Professional, Channel Merchandising - Market Place

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1076 CM

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

Our products have a compelling story to tell, and EMEA Merchandising is the conduit that translates and delivers our story and product with integrity and impact across all sales channels.
Under Armour is seeking a Channel Merchandiser to support the Merchandising team for the EMEA region. The Channel Merchant will be a key member of the merchandising function reporting into the Senior Manager of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Merchandising. They will be the merchandiser responsible for the Marketplace (Partner Program) business in EMEA.  They will use a balance of art and science to structure assortments for profitable and sustainable growth for the region.  Core responsibilities include seasonal assortment building, sell-out and sell-in analysis, in-season adjustment to changes in the consumer demand, competitive landscape analysis, and identifying future season opportunities.  
The ideal candidate will be a clear communicator and strong operator with a minimum of 2+ years of experience in merchandising for digital or online marketplace accounts. The individual will likely have experience in a well-regarded consumer products company and a professional / personal involvement with both apparel and footwear.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Create consumer centric assortments for the Marketplace accounts in partnership with the Wholesale side of the account, if applicable.
•    Support the full Go-to-Market process for the Marketplace channel with the support of the Senior Manager of DTC.
•    Connect product, brand, and sport moments to create authentic, powerful and consistent engagement with the target consumer throughout the season.
•    Communicate assortment direction and how it supports EMEA’s long term strategy.
•    Work in collaboration with the POD across commercial, planning, and marketing to build strong relationships to support the business throughout the season. 
•    Own analyzing sales trends and competitive landscape to generate recommendations for strategic action to meet performance objectives and the right consumer expectations.
•    Leverage consumer insights to drive meaningful conversations with other partners and to identify incremental opportunities.
•    Think strategically and present ideas on how to continue to evolve and improve processes.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Teamwork. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Prioritizes team success. Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
•    Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal.
•    A strong interest in sports and fitness which will translate into authenticity and company connection.
•    Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines.
•    Knowledge of European Markets with specific focus on Northern Europe ideally attained through living/working in Europe.
•    Ability to work in an international environment with a clear understanding of cultural differences.
•    Proven quantitative capabilities to assess data, identify trends, and define actions to drive results.
•    Ability to self-start and deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
•    Ability to establish an independent view while effectively collaborating in decision-making forums.
•    Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills.
•    Fluent in English.

Education And / Or Experience

•    University degree
•    2+ years of merchandising and/or product management experience, primarily gained in non-US markets, preferably within the sports apparel, footwear or accessory industry

Other Requirements

Relocation

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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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