Lead, Talent Development - Digital

Date: May 18, 2023

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 Lead, Talent Development Digital & Functional Training will be responsible to develop, operationalize and execute Under Armour’s Digital Transformation Learning and Development strategy as well as support functional training. S/he will be the lead thought partner in the development of solutions as it relates to our 4 levels of learning to Employ, Deliver, Drive and Lead digital. This role will assess strategic learning needs, consult with our digital and technical business leaders for alignment and development of programs to foster a learning culture in support of UA’s business objectives.  This person will be the primary liaison for digital/technical business skills training in support of teammate functional development.  The role will be accountable for the design, development, deployment, and measurement of these programs and courses by identifying key metrics to ensure ROI on digital development initiatives.  This is a fast-paced role and requires the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate would be agile, highly collaborative, and able to drive business outcomes with a learner- centric mindset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops/evaluate and implements a global digital/technical learning & development strategy to meet current business needs and to prepare digital/technical workforce for current and future work. 
  • Identify technical/digital training needs using a data-driven approach by consulting with stakeholders, conducting needs assessments, and analyzing workforce plans to identify capability gaps based on current and future needs. 
  • Lead and coordinate the global delivery of UA’s digital learning strategy. 
  • Partner with digital/technical leaders and other key stakeholders to identify capability and critical skill requirements.
  • Collaborate with Talent Development L&D colleagues to align on learning integration opportunities
  • Work with identified vendor(s) to create learning paths for digital/technical areas by required skill level.
  • Co-create and facilitate blended learning content.
  • Lead efforts to drive development of senior leader digital literacy and capability to support the digital transformation. 
  • Identify and manage vendor relationships and manage resources including working with internal teammates and external partners to develop and deliver training, i.e. IT & HR or external facilitators.
  • Manage the quality of program/content design and delivery while ensuring a measurement strategy is in place to assess the effectiveness of vendor curriculum.
  • Develop and/or deliver training solutions that meet business needs as required.
  • Optimize training processes for efficiency and staying in budget.
  • Serve as consultant to the business for assigned functional areas to support development of technical skills.
  • Manage the technologies and collaborate with personnel required to develop, manage and deliver training.
  • Partner with HR Ops to manage training within LMS to ensure teammate and vendor accountability.
  • Other duties as assigned to support talent development learning & development objectives and HR initiatives.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Knowledge of learning and development best practices.
  • Instructional Design expertise and experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of an LMS  
  • Strong project and program management skills.  Ability to lead a project team.
  • Able to articulate and speak digital/technical language
  • A proven track record of training program development, implementation and oversite.
  • Superb track record in developing and executing successful training programs.
  • Ability to articulate how learning and development can support business strategy.
  • Ability to create a plan to measure the impact of training 
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be a strong trainer & facilitator
  • Builds strong cross-functional relationships to co-create solutions and achieve goals
  • Critical thinker with innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to influence others by asking questions with curiosity and provide recommendations using expertise
  • Fantastic organizational and time management skills.
  • Strategic, collaborative and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Resources, Instructional Design, Organization Development or related discipline
  • 4+ years of experience in a corporate training function
  • Prior experience designing, delivering, and measuring training for a multicultural global workforce in technology, enterprise data management, and/or omni-channel marketing
  • Strong knowledge of training principles, methodologies (e.g., ADDIE), and adult learning theory with evidence of creative instructional design skills for a virtual workforce

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our global headquarters in Baltimore, MD
  • Work-Life Integration (WLI) Designation: Two (2) days a week in-office, the remainder of work week remote at home
  • Certifications: Instructional Design Certificate and Agile certification/skills a plus

Relocation & Salary

  • No relocation provided
  • Base salary range: $98,514 - $135,457 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.


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