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VF Associate Profile: Tailor Made to Find Solutions

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VF Associate Profile: Tailor Made to Find Solutions

August 18, 2017

Chloe Wong, Senior Director of Vans® and Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain, has been an integral part of VF for nearly a decade. From leading the implementation of SAP across brands to building the Retail Supply Chain function in Asia, Chloe’s knack for problem solving and keen focus on understanding each business unit’s unique challenges has helped strengthen the supply chain functions of more than 10 VF brands in the region. 

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Favorite Product: Vans Slip-On Shoes in
white because they are great for travel and
match everything!

Family Life: Chloe spends much of her free
time with her husband Kevin, her family and
12-year-old Jack Russell, Boogie.

Childhood Dream: As a kid, Chloe wanted to
be a veterinarian.

Who is your biggest career inspiration?

My mother has always inspired me. She worked as a tailor during my childhood, and being a tailor requires making and personalizing clothing for each person. No customer ever brings the same article of clothing to be altered twice – each request is a unique challenge to overcome.

From early on, my mom’s work as a tailor motivated me to enroll in fashion courses at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, which led me to various roles within the apparel and footwear industries, and most recently, my position at VF Asia. At VF, I’ve had the opportunity to work across 10 brands.

What is your advice for navigating brand challenges?

Over the course of my career, I’ve developed a philosophy for answering brand challenges: spend time creatively thinking outside the box. With time, attention and teamwork, our associates can develop more agile solutions that create a lasting impact for our brands.

How do you drive results in your current role?

As a Supply Chain leader, I need the whole team’s support and commitment to drive our initiatives. By listening to each associate’s concerns, we can cater more personalized solutions. This investment ensures we’ll achieve a level of teamwork and inclusiveness that drives results.