Lead, Retail Design & Development (Remote)

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Remote, UK, GB

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

Do you understand global Retail brands, their mission for consistent communication across different platforms and channels, their need to differentiate from the competition and tell their story? Do you understand multi-brand retailers and how they leverage brands for space productivity? Does your communication style influence collaborative outcomes? Are you able to use data and make analysis for sustainable future growth? 


We are looking for a strong team player; to help us win in a competitive and fast-changing environment. As Retail Design & Development Lead; you will lead the new space opening program for our Strategic Accounts in wholesale business. As the primary point of contact for the accounts; you’ll drive the new space expansion plans & influence key internal stakeholders & accounts. You will manage multiple wholesale projects simultaneously, supporting accounts for Branded Spaces & Shop in Shops from project initiation till completion. You will initiate improvements, set up & improve tools – processes to support the wholesale business for long time success. 
 

Your Impact

  • Act as primary program lead & contact for the Strategic Accounts based in UK, to drive the space expansion plans, also approval processes, influencing key stakeholders in decision making; communicating and aligning with accounts
  • Develop & support strategies for retailer’s growth, analyze data, suggest ways of efficiencies
  • Collaborate and lead internal / external stakeholders (multi brand-account teams, retailer x-functional teams; contractors, third party vendors, consultants, and architects) 
  • Manage the EMEA Wholesale branded space program; ensuring the projects will be delivered in scope, on time, within budget & quality standards
  • Drive development and improvement of Branded Spaces design and toolkits, guidelines & procedures
  • Provide continuous value engineering on materials & toolkits; acts proactively in making data driven decisions on alternative approaches
  • Manage the Capex for the assigned accounts (budget creation & follow up, forecasting, validation & close out).
  • Manage supply chain for FF&E; places orders, tracks & monitors the global, regional, and local vendors.
  • Support other accounts/projects in region based on needs
  • The role is for a temporary cover for 8 months; further evaluation will be made based on emerging opportunities

Qualifications

  • Graduate / Post Graduate education in related studies; 
  • +12 years of relevant experience of Management / Senior Management level within international retailers
  • Retail Project / Program management experience; with retailer brand head office exposure
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools 
  • Strong Analytical & Problem-Solving Ability
  • Strong communication skills: communicates clearly; listens carefully
  • Pro-active and independent while also collaborative and inclusive
  • Team player & highly effective in matrix environments
  • Highly organized but flexible; action oriented with a ‘can do’ attitude

Benefits & Perks

  • Paid “UA Give Back” Volunteer Days: Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community.
  • Under Armour Merchandise Discounts
  • Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources- We offer teammates across the country programs to promote physical activity and overall well-being. 
  • 40 hour working week
  • Fully remote – work from home
  • 25 working days holiday + Bank holidays
  • 40 hours / 5 days per calendar year of paid Voluntary time off (VTO)
  • Teammate Resource groups e.g. Green Machine, Sustainability, LHBTQIA+, Women in Leading and Living etc.
  • Local Language course when moving from abroad

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.