Under Armour

Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 17, 2019
Full time
Summary Under Armour is looking for a Principal to join the North America Strategy organization. This position will focus on driving and managing all aspects of UA's Licensed and Accessories business, serving as a key liaison between the Brand and partners, ensuring revenue and royalty targets are achieved and serving as a key contributor to strategizing, planning and delivering future growth, as well as representing the Accessories category at key go-to-market meetings and sell-ins. This role will be tasked with providing internal and external leadership- helping identify, define and target growth opportunities in both new and existing business lines and will help ensure Under Armour products are powerfully positioned in the market to drive sales and compelling storytelling for the brand. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Deliver revenue, and in partnership with licensees, royalty targets aligned with annual operating plan and five year planning cycle. Analyze competitive landscape and user segmentation to develop a strong product roadmap to introduce new Brand-right product opportunities. Drive licensing-specific strategy for North America in partnership with Global Product, Global and Regional Merchandising, Regional Account Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Sales. Drive increased sales and sell-thru in targeted sales channels and product categories by partnering with global accessories teams and licensees to align strategies and assortments with account needs, creating "test-and-roll" opportunities, partnering with the NA sales team and accounts to secure incremental floor space (PDQs, Aisle Fixtures, End Caps), and supporting other business growth initiatives as appropriate. Participate as a key stakeholder in the 5-year strategic planning as part of the Corporate 5YP planning process and calendar, as well as the Annual Operating Plan. Own target setting, the numbers associated with each and deliver the results. Analyze forecasts and POS-sales to use data driven insights to identify white space either within existing retailers or with new partners. Measure the ROI of accessories or licensing-specific initiatives to shape the strategy for future seasons. Liaise with Global Accessories and Licensing teams to keep them abreast of North America POS selling and strategy. Scope and communicate go-to-market calendar, promotional cadence, launch calendar, segmentation and other information to internal and external partners. Ensure licensees are key stakeholders in the formulation and execution of strategies. Partner closely with VP NA Sales, VP Accessories & Licensing to drive alignment and leverage opportunities across North America. Coordinate Quarterly Business Review meetings with licensees so that they can provide an update on wholesale performance and strategy. Identify risks and opportunities in their revenue plan. Partner with licensees to develop a strategic plan and follow-through on any action items coming out of QBR. Attend licensee key account meetings to support their sell-ins and offer the Brand POV. Equip licensees with strategies, assets & templates to incorporate in their account-facing presentations to further their synergy with our Brand. Drive new account approval process for licensees, ensuring new distribution aligns with our strategy and is Brand-right. Amend the contracts as necessary to adjust minimum royalty guarantees accordingly. Education, Experience, Attributes 12+ years sales experience in digital and/or brick-and-mortar retail. Data analysis experience and proven ability to distill data from sales reports, business trends and various sources to isolate key insights and drive an action plan Financial planning experience. Ability to apply business assumptions to set financial plans based on understand of sales landscape. Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency. A fit with UA's cultural values. Serves as an owner of his/her business. Bachelor's degree required. MBA preferred.
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 17, 2019
Full time
Under Armour is seeking a Lead, Channel Merchandising to join a passionate and results-oriented wholesale merchandising team. As a Lead, this individual will be responsible for anticipating account needs, understanding the market landscape, and building an assortment and segmentation strategy for channel growth. A successful Lead will work in partnership with Category Merchandising, Sales, Planning, Marketing and VM to ensure complete execution of our GTM strategy. What does Under Armour give me? Ownership. Own your position. Innovation. Never hear again, "this is how we've always done it." Responsibility. Your position makes an impact, every day. Challenges. We are a high growth, high energy company. What will I do at under Armour? Define the product assortment strategy for the Sport Specialty Channel (Foot Locker, Finish Line/JD Sports, Champs, Hibbett and KFL). Define customer needs to create powerful merchandising plans that drive sales and support the brand. Identify the optimal product mix (Right product, Right place, Right price & Right time) working to maximize potential for revenue and profit. Align and partner with Category Merchandising to drive big stories. Act as liaison and business partner with Sales, Planning, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising to ensure UA shows up strong in market and maximizes profitability. Foster positive relationships with accounts gaining their feedback and insight as to product needs and consumer reactions to product assortments and items. Consolidate feedback from accounts and market, both qualitative and quantitative, into actionable follow-up for Category Merchandising teams. Analyze sales trends and competitive landscape and make recommendations for strategic action. Regularly visit and Understand local markets to develop expertise in consumer purchase behavior. What does Under Armour need from me? Proven ability to identify consumer trends, recap findings and communicate findings to cross functional partners 5+ years merchandising experience with a top 100 multi-channel retailer. Proven ability to grow category sales via merchandising and assortment optimization efforts. Proven quantitative capabilities with the ability to assess data, identify trends & define actions to drive results. Inquisitive approach to learning and ability to problem solving. Proactive, high energy, self-starter with ability to drive results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment Proven ability and leadership skills in prior roles to effectively work in a cross-functional environment to deliver compelling product presentations. Proven ability to contribute to visioning and idea generation. Strong communication skills - written and verbal. Demonstrates ability to establish an independent view while effectively collaborating in decision-making forums. Experience interacting with national wholesale accounts preferred. A strong interest in sports and fitness which will translate into authenticity and company connection. Strong foundation in retail math. Bachelor's degree required (preferred focus in areas such as Business, Merchandising, or Marketing) What else do I get? Comprehensive Benefits Program Amazing company culture and team environment Guard rails to work between, NOT a BOX. Opportunity to help make history with a proven industry leader
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 17, 2019
Full time
SUMMARY: Under Armour is looking for a qualified, driven Disbursement Associate. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour continues to impact the business like no other company has. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: •Responsible for the daily processing, and release of disbursements made via Reval (Treasury Workstation), SAP and the banking portals according to set policies and procedures. •Reviews all wire requests to ensure accuracy before being processed. •Enters and validates vendor bank instructions for wire transfers in Reval. •Leads disbursement related research and responds to Accounting or other departments that have requested assistance. •Develop and maintain weekly cash forecasts and collaborates with Global Treasury. •Responsible for reconciling A/P general ledger accounts and timely processing of manual A/P disbursement activity in SAP •Subject matter expert of P2P processes and systems with the goal to understand each business unit and any challenges they have with managing operations and P2P activity •Collaboration with Global P2P KPI's and metrics in order to identify additional opportunities for continuous improvement •Analyze and identify improvement process opportunities •Provide the necessary data and reports to enable management decisions within the department and business units they support. This includes creation and distribution of department metrics and creation of Ad Hoc reports as needed •Collaborate with management in analyzing and implementing relevant strategies and policies to drive towards more business value •Partner with UA teammates to quickly resolve issues and to facilitate education of P2P processes •Support Continuous Improvement projects and process design •Establish, develop and maintain effective cross functional working relationships to ensure an integrated contribution to the company's corporate objectives •Performs other duties as required to support Accounting Department QUALIFICATIONS: •Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Strong organizational skills, must be detail oriented •Ability to multi-task •Ability to follow up on pending issues and meet deadlines EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: •Candidate must have 3-4 years accounts payable, disbursements or general accounting experience. Proficient skills using various bank web-based systems is required. Knowledge of payment recording processes to facilitate the resolution of discrepancies preferred. COMPUTER SKILLS: •SAP and Aribaexperience preferred or other equivalent system experience. Proficient in Excel.
Under Armour Austin, TX, USA
Aug 16, 2019
Full time
Come join Under Armour and create software to power the future of connected fitness. We're serious about individual growth and athlete achievement, and we'd like you to join us to build real products that will help millions of people improve their lives through better health & fitness. You will learn, grow, and play in an environment that focuses on results and delivery, all backed by one of the strongest consumer brands in history. We're looking to add a new lead backend engineer to our Foundational Services organization, which powers an ecosystem of over 200M athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and people pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In this role, you will build services, tools, and libraries that enable innovations in our suite of applications that span web, wearable devices, and mobile including MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness. You should apply for this role if you: Want to make a real-world impact Are ready to take ownership and responsibility for your work Are interested in growing as both an engineer and a teammate Like learning new programming languages Help other teammates grow through mentorship and coaching Enjoy designing and building large scale distributed systems while delivering incremental value over the course of the project Have a solid understanding of both computer science fundamentals and what it takes to build internet-scale applications. You likely have a degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent real-world experience. Knowledge of design patterns and software engineering best practices Have experience working at scale utilizing microservices architectures Experience with Java High volume Message Queues such as Kafka Familiarity with AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
Under Armour Austin, TX, USA
Aug 16, 2019
Full time
Software Engineer Come join Under Armour and create software to power the future of connected fitness. We're serious about individual growth and athlete achievement, and we'd like you to join us to build real products that will help millions of people improve their lives through better health & fitness. You will learn, grow, and play in an environment that focuses on results and delivery, all backed by one of the strongest consumer brands in history. We're looking to add a new Software Engineer to our Foundational Services organization, which powers an ecosystem of over 200M athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and people pursuing a healthy lifestyle. In this role, you will build services, tools, and libraries that enable innovations in our suite of applications that span web, wearable devices, and mobile including MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness. You should apply for this role if you: Want to make a real-world impact Are ready to take ownership and responsibility for your work Are interested in growing as both an engineer and a teammate Like learning new programming languages Have a solid understanding of both computer science fundamentals and what it takes to build internet-scale applications. You likely have a degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent real-world experience. Knowledge of design patterns and software engineering best practices Have experience with microservices architectures Experience with Java High volume Message Queues such as Kafka Familiarity with AWS and/or other cloud computing platforms Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes
Under Armour San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 15, 2019
Full time
We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our team. You will get opportunities to translate real world problems into quantitative language, find or create algorithms to solve those problems, and implement them in code. We encourage creative solutions and strive to maintain rigorous scientific and engineering standards. You will be working on full data science pipeline, bringing solutions from research to production. Requirements: MS/Ph.D. in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other quantitative disciplines with a focus on statistical modeling, artificial intelligence, and mathematical algorithms Experience with one or more of the following: Natural Language Processing, text understanding, pattern recognition, recommendation systems, targeting systems, ranking systems or similar. 3-5 years of industry experience with machine learning Ability to apply data science to real-world problems, capable of breaking down complex problems into key components where data science and AI can be utilized Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable team player In-depth knowledge of Statistics/Probability/Machine learning Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data, and ability to present this data to others with different levels of expertise Strong written and verbal communication skills Passion for problem solving Responsibilities: Analyze various data sets and build sophisticated machine learning models Design and optimize algorithms to achieve the best solutions Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends Help build us next generation data science solutions
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 14, 2019
Full time
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the VP, Global Merchandising COE, this role will be part of the Global Merchandising team and partner & collaborate with Merchants, Merch Planners, & Strategist for multiple Categories in addition to key members of Product Innovation & Development teams. The Sr. Lead, COE Strategist will be given a unique opportunity to drive analysis on consumer insights, macro trends, competitive landscape, and market share to inform portfolio Merchandising strategies as well as business case analysis for strategic shifts. Additionally, the Sr. Lead, COE Strategist will drive and execute the Strategic Long-Range Innovation CPO Process - ensuring that Innovations are effectively managed in the Marketplace to ensure maximum return. Finally, this role will partner with Corporate Strategy, other Group Category Strategy Leads, and Regional Strategy to refine and execute the overall Under Armour strategy. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned): Strategic Long-Range Innovation CPO Process: Lead & drive the Long Range Innovation strategic process for the Global Product Organization as the defined project manager responsible creating and coordinating an on-going process to balance often competing Category, revenue and Brand short-term & long-term priorities in partnership with Global Categories, Innovation, Design, Commercialization and Finance Leadership Innvation Roadmaps & Overviews: Develp/refine the tools to enable Executive Triad decision-making and provide transparency to Category & cross-functional executives to monitor status of Innovations over time. Prcess OPEX: Develp & implement tools/disciplined process that provides Category teammates a platform to inform/influence long range & closer-in Innovation strategies that aligns with Innovation Gate meetings Analysis: Perfrm on-going analytics on the CPO Innovation strategy and process to assess potential opportunities & challenges and make recommendations for solutions 5 Year Strategic Portfolio Merchandising Process: Create, own and manage the 5 Year