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VF Corporation Icebreaker, Manager In Training, (Chicago Touchlab, IB008, Chicago, IL) in Chicago, Illinois

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Principal Accountabilities:

Under broad supervision:* Support the daily operations of retail stores* Perform a variety of routine and non-routine assignments* Assist with merchandising, buying, pricing, and marketing assignments

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education; Associate’s degree preferred* Three to five years of experience preferred

Knowledge & Application:

  • Requires technical know-how and broad understanding of the subject area* Requires understanding of many different and unrelated processes and methods* Includes the assessment of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting data* May require vocational qualifications and role holder may be working toward a professional qualification

Problem Solving:

  • Encounter problems which are varied but similar * Requires some fact finding in order to fully understand the issue and consider the most appropriate response * Responses will be drawn from pre-established solutions from which the role holder will need to select the most appropriate * Guided by defined and documented process although may occasionally be expected to adapt solutions for specific situations


  • Conveys and exchanges basic technical or factual information with colleagues/clients/customers * May require the initiation of contacts to resolve and discuss mutual problems or collaboration on procedures or transactions* Audience is typically knowledgeable about the subject matter* Written responses are presented in a variety of formats* Requires awareness of cultural differences and adapts style accordingly


  • Impact varies between immediate and short term (less than one year)* Activities limited to weekly/monthly planning* Scope of impact will be at the department or team level* Results impact the immediate work area, although in customer facing roles may impact the department


  • Accountable for quality and timeliness of own deliverables* May be responsible for up-skilling new starters* Financial accountability will be confined to awareness and management of cost in relation to own work* Performance measured against predefined annual objectives

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.