Date Posted: 8/18/2018

Senior Design Director, Women's Apparel


  • 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 Senior Design Director, Apparel - Women’s Training and Sportstyle will be responsible for the driving design strategy for these categories. The Senior Director will oversee and synergize innovation and drive the best product mix for our diverse end-uses – Women’s performance and Sportstyle. As our Women’s Training & Sportstyle design leader, you will drive your team to success with passion, integrity and motivation. We are an authentic brand that pushes the envelope every day; Innovation is a key part of our success. We are looking for a leader who brings a strong point of view built on your own inspirations and ideas.  This Senior Design Director must have the ability to forge strong partnerships with his/her creative peers to create – from concept to reality - compelling and fresh stories that speak to the Women’s Training & Sportstyle market and tie to our brand stories as appropriate.  This position will report into the Head of Apparel.
       Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop and execute clear and detailed technical illustrations for development kits; will present back to Development and Production according to calendar. Drive teams calendar timelines to maximize efficiencies and on time delivery.
Manage entire design team’s workflow to include all sport category divisions. Create efficiencies in upper and lasts in order to drive singular brand synergies throughout the line.
Manage workflow of designers to meet marketing deadlines regarding all footwear catalogs, accessory catalog, sales meeting and special requests. Develop catalogue perspective and partner with directors of merchandising to visually tell product line story.
Communicate all changes, updates, additions and deletions to current and future seasons to appropriate designers and developers in a clear and speedy manor. Be accountable to calendar and deadlines.
Interact cross functionally with PLM’s, Developers, Innovation and Materials on seasonal line development from vision to execution.
Lead fittings with PLM’s, Product Developers and Pattern Maker for designated product.  Approve confirmation samples before going into bulk production.
Detect and execute trend ideas/ color palette on a seasonal basis. Drive seasonal inspiration meeting including team travel and creation trip to develop seasonal perspective.
Define future opportunities and develop comprehensive business plans to maximize revenue potential.  
Budget for, build, inspire and mentor a strong and unique team of apparel designers focused on creating brand right and trend right Women’s Training & Sportstyle lines that are fresh and on-calendar.
Manage calendar including turn times and catalogue drops.  Refine and sharpen this model.
Analyze competitive landscape and user segmentation to develop a strong product roadmap.
Delegate internal and external requests to ensure all areas of the business in regards to Women’s Training & Sportstyle are being looked after and handled properly in accordance to Under Armour standards.
Interact cross functionally with senior leadership in Design, Merchandising, Footwear, Accessories, Brand and other internal teams to ensure that the Brand is building a cohesive strategy across multiple areas of the business.
Come to the table with a strong point of view on creative issues while still having an open ear to opinions and suggestions.
Travel to vendor base both Far East and Domestic at least twice each year
Market travel both domestic and international.
Essential Skills
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
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.
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. 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. 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
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 an

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Date Posted: 8/18/2018

Senior Design Director, Women's Apparel


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