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Uyen Nguyen VFC MGT 21

Uyen Nguyen




RMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2021
Co-sponsor: VF Corporation


Manager, Global Material Supply
VF Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

“I thank the Hinrich Foundation for the opportunity to expand my knowledge, sharpen my skills and advance my career in the global supply chain.”

Alumni background

Joining VF Corporation - an apparel and footwear company with a diverse portfolio of iconic outdoor and active lifestyle brands including The North Face, Lee jeans, Vans and Jansport - in 2021 as an Assistant Manager, Uyen leads the Global Materials Supply trims production and planning team, servicing all brands and products sourced through Asia and European Sourcing Offices. She was then promoted and currently is working as Manager for Global Material Supply for the firm. In this role, she oversees quality, compliance, and regulatory aspects with third-party manufacturers.

Prior to VF, Uyen worked for French sporting goods retailer Decathlon as a Supply Production Leader and Planner.

Uyen earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014. She then completed her Master of Global Trade degree from RMIT University through the Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship Program in 2021.

Personal statement

Thanks to joining the “Supply chain camp” sponsored by Decathlon, I recognized that it is my passion to supply the right product, at the right time, at the best price. After finishing the camp with excellent results, I was offered the opportunity to work there and explore supply chains further.

Being inspired by Timberland’s dedication to a better product, stronger community and a greener world, I made the move to work as a Production Planner at Timberland Footwear, part of the VF Corporation in Vietnam. I share the same purpose with VF, which goes, “We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet”.

The supply sector has strong impacts on society and the environment, and this requires us to be more conscious about sustainable growth. The Master of Global Trade is where I can find the answers to my questions about how to adapt and transform supply chain management in order to create sustainable growth in global supply chains.  

The program is a perfect opportunity for me to expand my knowledge, sharpen my skills and advance my career in the global supply chain. This course not only offers the applicable knowledge, but also helps me create a network of fellow professionals in different industries. My passion for the global supply chain has become more obvious than ever after studying the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which urges me to enrich my knowledge in global trade.

I am convinced that I can be of value to the program and will contribute meaningfully to the organization and society, now and in the future.