Product Testing Analyst I

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97201

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

In your role as Wear Test Analyst I for (various category), you will take ownership and be responsible for the complete testing program of all footwear in the specific category.  You will work with the (category) development team and manage all aspects of the complete testing process of all pre-production and production footwear for that category.  You will ensure the category is meeting the expectations of the zero failure policy due to design, construction detail requirements as called out in the technical packages or poor execution by the factory.  Tests focused on fit, performance, functionally and durability along with providing clear and precise feedback to the development team, as well as other various internal teams, will ensure Under Armour expectations are met in full.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

•    Create, implement, lead and manage your category-specific wear test plans including determining the quantity of prototypes tested per season working together with the category development team.
•    Ensure the quality of Footwear by conducting tests on athletes with a focus on fit, performance, functionally and durability. 
•    Maintain an active high-level recruiting plan and database for qualified testers. 
•    Work with athletes/testers to provide prototype feedback along with researching relevant variables which could potentially affect product and/or processes. 
•    Provide clear and precise feedback communication, verbally and/or written, to your category by summarizing results and offering analysis to the category development team.  
•    Use your understanding and experience of the athlete and the footwear creation processes to offer suggestions in regard to fit and performance issues that need attention prior to production.
•    Build new relationships, promote teamwork and cross-functionally communicate effectively and efficiently with Developers, Designers, PLM, Product Integrity, Brand/Sports Marketing along with various Under Armour departments. 
•    Effectively and efficiently communicate externally with teams, schools, athlete contacts, and wear-testers in other intended product market segments.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

•    Ability to take the lead, the initiative when required.  Create, implement and follow strategic plans to completion
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work with multiple personality types and levels. 
•    Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects/tasks with sensitive deadlines.  
•    Proven knowledge and experience of testing category
•    Experience recruiting and communicating with testers/public along with obtaining clear, precise prototype feedback.
•    Experience working with NCAA-level athletes, coaches, and equipment managers preferred.
•    Proven proficiency with a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software (Microsoft Office).
•    Ability to travel up to 35% of the year
•    Ability & willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Education And / Or Experience

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Bachelor’s Degree (May consider an additional 2 years of related experience in lieu of a degree).
•    12-18 months of experience in the footwear industry, product testing, development, marketing, engineering, retail, customer service, or any combination.

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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