Planning Process that helps drive the long-term strategic Merchandising priorities for the Global Product Organization. Responsibilities include partnering with key leaders across the Categories, Innovation & Marketing to create a Cross-Category 5YP overview as well as assist in the development of their 5-year annual business plans. Project management is critical to the success of this process as you will be responsible for managing complex calendars, facilitation of key meetings and communication to drive key strategic investment decisions based on these plans to ultimately support our long-range plans. Provide strong problem-solving leadership related to shaping strategic focus and operational execution Lead and project manage cross-functional initiatives for the COE org from end-to-end. Drive integration and assist with development and implementation of an effective operating rhythm Maintain strong organizational awareness, coupled with knowledge of business priorities, anticipate seeing around corners Develop executive communications by synthesizing complex information into compelling presentations to educated and empower senior leadership to drive strategic decisions. QUALIFICATIONS: Creative and strategic thinker Detail Oriented Excellent project management skills Strong analytical skills Strong writing and communication skills Good presentation skills Deck building Presentatin delivery Team focused Action oriented player who is comfortable driving projects independently, with senior guidance Work under pressure quickly, effectively and efficiently High relationship ability (able to understand and relate to different teammate audiences across the Company, at all levels - both very senior and junior) EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: B.A required Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) as well as comparable Apple equivalents
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 13, 2019
Full time
Summary Under Armour needs a product expert in the Outerwear category to take the lead. The Sr. Product Line Manager will be given a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing brand and be the driver in this growing category. Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates. You will play a key role in the product line management process and can make an instant impact to the business. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Build and manage the Outerwear business from concept to commercialization across all categories of business. Define and communicate product requirements and manage the development process by translating user testing, sales and customer support feedback into feature/function requirements Create and communicate product vision for ongoing releases and new product opportunities for cross-category Outerwear. Partner with Design, Development, Sales,Marketing, and other categories to bring product to market Mentor / Manage and grow your team. Supervisory Responsibilities APLM Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following Competencies : Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Teamwork - Balances team and individual Responsibilities ; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Strong presentation, time management, collaboration and influencing skills Team Player Attitude Education and/or Experience Bachelor's Degree 8+ years of related work experience Experience developing pricing strategies and an assortment mix in Technical Outerwear that supports the Brand positioning
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
Summary Under Armour needs an expert planning leader in the North America Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Retail Division.The DTC Planning Director has a uniquely exciting opportunity to strategically lead at scale within a fast growing brand and division. Passion, desire, integrity and a commitment to delivering results are all traits we look for in our teammates. You will play a critical strategic thought leadership role within the financial and inventory planning processes for our retail stores as well as within our overall omni-channel strategy and roadmap. It's a unique opportunity to make an instant impact to the business; additionally you will be responsible for the continued development of our teammates as well as driving enhanced processes, acting as a key strategic thought leader that enables our total North America Direct-to-Consumer planning organization to continue to be a global leader in planning for UA. As such, you will routinely engage and partner with our Finance, Merchandising, Visual, Store Operations, and Store Leadership teams as well as senior DTC leadership amongst others here at UA to drive and deliver on our strategic business goals. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Lead on all components of the retail Open-to-buy for select DTC sub-channels to deliver on sales, margin, and inventory targets thru a multi-tiered, multi-dimensional planning organization Refine and develop end-to-end inventory management strategies that support pre-season financial and inventory alignment along with optimal in-season execution to deliver on all business KPIs that enable delivery on total regional inventory goals Partner with key cross-functional leaders through the corporate Go-To-Market (GTM) process to ensure Direct-to-Consumer alignment with key corporate strategies & initiatives; represent the DTC planning POV in all key reconciliation touchpoints. Participate in the evolution of omni-channel planning for UA to help design highly dynamic, scalable processes that provide enhanced inventory productivity and efficiency while maximizing sales and margin Develop and lead a high-functioning, high-talented planning team to ensure continued individual development and career progression in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment Supervisory Responsibilities Act as a key thought leader on the North America Direct To Consumer (DTC) Planning and Inventory Team to ensure optimal performance through training and development, inspired teamwork, routine recognition of success, and strategic development of bench strength that results in future leaders of the larger global planning organization. Competencies Consistently produces results at the functional team level Accuntable for their own execution, and that of their team Can cmplete a project with minimal direction Inspires cnfidence from their achievements that they will deliver. Done! Done! Done! Management: Hires and helps develop highly capable teammates Mentrs and coaches teammates through motivation, an approachable style, and walking the talk themselves Cmmunicates effectively Creates an apprpriate sense of urgency as needed Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the Company Lives fr the Company values in their everyday interactions Cmmits time and energy to the success of the Company Psitively represents UA outside of the Company Acts as a key leader in implementing the strategic plan that creates a unique advantage for UA in the marketplace Leads and drives prjects and processes that have significant impact for their business Develps and proposes ideas that support the achievement of UA strategies Analyzes and challenges wrk methods to determine process improvement and better results Understands hw their function fits into the Company objectives Has Senior Leadership's as well as their team's and peer's trust Delivers what is prmised Practive thinker who pushes for what is best for the functional team Is included in critical decisins as it pertains to their functions Prvides thinking that is valuable to the organization Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 8 -10+ years of related work experience desired with emphasis on both forecasting as well as inventory management preferably within a variety of retail environments inclusive of Omni-Channel specific experience; a demonstrated track record of progression with the ability to handle scale and expanded scope/complexity inclusive of people development is also critical. 