Merchandise Planning Manager, Retail

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 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?!
Summary
Under Armour needs an experienced merchandise planning leader in the Direct-to-Consumer Retail Division.  The Brand House Merchandising Planning Manager will be given an excitingly unique opportunity to lead as 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 dynamic Brand House retail store channel with the opportunity to make an instant impact to the business; more importantly you will be responsible for the continued development of our teammates as well as driving enhanced processes, engaging in key thought leadership that enables our North America Direct-to-Consumer planning organization to continue to be a global leader in planning for UA.  As such, you will routinely interact and partner with our Factory 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 deliver on our strategic business goals. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Lead and manage a retail Open-to-buy for the Total North America Brand House channel to deliver on sales, margin, and inventory targets thru a multi-tiered, multi-dimensional Direct-to-Consumer planning organization with their team.
Recapping business results and offering key insights and recommendations weekly/monthly to the leadership team inclusive of any opportunity/risk management strategies for their channel.
Assist in the evolution of complex 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 and goals for their team and channel while supporting total regional objectives.
Partner with key senior Direct-to-Consumer planning leaders to evolve and/or establish best-in-class planning practices that support the total evolution of our multi-dimensional, highly complex planning ecosystem.
Provide feedback/solutions to help support the evolution of our omni-channel planning strategy to inform highly dynamic, scalable processes that provide measurably enhanced productivity and efficiency in inventory utilization for total North America.
Lead, develop, and guide a high-functioning, high-talented planning team to ensure continued individual teammate growth and career progression in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving retail environment. 
Support the architecting of a succession plan that results in the progression of key talent throughout the larger North America planning organization.
Establish key strategic career pathing thru thoughtful stretch assignment opportunities for teammates to drive individual growth, develop new skills, while enhancing and refining key complex processes that create efficiencies across all business channels/planning teams.
Support the evolution and refinement of the operational cadence for the broader cross-functional Merchandising, Planning, and Allocation teams to ensure logical flow of work deliverables that adequately pace teams to deliver on all business goals.
Contribute, collaborate, and then drive the execution on a strategic vision for planning/inventory investment for the Brand House stores.
Strategically partner with Channel Merchandising and Finance leaders to establish top line and divisional sales, inventory and gross margin goals.
Guide the team in establishing preseason sales category targets by analyzing historical and current trends while identifying risks and opportunities.  Drive executive summary, recapping, and alignment on channel POV on targets.
Act as the strategic functional channel leader within the global planning calendar and supporting processes representing the Brand House planning team and related inventory investments.
Architect strategic promotional pricing recommendations/actions in partnership with Channel Merchandising.
Lead and facilitate weekly cross-functional selling meetings to highlight and articulate business trends, opportunities and risks for total Brand House channel.
Supervise the team’s publication of weekly business reporting and leverage extensive experience to provide keen insights on trends with supporting strategic recommendations to senior leadership.
Support an environment that fosters respect for the ideas of others as well as ongoing collaboration to execute on the total business strategy.
Establish, nurture, and utilize internal and external partners to drive and deliver on business goals and objectives as well as to enhance overall inventory management processes.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Lead the Brand House Merchandise Planning Team to optimal performance through training and development, inspired teamwork, routine recognition of success, strategic development of bench strength that results in future leaders of the larger global planning organization.
Competencies
Consistently produces results at the functional team levelAccountable for their own execution, and that of their team
Achieves personal and team goals
Can complete a project with minimal direction
Inspires confidence from their achievements that they will deliver. Done! Done! Done!

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

Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the CompanyLives for the Company values in their everyday interactions
Commits time and energy to the success of the Company
Positively represents UA outside of the Company

Acts as a key leader in implementing the strategic plan that creates a unique advantage for UA in the marketplaceLeads and drives projects and processes that have significant impact for their business
Develops and proposes ideas that support the achievement of UA strategies
Analyzes and challenges work methods to determine process improvement and better results
Understands how