Professional, Color Innovation

Date: Apr 11, 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

We are searching for a Professional, Color Innovation to focus on and elevate UA Color Operations.  The Professional, Color Innovation will focus on Apparel and Accessories but will also have opportunities to touch all parts of the brand and have access to the latest technologies and innovations. This role requires a color specialist working with many stakeholders to ensure accurate and on-time color execution. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour builds and grows our legacy.

Your Impact

  • Own color review process and procedure for all lab dip, print and bulk lot submits received at the Under Armour World Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, UA 
    • Majority of submissions will be novelty and non-measurable items (heathers, jacquards, etc.) 
    • Review and assessment of all virtual and physical submits within 48 hour SLA
    • Timely and accurate status update entry into color enterprise system 
    • Tracking of outstanding and overdue items
    • Alignment of multi-sourced components 
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders for any color review questions, issues, colorfastness challenged, etc. 
  • Support supplier scorecard analysis and deploy corrective action as needed based on color submit data  
  • Train internal and external partners including fabric mills, trim suppliers and UA teammates on color process 
  • Maintain color submit library including physical and digital files 
  • Other duties as needed 


  • Color vision score (FM100) of superior color discrimination required
    • Digital FM100 test will be administered during interview process
    • Physical FM100 testing will be required upon hire 
    • Physical FM100 testing will be continued every 6 months 
  • Knowledge of technical color science and management including lab dip and bulk lot process; color measurement, color review and communication 
  • Knowledge of product lifecycle, basic garment construction, trim components, material constructions, fiber types, fabric finishes, etc. 
  • Comfortable using enterprise software systems such as PLM and Microsoft Office 
  • Comfortable using and maintaining color technologies including spectrophotometers, color measurement software, and lightboxes 
  • Familiarity with natific Color Accreditation Program a huge plus
  • Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills; comfortable working both with a group and independently 
  • Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and to successfully meet multiple deadlines
  • Willing to travel to UA global offices and suppliers domestically and/or internationally as needed  
  • Bachelor’s degree with typically 2 years of related experience or Masters degree without experience or typically 6 years of relevant experience without degree.

Workplace Location

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


  • No relocation provided

Base Compensation

$52,788.00 - $72,583.50 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. 


Want more details about benefits? Visit our page here

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