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VF Alum Returns to lead Global Product Supply

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VF Alum Returns to lead Global Product Supply

April 26, 2017

Cameron Bailey, Vice President, Global Product Supply in VF’s Global Supply Chain organization, will soon be celebrating his one-year anniversary with VF, but he’s no newcomer to the company.

Bailey

Location: Greensboro, NC

Hobbies: Anything outside, including water
sports, mountain sports, golf and basketball

Favorite VF brands: Lee® and Wrangler®
jeans, The North Face® jackets, Vans® shoes
and Reef® board shorts

He spent 18 years with VF until 2007, when VF sold its Intimates business.

“VF was always a great place to work, so I jumped at the chance to come home,” he said.

Cameron succeeds Tom Nelson, who retired from VF in March after more than 30 years with the company. In this role, Cameron will develop the strategy for the Global Product Supply Chain.

His responsibilities in his new role make him excited to come to work every day.

“I’m a big sports fan – what I do in my job is similar to coaching,” he said. “I like to coach the team, set the plays and help us score points. I enjoy seeing people succeed and achieve results.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Listen and ask questions. I try to make myself a better listener every day. You have to make sure you’re keeping that door open to conversation because different cultures approach problem solving and strategy setting in different ways. You don’t know what you don’t know, so you can’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions and get guidance along the way.

How do you navigate a global company like VF?

Open mindedness. I try to create an approachable environment where people can speak to me no matter where they’re from or what their approach may be. You have to make sure you’re keeping the door open to make a safe place for people to share their ideas.

What is your favorite country that you’ve worked in with VF?

VF has afforded me the ability to live and work in Asia, Central America and Mexico. I’d have to say that living and working in Mexico was my favorite thus far, but I may be biased because I was there the longest. I really enjoyed the area and culture.

What are you most looking forward to in your second time around with VF?

I’m looking forward to building on VF’s 2021 strategic growth plan and building upon the foundation in Supply Chain to support the businesses and the brands. I’m also excited about the role technology will play throughout our company, from developing design concepts to getting product into consumers’ hands.