VP, Global Planning and Inventory Management

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 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?!
SummaryUnder Armour is looking for a Vice President, Merchandise and Demand Planning & Inventory Management, to provide strategic direction to the global Merchandise, Demand and Inventory management teams in order to drive results across multiple product teams globally.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, drive, and own Global Planning & Inventory Management strategies:
Exhibit leadership in strategic planning and driving key initiatives within Global Planning & Inventory Management.
Set strategic objectives and drive results as it relates the Planning Center of Excellence and Inventory Strategy & Management.  Additionally, will drive connection points between the Category Merchandising Planning as well as Regional Wholesale, DTC and Demand Planning.
Foster an environment of operational excellence and drive our supply chain to being predictive.  
Help define rules for inventory management and liquidation.
Vet demand plans against inventory levels.
Monitor & ensure regions are in line with inventory targets laid out in the 3YP.
Provide strategic leadership and represent the Supply Chain organization making key data driven decisions.
Establish and run regular S&OP meetings across multiple functions which are data driven and take into consideration latest research results
Develop and support a Consensus Planning process to align and streamline Under Amour’s Go To Market Strategy
Provide guidance and strategic direction to minimize business exposure yet maximize and maintain flexibility for future production and opportunities.
Actively drive vision towards the automation and integration of planning tools
Global Demand & Merchandise Planning Center of Excellence: Build world class planning capabilities to reduce inventory.
Coordinate global line architecture plan; partnering with both Category and Regional planning teams
Build strong programs and scorecards and robust planning systems and processes that allow Under Armour to reduce inventory while improving customer service.
Set guidelines for in-season planning (e.g. markdowns) with inventory planning team
Work with Category Merchandise & Regional planning to drive best practices & standardization.
Roll up aggregated demand from regions and pass global view to Supply Planning
Oversee implementation of new planning process

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
Coach, guide, manage and develop direct reports and create an environment where employees are encouraged to perform at their potential and where diversity is respected and encouraged.
People Manager - 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.
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. 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.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

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.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

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.

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.
Business acumen- critical for us to grow to $10B+
Proven track record of building businesses and teams
Proven Supply chain capability- needs to be able to connect the dots- understand development, tech, manufacturing, etc.
Build cross functional relationships
Strong communication skills
Ability to recruit, teach, develop a team
Experience with $5B – 10B+ businesses
Entrepreneurial spirit/confidence/ decisiveness with discipline/appreciation for process improvement.
Education and/or Experience 
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related area from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in Planning, Operations, and Scheduling functions
Six Sigma Green Belt certification or equivalent quality certification preferred
Prior experience in a multi-discipline supply chain role with demonstrated leadership skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Dedication to customer service and fulfillment
Demonstrated effective project management skills and experience
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,