Manager, Global Product Safety and Compliance

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 days ago
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
Manage the global product safety & compliance program.
Responsible for providing expertise, clear direction, information and interpretation to all business units relating to restricted substances, international regulatory and product safety standards for apparel, footwear and accessories to protect the brand and deliver products which are safe, legal and meet customer expectations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Partner with legal, risk, product safety/compliance and cross-functional  teammates to formulate policies related to product labeling rules, bans, regulations and safety standards
Support international business growth establishing best practice processes for ensuring all international regulatory and product safety standards are researched and internal standards are completely and accurately developed
Produce internationally harmonized safety and regulatory standards for products
Provide technical/regulatory advise
Monitor regulatory and product safety developments in the industry to ensure ongoing compliance
Operationalize requirements by developing policy and process, specifications, writing manuals and coordinating training seminars for all internal and external partners
Provide ongoing training to address issues identified through audits or test results
Partner with relevant parties to resolve all product non-compliance issues
Conduct audits to ensure compliance with regulatory and product safety standards
Provide risk assessment data to the business
Presents and regularly distributes performance trend information.  Uses this information to improve performance by driving change through root cause and corrective action
Elevate emerging issues and critical failures where appropriate
Evaluate third party testing laboratory capabilities and competencies
Establish strong ties with the apparel/footwear/accessories industry, testing laboratories, and other academic and legal experts to ensure we keep ahead of anticipated changes in legal and regulatory requirements
      Critical Skills
Commercial acumen and decisiveness
Possess thorough understanding of chemical/analytical testing, quality principles, manufacturing processes, laboratory test methodology, ratings analysis as well as industry and consumer tolerances
Ability to work effectively in an environment of changing requirements, multiple product types and differing country requirements
Strong attention to detail, and follow up
Ability to prioritize, organize multiple tasks and work well under pressure
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.  Self-motivated, works under own direction. 
Commitment to and passion for quality, product safety and compliance
Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills in English.
Ability to break down and communicate complexity so it is simple to understand.
Logical thinker, strong analytical, problem-solving abilities
Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build and foster partnerships,  be assertive without being offensive and work with all levels within the organization
Supervisory Responsibilities
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Computer Skills
Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Outlook)
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee regularly is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb and stoop. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree
10 or more years’ experience with compliance legislation, consumer safety and performance testing procedures
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of consumer safety and compliance legislation and standards – globally
Experience managing relationships with third party testing laboratories
Experience researching, evaluating, interpreting, developing, maintaining and communicating standards is essential
Experience driving efforts to bring processes in line with standards
Previous management experience is ideal
Travel        
Ability to travel as needed.
Under Armour is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, ancestry, color, ethnic or national origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, language, age, history of conviction of criminal or summary conviction offence that is unrelated to the employment or to the intended employment of that individual, social condition, receipt of public assistance, political convictions or beliefs, physical or mental disability, handicap or the use of any means to palliate a handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by protected status.