3 -5+ years proven experience working within a forecasting system such as APO, Logility, Just Enough, JDA, or 7th Online -preferably supporting an Ecommerce/Retail/Omni-channel business Ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize resources effectively and drive themselves and their team for results in a fast paced, growth environment Strong knowledge and demonstrated track record of proven thought leadership, strategy development, and independent problem solving especially within business critical issues Established ability to build and maintain effective working relationships to drive collaboration, teamwork and business results; Proven ability to engage and influence at all levels in a fast paced, rapid growth environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor message to all levels in the business Demonstrated track record of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including advanced Excel skills to facilitate data analysis and critical problem solving as well as SAP/Business Intelligence Reporting Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree or related work experience. Minimum 10 years of planning, buying, and/or inventory management experience at an elevated level with demonstrated progression in the scope of role inclusive of functional scope and people management responsibility Must have a proven track record of building, developing, managing and inspiring a highly functioning team
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 12, 2019
Full time
SUMMARY: The Outdoor and Sport Style Planner II will own and lead the merchandise planning function on behalf of Category teams. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing brand and be the driver in this category. Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates. You will play a key role in the creation of the Category Merchandise Plan at the style level and the modeling of major product decisions (e.g. segmentation, exclusivity, markdowns, price strategy, etc.). ESSENTIAL DUTIES : Create top line and divisional sales, demand and SKU targets Execute and collaborate on a strategic vision for the line architecture for the category Forecast category demand globally, regionally and as needed by channel for seasonal and long range plans Set guardrails on size, growth, and inventory composition with regions Review/analyze complex historical data/ trends to optimize future forecasts and to inform strategies and action plans Assess and report on category sell-in and sell-through performance Work closely with the Category Merchant and GM, Regional Merchandise Planners, and Planning Center of Excellence Manage deliverables in accordance with the planning calendar QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership skills to provide a point of view to teammates and execute on Planning and Merchant vision Very strong analytical skills to collect, process and interpret data to influence product strategies and plans Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross-functional stakeholders and influence key decisions Ability to analyze complex quantitative data Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies Track record of hitting project timelines Attention to detail, strong problem solving and analytical skills Strong aptitude with retail math and forecasting methodology Excel skills and data management skills are imperative Excellent partnership, collaboration, and presentation skills. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree or related experience 4-6 years merchandise planning/ store planning, inventory or other business planning experience
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 11, 2019
Full time
SUMMARY: The Outdoor and Run Planner II will own and lead the merchandise planning function on behalf of Category teams. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing brand and be the driver in this category. Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates. You will play a key role in the creation of the Category Merchandise Plan at the style level and the modeling of major product decisions (e.g. segmentation, exclusivity, markdowns, price strategy, etc.). ESSENTIAL DUTIES : Create top line and divisional sales, demand and SKU targets Execute and collaborate on a strategic vision for the line architecture for the category Forecast category demand globally, regionally and as needed by channel for seasonal and long range plans Set guardrails on size, growth, and inventory composition with regions Review/analyze complex historical data/ trends to optimize future forecasts and to inform strategies and action plans Assess and report on category sell-in and sell-through performance Work closely with the Category Merchant and GM, Regional Merchandise Planners, and Planning Center of Excellence Manage deliverables in accordance with the planning calendar QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership skills to provide a point of view to teammates and execute on Planning and Merchant vision Very strong analytical skills to collect, process and interpret data to influence product strategies and plans Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross-functional stakeholders and influence key decisions Ability to analyze complex quantitative data Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies Track record of hitting project timelines Attention to detail, strong problem solving and analytical skills Strong aptitude with retail math and forecasting methodology Excel skills and data management skills are imperative Excellent partnership, collaboration, and presentation skills. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree or related experience 4-6 years merchandise planning/ store planning, inventory or other business planning experience
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 10, 2019
Full time
