10+ years working in a senior technology engineering and/or architecture role a must.
Relevant experience in leading eCommerce systems (Salesforce Commerce Cloud/Demandware or Magento platforms).
Advanced knowledge of eCommerce strategies and commerce operations management.
Advanced knowledge of Omnichannel Order Management Systems. And working knowledge of analytics platforms.
Collaboration with Enterprise Technical Architects and Solution Architects to create and maintain strategic roadmaps, principles, standards and reference architectures.
Maintenance and project monitoring of technical architecture structures from business capability to applications to data, establishing technical architecture compliance.
Guidance provided to Project Architects to develop requirements and establish compliance with business architecture, enterprise and functional area strategic roadmaps.
Opportunity identification and promotion for cross-business sharing and re-use of application components, rationalizing application portfolios and integrated architectures.
Skills for Success
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent work experience. 12+ years of overall application engineering, technology experience. At least 10 years of professional experience designing digital commerce platforms and products.
How You Will Make a Difference:
Be a proactive leader - Be a servant leader and drive the team for success. Be a do-er - Dive in and deliver on the promises to help achieve business value. Be the expert - Study, research and know your space deeply.