Manager Marketing Operations
at Kipling in Antwerpen

We are on a mission To live a vibrant and colourful life – go places never been before. Be curious. Dare to live the life we’ve always wanted. That’s our mission. Well, you may say: It’s just bags. Yes, that may be true. But sometimes it’s the simple things that make life easier. Exploring the world with curiosity We empower you to go your own way. That’s why we inject all our creativity and out-of-the-box thinking into developing thoughtful designs with a casual coolness. Simply put, we design bags that inspire mobility and lighten your life. Our success story started in ‘87 in the heart of the fashion capital Antwerp (Belgium) with the iconic crinkled nylon bags. Today Kipling’s well-known bags and accessories are available around the world in 436 stores in 80 countries and can be found in more than 7500 shops including the best department-stores, and Kipling is part of VF Corporation one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Dickies®, Eastpak®, Kipling®, icebreaker®, Napapijri® and many more. ​ Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We believe that when you discover the difference between a career and a calling, you get so much more out of life. When those lines begin to blur, you start to limit yourself much less and start aiming for more. ​ That’s what we want for everyone​ who joins us at VF. And frankly, that’s what it takes to thrive here too.

  • Antwerpen
  • Werkplek: kantoorjob
  • Ervaringsniveau: junior

Kipling Global is looking for an exceptional Global Marketing Operations Manager to join our marketing team based in Antwerp, Belgium.

We’re a global bag and accessories brand on a mission to lighten your day and empower you to live your best life. Our iconic designs are built on more than 30 years of innovation and crafted from lightweight, durable nylon. We combine functionality with effortless style to create timeless and versatile on-the-go essentials that follow you everywhere, every day.

From the city to the beach; the playground to the office – and everywhere in between!

Let’s talk about the role!     

As Global Marketing Operations Manager you will oversee & drive all aspects of Kipling marketing operations and projects, global brand and messaging alignment, GTM & Key Global Initiatives

How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

  • Supporting the Global Marketing GTM and being responsible for the Global marketing calendar by aligning and consolidating regional calendars and marketing plans
  • Managing and monitoring global budget, ensuring PO development and detailed tracking and reporting, while respecting the budget
  • Being the gatekeeper of the Kipling Brand DNA & purpose initiatives
  • Driving the flawless execution & elevation of E-com product shoots & descriptions, B2B & DAM projects
  • Driving the organization of the seasonal lifestyle shoots
  • Improving production efficiencies & KPI’s
  • Improving communication flow and processes among global, regional marketing teams
  • Driving the sustainability communication
  • Fostering an innovative test & learn mentality.
  • Creating an environment of respect & team development 

Skills for Success

To succeed in this role you must proactively organize global content and projects, simplify processes and clearly communicate Global plans and processes to the internal marketing teams and external vendors. With your strong influencing skills, you will get the regional marketing, sales teams, and external vendors to onboard with the global direction. You should have:

  • The ability to organize global projects fast and in precision.
  • The capability to play the role of equalizer. Be solution driven.
  • An understanding of the local and global nuances
  • An expertise in project - and people relationship management
  • A keen interest in digitalization, brand principles and content creation


  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in marketing, Management or Business
  • 5-7+ years of experience of which at least 2 in a global organization
  • Proven experience in:
  • people's management
  • global marketing operations or a related role, strong in process Management (identify, design, and document scalable processes that enable the marketing team to be more effective in their daily work and drive alignment within the department)
  • GTM strategy & campaign planning
  • content (asset) management (lifestyle & product)
  • budget management 
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in the fashion industry is a plus

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.

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do
  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together
  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization
  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives
  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands

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