GENERAL SUMMARY Under Armour is searching for an individual who will be responsible for providing support to the Global Retail Program Management Office with specific focus on the daily operations of the communication platform published by Global Retail to regional teams and partners. Keeping in mind Under Armour's diverse and global workforce, you'll collaborate across departments to develop and maintain regular updates and vetting opportunities for innovation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Manage content information with the ability to think quickly and make good business decisions under tight timelines Implement Security: responsible for securing company files by creating security groups, allowing access to specific employees or departments, as well as setting permissions for editing abilities. Propose changes to make the platform more effective and promote organization of files, better usability functions or layout Build relationships with business partners in visual merchandising, store design and development, operations and other corporate functions Educate new users in how to use this platform. This includes creating manuals and designing in-person trainings, and being available for questions Ensure stakeholder business objectives are met Think creatively and focus on continuous improvement as it pertains to communication tools, communication and service levels to the organization Relationship Building Meet regularly with business partners to understand goals, uncover opportunities and manage upcoming needs Build relationships cross-brand, cross-channel and cross-function to uncover and share best practices Share skills and experiences with other team members to enhance team-based learning opportunities Contributes to overall team goals through effective communication, a positive attitude and team collaboration REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge, skills & abilities Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail Creative communications counselor with strong influencing skills; able to work independently and maintain partnerships cross-functionally and across leaders and business partners, to achieve objectives and deliver on deadlines Ability to support business partners in creating and executing comprehensive communication plans Ability to support/manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing as required Flexibility to manage competing priorities and shift focus as determined by changing needs of the business Ability to deal with ambiguous situations and act quickly and decisively Experience in project management Minimum education & experience Bachelor's degree & 1-3 years of experience working in a systems-focused environment Sharepoint experience is a plus
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 05, 2019
Full time
Summary The Lead, Digital Performance Marketing drives overall Under Armour North American digital marketing strategy, planning, budgeting and execution. This position will also support North American budgeting and special projects within the Consumer Engagement Team. What will you do? Lead the development and execution of marketing strategies across all digital channels, including (but not limited to) SEM, SEO, Email, Affiliate, Display, Retargeting, and Paid Social. Develop and maintain budget forecasts across multiple regions, media allocation, trend analysis, and optimizations. Manage programs within acceptable levels of advertising spend, contribution and customer long-term value. Create actionable reporting around key program trends and KPIs. Responsible for communication of campaign details, rationale, and implementation across agency partners, key internal stakeholders. Manage and maintain the North American digital performance marketing calendar focusing on key dates relating to content/stories, product drops, promotions, sporting events, and holidays. Have a deep understanding of the digital marketing space as it relates to direct response and the ability to drive traffic to a retail website. Develop processes that help streamline workflow and time management. Conduct research and competitive benchmarking. Use this data to suggest new media/marketing opportunities that could augment the existing marketing portfolio. Deploy tests and provide backend analysis and recommendations after testing to continuously improve the customer experience and grow sales and contribution. Develop strong relationships across ecommerce, wholesale and other departments to facilitate integrated marketing strategies and knowledge sharing. What do you need? GET IT DONE - ACCOUNTABILITY - Takes responsibility and ownership for own tasks, decisions, and outcomes. Delivers consistent results and hits deadlines within the scope of own role. FIND A BETTER WAY - CREATIVITY & INNOVATION - Demonstrates curiosity by asking questions about current practices and suggesting potential changes. Generates new ideas in team settings. WIN TOGETHER - COLLABORATION - Acknowledges own role and how it contributes to the common goals of the team. Builds trusting relationships with Teammates and works with others in alignment with team goals. THINK GLOBALLY - GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - Demonstrates understanding of local cultural practices. Displays interest in and appreciation for global perspectives. May apply cultural understanding to support other Teammates in global business interactions. MAP THE FUTURE - STRATEGIC VISIONING - Applies understanding of internal and external challenges to contribute to the team's vision for the future. Ask questions to confirm how team priorities support UA's overall vision. BUILD A GREAT TEAM - BUILDING TALENT - Seeks opportunities to develop self and other Teammates. Gives timely, specific feedback on performance tasks, goals, and developmental needs. Motivates Teammates by sharing team objectives that highlight opportunities and the impact of their work. Identifies and selects talent to meet business needs. MAKE THE RIGHT CALL - INTEGRITY AND ETHICS - Acts in alignment with UA values and principles, encouraging other Teammates to do the same. What have you accomplished already? BA/BS Marketing or related field 5+ years digital marketing experience within the retail sector (Agency or Brand) A working understanding of SEM, SEO, Email, Affiliate, Display, Retargeting, Paid Social, and Attribution Ability to manage multi-million dollar campaign and channel budgets Strong analytics skills and understanding of KPIs for digital media Understanding of CRM and segmentation strategy application and customer journey mapping Ability to manage and maintain agency and publisher partner relationships Experience in leveraging advertising campaign management platforms such as; Google AdWords, Facebook business Manager, Snapchat, Pinterest, Bing, Yahoo, etc. Expert User of MS Office Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote Experience with Analytics Tools like Adobe Omniture is preferred. What else is important for you to know? Be a critical thinker and problem solver. Leverage insights and core business knowledge to identify the problems at hand and provide tangible steps to a resolution. Be a "self-starter" with the ability to work autonomously and efficiently with strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing to all levels of the organization. Ability to negotiate and partner creatively with our vendors - demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude combined with a "win-win" approach. Proven ability to work as part of a team, including a passion for working cross-functionally with Merchandising, Development, Creative, and User Experience. Analytical skills, including the ability to analyze data, prepare and interpret reports, and communicate actionable results, findings, and recommendations. Knowledge of online and financial analytical skills, including budgeting and forecasting. Excited about working in a fast-paced environment, including the ability to rapidly adapt to change and self-motivate in a results driven culture. Possesses a "humble and hungry", team player attitude that can contribute to the measureable skill set of a world-class interactive team. Maintain a positive, enthusiastic and energetic demeanor which helps foster an upbeat working environment.
