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.
Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis and Reporting : Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
The company's corporate financial planning and analysis group serves as the critical support partner for the executive leadership team (e.g. CEO, COO, CFO). 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 Senior Manager of FP&A and Reporting will serve as a key member of the corporate financial planning and analysis team at world headquarters in Denver, Colorado with high visibility to senior leadership.The primary responsibilities are to support the VP, FP&A and Supply Chain, and the Director, FP&A and Services, 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.In order to succeed, this individual will utilize both relationship building and strong analytical skill-sets to maintain current forecast and plan data, reporting and analytics, as well as develop new metrics as needed to support the Board of Directors reviews and other Investor relations.This position will have managerial responsibilities for a team of 2 – 4 analysts and managers.
Manage Corporate FP&A reporting and analysis with accountability for data accuracy, identification of risks and opportunities, and ownership of schedule definitions. Partner with all Brand and Region finance teams on reporting accuracies, ad hoc questions and timeliness.
Partner with Corporate Finance and the SAP BPC Administrator to ensure that all BPC system processes are performed monthly for Forecast and Plan data.
Lead Finance Agility efforts to enhance and streamline financial reporting schedules and lines with inclusion of a diverse Finance steering committee across Brands and Regions.
Review and analyze forecast information gathered from tax, treasury, Corporate FP&A, industry trends, foreign exchange rates, etc.
Create, modify and distribute monthly reporting results in support of Corporate FP&A and the CFO. Ensure alignment with Corporate Reporting.
Participate in monthly financial reviews and annual Assumption reviews with each of VF’s operating units and evaluate performance.
Support ELT (Executive Leadership Team) and SLT (Senior Leadership Team) meetings throughout the year with relevant financial updates including an updated financial outlook and any other hot topics as determined by the CFO and VP, FP&A and Supply Chain.
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 business case analysis and other KPIs for VF’s strategic mega choices.
Build and develop the company’s annual and strategic plan along with the management teams of VF’s more than 30 brands across the globe. Incorporate key business and strategic initiatives, economic and industry trends, understand foreign exchange and tax implications, analyze the competitive set, and drive top quartile returns to shareholders.
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.
Lead BPC Phase 3 project to create an integrated Forecasting & Planning module in VF’s new reporting system, BPC, with a global and cross-functional project team to ensure the solution meets all International requirements and the ability to implement globally thereafter.
Manage a team of two to four employees (one to three analysts and one manager level) and assist in the development of department personnel through mentoring, teaching, support of department initiatives, and positive attitude.
Years of Related Professional Experience: 7+
BA/BS in Business, Finance, or other related discipline, and a minimum of 7 years of related professional experience.
Fortune 500 publicly traded company experience in a matrix organization strongly preferred.
MBA or CPA preferred.
Financial and performance analysis experience & strong financial skills required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong financial modeling skills, especially income statement and cash flow analysis
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Outstanding PC skills in Microsoft environment, including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation capabilities
Ability to work closely with the Finance and Operations staffs while driving a results-oriented culture and an atmosphere of accountability
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment & to be a team player
Highly organized & achievement-oriented
Self-starter, able to handle multiple demands & competing priorities
Detail-oriented with exceptional analytical skills
Ability to effectively present findings to management in a clear and concise manner
SPECIAL PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Strong work ethic with a can-do attitude
Varies, minimum travel required