HINRICH SCHOLARSHIPRMIT University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Master of Global Trade, Class of 2022
Co-sponsor: VF Asia
CURRENT EMPLOYMENTDeveloper, Sourcing Development, Equipment & Packs
VF Asia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
“The RMIT University Master of Global Trade is an ideal program to equip myself to become successful in my career and contribute meaningfully in a leadership capacity to my organization.”
Phuong is a Developer on the Sourcing Development, Equipment & Packs team at VF Asia, a subsidiary of VF Corp. VF Corp is a Fortune 250 company with more than 120 years of experience in the footwear and apparel industry supplying more than 30 global brands, including The North Face, Timberland, Bulwark and Dickies. Phuong serves as the link between all parties involved in the pre-production development process for the Vans Footwear team. She also manages the brand development calendar and troubleshoots issues within the production process.
When she first joined VF Asia, Phuong worked as a Product Development Support Coordinator. Prior to VF, she worked as a Footwear Developer at Tae Kwang Vina Industrial managing new product development projects.
She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Business English in 2014 and Marketing in 2017 from the University of Finance and Marketing in Vietnam. With the support of a Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship, Phuong earned her Master of Global Trade from RMIT University in 2022.
With the 4.0 industrial revolution, the global economy has been changing swiftly. International trade plays a major role in creating a borderless global market with ecommerce and fast delivery.
The global trade sector requires a solid understanding of operations and management skill sets with the ability to be flexible, adaptive and agile. Fortunately, the RMIT University Master of Global Trade is an ideal program to equip myself to become successful in my career and contribute meaningfully in a leadership capacity to my organization.
The Hinrich Foundation’s pathway of aspire, learn, grow and lead is very exciting. Nowadays, businesses, economies and marketplaces around the world are interconnected and more interdependent than ever before. The knowledge, skills and network from the MGT program will develop my critical and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills, as well as provide me with an international perspective.
This will sustain my growth towards becoming a global trade leader, which aligns with my organization’s strategy. I am strongly connected with the VF purpose: “We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet.” To live and to work with this shared commitment and ambition sharpens our focus and informs our decisions properly.
The MGT is an excellent place to build a professional business network.
The program also creates an environment where I can develop and demonstrate independent and collaborative research capability. I can present solutions to complex problems by applying efficiently a range of appropriate techniques and knowledge I will learn from the program.