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 01, 2019
Full time
Summary The role of the Sr. Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP) must parallel the needs of our growing, changing organization. As a member of the business unit,the Sr. Director, HRBP (Digital + Technology) will partner with leaders on a variety of HR initiatives in the areas of organization effectiveness, learning, performance management, compensation, associate relations and recruiting.This role will partner with the Digital business units including Consumer Engagement and Commerce, Information Technology, Digital Product, and Digital Engineering. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Act as a consultant to influence the business, deliver constructive advice, diagnose and resolve problems and positively influence change. Stay accountable for determining, implementing and reinforcing Human Resources and associate-related policies and procedures. Drive opportunities to support the communication of company initiatives. Partnerwith leaders to determine needs for the associates ensuring alignment with corporate direction, strategic initiatives and Human Resources best practices. (e.g., talent recruitment, development and training; associate engagement; succession planning; performance management; legal/regulatory compliance; compensation, safety and benefit policies and practices) Lead and support the development of a performance-oriented culture through strategic goals and initiatives. Lead, develop, and support the development and execution of succession plans and conduct talent reviews to assist with implementation of succession plans. Possess a thorough understanding of all training and development programs in an effort to lead and support business units. Provide performance management guidance on all appropriate matters Lead strategic talent and organizational development initiatives that address the evolving needs of the business, and programs designed to drive positive change (e.g., reporting structure, succession planning, compensation competitiveness, etc.).. Proactively seek knowledge of both industry and functional specialty. Researching best practices, legal developments, emerging trends, technological advancements and benchmark comparisons in order to create HR practices that are best in class. Subject matter expert and resource for the business unit leaders. Drives teammate engagement through recognition and reward programs, communications, meetings and focus groups. Provide strategic, hands-on expertise on HR policy and practices. Consults legal counsel to ensure that policies comply with federal and state law. Critical Skills Proven knowledge of all core HR processes includingperformance management, leadership development, talent management, compensation, succession planning, training and organizational development. Experience supporting a Digital or Technology business to provide strategic guidance and practices to drive retention and engagement of technical talent. Prior experience promoting an atmosphere which inspires teammates to excel and develop. A reputation for outstanding leadership, team building & recruiting. A Human Resources professional with superior inspirational qualities who creates an atmosphere in which people work together enthusiastically and co-operatively to produce outstanding results; one who attracts top talent from outside the organization while developing strong teams within. Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s). Creates a sense of urgency and is energized by speed. Proven experience working well with others to maintain and build cross-functional (internal and external) relationships. Strong written and oral communication skills. Prior experience clearly expressing complex ideas, strong presentation skills, and creating job descriptions. Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university. At least15years of Human Resourcesexperience
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Aug 01, 2019
Full time
Summary : The Senior Paralegal willinterface with supported business units in accordance with his/her responsibilities and support in-house counsel in the enforcement of Under Armour's Trademark and Patent portfolio and review of advertising materials. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Assist with US and foreign Intellectual Property litigation and office proceedings, including collection and review of evidence of use, documents and other materials Assist with preliminary and online investigations into potential trademark infringements Assist with drafting legal documents, including cease and desist letters, fame affidavits, and Notices of Opposition Liaise with outside law firms, vendors and internal business partners as needed for pending enforcement matters Conduct and analyze U.S. and international product clearance screenings to determine availability of proposed trademarks, taglines, product names, and other consumer facing content Communicate with internal clients regarding proper use of Intellectual Property in marketing materials and placement on products Review packaging, point-of-sale, digital content and marketing materials to provide intellectual property clearance and confirm compliance with applicable laws and regulations Supervise and delegate work to other paralegals and legal assistants Competencies/Qualifications Willingness to work as part of a team and ability to work independently Strong project management abilities and organizational skills 7-8 years of experience in-house or law firm focusing on intellectual property or marketing Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive and confidential material Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities Occasional extra hours may be required during peak times Education and/or Experience Undergraduate degree from 4 year college or university required, legal courses a plus Paralegal experience preferred Experience with IP docketing systems preferred JS_8.1.1,JS_8.1.1.1,JS_8.1.1.2,JS_8.1.1.3,JS_8.1.3,JS_8.1.3.1,JS_8.1.3.2,JS_8.1.3.3,JS_8.1.3.4,JS_8.1.3.5,JS_8.1.5,JS_8.1.5.1,JS_8.1.5.2,JS_8.1.5.3,JS_8.1.5.4,JS_8.2.1,JS_8.2.1.1,JS_8.2.1.2,JS_8.2.1.3,JS_8.2.1.4,JS_8.2.1.5,JS_8.2.2,JS_8.2.2.1,JS_8.2.2.2,JS_8.2.2.3,JS_8.2.2.4,JS_8.2.2.5,JS_8.2.3,JS_8.2.3.1,JS_8.2.3.2,JS_8.2.3.3,JS_8.2.3.4,JS_8.2.3.5,JS_8.2.6,JS_8.2.6.1,JS_8.2.6.2,JS_8.2.6.4,JS_8.2.6.5,JS_8.2.5,JS_8.2.5.1,JS_8.2.5.2,JS_8.2.5.3,JS_8.2.5.4,JS_8.2.5.5,JS_8.2.5.6,JS_8.2.5.7,JS_8.5.6,JS_8.5.6.1,JS_8.5.6.2,JS_8.5.6.3,JS_8.5.6.4,JS_8.5.6.5,JS_8.5.7,JS_8.5.7.1,JS_8.5.7.2,JS_8.5.7.3,JS_8.5.7.4,JS_8.5.8,JS_8.5.8.1,JS_8.5.8.2,JS_8.5.8.3,JS_8.5.8.4,JS_8.5.8.6,JS_8.5.9,JS_8.5.9.1,JS_8.5.9.2,JS_8.5.9.3,JS_8.5.9.4,JS_8.5.9.5,JS_8.5.10,JS_8.5.10.1,JS_8.5.10.2,JS_8.5.10.3,JS_8.5.10.4,JS_8.5.11,JS_8.5.11.1,JS_8.5.11.2,JS_8.5.11.3,JS_8.5.11.4,JS_8.5.12,JS_8.5.12.1,JS_8.5.12.2,JS_8.5.12.3,JS_8.5.12.4,JS_8.5.1,JS_8.5.1.1,JS_8.5.1.2,JS_8.5.1.3,JS_8.5.1.4,JS_8.5.2,JS_8.5.2.1,JS_8.5.2.2,JS_8.5.2.3,JS_8.5.3,JS_8.5.3.1,JS_8.5.3.2,JS_8.5.3.3,JS_8.5.3.4,JS_8.5.3.5,JS_8.5.4,JS_8.5.4.1,JS_8.5.4.2,JS_8.5.4.3,JS_8.5.4.4,JS_8.5.4.5,JS_8.5.4.6,JS_8.5.5,JS_8.5.5.1,JS_8.5.5.2,JS_8.5.5.3,JS_8.5.5.4,JS_8.5.5.5
Under Armour Portland, OR, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
