As an Inventory & Production Planner Lee you will be responsible to monitor and align the incoming demand with the available vendor production capacity and constraints. This in order to provide an excellent service towards our internal and external customers, by focusing on timely and complete deliveries and by minimizing the risk of creating leftover inventory.
Job content and responsibilities:
Pre-season setup : Define production and availability parameters based on the targets/input given by the planning managers.
Line cleaning/Line reviews : Prepare and discuss collection overviews with the Merchandising/Sales Operations and Sourcing team and organize communication and follow-up afterwards.
Vendor management : Agree on general capacity and constraints with the vendors, considering their input and output capacity. Follow up deliveries, both towards timing and order completion. Agree and verify with vendors on fabric & trim liabilities.
Weekly production planning : Setup and review production planning by fabric, driven by pre-defined parameters. Review with the Product Development and Merchandising team the ongoing collaborations and flash collections.
Production order management : Give vendors the go-ahead to order fabrics. Size, re-size, split or hold production orders in order to achieve the inventory and service targets.
Inventory management : Evaluate and communicate if products need to be dropped from the collection, are ‘sold out’ or if the availability needs to be moved to a later date. Update a weekly ‘on hold’ report and initiate action to remediate production or delivery issues. Maintain the setup of carry-over items and the classification of products (lifecycle management).
Communication & feedback : Create availability reports towards internal contacts such as the sales team, customer service, logistics, warehouse and the brand merchandising team.
Inventory projections : Prepare and review inventory projections in line with the target days of inventory for the different sales channels.
Distressed sales actions : Prepare distressed offers for specific customers in agreement with the sales team.
Ad hoc reporting : Prepare efficiency files, PO difference reports, etc..
Your background and skills needed to succeed:
University Degree (Applied Economics, Economics, Commercial Engineer)
Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills are a must
Good and professional communication skills
Flexibility and ability to deal with deadlines
Good knowledge of MS Office (esp. Excel)
Fluent in English, any other language is a plus (Dutch preferable).
Develop a strong expertise on planning and more in general on Operations
Get full international exposure and operate in a diverse team
Drive your career across different countries, working in the EMEA HQ
Enjoy a trustful, easy-going, buzzing working environment
We are looking for a Legal Director EMEA to join our team based in Antwerp (Belgium).
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, in August 2018, VF announced its plans to spin off the Jeanswear business comprised of approximately 20,000 employees and $2.5 billion in revenue. The new company, Kontoor Brands, will be a separate publicly traded company.
Kontoor Brands, with Lee and Wrangler in its portfolio, will be the leading player in denim globally, delivering steady growth, consistent profitability and strong cash flow to support high dividends to our shareholders.
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Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, based in Greensboro, NC, the primary responsibilities of the Legal Director EMEA are to provide high quality and efficient legal support to our EMEA business.
You will be critical in delivering these activities:
Draft, review and redact almost completely, complex English contracts, among them: Distribution, License, Franchising, Marketing, Consulting and Information Technology contracts and provide high quality, pragmatic and efficient legal advice relating thereto.
Modify the revised contracts after negotiations, incorporating the new agreed terms and conditions.
Ensure any contract/agreement approval/execution process fully complies with the corporate Contract Policy.
Maintain contracts & legal comments records.
Provide legal expertise and counsel on Distant Selling Regulations, EU Consumer Protection, Antitrust and Data Protection laws.
Liaise with relevant business departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified appropriate course of action have been taken.
Assist with legal entity management, including coordinating with various jurisdictions and outside counsel.
Follow up the EMEA IP enforcement activities and provide support for the European Marketing Departments.
Update and use legal department databases and management of legal records.
Manage outside counsel and maintain adherence to an allocated legal budget.
Other duties as assigned.
What you need to succeed?
The ideal candidate received an EU-country Master of Laws with high honors. Further, the candidate must have passed the bar exams.
At least 7 years of PQE of which 5 spent in law departments of multinational Global companies.
Prior experience in the large consumer goods sector will be an asset.
Fluent in English written and oral is essential.
Good language skills in Dutch written and oral would be beneficial.
Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail oriented.
Flexibility, agility and a high level of organization is required.
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories with nearly 70,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. In August 2018, VF announced its plans to spin off the Jeanswear business comprised of approximately 20,000 employees and $2.5 billion in revenue. The new company, Kontoor Brands, Inc., will be a separate publicly-traded company headquartered in Greensboro, NC and includes the Wrangler, Lee, and VF Outlet brands.
The spin is planned to be effective in the first half of 2019 and will position Kontoor Brands as the home of iconic brands steeped in heritage and authenticity. Kontoor Brands will be the leading player in denim globally, delivering steady growth, consistent profitability and strong cash flow to support high dividends to our shareholders. As an independent, publicly-traded company, Kontoor Brands will have significant opportunities to modernize and evolve the business, pursue new market expansion, and grow our geographic and category footprint.
Kontoor Brands: HR Operations Manager EMEA: Become the Newest Member of Kontoor Brands
The role of HR Operations Manager has the responsibility of ensuring the execution of the European payrolls and the administration of all employee contracts, employee data management and the HRIS system. The role will represent the company both internally and externally with 3rd party providers & Employee Representative Groups. The role is responsible for ensuring the most efficient process model is created and sustained.
Effective delivery of the day to day employee life cycle activity and leading on continuous improvement activities across all services. Responsible for HRIS (Workday) Management of all HRIS changes Responsible for creation of contracts and contractual changes HRIS Reporting Liaise with external payroll provider for EMEA (SD Worx) Manage/consolidate monthly payroll process for multiple European countries Calculate annual Time-Off (vacation/holidays/compensation days) entitlements All payroll related administration and employee requests Contact with tax consultants regarding expatriates and their specific payroll calculations Contact with governmental organisations (Tax, Social Security, etc.) Administration of local benefits Administration of policies & procedures Management of Employment Status & Work Permit application
Skills for Success:
In depth knowledge of Belgian labour lawAdvanced Excel knowledgeExecutional excellenceCommunicationDriving for resultsExperience of handling payroll for multiple countries is a strong plusGood planning & organisation skillsFluent in English & DutchProcess & details oriented
Experience/Requirements: At least 5 years of Experience in HR, Payroll, Operations, Administration. Degree in HR or Administration.
Language skills: Fluent English and Dutch with any additional European Language considered as a plus
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
Travel by air and overnight, as required (minimal).
We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team based in Antwerp
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, in August 2018, VF announced its plans to spin off the Jeanswear business comprised of approximately 20,000 employees and $2.5 billion in revenue. The new company, Kontoor Brands, will be a separate publicly-traded company. Kontoor Brands, with Lee and Wrangler in its portfolio, will be the leading player in denim globally, delivering steady growth, consistent profitability and strong cash flow to support high dividends to our shareholders.
Let’s talk about the role!
As a Talent Acquisition Specialist you will support Kontoor’s growth objectives by deploying talent acquisition strategies that timely strengthen our capabilities and ensure we have the talent to meet current and future business needs.
In this role you will be responsible for leading the end to end recruitment process for Kontoor population assigned in Europe, and will manage the relationships with hiring managers, HR Business Partners, external recruitment agencies, and both internal and external candidates.
Intake meeting: Management of the intake meeting, partnering with hiring teams and HR Business partners. Definition of the profile of the candidate, decision on the channels for the recruitment and on the timeline of the process
Sourcing: Build and maintain network of potential candidates through pro-active market research and on-going relationship management
Interviews: Schedule and lead interviews/assessment with candidates and line manager
Hiring: Management of the job offer and the negotiation phase
Talent pool process: Responsible for the Internal and external talent pool management
Reports: responsible for different kind of reports on the recruitment processes (ie. Job fairs, campus etc)
Recruitment metrics: Establish and monitor recruitment metrics and KPIs (ie. cost per hire, time to hire, agency spend etc.)
Participating into key TA programs and projects
What you need to succeed?
Minimum 5 years of recruitment experience either in-house or agency
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Excellent communication skills with the ability to priorities own workload
Curiosity and empathy to fit the team
Solid organisation skills and keen attention to detail
Solid knowledge of HR policies and best practices
Familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems and candidate management systems
What’s in it for you?
