Vans: Be a Part of the Original
"It was never about waving the brand like a flag, it was always
about the people" - Paul Van Doren
Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in
authenticity and creativity. Founded in 1966, Vans has thrived on a
legacy of impacting our greater community through four pillars:
action sports, music, art and street culture. We are constantly
inspired by the expressive creators within our company and
community as they bring new and innovative perspectives to help
shape and transform the future of our business.
At Vans, our culture sets us apart and influences everything we
do. We are driven by five values:
We are determined. We are connected to our consumers and to each
other. We are inclusive. We are expressive and fun. And most of
all, we are a family.
Vans is a subsidiary of VF, the world's largest apparel and
footwear company, comprised of more than 25 brands. We are leaders
in global footwear, apparel and accessories, available in more than
170 countries worldwide. As we continue to expand, VF and Vans take
great measures in developing and growing our people.
Vans is founded on a culture of learning. We take pride in our
ability to facilitate learning opportunities by providing the
resources and tools necessary to support each individual's pursuit
of growth to achieve future goals. In order to prioritize career
growth within our company, Vans offers courses on topics such as
leadership, communication, collaboration and technical skills to
ensure our employees are self-motivated and fulfilled with our
rapidly growing business.
By joining the Vans family, you will be immersed in an
environment of incredibly supportive and collaborative people. We
work very hard across a multitude of large initiatives to bring the
Van Doren spirit to life. We live for what we do.
Assistant Store Manager: Become the Newest Member of the Vans
About the Position
As the Assistant Store Manager, you will provide leadership and
direction to the store staff and successfully execute company
visions and values under the direction of the Store Manager. You
will assist in maintaining optimal staffing levels, recruiting,
hiring, educating, and motivating a team of brand advocates who in
turn inspire the customer. Additionally, you are responsible for
setting the example for customer engagement that exceeds industry
standards. You will impact the business and maximize store
profitability by assisting in controlling expenses, protecting
company assets, and by ensuring that store standards and processes
for customer care, merchandising, operations, sustainability, and
community participation are consistent and well executed. Most
importantly, you will promote youth culture and creative
self-expression to all internal and external customers.
How You Will Make a Difference
- You will maximize store sales and achieve store sales goals.
You will measure and monitor sales progress and results against key
targets. You will lead an environment of productivity by ensuring
store staff has the knowledge and skills to meet store goals for
sales and customer engagement. Assists in managing labor and
payroll expenses to maximize sales and profitability.
- You will ensure excellence in customer service in the store by
modeling brand specific service standards as well as by monitoring
customer feedback and responding to and addressing all customer
concerns quickly. You will ensure that store team is engaging with
each customer to create an authentic brand experience. You will
lead and inspire customer-centric culture by recognizing and
rewarding teams' successes in partnership with the Store Manager.
You will assist the Store Manager in ensuring that store team is an
active brand ambassador within the community through proactively
seeking opportunities to engage with the customers and support or
participate in community initiatives outside the four walls of the
store. You will support store marketing events and grows
relationships in the community to generate brand awareness and
- You will ensure the visual merchandising standards for the
store are met. You will implement floor-sets and merchandising
directives in partnership with the Store Manager. You will
communicate with the Store Manager regarding merchandise
assortment, trends, and needs. You will be responsible for ensuring
that the store's inventory integrity is maintained through proper
shipping and receiving procedures and by communicating concerns
directly to the Store Manager as needed.
- You will assist in attracting, recruiting, and hiring high
caliber talent. You will actively participate in succession
planning with the Store Manager for open positions within the
store. You will assist in managing and coaching a high-performing
team of customer focused associates. Under the direction of the
Store Manager, you will address performance issues and administer
progressive discipline when appropriate. You will ensure on-going
specific and immediate feedback are provided to the team. You will
assist in ensuring compliance with employee record keeping policies
and procedures. Maintains the Open Door Policy.
- You will ensure compliance and adherence to policies and
procedures, standards and practices, and company directives. You
will protect company assets and ensure compliance with company
safety, security, and shrink avoidance policies and programs. You
will partner with the Store Manager to identify trends and
translate strategies into action to meet district and company
shrink goals. You will react quickly to all customer and employee
injuries and partners with Store Manager, District Manager, and
Human Resources immediately.
- You will model behavior that respects the background,
experience, and cultural differences of others, while upholding the
integrity and values of the VF Corporation and the brand and
promote an environment that encourages participation, creativity,
and learning by sharing best practices and building on the
Skills for Success
- 1+ year(s) of related professional management experience.
- Associate Degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or
technical school preferred, but not required; or two years related
retail or service-oriented experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 2+ year(s) in a fast-paced retail environment.
- Proven ability to meet and exceed sales and profit
- Proven ability to meet business goals by driving results
through store team.
- Ability to coach and motivate a team to exceed sales and profit
- Ability to meet business goals by driving results through a
- Regularly interact with the public in a crowded/noisy
- Engaging verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
- Able to meet performance expectations.
- Ability to deliver a high level of customer service in a retail
- Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the
business; available during peak times including weekends, evenings,
Special Physical Requirements
- Ability to operate office equipment and technology (computers,
- Standing required for entire work shift.
- Bend, lift, open, and move product up to 50 pounds (as
- Travel (less than 10% of the time).
Submitted your application and wondering what's next?
Depending on the store location and your qualifications, you may
be invited to complete a HireVue OnDemand video via email. This is
the first step in the recruiting process and our opportunity to
learn more about your passion, creativity, and individuality. All
we ask is you be your authentic self.
Opportunities go fast! If invited, complete your HireVue
OnDemand video as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance
of success to join the Vans family.