VF Corporation USA
Featuring Ron Lawrence, VP of Organization Development, on fostering leaders to fuel growth.
Retailer VF Corporation struggles with a problem most retailers would readily accept: having doubled their revenues in eight years, they have a voracious need for quality leadership. They need to fill the positions of retiring senior leaders, and strengthen their entire pipeline worldwide to continue fueling their growth.
To meet this need, VP of Global Talent Management Ron Lawrence facilitates a robust talent review process that supports an overall succession management strategy. “So far the result has been really good,” Lawrence says, adding that VF Corporation has eliminated critical leadership gaps. From assessment center experiences that drive development with data, to an off site executive seminar that offers leaders fresh perspectives at other companies like PIXAR and Lucas Films, VF Corporation is a company with many fresh ideas for managing talent in a global world. It’s an innovative strategy that delivers a pipeline of leaders for a growing global business.