Manager, Employee Relations (Distribution)

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Sparrows Point, MD, US, 21219

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 Teammate Relations Partner is a critical member of Under Amour’s Teammate Relations team. This team is responsible for developing and implementing an employee relations program to effectively and consistently deal with complaints, investigations, and performance issues to promote positive employee relations.  Our goal is to gain a better understanding of team dynamics and provide solutions to improve team functioning.  We proactively address systemic root cause issues that prevent us from meeting our organizational goals.  We do that by leading focus groups, providing performance coaching, and looking into teammate complaints and concerns.  We deal with complex, high-risk, and/or sensitive individual and team-related issues and make recommendations for solutions to address workplace issues with the goal of promoting an inclusive workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment. This position is located in our Baltimore Omni-Distribution House (Sparrows Point, MD).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Directly leads investigations, teammate complaints, and organizational concerns with minimal oversight, except those involving executive leaders
  • Prepares investigative summaries, reports, and makes recommendations on next steps to the business
  • Provides expert advice, counsel, and direction to leaders (Sr. Director and below), and HR Business Partners regarding best practices, policies, and employment laws (in partnership with the Company’s In-house Employment Counsel)
  • Identifies and supports in strategically managing systemic root cause issues through the alignment of team and individual goals, leadership capabilities, change management efforts, and/or change in strategic direction objectives
  • Recommends internal and external services and resources that resolve gaps that prevent us from meeting our organizational objectives
  • Supports and coaches Managers in developing, delivering, and monitoring Performance Improvement Plans and reviews complaints or concerns from teammates regarding the process
  • Provides consultation to managers during mid and end-of-year performance review process
  • May serve as a mediator in managing conflict resolution and addressing challenging team dynamics
  • Creates and delivers team intervention work including New Leader Assimilations, Focus Groups, and Listening Sessions as needed
  • Conducts exit interviews, and reviews exit survey data to identify trends to offer recommendations for improvement to culture
  • Supports and coaches managers in delivering and executing the corrective action process
  • Drives consistency in policy and its application based on intelligence gathered from facts and trends

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a Human Resource function, preferably at least one (1) year in an HRBP and/or employee relations role
  • Direct employee-facing experience

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Baltimore Omni-Distribution House (Sparrows Point, MD) as this role is currently in-person Monday through Friday
  • Return To Work Designation: Four (4) days a week in-office, one (1) day remote

Relocation & Salary

  • No relocation provided
  • Base salary range: $85,147.00 - $117,077.40


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.



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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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore