Our corporate headquarters is located in Cypress, California. Many of our departments work very closely with co-workers at our distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, California, our customer service department in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the offices of our parent company, VF Corporation, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here's an overview of our local departments and what we do:
Vans Apparel & Footwear Design is a creative division within the Vans organization that focuses on servicing our markets through key trends and innovative designs and solutions. Our main focus is to create authentic and timeless classics that embrace Vans' DNA and at the same time push the brand into the future!
The Vans Retail Merchandising Department consists of Planning, Allocation, and Buying. Together we are responsible for the product assortment and telling the Vans story within the mall and free standing store environments. The buying teams communicate the store level and style level product analysis to the design team to ensure that we are fulfilling consumer needs and evolving the line so Vans is the "go to" and leader for action sports Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories.
The Vans eCommerce department strives to provide the Vans customer with the best online branded shopping experience. We are responsible for all aspects of the online selling experience, from online marketing to merchandising, order support and driving new site enhancements.
Our Finance department manages Vans' spending while allowing sufficient resources to continually grow an industry leading brand. We work in partnership with VF Accounting to accomplish our short term and long term goals and objectives. Some of us support our growing retail business and others support the wholesale and marketing side of our business.
The Human Resources team is devoted to attracting, developing, and retaining an outstanding team at Vans. We promote an environment where each associate can be effective, contribute to the business, and develop their career. In conjunction with VF Human Resources, we seek to make Vans, and VF, not only a great place to work but also an industry leader.
Vans Corporate Office offers year round and summer internship opportunities. Whether you are working on your degree throughout the year and hope to gain working experience while enrolled in your academic courses or whether you want to participate in our summer program we offer a challenging and exciting opportunity. Internship candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited university.
The Marketing Department is the voice of the Vans brand: an icon in action sports and a catalyst for art, music, street fashion and youth culture. Here you will find the culmination of some of the most creative folks in the business collaborating to reach out to our adored audience.
The Operations team consists of several specialty areas. Our Master Data group is the gatekeeper of all data entered into SAP, our operating system that allows Vans to sell to customers and purchase our products from vendors. The Planning group controls the purchasing of inventory for on-time shipping for our customers and minimizing excess inventory at our DC. The Forecasting group provides global forecast for sourcing production needs, develops financial ship forecast and inventory reporting. And our Domestic Sourcing group handles vendor and purchasing management for Vans Apparel/Accessories product categories.
Vans Product Development partners with Merchandising and Design to drive creation of a global range of product to meet the requirements of our athletes and our customers. We work very closely with our contracted factories to ensure that our product meets our exacting requirements in terms or performance, quality, delivery and price.
The NORA Product Merchandising team manages the merchandising decisions for all product categories in North America, ensuring each product reaches the right consumer, at the right time, in the right place, for the right price. We create product assortments that excite and inspire our consumers.
The VF Outdoor & Action Sports Real Estate team executes DTC expansion strategies by identifying and securing store locations, construction management, and the long term maintenance and repair for the portfolio of over 600 stores in North America in order to create a positive brand connection with consumers through the retail environment.
Retail Operations is where the full depth and breadth of the brand meets the customer. Our primary objective is to create a great Van Doren customer experience and to inspire our customers to "Tell a Friend about Vans".
The Sales Department gets Vans product on the streets! We cultivate relationships with wholesale accounts to form strategic partnerships for the brand. With over 2500 dealers and 50 sales representatives nationwide, we ensure the Vans message is accurately and consistently communicated through all levels of distribution.