Lead Planner, AccessoriesUnder Armour, Inc. - Baltimore, MD
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?!
COMPANY HISTORY AND VISION
It started with a simple plan to make a superior T-shirt. A shirt that provided compression and wicked perspiration off your skin rather than absorb it. A shirt that worked with your body to regulate temperature and enhance performance. Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel - gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout.
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. Today, with millions of unique registered users across UA's Connected Fitness community, the brand is resonating with more athletes than ever before, and we're investing to change the way athletes live.
UA is an environment where building a great team is vital, and where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace. Our teammates and the world's hungriest athletes alike, live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.
Under Armour needs a Planning expert in Accessories to own and lead the merchandise planning on behalf of the category. The Senior Planner, Accessories will be given a rare opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing brand and be the driver in this category. Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates. You will play a key role in the creation of Category Merch Plan at the style level and the modeling of major product decisions (e.g. segmentation, exclusivity, markdowns, price strategy).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
*Work closely with the Category Merchant, Regional Merchants, and Planning Centers of Excellence
*Create top line and divisional sales, inventory and gross margin targets
*Execute and collaborate on a strategic vision for planning/inventory investment for category
*Forecast category demand globally, regionally and as needed by channel for seasonal and long range plans
*Set guardrails on size, growth, and composition with regions
*Review/analyze complex historical data/ trends to optimize future forecasts and to inform strategies and action plans
*Manage deliverables in accordance with the planning calendar.
*Leadership skills to provide direction to teammates and execute on Planning and Merchant vision
*Very strong analytical skills to collect, process and interpret data to influence product strategies and plans
*Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies
*Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross-functional stakeholders and influence key decisions
*Ability to analyze complex quantitative data
*Track record of hitting project timelines
*Attention to detail, strong problem solving and analytical skills
*Strong aptitude with retail math and forecasting methodology
*Excel skills imperative, Systems related to planning process
*Excellent partnership, analytical, and presentation skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
*Bachelor's Degree or related experience
The city of Baltimore, more commonly known as Charm City, thrives on amazing people, delicious food and historic neighborhoods that have a down to earth, small town spirit and hospitality. Under Armour's Global Headquarters is located in the Locust Point neighborhood on the south side of Baltimore city. Our campus is positioned on Baltimore's Inner Harbor and provides teammates with a one-of-a-kind view of the city. Free water taxis transport teammates to and from campus and the neighborhoods across the harbor throughout the work day, providing a reliable commute and easy access to city amenities. Long term, our Global Headquarters will expand to an iconic urban waterfront campus spanning 50 acres of Baltimore's Port Covington Peninsula.
*7-8 years retail merchandise planning/ store planning, inventory or other business planning experience
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.
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Under Armour, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. It offers various footwear products, including football, baseball, lacrosse, softball and soccer cleats, slides, performance training footwear, running footwear, basketball footwear, and hunting boots. The company also provides accessories, which include headwear, bags, and gloves; digital fitness platform licenses and subscriptions, as well as digital advertising; and licenses its brands. It offers its products under the UA Logo, UNDER ARMOUR, UA, ARMOUR, HEATGEAR, COLDGEAR, ALLSEASONGEAR, PROTECT THIS HOUSE, and I WILL trademarks, as well as ARMOUR39, ARMOURBITE, ARMOURLOFT, ARMOURSTORM, ARMOUR FLEECE, and ARMOUR BRA trademarks. The company sells its products through wholesale channels, including national and regional sporting goods chains, independent and specialty retailers, department store chains, institutional athletic departments, and leagues and teams, as well as independent distributors; and directly to consumers through a network of brand and factory house stores, and Website. Under Armour, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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