Category Merchant - Accessories & Slides

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 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?!
At Under Armour, our products have a compelling story to tell: Everything Makes You Better.  The Merchandising Team connects the right products to the right consumers to meet their needs.  This position will support and execute on UA’s overall brand, category and regional strategies in a specific distribution channel of North America. 
Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
Lead Accessory and Slides Regional Category discussions for the region with Global Category 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. 
Define the regional product assortment strategy. 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.
Own business statistics, inclusive of sales history, market trends, channel requirements, and product mix and apply to seasonal input milestones.
Identify the optimal product mix (Right product, Right place, Right price & Right time) working to maximize potential for revenue and profit, while ensuring category vision and stories are being told in market.
Align and partner with Global Category, Regional Marketing and Channel Merchandising to drive big stories and key initiatives for appropriate consumer(s).
Consolidating all NA commercial feedback into singular direction surrounding market opportunities and consumer insights.  Example topics include: trends, assortment needs, product pricing, etc.
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. 
Analyze sales trends, market share, and competitive landscape to make recommendations for strategic action.
Build and present clearly understood documents and decks targeted at internal and external audiences; with ability to present to both small and large audiences.
Regularly visit and Understand local markets to develop expertise in consumer purchase behavior.
Go-to-market operational discipline.  Ensuring deadlines are met to effectively bring strategies to life.
Professional Experience / Qualifications
The role will need to work cross-functionally throughout UA’s matrixed environment in a collaborative, supportive way.  We need a goal oriented individual, who can drive consensus, operate with direction to provide clear paths toward business opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be a clear communicator and strong operator with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in retail, merchandising, or product development positions.  The individual will likely have experience in a well-regarded consumer products company, and a professional/personal involvement and/or relationship with both performance apparel and footwear. 
Education:
An undergraduate degree is required.  
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.