Under Armour, Inc. Sr. Lead, Product Operations in Baltimore, Maryland
Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.
Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will. Our goal is to Build A Great Team! Will YOU…Protect This House?!
Under Armour needs a Sr. Lead, Operations who can drive strategic optimizations and seasonal execution of the Apparel and Accessories processes. In order to achieve the mission, this teammate will need to develop a detailed knowledge of the product processes and calendars, an understanding of what metrics are available (or need to be developed) to bring visibility to execution and potential issues, and a strong cross-functional network to understand how teams are experiencing the calendar and effectively manage change.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):
Develop Product Creation plans for Apparel, Accessories, and the multiple sub-calendars underneath that connect with Merchandising, Marketing, VM, Planning, and other GTM processes and timing
Develop a long-term view of calendar/milestone overlaps to drive conversations around future timing.
Serve as the point person for Product Creation Operations on related projects (example WIN21 operating efficiency, proven and tested, etc.
Partner with Operations Analytics to monitor and manage the execution of the seasonal calendars bringing performance visibility in an actionable form the the product teams
Be the headlights. Ensure information and upcoming steps are understood and actionable by the teams. Working across function to coordinate detailed activity (steps between the steps)
Communicate upcoming processes and steps to functions via reliable and repeatable forums
Creative and strategic thinker
Excellent project management skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong writing and communication skills
Action oriented player who is comfortable driving projects independently, with senior guidance
Work under pressure quickly, effectively and efficiently
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
5+ years working in retail, footwear and apparel industry
Preferred experience in an internal or external consulting role within the footwear and apparel industry and working in an operations role
Deep understanding of product creation (materials/ color, design, development, sourcing, costing) processes, trends and strategies
Understanding of current industry trends in digital product and product lifecycle management
Understanding of how different product strategies contribute to overall business models in footwear and apparel
Understanding of how product creation fits within the broader eco-system of an organization, particularly the intersection points with Line Planning, Merchandising, Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing and Manufacturing
At Under Armour, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Under Armour believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
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