VF Corporation Director of Maintenance in Denver, Colorado

Job Description

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products.

We will grow by building leading lifestyle brands that excite consumers around the world

Our One VF culture is perpetually driven — focused on constant innovation. Using deep research and insights, we combine the art and science of apparel to create products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty.

We responsibly manage the industry’s most efficient and complex supply chain, which spans multiple geographies, product categories and distribution channels.

Our goal is to continuously exceed the expectations of our consumers, shareholders and business partners. We help our retail partners win with consistently solid execution and outstanding service. And we continually find ways to improve our performance and generate bottom line results.

Our associates are the engine of our success. They share a deep commitment to diversity — in people and ideas. We conduct business with the highest levels of honesty, integrity and respect for others, and we foster a positive work environment based on creativity, collaboration and congeniality.

These are the things that make us a leader. These are the things that make us VF.

Director of Maintenance: Become the newest Member of the VF Family

The Director of Maintenance is responsible for leadership of the VF Aviation aircraft maintenance function. Is a member of the VF Aviation Leadership Team and collaborates effectively with fellow Leadership Team members on the effective execution of the department’s mission. S/he is responsible for the strategic leadership in the aircraft asset management area for a fleet valued in excess of $100M. The Director of Maintenance reports to the Vice President of Aviation and assists in developing, implementing and administering maintenance policies and procedures to ensure the safe and timely dispatch of VF corporate aircraft. The Director of Maintenance ensures that safe upkeep and operation is the highest priority of the Maintenance department and that a culture of safety exists throughout the Maintenance organization.

How You Will Make a Difference:

Responsible for the hiring, development, training and supervision of all department maintenance personnel to ensure that current and future skills and knowledge are in place to meet or exceed mission expectations. Responsible for all Maintenance expenditures. S/he ensures that accurate maintenance data is captured as required by the VF Aviation Department Flight Operations Manual (FOM). Responsible for the safety, efficiency, timeliness and quality of all maintenance performed on VF aircraft in accordance with the manufacturers’ maintenance inspection program and FAA regulations. Responsible for hiring, goal-setting and performance assessment of Maintenance personnel, as well as supporting individual development plans to ensure that skills and knowledge meet current and future requirements. Identifies maintenance outsourcing needs, approves the selection of Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facilities, maintains close contact with aircraft manufacturers and ensures contract and service requirements are met. Establishes, evaluates, implements and manages all VF Aviation maintenance policies and procedures. Develops short and long range strategic and budgetary plans for managing aircraft maintenance and modification. Leads the preparation of the annual Maintenance department operating and capital budgets. Actively champions the continued development and deployment of the VF Aviation Safety Management System (SMS); Actively promotes a ‘Just Safety Culture’. Ensures that all requirements of the IS-BAO standard are met for the Maintenance department Communicates and collaborates with the Vice President of Aviation and Chief Pilot to ensure a team environment between maintenance and flight crew personnel.

Skills for Success:

Demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

Leadership – Coaches and develops others, leads change, approachable

Business Management – Builds organizational talent, demonstrates entrepreneurship, establishes strategic direction, drives execution, and possesses global acumen.

Interpersonal – Cultivates networks, is a compelling communicator, is a positive influencer, and demonstrates cultural interpersonal effectiveness.

Personal Attributes – Has an executive disposition, demonstrates innovative thinking, has a passion for results.

Education & Licenses

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree highly preferred; Associates degree or equivalent FAR Part 91 maintenance leadership (as determined by the Vice President of Aviation) required.

  • Licenses: FAA Airframe & Power Plant (A&P) license required; Inspection Authorization (I/A) desired.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

Required Attributes:

  • Ten-plus (10+) years of aircraft maintenance experience as an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technician required, with experience working in a corporate aviation environment;

  • Three to five (3-5) years of maintenance leadership experience required;

  • Familiarity with Falcon aircraft along with FAA FAR Part 91 operations;

  • Well-developed skills in developing peer-to-peer relationships;

  • Ability to lead and manage effectively at the executive level.

  • Broad knowledge of the maintenance of corporate aircraft, aircraft systems and troubleshooting.

  • Capable of managing the resolution of simultaneous, complex technical issues across a fleet of multiple aircraft types and bases;

  • Excellent project management skills;

  • Well-developed understanding of Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Well-developed relationships with vendors and OEMs;

  • Experience in effectively managing Maintenance budgets.

Desired Attributes:

  • Completion of aircraft manufacturer’s approved initial training program;

  • Master Technician certification;

  • Masters degree

  • Certified Aviation Manager (CAM)

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.