Lead, Development Operations

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?!
Summary:  The Development Ops Manager manages the global matrix of manufactures with technical proficiency in assigned categories; works cross functionally with product, design, materials/trims and tech design teams to implement product engineering and sourcing strategies that will result in on time deliveries, reduced concept to market cycle time, margin goals
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Uses high standards of integrity and a strong cultural awareness to build strong working relationships with Product, Design, Materials/Trims, Merchandising and Tech Design teams to influence best cost product building
Utilizes lifecycle planning information, works with product/design teams to determine target costs which meet profit goals
Analyzes product packages for target cost value, taking into account global trade agreements and destination of customer
Works closely with cross functional partners in the business units so as to understand the future needs that the supply chain will need to support
Responsible for assigned business unit sourcing strategies execution; to include: sourcing allocations strategy, product engineering strategy, pre costing and margin strategy, time to market strategy, fabric strategy etc.
Responsible for developing pre-costing designs before handing off to global buying offices - works to set target and ensure margin goal is achievable
Manages the overall margin for business units and coordinates with global buying offices who negotiate product costs
Drives manufacturing lead time reduction through product engineering in order to be able to react to shifts within our mix and add flexibility to our sales team and ensure on time delivery to the customer
Collaborates with global buying offices in maintaining and developing a global matrix of manufacturers and mills to implement the Company sourcing plan.
Understands new sourcing opportunities and new construction capabilities communicated by global sourcing offices to identify opportunities and support for their business unit requirements
Understands and supports communication of constraint components planning between HO materials planning teams and global buying offices
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Education/Experience/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.
Bachelor’s degree
4-6 years of related supply chain, sourcing, merchandising, textiles or apparel manufacturing
Computer Skills/Knowledge
Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including:
Strong knowledge Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
Proficiency in SAP and Web based PLM systems a plus
Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Provides multiple solutions to a give problem; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Customer Service and Teamwork - Manages challenging customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets deadlines. Contributes to building a positive team spirit
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.