Director, Category Strategy
- Under Armour
- Multiple Locations
- 0 year(s)
- Not Available
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?!
Reporting to the SVP/Group General Manager (GM), this role will be the leading Category Strategist for multiple categories. The Director, Category Strategy will be given a unique opportunity to drive analysis on consumer segmentation, competitive landscape, and market share to inform and create category strategy. Be engrained with the categories and the respective Category GMs, this role will support business case analysis for strategic shifts (e.g. new points of distribution, new target consumers). Additionally, the Director, Category Strategy will drive and execute special in-season strategies to test and learn from deployment. The 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):
3 Year Business Plans and Strategic Investment Process: Create, own and manage the 3 Year Planning Process that helps drive the long-term strategic priorities for the group categories. Responsibilities include partnering with key leaders across the categories to assist in the development of their 3 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.
Strategy Evaluation Process: Responsible for management of the Strategy Evaluation process as the defined project manager responsible creating and coordinating an on-going process to read and react to the fluid state of our Strategy in partnership with Finance/Strategy Partners, FP&A and Strategic Projects
Strategy Scorecard: Design a scorecard for executives to monitor and adjust our strategy based on key performance indicators.
ExCom Meetings: Manage and coordinate the ExCom Meetings to review Key performance indicators and monitor investments made to date as well as discuss additional investment opportunities as they come up.
Contingency & GAP Analysis: Perform deep dive analytics on our strategy to assess GAPs and develop contingencies to our strategy
Creative and strategic thinker
Excellent project management skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong writing and communication skills
Good presentation skills
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:
Minimum of 8-10 years of Strategy and Business Planning experience.
Experience leading executives in high level idea generation and vision setting within an intense problem solving environment.
Knowledge regarding Project Management, and experience with setting up and managing projects in a complex, fast-moving environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel)
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.