VF Corporation Director, HR Business Partner Jeanswear - EMEA in Bornem, Belgium

Job Description

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Organization relationship:

The Director, HRBP JW has regular and on-going interaction with multiple internal stakeholders. Internal stakeholders include other HR Business Partners, HR centers of excellence (Talent Development - Learning and Development, Talent Management - Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, etc.), HR Operations, other functional leaders (e.g. Legal, Procurement, Finance, Information Technology, etc.) and Brand/Functional Leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

Translating business strategy into people strategy

Business Confidante to sr. leadership act as advisor on HR and business issue and impacts

Recommend and execute organizational design, people strategies, and effectiveness to support business growth and regional needs

Define and implement all aspects of HR strategies and drives HR initiatives in line with Brand objectives

Keeping Leaders updated on HR/people initiatives

Talent Acquisition

Understanding the talent needs of the business and identifying talent issues before they impact the business

Communicating business needs to our current COE’s for deliverables

People development/Training

Developing the next generation of leaders

Engage the line to develop people and support the Line Managers in managing their team career development by educating managers on career paths, coaching and performance management

Communicating business needs to our current COE’s for deliverables and "approve" on the final choice

Talent Management

Facilitate Talent Management practices, such as the talent identification process and succession planning & talent development

Ensure the correct roll out of the performance management process for the assigned Brand, which includes setting objectives, appraisals, and salary re-views...

Drive the performance management and development process to ensure employees level of performance and capabilities meet current and future standards

Lead and drive culture and change management. In particular, contribute to ensure flawless execution of performance improvement plans to address gaps in performance from diagnostics and/or major change projects and report on progress

Organization assessment and design

Identify & work together with Brand Leaders on the best organization structure and employees to support the business growth within the HQ and in the countries.

Challenge the shape and structure of functions based on internal / external benchmarking and networking to ensure efficiency

Facilitate the implementation of organizational development, support and facilitate re-structure needs as appropriate for the Brand

Workforce planning

Responsible for long term workforce planning and for his execution partnering with the Recruitment team

Manage and ensure that all remuneration strategies for all employees are correctly implemented and followed-up in order to guarantee the correct application of all compensation and benefits related procedures and policies

Organization effectiveness

Engage and build effective working relationships and communication channels within the business, HR community

Coaching and business partnering to the functional business leaders

Communicating organizational culture to employees

Leverage relationships with external institutions / suppliers to access top local talent

Drive active engagement with key stakeholders


  • Master degree in HR preferred; other Masters or Bachelors (law, psychology...) with relevant experience will be considered

  • A minimum experience of 5 years in a HR Manager role, preferably in a multinational dynamic organization

  • Acumen of international matrix organization and business acumen

  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing environments.

  • Strong people management skills

  • Strong in gaining trust/commitment and building/maintaining relationships

  • Strong knowledge and some practical experience of social & labor legislation required

  • Structured approach, good planning & organization skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Sense of confidentiality

  • Team Player

  • Proficiency in written and spoken Dutch and English required


  • Business acumen

  • Organizational acumen

  • Talent Management acumen

    • Leveraging Networks
  • Data Judgment


  • Position is based in Bornem, Belgium

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

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.