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Merchandising Systems Analyst

Job Description
VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans?, The North Face?, Timberland?, 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. 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.
Our One VF culture is all about harnessing the power of our brands and our talented associates to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a One VF mindset differentiates our products and brand experiences. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on collaboration, agility and execution.
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 some have risen to iconic status. As we look to the future, we will continue to lean on our One VF approach to ensure we embrace our shared learnings as we add value across our portfolio of brands.
Merchandising Systems Analyst: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family
Initial point of contact, and primary support representative and liaison to the end user community for a retail brand across the Just Enough merchandising systems suite. Capabilities supported include but are not limited to allocation, merchandise planning, and assortment planning. Individual will need to work to develop a strong partnership with the members of the merchandising team for an individual brand across the buying, planning, and allocation teams as well as other key partners in the organization to ensure the merchandising systems supported are configured and operate in the appropriate manner to support retail operations and growth.
How You Will Make a Difference:
System liaison for VF internal resources as well as Just Enough Support Services across the Just Enough suite, representing and speaking to the individual brands needs across and outside the organization as it relates to merchandising systems.
Initial point of contact for user community and will evaluate issues and appropriately create, route, manage and communicate resolution path through the VF and JE processes and systems.
Manages/updates the backlog of enhancement requests through on-going relationship with the retail team for merchandising applications including facilitating meetings and serving as the initial evaluation of requests and viability/timing.
Work with user community to develop strategies to proactively manage systems and processes to support key time periods such as Back To School, Holiday to allow maximum benefit of system capabilities.
Serve as the functional expert on merchandising systems for a brand, working to stay current with each of the modules capabilities and speak to these capabilities in training, testing, project, and support capacities.
Responsible for creation of UAT test scripts and performing initial testing of all enhancements, upgrades, initial implementations of new functionality before providing to the user community.
Create/maintain all system documentation utilized by the organization to train and support the user community across merchandising systems based on initial module implementations, enhancements, and upgrades.
Responsible for training of all new employees on the systems supported, as well as refresher and upgrade training of all users as enhancements and upgrades are deployed.
Provide daily administrative functional system support for Just Enough modules including setting up users, troubleshooting issues, updating configurations, facilitating communication between users and various technical teams, and serving as the point person for resolution of issues both functional and technical.
Coordinate with other team members throughout the GBT organization including peers at other brands to understand best practices and lessons learned to drive a consistent solution and processes to support solutions.
Skills for Success:
Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in business or related field and a minimum of 3 years general management experience in the retail field or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience working in the retail industry, specifically in the merchandising/buying, planning, and allocation area.
Strong retail system knowledge/experience with Just Enough a plus
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required approximately 15% of time.



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