SUMMARY: Under Armour has a unique, powerful, and authentic connection withathletes and people who share the athletic spirit. We built our Brand andstory based on innovation of the "compression shirt" but, equallyimportantly, by creating a movement. A powerful shift in what a shirtcould mean to an athlete, resulting in a dramatic change in the wayathletes dress. Today, the 16-year-old wide receiver feels lighter,faster, stronger, and better in our cleats and baselayer . The 32-year-oldmarathoner feels athletic, focused, and confident in our HeatGear shortsand SpeedForm running shoes.The woman wearing UA Studio pants and an Armour Braattacks spin class with a strength, beauty, and empowerment that she'snever felt before.The 10-year-old soccer player feels like shecan do ANYTHING in our ColdGear mock. The highest-quality products,powerful storytelling, and authentication by athletes with WILL andpurpose helped create the undeniable movement that is Under Armour. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Vice President of Footwear Innovation - Design will lead the team that creates Under Armour's most advanced footwear products. This means design concepts, materials, and manufacturing methods that will hit the market years in the future. We are seeking a leader with great design intellect and judgement, and a proven record of creating and driving innovative footwear technologies and platforms in the industry. A leader, who will ferociously challenge the status quo. This role will be building and defining this team, while equipping them with the best technology from our industry and others. QUALIFICATIONS: • Create and lead the Footwear Innovation Design vision across all footwear product categories through collaboration with leadership in Footwear Product, Merchandising, Brand and other internal teams to ensure that Footwear Design Innovation is building a cohesive product strategy across multiple areas of the business. • Lead and drive the Footwear concept key looks, sample development, technical package, and storytelling around Footwear product. • Incorporate Consumer Insights within Footwear Design; capture athlete interviews and imagery that provide insights that benefit Footwear Design and keep Under Armour ahead of trend and in the know. • Lead streamlining and publishing of footwear design relevant to consumer insight information to the cross-functional teams. Leverage partnerships with Category, Design and Brand Marketing to capture and bring these platforms to life. • Lead research trend, silhouette, fabric and trim innovation to further enhance the footwear product and product development process. • Attract and build a great team, inspire and mentor a strong and unique team focused on creating innovative, brand-right, trend-right and fresh footwear across end-uses. • Manage team into calendar as they work closely with Development on the realization of product - refine and sharpen this model. • Analyze existing calendar and work to bring big stories, fabric and trim innovation from Concept to Materials and Design ahead of calendar. • Analyze existing business strategy, communications, user research, visual design, and branding to inform the creative development of the project's conceptual and aesthetic approach • Analyze competitive landscape and user segmentation to develop a strong footwear product roadmap • Come to the table with a strong point of view on creative issues while still having an open ear to opinions and suggestions Manage financial budget for Footwear Innovation Design as per corporate goals EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE: • B.A. in Footwear Design or Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design with 15+ years' experience. • A sincere and contagious passion for the Under Armour Brand and Footwear Design. • Prior experience working for a global company with a strong brand and distinct culture. • Strategic taste level; ability to discern which brand extensions will hold up over time and protect the long-term value of the brand. • A strategic leader who can think long- term and across the enterprise showing strong business awareness, critical analysis, integration of information, and the ability to develop an action- oriented plan. • An authentic leader and partner; ability to lead by forming productive cross-functional relationships, showing respect for what the team has accomplished while bringing break-through thinking and solutions to improve the performance of the business. • An executive with superior inspirational qualities who creates an atmosphere in which people work together enthusiastically and cooperatively to produce outstanding results; one who attracts top talent from outside the organization while developing strong teams within. • Innovative mindset, unafraid and inspired to bring something new to this space. • Experience working for either a start-up and/or high-growth organization is a plus. • Must have a strong working knowledge and practical understanding of most popular professional design programs, i.e., Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark.
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
Summary The Supervisory Responsibilities None Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Proven Customer Service skills Ability to work a flexible schedule which could include days, evenings, and weekends. Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree or 2 years equivalent customer service experience Familiarity with basic IT systems and functions Bilingual Spanish or French a plus
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
The Head of Stores is responsible for creating and implementing field strategies that drive profitable sales growth, cultivating teammate leadership and engagement and delivering best in class customer experience in Under Armour's Factory House and Brand House stores in the US and Canada. This individual will lead a field organization of 6,000+ teammates responsible for driving retail sales in 180+ stores. The position will be based out of our Global Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland. The Head of Stores is a key member of the NA DTC Retail Leadership Team, and partners closely with Marketing, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Planning & Allocation, Store Design, Retail Finance, Asset Protection, and Human Resources. Responsibilities Leads, directs and develops NA DTC retail field Regional Directors and sets the strategy and vision for District Managers and store management to drive profitable sales and market share growth for the Brand. Implement new strategies and execute current plans to generate and grow the business, ensuring achievement of sales targets. Monitor store financial plans and reports to identify sales opportunities. Develop and deliver action plans to address non-performing areas. Lead and drive stores to focus on providing a unique and brand differentiating customer experience. Establishes critical partnerships with cross-functional business partners in field and corporate office to continuously create alignment on brand strategy, vision, customer needs, competitive positioning, market opportunities, and drive operational excellence in order to achieve high performance. Instills a culture that is customer first, executes effective creative merchandising and marketing strategies, and delivers a best in class branded in-store experience. Leads and inspires functional team to be: product obsessed, customer-focused, innovative, fast-moving and team-oriented. Accountable for financial performance and P&L of the NA DTC Retail Field business. Ensure consistent execution of merchandise presentation, sales, and operational standards. Recommend new, enhanced procedures and systems, focusing on improved productivity and simplification. Organize and conduct regular retail team trainings and seasonal meetings to drive alignment, team connection and improved performance. Provide leadership and direction to the field by communicating priorities as well as sales goals/guidelines while ensuring talent and business growth are positioned to achieve short and long-term goals. Recruit a qualified team of sales-focused field