Lead, Global Licensing - Operations

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 13 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?!
Senior Lead, Global Licensing Operations  
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: Under Armour’s Global Licensing department oversees a diverse set of partnerships, license relationships, and products - everything from product licensing to collaborations and licensor third party partnerships. The Licensing team is the hub for all product licensing strategies and works with multiple Product, Category & Brand Teams to ensure brand right collections are brought to market. 
POSITION SUMMARY:The Global Licensing Team is looking for a high performing teammate to drive operations strategy and execution for one of the most profitable divisions at UA. This position will work cross functionally, with global responsibilities, to drive operational excellence and ensure smooth end-to-end operations, focusing on the global rollout of our Connected Fitness partnerships with major global partners. This role will also work with IT to drive the licensing system landscape and the licensing article activation process to ensure systems and process scale with the global growth of the business. The successful candidate must be able to operate independently in a highly entrepreneurial/fast paced environment, always learning and adapting as needs of the business change.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: may include the following. Other duties may also be assigned.
Working strategically and as the primary contact for Connected Fitness licensing operations, provide world class service to licensees, global HQ, and regional teammates exceeding expectations through timely responses and solutions to questions and concerns. Deliver on commitments, provide accurate updates, and maintain a positive attitude in all situations. 
Owns the global rollout strategy of products to UA Direct to Consumer channels on-time in multiple regions. Primary partner with our Connected Fitness licensees and will collaborate cross functionality to ensure an efficient and successful launch in each of those regions. 
Owns the article activation process for all licensed line plans. Partner with PLMs, merchandising, and IT/master data to ensure system data is complete and accurate, enabling POs to be placed on time, while continuing to improve the process through automation and scalability. 
Manages new vendor and factory onboarding for licensees to ensure successful and on-time global distribution of licensed product by partnering with the Onboarding and Sustainability Teams.
Key stakeholder in the connected fitness go-to-market process. Responsible for communicating upcoming UA GTM milestones with the Connected Fitness Team, aligning with merchandising, and regional teammates to ensure alignment on the dates and process. 
Super user for all UA systems – Armoury, P360, Trasix, SAP FMS, SAP B1, Logility, SAP SNC, and BI (web-based reporting). Serves as subject matter expert for internal and external stakeholders. Partners with IT to fix system issues, as well as request, test, and implement enhancements. 
Accountable for documenting, communicating, updating and maintaining up-to-date system and process best practices.  
Partner and communicate with IT to develop and maintain reporting to measure KPIs (buy ready status, PO confirmation deadlines, on time delivery, etc.) to drive accountability and continual improvement on key metrics. 
Liaises with UA teammates in supply planning, DTC planning and merchandising, regional merchandising and customer service/sales ops, global logistics, and IT/master data to ensure seasonal demand is bought on-time and product activated online and in store on-time. 
UA contact for 3rdparty vendors such as Avery Dennison, FineLine, and Wen parker to support Connected Fitness licensees.
Other duties as assigned
COMPETENCIES:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.
Strong Work Ethic – professionalism, respectfulness, dependability, dedication, determination, accountability, & humility.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.  Easily able to work with teams across many geographic locations.  
Service – Responds promptly to multiple partners and coworkers’ requests in a timely manner; Demonstrates attention to detail; Able to prioritize multiple issues while providing world class service.  
Analytical – collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement the data.
Business Acumen – Aligns work with strategic goals; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternate solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. 
Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills. 
Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change while monitoring and evaluating results.
Bachelor’s Degree 
4+ years of related work experience in operations, supply chain, customer service, or project management
Experience managing external relationships
Global experience working on projects that span multiple countries
Technology or consumer electronics industry experience a plus
Armoury (PLM system), SAP and Business Intelligence (BI) experience is a plus
Travel less than 10% of the time
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 a