Lead, Asset Protection - East Region (Remote)

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Remote, US

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The UA Protect regional Lead, Asset Protection for the East United States, is responsible for implementing strategies and training to ensure the effective execution of asset protection and retail initiatives. This position will be responsible for executing core programs and strategies relating to safety and security, theft and fraud mitigation, and operational excellence in retail stores, supply chain, and corporate facilities within the defined area. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates as an integral part of the Retail Field Leadership team while developing and implementing UA Protect – Retail & Investigations strategies for the East Region
  • Works closely with key business partners – Operations, Accounting, Treasury, Human Resources, FP&A, Marketing, Events, Retail Maintenance, Logistics, and Allocations – to identify opportunities and improve profitability and operational efficiencies
  • Create and implement UA Protect policy and procedure that reflect business needs and improve teammate and athlete safety
  • Develop a strong UA Protect culture at the corporate and store level by educating and influencing the Field Leadership Team on best practices through store travel, visits, conference call participation, business partner presentations, and support
  • Develop impactful reporting on KPI’s related to physical inventory, damages, cash shortages, and point-of-sale exceptions that are regularly reviewed with executive leadership
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partner on defined content and outlined material to ensure adequate training from a UA Protect perspective
  • Partner with supply chain and designated vendors to ensure compliance and focus on: physical security, product inventory integrity, transportation security, and minimizing theft and fraud
  • Monitor daily incident report submissions via defined internal communication methods.  
  • Partner with the UA Protect – Investigations Team to ensure all internal and external retail theft cases are handled in a prompt, professional and efficient manner
  • Provide general consultation to drive theft deterrence, physical security, operational compliance, teammate/customer safety, store training, POS controls, and emergency response
  • Serve as point-of-contact for all local, state, and federal law enforcement requests
  • Organize, update and lead Retail business partners during emergency response situations (e.g., hurricanes, natural disasters, active shooter, store security events, etc.)
  • Support the design, selection, and implementation of company-wide technology platforms (e.g., CCTV, BAS, EBR, EAS, RFID, etc.) utilized in the protection of our teammates, customers, and brand
  • Support HR Business Partners (as needed) with investigations related to ethics and/or P&P violations
  • Conduct regular analysis of store shortage results and implement over-arching solutions for shrink reduction

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Familiarity with various digital and IP-based CCTV systems and platforms
  • Experience with POS exception-based reporting systems
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and resolve business problems in a team setting
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general financial statements, investigative reports, technical procedures, and policy and procedure
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from various departments
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality when conducting company investigations
  • Must be able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with operating management while leading objective internal audits
  • Ability to prepare and deliver well-written investigative reports, and verbal presentations, addressing critical risks and sensitive information to operational management

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of multi-store loss prevention or asset protection experience
  • Proven ability to conduct and successfully resolve internal theft investigations and dishonest teammate interviews within the retail space (with industry-standard training provided by Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates)
  • Business acumen with an ability to influence senior leadership and retail partners within UA on best practices to minimize loss due to theft, fraud, waste, and exposure to criminal acts

Other Requirements

  • 50% travel required


  • 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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