leaders and build a bench for future talent needs. Conduct ongoing talent reviews and establish development plans for high potential leaders. Partner with Regional Directors to develop and execute events and programs to support store initiatives, new store openings, etc. Provide feedback to the corporate team based on regular store interactions and field visits. This role will be the "voice" of the field for the corporate and executive team. Ensures UA is recognized as a great place to work and environment is aligned with brand values. Education and/or Experience 15 plus years of retail experience (specialty preferred) of increasing responsibility including leading large organizations (including 3-5 years of full P&L ownership) Multi-unit field leadership experience as well as influence and integration with corporate office teams 4-year degree preferred Demonstrated track record of success leading and inspiring retail teams to maximize sales, operating efficiencies, and profitability Strong leadership skills with the ability to assess, attract and develop talent. Ability to listen, to discern, and to respect the beliefs of teammates. Ability to influence and negotiate within indirect reporting structures. High-impact communicator Ability to lead in fast-paced, dynamic, high-growth environment Experience managing growth and leading new store openings Experience with and strong understanding of financial statements Excellent strategic planning skills Requires 50 - 75% travel
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
Business Process Manager/Project Lead Job duties include but are not limited to: Independent management, execution, and support of strategic, operational, supply chain projects Maintain accountability for project plans, milestones, deliverables, and results for large and/or complex projects Drive operational excellence through execution of projects using PM best practices Coordination with cross-functional partners to understand impact of current projects to/on Under Armour's long term goals and other strategic initiatives Provide routine project updates to leadership and project share-outs with key stakeholders Building partnerships across the organization and establishing BPM as a trusted partner within Supply Chain to deliver operational excellence and financial benefits ESSENTIAL DUTIES Project Leadership Lead and support large and/or complex cross-functional process improvement projects to deliver operational excellence and financial benefits Collaborate with business owners and customers to identify new and/or sustainable solutions and deliver results Plan and manage successful large/complex project scope, execution, implementation, and sustainability Oversee and advise on the creation of process documentation, gap analysis, improvement plans, and other project deliverables Project Communication and Analysis Support project feasibility and business case development, matching projects to the strategic priorities of the organization Utilize data analytics to assess risk, make informed recommendations, monitor results, and improve upon the status quo with new solutions Independently monitor project risks and elevate to management as necessary to ensure continued success of project timeline and deliverables Effectively report project status to senior leadership through development of concise presentations, email communications, one-pagers, and project reporting templates Develop mechanisms to enhance communication and visibility around key initiatives/risks, leveraging business process management and project management subject matter expertise New Project ID and Assessment Identify areas/potential projects where process redesign/improvement can significantly impact efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction Coach and mentor teammates in the conduct of cross-functional process improvement projects Support teammates across BPM process initiatives, as needed and constructively challenges them to innovate Apply understanding of internal and external challenges to contribute to the BPM team's vision for the future CRITICAL SKILLS Problem Solving: Able to analyze all incoming data with the goal of discovering a previously hidden insight, which in turn can provide a competitive advantage or address a pressing business problem Communication: Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes constructive feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests Self-starter with a positive attitude and ability to work under pressure MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Subject matter expertise in in business process management and project management Ability to problem-solve and conduct root cause analysis Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills Strong communication and presentation skills Ability to work independently Bachelor's Degree 3+ years of work experience in a project, program, change management, or process role 3-5 years of work experience in consumer goods, Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, or Supply Chain is a plus COMPUTER SKILLS Proficient in Visio, Excel (pivot tables, v-look ups etc.), PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Project or Smartsheets preferred
Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Primary Responsibilities: Global Technology Procurement / Data Management Data maintenance of the team's renewal tracking tool, with ongoing updates + governance to ensure the team has a 'line of sight' for upcoming expirations software subscriptions, maintenance renewals, SaaS deals, or other technology contracts Basic understanding of Spend Visibility tools to extract data from our Spend Analytics system to ensure that high-dollar renewals are tracked + renewed or cancelled accordingly Qualifying renewals or subscriptions to make recommendations to senior teammates for sourcing initiatives Identifying duplicative renewals, consolidation opportunities, co-terming opportunities, or enterprise options Negotiating basic renewal terms, inclusive of cost reductions associated with negotiating out of annual cost upticks Pipeline Input + Quality Assurance Maintain Technology project tracker and ensure information is up to date for all renewals processed, inclusive of upcoming projects Global Technology Strategic Sourcing Support Maintain strategic sourcing calendar and proactively surface upcoming opportunities to Director of Procurement Assistance during Strategic Surcing events, inclusive of scheduling, NDA management, data analysis with oversight of the Procurement Director, other Sourcing support as assigned Policy Adoption Advocation Ensure teammates are fllowing proper Procurement protocol in the procurement of new goods or services, and maintain positive attitude when presenting Procurement materials + policies to teammates Special Projects Assistance in ther Procurement special projects as assigned Additional Responsibilities Provide input as required to support the Procurement team's strategic sourcing events, supplier negotiations, supply market research, and other strategic sourcing activities QUALIFICATIONS Strong work ethic and high level of integrity Comfortable in challenging, performance-driven environment Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and listening) Highly competent in planning effectively, managing deadlines, and balancing multiple tasks and initiatives simultaneously Proficient at building and maintaining relationships Demonstrates desire and ability to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner Exceptional customer service disposition Professionalism and good judgment Experience with all Microsoft Office products, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Bachelor's Degree