Lead, Channel Merchandising-Baltimore OR Pittsburgh

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Values & Innovation

At Under Armour, we are committed to empowering those who strive for more, and the company's values - Act Sustainably, Celebrate the Wins, Fight on Together, Love Athletes and Stand for Equality - serve as both a roadmap for our teams and the qualities expected of every teammate.

 

Our Values define and unite us, the beliefs that are the red thread that connects everyone at Under Armour. Our values are rallying cries, reminding us why we're here, and fueling everything we do.

 

Our pursuit of better begins with innovation and with our team's mission of being the best. With us, you get the freedom to go further - no matter your role. That means developing, delivering, and selling the state-of-the-art products and digital tools that make top performers even better.

 

If you are a current Under Armour teammate, apply to this position on the Internal Career Site Here. 

Purpose of Role

The Channel Merchant – (Sporting Goods) drives and delivers merchandising strategies tailored to the respective channel business, category or gender.  

This role has a strategic emphasis on wholesale channels, particularly in cultivating growth among key accounts. You'll play a pivotal role in advancing Under Armour's presence through targeted merchandising strategies tailored to wholesale partners.

The Merchant supports the delivery of a line plan to meet consumer and account needs while ensuring alignment with financial goals and growth opportunities. The Merchant works cross-functionally throughout UA to inspire a collaborative and supportive operating environment and be a consensus-builder who drives results.
 

Your Impact

•    Contribute to and deliver a comprehensive long-term merchandising strategy for respective channel business.
•    Develop line plans that meet respective channel requirements and align with financial targets and channel growth opportunities. 
•    Assist with and drive improvements in SKU productivity and efficiency across the respective channel. 
•    Assist in the management of marketplace operations. Implementing segmentation and exclusivity strategies aligned with channel objectives. 
•    Partner with Global Product, Product Merchandising and Regional Merchandising teams to share insights and identify new growth opportunities and potential revenue streams. 
•    Support Go-to-Market initiatives in partnership with Marketing and Visual Merchandising, including seasonal storytelling, investment priorities, and product launches.
•    Analyze market shifts and performance metrics to inform strategic adjustments and ensure agile responses to business trends.
•    Present channel business results at cross-functional meetings, fostering consensus and relationships with key partners.
•    Operate and maintain Merchandising systems (Armoury, Trasix, etc.) for the business.
•    Contribute actively to advancing merchandising excellence within UA through a combination of strategic direction and hands-on execution.
 

Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree with typically 8 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with typically 6 years of relevant experience or typically 12 years of relevant work experience without degree.
•    Previous experience in a Product Management, Merchandising or Sales. 
•    Proven ability to develop profitable merchandising strategies and collaborate effectively across internal teams.
•    Decisive and resolute in decision-making, even in ambiguous situations.

Workplace Location

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Baltimore OR Pittsburgh office.
  • Return to Work Designation: 3 days week in-office, the remainder of work week remote. 

Relocation

  • No relocation provided

 

Base Compensation

 

 $97,297.00 - $133,783.10 USD

Most new hires fall within this range and have the opportunity to earn more over time. Initial placement within the salary range, however, is based on an individual's relevant knowledge, skills and experience for the position. UA is committed to helping our teammates succeed and advance in their careers. Base salary is only one component of our competitive Total Rewards package.

Benefits & Perks

 

  • Paid "UA Give Back" Volunteer Days: Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community
  • Under Armour Merchandise Discounts
  • Competitive 401(k) plan matching
  • Maternity and Parental Leave for eligible and FMLA-eligible teammates
  • Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources- We offer teammates across the country programs to promote physical activity and overall well-being

 

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 or belief, 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, family or paternal 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. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.


Nearest Major Market: Baltimore