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. Manager, Innovation Operations to join our team. In this role, you will lead operations, go-to-market process, the integration of the Innovation operating model, oversee the gate committee meetings, and manage a small team. Role supports the strategic direction and end-to-end process management for the Innovation team to ensure, business objectives are being met on-time.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
⏵ Reporting to the Sr. Director, Innovation Operations role, have strong partnership with the Innovation leadership team to support and drive strategic innovation initiatives inclusive of decision making, organization of general business practices and strategy execution.
⏵ Sustain innovation processes to ensure we are operating at peak efficiency with flawless execution and delivering on-time
⏵ Support the integration of the Operating Model and Gate Committee processes and plan for the Innovation team to ensure commitment to milestones and execute against the Innovation project plans.
⏵ Contribute to the vision and road map for Innovation operating model to build long-term strategic and financial plans and set goals to deliver against our internal and external consumers needs and scale to ensure prioritization against business objectives.
⏵ Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure innovation platforms and technologies are campaigned and delivered on time and on specification consistently.
⏵ Partner with innovation functions accountable to goals and committed actions by coordinating measurement plans & reporting against program KPI’s.
⏵ Support and maintain the innovation project roadmap & calendar to drive towards and against 5-year plan.
⏵ Execute operational efficiency within Innovation by developing tools, use of measurement/scorecards, and best practices to streamline and structure innovative output
⏵ Ability to navigate and build relationships in a dynamic, highly-matrixed environment MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
⏵ BS degree in Business Administration, General Management, or equivalent; MBA a plus
⏵ 8+ years of experience prior working experience in Operations, Project Management and/or Strategy
⏵ Established relationships at all levels, inclusive of the executive level
⏵ Prior experience working for a global company with a strong, premium brand and a distinct culture.
⏵ Experience working for either a startup or a high-growth organization is a plus.
⏵ Experience conducting business and partnering with executives and staff in multiple regions globally, a plus.
⏵ A reputation for outstanding leadership, team building and recruiting. Proven ability to attract top talent from outside the organization, while developing strong teams within.
⏵ An ability to lead through influence by forming productive relationships cross-functionally with our leadership team.
⏵ Significant executive presence, confidence and preparedness to be able to meet and negotiate with the highest level of sports executives and athletes in the world.
⏵ Excellent presentation skills, inclusive of written and oral communications.
⏵ Strong quantitative skill set, numbers-driven, works well with data 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.