Strategic Procurement Lead -COE

Date: Sep 30, 2022

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

Under Armour is looking for a Strategic Procurement Center of Excellence Lead, to drive the continuous improvement of the Strategic Procurement organization. This role is critical to the transformation and ongoing optimization of the Under Armour Source to Pay environment. The individual in this role will be critical in leading the delivery of global enterprise impacting projects and programs that support Strategic Procurement’s multi-year transformation journey including empowering process transformation through technology, expanding, and enhancing Procurement capabilities, and elevating and standardizing Procurement services through best practices. 

This role will lead activities such as improving policies, processes, user experience and technology that enables Strategic Procurement to deliver value while driving global compliance, controlled spending, and risk mitigation.  

This role will partner closely with cross functional teams such as Finance, Legal, IT and with global category team members.  Projects and areas of oversight will include Value management, Spend Analytics, E – Sourcing process and methodology, organizational KPIs and ROI, training, change management, communication, business process architecture and related systems.   This position will report to the head of the Center of Excellence, Strategic Procurement.    

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify and implement industry leading best practices to drive transformation across Strategic Procurement processes and capabilities enabling the organization to drive stakeholder value. 
  • Collaborates with Global stakeholders to develop process improvements, formulate new strategies, and address feedback to drive the best business outcomes.
  • Facilitate the cross functional team (Global Strategic Procurement, Legal, and Finance) adoption of process documentation, templates, and systems that will optimize Indirect Procurement.
  • Provide project management and analytical support to leadership for core procurement processes (Ariba, Value Management, DocuSign, contract/PO workflow, etc.)
  • Ownership of the Value Management Office and tracking process.
  • Ad-hoc projects to support procurement functions as needed.
  • Partner with spend category managers to document current spend management processes, and identify / implement significant opportunities for improvement 
  • Build strong relationships with and act as a strategic partner for internal and cross functional leadership and operational teams in a matrixed organization to manage overall execution of multiple programs and projects to meet goals and targeted results, leading and influencing change management practices.  
  • Deliver project and program management and change leadership including activity timelines, resource management, budgeting, and reporting.   
  • Drive resolution to systemic process, technology, and program gaps.    
  • Responsible for continuous improvements to performance metrics, programs/processes, systems, and innovations to achieve higher levels of business impact. 
  • Drive enablement of successful functional partnership with the business, key stakeholders, budget owners through development and enhancement of Global Strategic Procurement best practices, processes, systems, and standardization.  
  • Enable best in class spend analytics, market intelligence and industry research processes and tools for Strategic Procurement team members to identify and solve high value problems and support innovation for their categories. 

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance / Supply Chain Management / Business Administration or related background 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Procurement, Finance, Management Consulting, or Project Management with proven track record of success in leading projects that involve process improvement and change management 
  • Demonstrated success in executing transformational projects, developing, and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, and establishing effective processes and methods of ensuring performance
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with the ability to effectively present finding to all levels of the company 
  • Experience with ERP, procure-to-pay, and e-sourcing technology solutions (preferably SAP Ariba) 
  • Strong project management and communications skills
  • The ability to proactively identify significant opportunities for process improvement, and execute with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate change management with teammates at all levels of the organization
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and SharePoint)

Other Requirements

  • In Office Designation - 2x per week in office


  • No relocation provided






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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