Planner II, Category - Basketball & Curry

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 days 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?!
The Basketball & Curry Planner II will own and lead the merchandise planning function on behalf of Category teams.  This role drives alignment of the category architecture and owns the creation of the Category Merchandise Plan at the style level.  The planner is also a strategic partner to the GMs and helps quantify and modeling of major product decisions (e.g. segmentation, exclusivity, markdowns, price strategy, etc.) as well as recapping business performance to internal and external partners (Curry team).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creating and maintaining a top line category plan for sales growth, demand, style and sku counts, and productivity for Basketball and Curry categories for each GTM season.
Collaborate and influence the strategic vision for the category's seasonal Line Architecture.
Build and maintain style-color level allocation plans by region using door count, ST%, weeks-on-floor and AUD methodology.  Collaborate extensively with regions to ensure transparency and alignment of allocation strategy.
Asset Management:  Prepare and present category performance (sell through results, risks & opportunities) to both internal and external partners, including Curry team.  Partner with 2 GMs to prepare for quarterly business review, prepare asset scorecards for finance team.  Complete ad-hoc analysis as needed. 
Review and analyze complex historical data/trends to optimize future forecasts and to inform strategies and action plans.
Work closely with the 3 Category Merchants, 2 GMs, multiple Regional Planning Partners, and Planning Center of Excellence.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Leadership skills to provide a point of view to teammates and execute on Planning and Merchant vision. Strong analytical skills to collect, process and interpret data to influence product strategies and plans.
Ability to analyze complex quantitative data
Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies
Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross functional stakeholders.  Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies.
Excellent partnership, collaboration and presentation skills.
Track record of hitting time lines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
Strong aptitude in retail math, forecasting methodology and excel skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree or related experience.
4-6 years merchandise planning, store planning, inventory or other business planning experience.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Travel – less than 10%
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.