Director, HR Business Partner

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

The Director, HR Business Partner is responsible for providing HR leadership, consulting, and expertise to the Global Product organization (includes product, design, and innovation) to support the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategic and operational plans.  The individual will lead the HR POD aligned to the Product organization aligning Under Armour’s global Human Resources strategies with business strategies in a fast-paced, complex business.  

The Director, HRBP reports to the VP HR and Talent Management, is ideally based in Baltimore, MD and leads the HR POD (consisting of HR Business Partner, generalists, talent acquisition, teammate relations, and HR coordinators) dedicated to the Global Product organization.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with the leadership team of the Product organization to develop and implement a people strategy that aligns with the business strategy and vision for the broader organization
  • Consults, coaches, and influences the executive leader and his/her respective leadership team in all aspects of the teammate lifecycle and drive team effectiveness amongst the senior leadership people of the Product organization
  • Collaborate with HR Partners (Other HRBPs, Talent Acquisition, DEI, Learning and Development, Transformation Office, Total Rewards, and HR Admin/Operations), Legal, FP&A, and communications to deliver integrated HR solutions that meet business needs
  • Leads the strategic delivery of key HR practices for the Product organization including workforce plans, engagement strategies, succession planning, diversity equity and inclusion best practices, talent acquisition, organizational design and effectiveness, training and development, performance management, and compensation and benefits
  • Partner with leaders to effectively manage and lead change in the organization, providing the right amount of transparency to teammates and giving leaders the right tools to lead change
  • Actively builds and leverages HR data and metrics to make key operational and strategic decisions
  • Responsible for the leadership and effective operation of the HR POD assigned to the Product business unit

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • THINKS STRATEGICALLY: Anticipates future trends and opportunities to create a clear vision for the future. Partners cross-functionally to translate the vision into integrated strategies. Challenges teams to make decisions to ensure that resources are invested in UA’s strategic objectives.
  • BUILDS GREAT TALENT: Creates a learning environment by promoting and investing in development opportunities at all levels of the organization. Leads succession planning efforts and maintains a diverse talent pipeline. Facilitates the strategic movement of talent throughout the organization. Creates a team culture where diverse perspectives and experiences are sought-after, valued, and leveraged.
  • COMMUNICATES EFFECTIVELY: Creates a culture of transparency by communicating with honesty, the appropriate level of information, requests, and listening to input. Confidently articulates complicated, delicate, or unpopular issues in a clear and concise manner. Leverages emotion when communicating to inspire purpose and action. Exemplifies composure and proactively manages reactions/emotions of self and others.
  • COLLABORATES INCLUSIVELY: Leads with an enterprise mindset by partnering across business units/functions to drive projects and execute decisions. Establishes and supports an active information-sharing network throughout UA. Cultivates a trusting environment that encourages diversity of thought and a culture of inclusion. Acknowledges organizational biases and takes action to ensure teammates feel safe and willing to contribute their unique perspectives.

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A proven track record of eight (8) or more years in Human Resources or related experience, including three (3) or more years managing a results-focused team

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our global headquarters in Baltimore, MD
  • Return-to-Work Designation: 3-4 days a week in-office, the remainder of work week remote at home
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Experience working in a global matrix organization preferred
  • Previous retail and apparel industry experience a plus


  • No relocation provided
  • No reimbursement for commuting related travel expenses


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. 

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore