Under Armour

Under Armour Baltimore, MD, USA
Nov 08, 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 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Oct 28, 2019
Full time
Summary Under Armour is looking for an Account Director to join the North American sales organization on the Dick's Sporting Goods (DSG) team.This position will focus on driving our Men's Apparell business and the brand within our largest strategic account.This position will be responsible for selling strategies and leading their cross functional teammates within this channel of trade. Working closely with internal cross-functional partners from Product, Merchandising, Marketing, Finance and Planning -- this leader will help ensure Under Armour products are powerfully positioned at DSG to drive sales and compelling storytelling for the brand. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Drive increased sales and sell-thru in targeted sales channels and product categories Lead a cross functional team in Go-To-Market planning and execution on a seasonal basis Develop, maintain, and manage account relationships at all levels, including C-level. Create the sales vision and execution plan that connects UA with consumers in a powerful way that is consistent with our overall brand voice in all relevant points of distribution Partner cross-functionally to drive the authenticity and connection of Under Armour to consumer "athletes" across North America Partner with senior leadership in Global Category, Merchandising and Brand Marketing management to ensure that the UA Brand is building a cohesive product strategy and vision appropriate for the market and brand messaging Education and/or Experience A sincere and contagious passion for building the Under Armour brand An undeniable representative of our brand mission, vision and values Smart, creative, disciplined and driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s) and capable of creating a high sense of urgency when needed. Capable of, and inspired by, managing very complex business and relationship situations within a portfolio that constantly requires balancing account positioning with commercialization opportunities. P&L experienced and Retail Math fluent Ability to listen, to discern and to respect the insights ofour teammates and customers Must have successfully delivered high profile programs / platforms to Executives - is famous for building something, changing something or leading a movement Bachelor's degree in Merchandising or Business. 10+ years of proven industry leadership experience. Prior general management or leadership experience in product, marketing and / or previously managing businesses within the Sport Inspired or Sport Fashion channels are preferred.