Head of Category Merchandising - Women's Train & Girls

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?!
POSITION SUMMARY:
Under Armour is seeking a strategic and visionary industry-veteran to lead all aspects of Merchandising for the Women’s & Girls Training category. This individual will be responsible for anticipating consumer needs, understanding the market landscape, and building a plan for category growth. A successful leader will build a thoughtful line architecture, establish meaningful and differentiated product segmentation strategies, create a robust go-to-market plan, and communicate and align with all Global category partners to drive the category forward.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Manage all aspects of Merchandising for one of the largest strategic growth categories – Women’s & Girls Train
•Own line architecture and accountability for SKU productivity and line efficiency
•Partner with product and planning  teams to set the seasonal merchandising strategies
•Be the expert on the marketplace and trend to anticipate consumer needs and preferences
•Lead the global product segmentation, channel differentiation, assortments, and go-to-market strategies for the regions
•Work closely with Product Line Management, Marketing, Planning and Sales to effectively drive sales, create a great customer experience, and increase market share
•Be responsible for setting initial price bands and promotional guardrails
•Share accountability for Global Revenue, SKU productivity, and sell-through for the category
•Collaborate with cross-functional executives to align big stories, drive product assortment, and deliver consistent stories across the globe
•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
QUALIFICATIONS:
•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.
•Deep subject matter knowledge of merchandising.
•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, discern and respect the beliefs of team mates.
•Works cross functionally with internal partners to achieve seasonal milestones and targets.
•Has a strong opinion on the brand, category positioning and the needs of the female consumer.
•An undeniable fit with our cultural values and work ethic.
•Able to understand global markets and accommodate different cultural perspectives in decision-making.
•A sincere and contagious passion to take the brand to new levels.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
•10+ years of merchandising experience in a fast-paced, product-oriented, consumer-driven company, can show proven career growth and increased responsibility.
•BA required, MBA preferred but not mandatory.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•International development travel required as needed on seasonal basis.
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.