Diverse and vibrant environment
Iconic Jeanswear brands, global leader in the denim and apparel categories
New building based in Antwerp
Inter-functional and international career opportunities
Customers love our leading brands; Timberland, The North Face and Vans just to name a few. We build close relationships with our partners, deliver an excellent service to our customers and as a global business, we’ve continued to go from strength to strength.
If you are fluent in English as well as French, this is an exciting time to join our rapidly growing Credit Department, where you will manage customer accounts for the UK market for major online and high street retailers across Europe.
In a professional and courteous manner, you will proactively manage the whole credit lifecycle and ensure accounts are effectively maintained in order to support sales, the release of orders and our credit policies.
To achieve this, the French Credit Controller role will involve:
communicating with customers in their native language, over the phone and by email to discuss payments, credit terms and to resolve any queries
chasing debt to achieve department targets and to effectively clear disputes
controlling the customer database and maintaining up to date files
discussing credit limits and escalating debt up to and including the litigation team
assessing and reviewing credit limits to provide the best customer service.
To join us, you must be:
fluent in English and French to business level.
financially and commercially aware with excellent numeracy skills
highly customer focussed and results driven to resolve queries
Computer literate, including Excel.
It will be advantageous if you have:
credit control or office-based experience
degree in Business, Finance or Economics
the ability to multi-task
excellent organisation skills and a good attention to detail.
This is an exciting opportunity for a French speaking credit controller to play a lead role within a growing credit team where you will gain invaluable experience working in a commercial environment for a global brand.
VF Northern Europe boast a fantastic multi-national office environment, where employees are casual dress throughout the working week and treated to free tea/coffee and on-site parking. We like to have fun and work collaboratively with our stakeholders – being a team player is key to our success.
Join us and you will enjoy a supportive and relaxed working environment, with great scope for development as the company continues to grow.
We are the global company behind some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands. Household names such as The North Face, Timberland, Eastpak, Kipling, Vans, Lee, Wrangler and Napapijri. Customers love our brands and can expect excellent service when they contact us from all over Europe.
Our unique culture is one that promotes diversity and encourages individuality. Our working environment is fast paced, challenging and extremely rewarding, creating plenty of scope for progression and development.
Our recruitment needs are as diverse as our business, and we are always on the look-out for talented and passionate people to join our teams, offering continuous – and exceptional – customer service.
We ensure our customers are always at the heart of everything we do by exceeding expectations and proactively managing their accounts.
We are actively looking to identify talented individuals for our Wholesale (B2B) Customer Service teams fluent in English and one of the following additional languages:
So, if you are looking for the next step in your career and want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please click on the “Apply” button below and upload your CV today.
You could soon be playing an integral role within our growing customer service team, gaining invaluable experience working within a commercial environment for a global corporation of leading lifestyle brands
Lee&Wrangler are 2 of the 3 Iconic denim brands in the world, with a rich history of iconic products and influencers like Freddie Mercury, John Lennon and Mick Jagger. Next to the strong heritage, both brands have a constant pipeline of new design & great innovation to attract our target consumers.
Lee & Wrangler are two of the brands under the roof of VF, the world’s largest retail company comprised of over 30 brands and in 2017 VF achieved a revenue of $11.8 billion. In Germany, we are represented by the brands VANS, The North Face, Timberland, Napapijri, Eastpak, Kipling, Reef, Smartwool as well as the jeans brands Lee and Wrangler.
This Key Account Manager role is an exciting opportunity to shape the Jeanswear brands future in the digital marketplace. The role has the responsibility for achieving all the key strategic goals and reports directly into the Sr. Sales Manager Digital EMEA.You are the account lead and ultimately responsible to ensure all opportunities in the area of sales, marketing, product and operations are heard and quantified. The primary goal is to ensure that all seasonal and yearly quantitative and qualitative objectives are met and aligned to the overall EMEA/country strategy.
