Lead, Retail Development

Date: Mar 8, 2023

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.
You will manage multiple projects simultaneously across our owned full price and/or outlet channels from project initiation till completion. Additionally you will lead work & you will collaborate with internal cross functional departments (Real Estate, DTC Operations, Store Design, Retail Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Merchandising, Sales) and external stakeholders (landlords, contractors, UA vendors & agencies); to ensure the projects are delivered on time, in scope, within budget & meeting UA’s quality standards. In this position you will be the primary point of contact for DTC O&O to drive the new store opening process, influencing key stakeholders in decision making, manage the construction schedules & processes; you will also be responsible to initiate improvements, set up tools – process & procedures to support the business for long time success. The Lead Retail Development is an independent contributor, capable of leading the DTC O&O new store opening program. 
At Under Armour we work in a hybrid model which means that we are working atleast 2 days in our office in Amsterdam, next to the Olympic Stadion.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

include but are not limited to the following:

•    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, 
•    Works closely with NSO Lead and cross- functional 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 (project specific) 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,
•    Acts as primary program lead & contact on Retail Development for O&O DTC in EMEA for assigned projects within region .  

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

include but are not limited to the following:
•    Proficiency in Autocad; Ms Office including Ms Project,
•    Fluent in English, 
•    Strong Analytical & Problem-Solving Ability,
•    Strong cross functional communication skills: able to manage conflicts, maintains composure in challenging conversations

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,

Other Requirements

include but are not limited to the following:

•    Action Oriented.  "Can do" and "does do" attitude; authentically engaged with people and situations
•    Self-starter. Can work independently in a high pace, ever changing and sometimes ambiguous environment
•    Team Player. Loves being part of a team, both leading and serving; demonstrated deep commitment to colleagues; highly effective in a matrix environment
•    Humble & Hungry.  Confidence without arrogance; driven to continually “up their game" regardless of prior successes
•    Accountable.  Commits to stretch goals and delivers; holds self to highest performance standards
•    Flexible. Demonstrates agility to adapt to changes; with a result-oriented mindset
•    Unparalleled Integrity.  In good times and bad, lives the UA Way; takes ownership for mistakes; delivers tough messages directly; doesn’t “back-channel”
•    “Gets” Under Armour.  Passionately embraces the challenge and effort to keep UA unique; committed to go the extra mile to build/protect the brand


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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