VF Corporation HR Retail Specialist in Barcelona, Spain
HR Specialist Retail
We are the global company behind some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands, including Lee, Wrangler, Eastpak, The North Face, Kipling, Vans, Timberland and Napapijri. Our products are for the confident, independent and free-thinking; values which we believe are reflected in the people and culture within our organization.
We are looking for a HR Specialist Retail to establish a partnership relationship with the retail side of our business, which consists of around 20 stores and 150 concessions in Spain and Portugal. Working closely with District Managers, store management, concession management, the EMEA HR Retail Community and the country’s HR team, you will help define the retail HR strategy, policies and procedures, set up effective recruitment processes and provide a confidential and efficient HR service to all retail personnel.
Covering all areas of HR, the role will involve:
• Establishing a clear partnership strategy between HR and the Retail, with a constant presence in Store across the country• Defining effective recruitment procedures to ensure we hire excellent, relevant candidates in the most cost effective manner• Ensuring effectiveness of the retail workforce across the whole employee lifecycle, ensuring the proper initiatives are implemented related to induction, performance management, career and succession planning• All aspects of employee relations from, grievances to resolving performance/disciplinary issues to defining exit plans where necessary• Training and developing Store Managers regarding coaching and development• Working with Area and Store Managers to provide customer service/selling skills workshops for all retail staff and establishing suitable working hours to ensure good customer service and security• Participating in EMEA-wide projects for the development and improvement of our HR Retail tool supporting the development of our retail network• Producing reports as and when requested using the HR/Payroll system.
Having worked within a retail HR environment, you will be at ease with staff turnover information and cost centers and will ideally have some line management experience. Good organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure is a prerequisite as is a clean driving license. You will be enthusiastic, with a ‘can do’ approach, happy to take on any challenge that comes your way. Given the variety of people you will be working with you will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Working knowledge of Workday would also be advantageous although not essential.
As well as the opportunity to help shape the Retail HR strategy of a global brand, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package.
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, national origin, uniform services, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work), pregnancy, marital status, or ancestry, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the applicable state or local laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.