The North Face

Job Description

The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, for all people, from their backyards to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we’ve lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives. To help ignite a global movement of outdoor exploration, love for the natural world and an unwavering commitment to protect it, we welcome and encourage new participants to the outdoors. We extend our reach through support of non-profit organizations, establishing programs that connect participants with close-to-home recreation opportunities, and creating a connection with young leaders, inspiring them to explore and conserve.
As we enter our sixth decade, we pledge to:
  • Empower exploration and the thrill of the unknown for as many people as possible.
  • Protect the places where we live, play, and operate.
  • Evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.
Retail Marketing Operations Manager
As a member of the Marketing team, you will lead operational planning of all retail projects for direct-to-consumer retail doors as well as wholesale accounts. This includes leading prioritization, timeline development and process improvements to ensure on-time, high quality delivery of critical marketing initiatives, and partnering with functional stakeholders and the creative organization on implementation to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, please note it is a condition of your employment to abide by Company policy, including VF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Policy. In accordance with the policy, absent need for reasonable medical or religious accommodation or other exemption as allowed by state or local law, all eligible associates must present proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on the first day of employment.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
  • Lead development of seasonal milestones to support key marketing initiatives throughout TNF’s go-to-market process, ensuring alignment with cross functional and regional partners.
  • Manage, track and communicate calendars to support the on-time delivery of early creative concepts, global directives, monthly campaigns, new store openings and special projects.
  • Partner with merchandising and in-store marketing leads to develop a deep understanding of in-store needs, execute seasonal campaigns along an established process, translate strategy into operational and resource needs, and ultimately deliver best in class store experience.
  • Manage a consistent process from briefing to execution by connecting teams and ensuring stakeholder participation and accountability at the appropriate stage gate(s).
  • Partner with Global Brand Retail, North America Wholesale Marketing, Retail Creative and Project Management teams on capacity considerations and outsourcing recommendations.
  • Proactively organize priorities from multiple stakeholders, turning strategy into plans of action, managing multiple projects on various levels with different and converging timelines.
  • Actively work to anticipate and dismantle roadblocks, escalating issues to appropriate partners in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with project managers and creative leads to ensure detailed timelines and budgets are within scope.
  • Project manage occasional in-store initiatives, including major milestone planning, quality assurance on briefs, creative development, stakeholder reviews and approvals, and final asset delivery.
Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness, and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5 years
Educational Position Requirements:
A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
What we expect you already know:
  • Progressive retail operations, marketing operations, visual merchandising planning, or project management experience, preferably with a focus on in-store environments in the apparel/footwear industry.
  • Proven self-starter with the tenacity to move ideas into action and ability to work closely with cross functional teams to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Established cross functional leadership with the ability to drive collaboration with partners on all levels to achieve a unified vision, as well as the confidence to establish an independent view and effectively influence others when needed.
  • Solution-oriented mindset with a track record of leading continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations.
  • Demonstrated track record in meeting deadlines, on time and on budget, while driving effective use of resources.
  • Proficiency in retail language and ability to be the bridge between retail leads, Brand managers, and creative partners.
  • Computer/Software Applications: Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office, and working knowledge of Project Management applications (e.g. Wrike), Keynote, Slack.
VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.
What’s in it For You
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 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
We just have one question. Are you in?
Pay Range:

$82,080.00 USD – $123,120.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential:
This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.
Benefits at VF Corporation:

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year’s medical plan rates on

and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our pay ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

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