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VF Corporation Smartwool: Materials Developer (Trim) in Denver, Colorado

Join the Smartwool Family

We make Merino wool socks and apparel to fuel adventures outside. Because we want to help you go far and feel good. As a company, we live by our values, every day: Openness We strive to be more transparent every day. From sharing more about our supply chain to simply letting people know the direction we plan on heading; we want to build and maintain trust with our customers and friends. Advocacy We believe in doing everything we can to sustain and preserve our one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring environment. From building trails to partnering with organizations that protect nature, the Smartwool community wants to help give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of the outdoors. Action We relentlessly pursue our goals. It’s one thing to say something and it’s another to do the thing you say. We want to back our desires with actions that put things in motion. We know that the most difficult problems are always the most rewarding to solve. Inclusivity We believe that the outdoors belongs to no one and, at the same time, to everyone. We believe in being compassionate, actively kind, generous, and accountable to everyone. What’s the good of creating all of this if we can’t share it? Fun-Loving We got into this whole thing (socks, base layers, etc.) because it’s fun to be outside. We hope to never lose sight of the thing that inspired us to create all of this—the joy of being in wild places. We want our gear and culture to inspire joyful, spontaneous, and wild moments in the outdoors for everyone, including ourselves.

Materials Developer (Trim)

How You Will Make A Difference

What you will do:

Manage TRIM DEVELOPMENTS for all product categories

  • Apparel, Accessories, Socks as needed, including special projects and new ideas

  • Commercialization of trims through adoption testing

  • Develop local trims in multiple regions so support shortening lead times and trade agreements (ie: CTPPT / EU)

  • Manage Seasonal & SMU trim requests (old trims in new color palettes)

  • Manage YKK developments à CTT / Combi developments / SMS forecasting

  • Support sustainability efforts (ie: natulon) in redevelopment of all trim items to follow recycled & natural content platform

  • Costing verification of raw materials during Gate process, including confirming bulk costing

  • Manage 100% of Enovia data information for all trims, including tracking certifications & testing as needed

Materials CALENDAR planning for development & supporting SW OPS into bulk

  • Forecast all needs for SMS (ie: Natulon zips)

  • Support OPS / GMS for bulk production forecasting for raw materials Trims

Initiate all Trim LAB DIPS requests / work with Color manager to approve.

  • Support Color approval for all trims & setting NPS for trim for bulk production

  • Associate all trim color in Enovia (from hand-off)

Manage CARE/CONTENT with Global labeling team to develop all care & content labels.

  • Partner with Development manager to ensure compliance on all products.

TREND & Sustainability research for Trims

  • Support on data collection from suppliers for sustainability bench-marking

  • Support sustainability efforts on PACKING materials / poly bag as needed

Create & Maintain TOOLS for Development team

  • Create & maintain seasonal trim board

  • Create TDS (Trim Detail sheet) and build a more robust trim library

  • Create trim /style / color doc prior to hand-off (used as a guide for lab dips, color association and data entry)

  • Create trim / zipper / thread color swatches in Enovia (from hand-off)

  • Maintain where to used guide for zipper pullers, threads and all trim binders

QUALITY Assurance

  • Develop trim testing protocol - develop & implement based on GMS rules & compliance

  • Align with VF quality team on Trim Quality manual and testing

  • Learn Info Center / Sarge to follow trims testing as needed

  • Act as a consult for quality issues

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.

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?

Salary Range:

$64,000.00 USD - $96,000.00 USD annually

Annual Incentive Eligibility :

This position is eligible to participate in VF's Annual Incentive Plan. Incentive Plan awards are contingent upon (1) achievement of your individual objectives and (2) VF achieving its' Corporate and business level financial objectives.

Long Term Incentive Eligibility :

This position is not eligible for long term incentive.

Benefits at VF :

You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.

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.