Develop and build strong strategic partnerships with one of the largest online retailer
Own & lead the strategic account plan, ensure complete execution and align seasonal initiatives to the overall EMEA GTM strategy
Master the commercial fundamentals and operational process to ensure the brand performs with highest agility and speed to consumer on one of the largest online retailer
Lead in the development and implementation of account specific strategic plan’s. From seasonal tactical plans to 3 year strategic plans
Drive all steps of the seasonal ‘Go to Market’ process with the support of a cross functional team
Establish and maintain close contact with the management and all key decision makers or influencers within the Account
Drive the assortment planning to ensure market differentiation, in order to build the base for future sustainable profitable growth
Initiate a long-term business plan, implement the plan and deliver the achievement of volume and sales objectives
Analyze the business and monitor the sales and brand strategy
University degree preferable
Minimum of 3 years in a key account manager or buying function
Strong holistic view of business and have proven experience of working cross functionally
Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail
Strong insight and experience of the current digital marketplace in fashion
Task orientated, consumer focused and results driven
Strong relationship, management and negotiation skills & team player
Strategic and analytical mind-set
Strong Microsoft Office skills, esp. Excel
In addition to an interesting job in a dynamic team, you can expect collateral and benefits of a global company, an attractive salary package with fixed and variable components and a company car. We offer exciting challenges with good development opportunities in a growth-driven environment.
The SAP Functional Analyst, as a key member of the VF application maintenance services (AMS) support team, will focus its accountabilities on the AMS execution, coordinating and supporting services being outsourced to a GBT partner. He will act as a link between the Business and the Technical Team and controlling all activities on Vendor side.
He will also contribute to and support the design, build and implementation of solutions in SAP environment as well as their application maintenance.
Support the design of the SAP functional solution, including configuration, and functional design.
Contribute to the Translation of the business requirements into specific application or process designs covering both functional and non-functional aspects.
Participate in design activities, from fit/gap analysis to application and/or process design specification.
Participate, as necessary, in training, system setup, testing, documentation and maintenance support activities.
Partner Support Interface to manage/ escalate any delivery issues
Facilitate application incident resolution and request prioritization between business and supplier supporting systems, as needed.
Provide reports on supplier supporting systems performance to the Service Manager
Support coordination of continuous improvement activities, Fiscal/Regulatory tasks as needed
Support the management of key vendor relationships supporting systems.
Interacts and provides alignment with GBT SAP stream leads, business subject matter experts and end users.
Support business users in UAT and assist business users after the production deployment
Train business and end users on updated processes and translate to local language if needed
Identifies test requirements and provides guidance to support teams in developing test scenarios.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required for the individual to be successful in this position.
2 + years of experience in the technology profession focused on ERP support and management
Experience in supporting large and complex SAP implementations, and designing and configuring to meet business requirements.
Experience in working with business process/activity owners in understanding business issues and solution prioritization.
Proven ability to translate business requirements into functional requirements that map to technology capabilities.
Experience working with technical architects and developers on technical design and development.
Trouble shooting/Decision making skills
Able to work into an international environment
Fluency in spoken & written English
Solutions and results-oriented
ITIL Foundation framework skills
Quick learning capabilities, entrepreneurial spirit and curiosity
La visione inclusiva e pluralista di Kontoor Brands
Kontoor Brands si impegna a creare un ambiente inclusivo che apprezzi e tenga in considerazione le differenze tra tutti i suoi collaboratori, clienti e fornitori e tra le comunità in cui noi tutti viviamo e svolgiamo le nostre attività. Kontoor Brands ha realizzato i suoi successi e la sua crescita attraverso iniziative che promuovono la diversità all'interno di Kontoor Brands in tutto il mondo. Kontoor Brands si impegna a fornire pari opportunità sul lavoro e a trattare i propri collaboratori e i candidati alle posizioni aperte senza discriminazioni basate su razza, colore, genere, età, nazione di provenienza, religione, orientamento sessuale, identità o espressione di genere, stato civile, cittadinanza, disabilità, condizione di veterano protetta legalmente, positività all'HIV/AIDS o qualsiasi altro fattore che determini una particolare tutela secondo la legge.