Date Posted: 8/17/2018

Manager, Footwear Materials Testing


  • Under Armour
  • Multiple Locations
  • Baltimore
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available
Job Description

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?!
Summary
The role of the Footwear Materials Analysis team is to assure adherence with Under Armour material standards.  The role requires fast and reliable analysis of development submissions, effective involvement with development and sourcing to guide developments based on knowledge and results. The role helps assure the on-time delivery of production material, accurate analysis of test results, timely resolution of problems, and effective communication of material status throughout the production process.  Analysts are also responsible for analyzing test reports sent by suppliers/outside testing labs, limited physical testing in our own lab for correlation/confirmation purposes, analysis of variability in test data, production approvals and problem solving -- all within a demanding environment that seeks to balance our simultaneous commitment to quality, innovation, cost containment, delivery and social/environmental improvement. As a manager in this role, additional responsibilities will be required outside of the daily testing of materials.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Ability to provide cohesive and educated recommendations based on knowledge of footwear manufacturing as well as interpretation of laboratory test data.
Help define and document all internal and external test procedures, continually reducing the level of variability within the testing procedures themselves.
Manage and maintain the daily operations of the testing lab. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Scheduling maintenance and calibrations on laboratory equipment.
Communicating to UA facilities any issues or needed maintenance to laboratory infrastructure.
 Making sure the laboratory and its analyst are fully equipped with needed consumables and other tools to complete the tasks at hand.

Assist the Materials Senior Lab Manger in creating and maintaining manuals and procedures pertaining to footwear materials and testing.
Effectively communicate test results to Development team and/or other key stakeholders.
Actively participate in the development, utilization, and maintenance of lab equipment and material information systems. 
Establish an on-going Quality Assurance procedure with all vendors using adequate submit systems and vendor supplied test data.
Input all test data into Under Armour databases allowing for analysis of variability and historical reference.
Validate marketing claims, utilizing testing methods if necessary.
Stay current in new technologies, processes, industry trends and changes in test methodologies.  Re-evaluate appropriateness of test requirements for intended end use of material styles as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Manages a team of 3 to 4 Materials Analysts
Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Consistently works toward producing results at the functional team levelAccountable for producing to functional area timelines
Responsible for their own execution
Sets stretch personal goals and achieves them
Inspires confidence that they will deliver. Done!Done!Done!
Goes the extra mile to ensure the functional team’s success
Takes direction and makes a project their own

Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the CompanyEmbraces the Company values in their everyday interactions
Inspires the values in their peers
Commits time and energy to the success of the Company
A good team player

Assists in executing on a strategic plan that creates a unique advantage for UA in the marketplaceFamiliar with more complex concepts and possesses advanced skills and functional understanding of the subject matter and technical requirements of the relevant functional area
Improves performance by gaining knowledge and experience of associated areas through job contacts and training
Suggests ideas that focus on improving costs and process efficiency

Has Manager/Director’s as well as their team’s trustDelivers what is promised
Contributes to the functions goals through individual and/or team effort
Impacts functional team by providing support
Understands how his/her role fits into the functional team’s goals

Shows intellectual curiosity in every task they are asked to performSeeks to not only perform the task but understand the purpose of the task
Demonstrated effort to understand processes outside their immediate area
Performs task well with an attention to detail
Understands and appreciates the value their task adds to goal achievement

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.
Able to work independently, but also comfortable with team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
Exceptional analytical and organizational skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
Ability to travel as needed.
Education and/or Experience
BS and/or 5+ years of laboratory experience in Textiles, Materials, or Mechanics
Extensive knowledge of footwear material characteristics, construction techniques and quality
Current knowledge of industry testing methods/standards (SATRA, ISO, AATCC and ASTM)
Basic understanding of Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control concepts and practices, based on work experience or study
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, devel

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Date Posted: 8/17/2018

Manager, Footwear Materials Testing


  • Under Armour
  • Multiple Locations
  • Baltimore
  • 0 year(s)
  • Full-Time
  • Not Available