Associate Merchant - Men's Outerwear, Graphics, Hunt & Fish

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The  Associate Merchant, Global Merchandising – Men’s  Apparel will contribute to the development and implementation of the Merchandising vision, strategy & tactics for Men’s Apparel resulting in sustainable, profitable growth and Brand health.  Core responsibilities will include long range and seasonal management of the: line architecture and product lifecycle plans; global marketplace channel segmentation & assortment strategies; and go-to-market operational effectiveness. This role will work cross-functionally throughout UA to build a collaborative and supportive operating environment and be a consensus-builder who drives results.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and optimize product assortments within the global range that will maximize potential for revenue and profit across regions and accounts. 
  • Support the merchandising vision and business strategy in partnership with the Men’s Apparel Merchandising Sr. Director/VP, direct team & cross functional partners from planning, product, region and marketing
  • Support the merchandising leads of other key business units to ensure full brand alignment and maximize market opportunity
  • Create a merchandising flow calendar that identifies key items, year-over-year business opportunities, sales trends, and product launches appropriate to the Men’s Apparel Product
  • Analyze historical sales performances and use as influence in making merchandising strategies for future assortments.
  • Foster positive relationships with regional partners, soliciting their feedback and insight as to product needs and consumer reactions to product assortments.
  • Analyze and clearly communicate competitive positioning, market opportunities and segmentation strategies to influence the product assortments globally.
  • Provide direction to Product partners regarding market opportunities, consumer insights, and product assortments focusing on strategic targets, local market characteristics, budgets and SKU counts
  • Strong awareness of the impact and implications of decisions
  • Partner with Merch coordinator to operate and maintain Merchandising and Product Line Management systems (Armoury, Trasix, etc.) for the business.
  • Convey clear understanding of seasonal sales data, demand metrics, and margin targets to guide increased article productivity and growth.
  • Manage & deliver Global Merchandising GTM excellence - collaborate & effectively communicate with Merchandising team,, cross-functional and regional teammates; instill regional teammates with confidence & enthusiasm for seasonal merchandising strategies; timely achievement of all GTM milestones including quality tools/deliverables
  • Ensure merchandising operational efficiency

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Ability to develop & communicate product strategies verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate strong skills in working cross-functionally
  • Work productively in a matrixed environment
  • Communicate effectively and influence partners
  • Time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills

Education And / Or Experience

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in product management, buying or merchandising positions. 
  • Global industry experience in consumer products (preferred, not required)

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our global headquarters in Baltimore, MD
  • Return-to-Work Designation: 2 days a week in-office, the remainder of work week remote at home
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (5-10%)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Relocation

  • Relocation provided up to a specified amount

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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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore