Sr. Design Manager, Apparel - Innovation

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 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 is looking for a Sr. Design Manager of Apparel Innovation, with a focus on technical outerwear product. We are looking at design to lead the brand vision in Outdoor going forward. We need a self-motivated Sr. Design Manager that wants to be part of a fast-evolving brand with significant career growth potential. You will work collaboratively with cross functional Apparel, Footwear, Digital & Accessories teammates to create innovative and industry-leading products and technology platforms.
       Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•     Manage innovation platforms from the design side, inclusive of work load, design direction and problem-solving.
•     Be a key partner in creating new visual identities for products and platforms, with an emphasis on functional applications of materials and methods-of-make which solve meaningful problems for athletes.
•     Present apparel innovation concepts in a storytelling manner which both explain product and platform benefits while also making a memorable experience 
•     Develop and execute clear and detailed technical packages for development.
•     Ensure projects meet performance metrics, have a clear POV, and meet development time lines.
•     Express ideas in a variety of ways including sketches, marker rendering, flat illustrations and 3-d models/renderings.
Essential Skills 
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops multiple solution paths and is capable of filtering concepts effectively; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; Self-motivated with the will to finish difficult problems.
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.
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.
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.
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
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.
GET IT DONE – ACCOUNTABILITY Maintains a high level of cooperation by communicating responsibilities and expectations to others. Takes ownership of team results by tracking individual Teammate contributions.
FIND A BETTER WAY – CREATIVITY & INNOVATION Continuously generates new ideas, strategy, and solutions -weighing options and taking risks. Encourages Teammates to share, build on, and challenge new ideas, products or solutions.
WIN TOGETHER – COLLABORATIONCommunicates within and across teams to solve problems and hit team goals. Takes on the role of the expert or leader as needed. Builds working relationships across matrixed teams in order to integrate individual perspectives. Acknowledges and encourages contributions of other Teammates.
THINK GLOBALLY – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Seeks and applies understanding of cultural differences and demonstrates knowledge of global trends (social, political and/or economic), making the connection as to how they impact team goals.
MAP THE FUTURE - STRATEGIC VISIONINGCommunicates team vision and goals in alignment with UA's strategic direction. Recognizes the potential impact of internal and external challenges on future state of the business unit, and develops action plans to meet these challenges.
BULID A GREAT TEAM-BUILDING TALENTSeeks opportunities to develop own leadership skills. Creates an environment for Teammates to grow and demonstrate new skills. Provides constructive and behavior-based feedback on performance and development. Motivates Teammates by tracking goals and celebrating significant milestones. Applies understanding of current and future talent needs in selection and development of talent.
MAKE THE RIGHT CALL – INTEGRITY & ETHICSActs in alignment with UA values and principles, encouraging other Teammates to do the same.
•     BFA or BID in Apparel Design with 7+ years of experience and 2+ years of management experience; preferably in the sports apparel industry
Strong understanding/connection with Athletic Youth Consumer – passion for the category and the athletic mantra both personally and professionally
Obsessive attention to detail at the levels of product design, presentation, and specification package creation.
Strong sense of color and use of pattern in design
High communication skills for both interpersonal relationships and presentation – the ability to influence all cross functional partners to deliver unrivaled product on time and on target
Proven track record designing innovative women’s performance active and lifestyle apparel with commercial success
Fast, efficient, nimble. Experience working in a shifting and colla