Lead, Category Merchandising - Basketball, Sport style, & Icon

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted an hour ago

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 seeking a Merchandising Manager to join a talented, passionate and results-oriented regional category merchandising team. As a key member of the team, this individual will be the expert for their category(s) across the North America landscape, inclusive of Direct to Consumer, and will build strategies, assortments and segmentation that help the region achieve growth.  A successful teammate will have a strong understanding of the Go-To-Market process and work collaboratively with Global merchandising, Channel Merchandising, Planning, Marketing, & Visual Merchandising to ensure successful execution.    
What does Under Armour give me?
Ownership.  Own your position.
Innovation.  Never hear again, “this is how we’ve always done it.”
Responsibility.  Your position makes an impact, every day.
Challenges.  We are a high growth, high energy company.
What will I do at under Armour?
Define the regional product assortment strategy for the Category. Help to define customer needs across the various channels in the region to create powerful merchandising plans that drive sales, support the brand, & service the various consumers.
Identify the optimal product mix (Right product, Right place, Right price & Right time) working to maximize potential for revenue and profit.
Align and partner with Category Marketing & Channel Merchandising to drive big stories for appropriate consumer(s). 
Lead all category discussions for the region with Global Merchandising throughout the GTM process to ensure successful alignment and implementation of key strategies.  Drive the category point of view for the region regarding market opportunities, consumer insights and product assortments. 
Act as a business partner with Regional Channel Merchandising, Sales, Planning, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising to ensure global strategies are supportive of the channels, accounts, and marketplace. 
Consolidate feedback from channel merchandising and market, both qualitative and quantitative, into actionable follow-up for Global Merchandising teams.
Analyze sales trends, market share, and competitive landscape and make recommendations for strategic action.
Regularly visit and Understand local markets to develop expertise in consumer purchase behavior.
What does Under Armour need from me?
5+ years merchandising and/or buying experience
Proven ability to grow category sales via merchandising and assortment optimization efforts.
Proven quantitative capabilities with the ability to assess data, identify trends & define actions to drive results.
Inquisitive approach to learning and ability to problem solving. Proactive, high energy, self-starter with ability to drive results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
Proven ability and leadership skills in prior roles to effectively work in a cross-functional environment to deliver compelling product presentations.
Proven ability to contribute to visioning and idea generation.
Strong communication skills – written and verbal.
Demonstrates ability to establish an independent view while effectively collaborating in decision-making forums.
Experience interacting with national wholesale accounts preferred.
A strong interest in sports and fitness which will translate into authenticity and company connection.
Strong foundation in retail math.
Bachelor’s degree required (preferred focus in areas such as Business, Merchandising, or Marketing)   
What else do I get?
Comprehensive Benefits Program
Amazing company culture and team environment
Guard rails to work between, NOT a BOX.
Opportunity to help make history with a proven industry leader+
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.