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VF Corporation Smartwool: Coordinator, Quality in Denver, Colorado

Join the Smartwool Family

We make Merino wool socks and apparel to fuel adventures outside. Because we want to help you go far and feel good. As a company, we live by our values, every day:  Openness  We strive to be more transparent every day. From sharing more about our supply chain to simply letting people know the direction we plan on heading; we want to build and maintain trust with our customers and friends.  *Advocacy * We believe in doing everything we can to sustain and preserve our one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring environment. From building trails to partnering with organizations that protect nature, the Smartwool community wants to help give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of the outdoors.  *Action * We relentlessly pursue our goals. It’s one thing to say something and it’s another to do the thing you say. We want to back our desires with actions that put things in motion. We know that the most difficult problems are always the most rewarding to solve.  *Inclusivity * We believe that the outdoors belongs to no one and, at the same time, to everyone. We believe in being compassionate, actively kind, generous, and accountable to everyone. What’s the good of creating all of this if we can’t share it?  *Fun-Loving * We got into this whole thing (socks, base layers, etc.) because it’s fun to be outside. We hope to never lose sight of the thing that inspired us to create all of this—the joy of being in wild places. We want our gear and culture to inspire joyful, spontaneous, and wild moments in the outdoors for everyone, including ourselves.

Position: Coordinator, Quality

How You Will Make a Difference

The Quality Coordinator will work proactively with cross-functional teams to minimize quality risks and use data to drive continuous improvement. The Coordinator will serve as the first point of contact for all bulk production issues, interacting with vendors and multiple departments to quickly resolve and mitigate any quality concerns. The Coordinator will work collaboratively across the organization to ensure the quality standards are upheld.

What you will do:

  • Participate in product reviews and use your QA and PD experience to assess potential risks then partner with PD to create and update the quality standards.

  • Partner with PD, Operations, Sales, and Quality Management to identify high risk products and assemble a cross-functional team to devise and execute a Risk Based Program. Ensure clear communication back to Brand Operations.

  • Analyze warranty, returns and 'VOC' data to advise PD of potential for quality improvements on new and existing products.

  • Facilitate meetings with multiple cross-functional teams to quickly resolve quality issues. Actively manage resolution and corrective action plans, assisting with QC audits, claims and processes.

  • Be the primary point of contact with all Global Distribution Centers quality control teams. Monitor and report out on Quality performance KPI's to the Brand.

  • Partner with VF Responsible Sourcing, Product Safety & Product Stewardship teams, to ensure all corporate, brand, regulatory and legal requirements are met for all products.

  • Assist in coordination of trade regulations and regional compliance related to testing, importation, and labeling requirements.

Skills for Success:

Years of Related Professional Experience: 1-3 years of quality control/product development environment experience.

Educational/ Position Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree (4 year) in a related field preferred.

What we expect you already know:

  • Apparel, Textile, Natural Fibers, or accessories industry experience highly preferred.

  • Demonstrated analytical and mathematical skills with an aptitude for systematic work.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously to meet established deadlines.

  • Proficient computer skills with ability to work on and present detailed analytics

  • Basic understanding of ISO standards.

  • Maintain and develop good working relationships with all departments.

  • Self-motivation and elevated level of initiative

  • Excellent organizational skills and the creativity to develop solutions to challenging situations.

  • Travel required: 5%

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Bend, lift, open and move weight varying from 30 - 60 lbs. depending on need (i.e., lifting and transportation of heavy samples bags)

What’s in it F or Y ou

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.

Our Parent Company, VF Corporation

VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

We just have one question. Are you in?

Salary Range:

$46,400.00 USD - $69,600.00 USD annually

Annual Incentive Eligibility :

This position is eligible for an annual incentive.

Long Term Incentive Eligibility :

This position is not eligible for long term incentive.

Benefits at VF :

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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