Director, Photo Studio

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?!
The Director, Global Content Studio Ops will deliver Under Armour’s next generation of production studios.  This teammate will own driving day-to-day operations while developing and implementing the studio’s long-term roadmap and annual business plans.  They will be the expert on optimizing in-studio capabilities, technologies, processes and expansion to produce high volumes of efficient, effective and on-brand imagery, video and audio assets.  They are responsible for strategic prioritization of initiatives, investments and testing in order to drive to optimal outcomes for the global organization.  They need to have a natural curiosity, be a creative problem solver and eager to understand and engage the organization from a 360 perspective.  This teammate strategically connects the dots, provides teams w/clear, impactful ways of working and, ultimately, keeps the team motivated and chasing after greatness.
What will you do?
Strategic Planning: Opportunity Assessment.  Scan the industry for best-in-class and emerging production methods, practices, technologies, partnerships, etc.; partner with Creative and Comms leaders to identify opportunities best matched to UA’s long-term vision, priority initiatives and future media mix; recommend strategic areas of focus.  
Long-Term Roadmap.  Partner w/Marketing Leadership to develop 3 – 5 year global roadmap which prioritizes strategic areas of focus in context of existing workload, available resources and timing requirements.
Annual Business Planning.  Develop the annual business plan to make the case for and secure funding, headcount, cross-functional support, etc as needed to deliver on annual goals. 

Studio Operations Optimize Existing Operations.  Manage team leading day-to-day operations of existing e-commerce studio.  Partner to optimize process, technology and agency relationships within the studio as well as across the full UA Creative and Production team.  
Standardize Global Operations. Establish formal SOPs, style guides and agency partner requirements for regions or countries leveraging local resources for e-commerce capture.  Build global vs local decision framework for content creation ownership and approval rights. 
Implement + Test New Initiatives.  Develop detailed project plans for studio-owned testing and “go-live” of new capabilities, technologies, equipment, resources, etc.  Partner w/x-functional teams to ensure integration within non-studio project plans.  Report out on progress against all plans – includes go-forward recommendations pending test results and/or implementation risks / opportunities.     
Studio Reporting + Comms. Establish weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting cadence to Marketing leadership. 

What do you need?
GET IT DONE – ACCOUNTABILITY Maintains a high level of cooperation by communicating responsibilities and expectations to others. Takes ownership of team results by tracking individual Teammate contributions.
FIND A BETTER WAY – CREATIVITY & INNOVATION Continuously generates new ideas, strategy, and solutions -weighing options and taking risks. Encourages Teammates to share, build on, and challenge new ideas, products or solutions.
WIN TOGETHER – COLLABORATIONCommunicates within and across teams to solve problems and hit team goals. Takes on the role of the expert or leader as needed. Builds working relationships across matrixed teams in order to integrate individual perspectives. Acknowledges and encourages contributions of other Teammates.
THINK GLOBALLY – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Seeks and applies understanding of cultural differences and demonstrates knowledge of global trends (social, political and/or economic), making the connection as to how they impact team goals.
MAPTHE FUTURE-STRATEGIC VISIONINGCommunicates team vision and goals in alignment with UA's strategic direction. Recognizes the potential impact of internal and external challenges on future state of the business unit, and develops action plans to meet these challenges.
BULID A GREAT TEAM-BUILDING TALENTSeeks opportunities to develop own leadership skills. Creates an environment for Teammates to grow and demonstrate new skills. Provides constructive and behavior-based feedback on performance and development. Motivates Teammates by tracking goals and celebrating significant milestones. Applies understanding of current and future talent needs in selection and development of talent.
MAKE THE RIGHT CALL – INTEGRITY & ETHICSActs in alignment with UA values and principles, encouraging other Teammates to do the same.
What have you accomplished already?

BA required, MBA preferred
Minimum of 10 – 12 years of marketing experience in a fast-paced, product-oriented, consumer-driven company; at least 6 - 8 years of previous leadership experience directly within production or studio operations role.  
Expert in photography, video and audio methodologies, techniques, and tools
Experience w/project management and new project implementation 
People leader with passion for developing and elevating teams
International experience is a plus
Comfortable taking initiative and ownership of projects
Ability to work independently as well as team environments 
Strong interpersonal. presentation and writing skills
Strong knowledge of competitive brand landscape within industry
Proficient in Keynote, PowerPoint, and Excel
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.