Sr. Director, Category Merchandising - Team Sports

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 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?!
Under Armour has developed into a leading brand in sports apparel and the most dynamic brand in sports in the past 30 years. Its products are extremely high quality but what sets Under Armour apart is its unique, powerful and authentic connection with athletes and people who share this athletic spirit.  Under Armour built its brand and story based on innovating the “compression shirt” but equally importantly, by creating a movement. A powerful shift in what a shirt could mean to an athlete. The 16-year-old linebacker feels strong and empowered in our baselayer. The 32-year-old marathoner feels empowered, athletic and cool in our heat gear. The highest quality products, powerful story telling and authentication by “home town hero” athletes helped create the powerful movement that is Under Armour.
Under Armour is building a Merchandising function, creating a structure that supports and keeps pace with our aggressive growth. Our products have a compelling story to tell, and Merchandising is the conduit that delivers our story and product across the Globe.
Under Armour is looking for a Sr. Director of Category Merchandising for the Team Sports category who will be responsible for the following:
Managing all aspects of Merchandising for the Team Sports category (primarily Football, Baseball, Sideline, Slides, Global Football, Volleyball & Lacrosse)
Owns line architecture and accountability for SKU productivity and line efficiency
Partner with product teams to set the season and merchandising strategies
Will be the expert on the marketplace to anticipate and create the next movement in these categories
Will lead the globe on product segmentation, channel differentiation, assortments, and go-to-market strategies for the regions
Working closely with Product Line Management, Marketing, Planning and Sales to effectively drive sales, create a great customer experience, and increase market share
Will be responsible for setting initial price bands and promotional guardrails
Share accountability for Global Revenue, SKU productivity, and sell-through for the Team Sports Business
Ensure Brand vision and Team Sports Category Product stories are being told consistently across the globe
Develop strategic planning road map for product trends, needs, and opportunities
Lead and build a team while communicating vision, inspiring performance, and developing talent 
Consolidate feedback from markets and channels, both qualitative and quantitative, into actionable follow-up for Product teams
Skills and Experience
Proven track record of building product strategies that deliver quality financial results and increased consumer Brand affinity
A proven track record of building strong teams with great results. History of attracting great talent. A best-in-class approach to building and delivering product.
An undeniable fit with our cultural values and work ethic.
A proven track record of building strong teams with great results.  History of attracting great talent.  A best-in-class approach to merchandising.
A sincere and contagious passion to take the brand to new levels.
Deep subject matter knowledge of all aspects of merchandising including
Expertise in Team Sports category
Strong and proven relationships across functional lines.   A great partner.
Dynamic leader and influencer who can thrive and rise in a rapidly changing, matrixed environment.
Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s).  Creates a sense of urgency.
Ability to listen, to discern and to respect the beliefs of team mates.
Minimum of 10 years in merchandising- or product-related positions of increasing responsibility including leading large organizations.
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.