Merchandise Planning Manager - Factory House

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 18 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?!
Under Armour needs a planning expert in the Direct-to-Consumer Retail Division.  The Merchandise Planning Manager - Factory House will be given a rare opportunity to lead and be a part of a rapidly growing brand and division.  Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates.  You will play a key role in leading the financial and inventory planning processes for our UA Factory House stores with the opportunity to make an instant impact to the business; more importantly you will be responsible for the continued development of our teammates and processes to continue to position North America Factory House as a leader in planning.  As such, you will routinely engage and partner with our Brand House, 3rd Party, Ecommerce and Wholesale Planning teams as well as our Merchandising, Visual, Store Operations, Product, and Supply Chain teams amongst others here at UA to drive and deliver results. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Own all components of a retail Open-to-buy for a key product division within the North America Factory House channel to deliver on sales, margin, and inventory targets thru a multi-tiered, multi-dimensional planning organization.
Refine and develop end-to-end inventory management strategies that support pre-season financial and inventory alignment along with optimal in-season execution to deliver on all business KPIs.
Partner with key cross-functional planning leaders through to establish best-in-class planning practices and support the evolution of our planning tools.
Participate in the evolution of omni-channel planning for UA to help design highly dynamic, scalable processes that provide enhanced productivity and efficiency.
Lead and nurture a high-functioning, high-talented planning team to ensure continued individual development and career progression in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
Lead, train, develop and retain Planning team members by assessing resident skills and identifying training and development needs.
Ensure future success of the Planning team through developing career path and succession planning as well as mentoring and training programs.
Provide the Planning team members with stretch assignment opportunities to grow and develop new skills as well as enhance and refine processes that create efficiencies across planning categories.
Manage and refine the planning calendar to ensure logical flow or work deliverables that adequately pace teams.
Execute and collaborate on a strategic vision for planning/inventory investment for Retail stores. 
Develop preseason sales by analyzing historical and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities. 
Partner with Merchant team to create top line and divisional sales, inventory and gross margin goals.
Partner with Wholesale Planning to integrate Retail forecasts within the global planning calendar and process.
Partner with Merchant team to recommend promotional pricing and strategies.
Manage weekly cross-functional selling meetings to highlight and articulate business trends, opportunities and risks.
Publish weekly business reporting and provide expert analysis on trends and recommendations.
Support an environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others as well as ongoing collaboration to execute business strategy.
Establish, nurture, and utilize internal and external partners to drive the business.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Lead Planning Team to optimal performance through training and development, teamwork, recognition of success, creation of bench strength and future leaders of the organization.
Consistently produces results at the functional team levelAccuntable for their own execution, and that of their team (where applicable)
Achieves persnal and team goals
Can cmplete a project with minimal direction
Inspires cnfidence from their achievements that they will deliver. Done! Done! Done!

Management: Hires and helps develop highly capable teammates Mentrs and coaches teammates through motivation, an approachable style, and walking the talk themselves
Cmmunicates effectively
Creates a sense f urgency

Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the CompanyLives fr the Company values in their everyday interactions
Cmmits time and energy to the success of the Company
Psitively represents UA outside of the Company

Assists in executing on a strategic plan that creates a unique advantage for UA in the marketplaceCmpletes projects that have significant impact on their Business Unit
Develps and proposes ideas that support the achievement of UA strategies
Analyzes and challenges wrk methods to determine process improvement and better results
Understands hw their function fits into the Company objectives

Has Director/Sr. Director’s as well as their team’s and peer’s trustDelivers what is prmised
Practive thinker who pushes for what is best for the functional team
Is included in critical decisins as it pertains to their functions
Prvides thinking that is valuable to the organization

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Excellent leadership and partnership skills.
Ability to lead a team, set challenging standards, develops strong partnerships, and leads others to action.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex quantitative data.
Strong presentation skills.
Experience in systems and programs relative to planning processes.  Excel skills imperative.  Exposure to Epicor and Logility systems a plus.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree or related work experience.
Successfully lead a team of 3 or more direct reports with proven track record in people development and mentoring.
Minimum 3 years planning or financial analysis experience at an elevated level in a progressive & growth focused retail organization.
Excel skills imperative.  Experience in systems and programs relative to planning processes.                                         
Excellent partnership skills.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex quantitative data.
Strong presentation skills.