Sr. Wear Test Analyst

Date: Nov 23, 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 Senior Wear Test Analyst (Apparel & Accessories) manages the overall wear test process for their categories from start to finish.  This means managing multiple end-uses and overlapping calendars, in addition to multiple seasons, at any given time.  This role requires the high-level coordination of many complex and cross-functional activities, including a selection of styles to test, tracking of timeline for approval and delivery, building test plans and surveys, analysis of results, reporting, and ultimately troubleshooting issues and taking action and/or elevation of risk.  

This role has oversight of and responsibility for all testing protocols related to their categories.  The Senior Wear Test Analyst uses extensive wear testing and/or Product Development knowledge to craft appropriate tests and surveys for testers and create best-in-class feedback, reporting, and presentations to give actionable information.   They create specialized and tailored presentations for all tests to report out on key findings and recommend action based on issues found and insights gained from athlete feedback.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Seasonal Style Level Wear Testing Process – style selection, test plans, survey creation, sample distribution & tests execution 
•    Reports and Product Engineering - analysis of results, troubleshooting and action suggestions, collaboration with lab, presentation creation
•    Craft & execute large scale Product Insight Studies- Providing high-level Insights back to the Organization to affect key re-invents and large-scale product decisions
•    Focused Performer Network Building
•    Create & maintain POD and Cross-Functional interactions (lab, other testing divisions) and presentations
•    Ensures final close-out actions or elevation of any issues found during wear testing, prior to commercialization
•    Understands and communicates special calendar needs for their categories and is able to create a risk mitigation plan on key styles if there are delays
•    Works with Quality partners to translate the voice of consumer data into pro-active comparison wear tests in your product category.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Superior written & verbal communication
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
•    Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple projects in a high-volume department
•    Knowledge of garment or accessories construction
•    Experience recruiting and communicating with testers/public along with obtaining clear, precise product feedback.
•    Experience working with NCAA-level athletes, coaches, and equipment managers preferred.
•    Ability to take the lead, the initiative when required.  Create, implement, and follow strategic plans to completion
•    Experience using data to drive decisions & project management
•    Experience with focus groups/questions/interviews is a plus

Education And / Or Experience

•    4-6 years in wear testing, technical design, sports management, or related experience
•    Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design, Sports Management Program or related field
•    Product Development Experience, Athletic industry experience, Technical Design expertise 
•    Experience measuring samples and participating in fit sessions to learn process and terminology preferred

Other Requirements

•    Ability to Travel up to 35% of the year *not traveling during COVID
•    Proven proficiency with variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).

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