Lead, Retail Store Development - Owned & Operated

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1076 CM

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The Retail Development Lead is responsible for managing the new space opening program in the EMEA region for our DTC (Direct to Consumer) Owned & Operated business. This position manages multiple projects simultaneously across our owned full price and outlet channels from project initiation till completion. Lead works with internal cross functional departments (Real Estate, DTC Operations, Global & EMEA Space Design, Retail Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Merchandising, Sales) and external stakeholders like landlords, contractors and UA vendors; to ensure the projects are delivered on time, in scope, within budget & meeting UA’s quality standards. Being the primary point of contact for DTC O&O to drive the new store opening process & influencing key stakeholders in decision making; Lead is also responsible to initiate improvements, set up tools – process & procedures to support the business for long time success. Lead is an independent contributor, capable of leading the DTC O&O new store business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as primary program lead & contact on Retail Development for O&O DTC in EMEA,

  • Manages the EMEA DTC O&O new space opening program; ensures the projects will be delivered on time, within budget & quality and brand standards,

  • Setting budgets and timelines for all projects and tracking against these.

  • Supports the Real Estate Lead in the business case preparation and during leasing process with feasibility and technical input,

  • Leads project teams with internal (Operations, Merchandising, VM, RM) and external (Architects, consultants, contractors) stakeholders on a continuous basis,

  • Leads procurement, contracting and management of all consultants and vendors per project.

  • Manages supply chain of directly supplied materials from our Global/Regional vendors.

  • Makes recommendations & develops processes, tools & vendors to set the department up for long term success and elevate the brand, supports the EMEA strategy,

  • Provides continuous value engineering; acts proactively in making data driven decisions on alternative approaches.

  • An active part of the Retail Design & Development Team & supports projects where necessary.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Education And / Or Experience

  • University degree in Construction or Architecture or related studies preferred

  • 8+ years of relevant experience managing Retail Development projects for an international retailer

  • Proficiency in Autocad; Ms Office including Ms Project;

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong Analytical & Problem-Solving Ability

  • Strong cross functional communication skills

Other Requirements


No Relocation provided. 

Under Armour is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage qualified diverse candidates to apply. Under Armour does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, or any other protected category. 


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