Manager, Global Merchandising (Footwear)
Manager, Global Merchandising (Footwear) 4005216 Baltimore, Maryland 02/15/2017 Corporate Apply Now Save JobRemove Job View Saved Jobs Apply Later 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?! Manager, Global Merchandising Under Armour is building out a brand new Merchandising function, creating a structure that supports and keeps pace with our aggressive growth. Our products have a compelling story to tell, and Global Merchandising is the conduit that translates and delivers our story and product with integrity and impact across all sales channels. The Manager, Global Merchandising will support and execute on UA's overall brand and channel strategy in a specific category (Footwear - Women's Train & Youth). Core responsibilities will include revenue, inventory efficiency and go-to-market operational effectiveness of the assigned category. Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following: + Provide direction to Product partners regarding market opportunities, consumer insights, and product assortments + Partner with the Product team in assorting the category focusing on strategic targets, local market characteristics, budgets and SKU counts + Segment line assortment by channel and garner buy-in on these assortments from Sales partners + Manage pricing strategy + Own business statistics such as sales history, market trends, key account requirements, competition, product mix and price points - apply this important information during the product management briefing phase + Maintain a strong understanding of product demand, forecast and inventory levels + Assist in ensuring approved calendars and timelines are met + Assist in ensuring category vision and stories are seen and told in market + Guide Visual Merchandising strategy in conjunction with Visual Merchandising team + Analyze and clearly communicate competitive positioning, market, and opportunities + Write clearly understood documents targeted at various audiences (customers, peers, leadership); present to both large and small groups + Support category Head of Merchandising as needed to translate and execute vision Professional Experience / Qualifications The Global Merchandising Manager will need to work cross-functionally throughout UA to build a collaborative, supportive operating environment. We need a consensus-builder with high accountability to move the needle and drive results. The ideal candidate will be a strong operator with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in increasingly senior product management or merchandising positions. The individual will likely have experience in a well-regarded consumer products company, and a professional/personal involvement and/or relationship with performance apparel. This candidate will be able to jump in as an athlete and brand expert at the end-use or category level. Additionally the successful candidate will: + Demonstrate strong skills in working cross-functionally + Work productively in a matrixed environment + Communicate effectively and influence partners + Have experience with a variety of go-to-market models (direct to consumer, wholesale, retail, etc.) Education An undergraduate degree is required. 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