Professional, Photo Studio - Creative Operations

Date: Jul 24, 2022

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 Professional, Photo Studio – Creative Operations is an integral part of providing world class product and editorial photography to our direct to consumer and wholesale partners globally.  The position is a hands-on in-studio role that will require constant interaction with the studio team and global business stakeholders.  This role is responsible for implementing industry-standard best practices and learnings specific to our Creative Operations and pre-production processes.  This role will also be focused on balancing the quality and efficiency demands of the production process and will utilize data to drive creative decisions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Position will act as a merchandising liaison.
  • Managing merch collections while tracking image completions and hard launches of said collections. 
  • Facilitate the creation and approval of all seasonal style guides
  • Develop and maintain an end-to-end multi-fiction seasonal calendar
  • Oversee the seasonal sample discrepancy processes while maintaining executive level summaries of fill-rates, usability, retouching requirements, and asset creation
  • Project management oversight: oversee creative department workflows and out-of-scope studio production requests
  • Drive continuous improvement via technology and process change
  • Assist in coordinating all aspects of pre-production for product and editorial
  • Develop and maintain a calendar for product launches and work with the appropriate teams to ensure all hard launch dates are met
  • Serve as a liaison between the Studio Agency Partner and internal UA Stakeholders
  • Facilitate the expansion and tracking of 3D asset conversation
  • Partnering with Ecommerce, Wholesale, and Product teams for style guides and image tracking.
  • Track Samples & Fill rates in partnership with studio agency partner.
  • Facilitate Discrepancy Reviews with product teams to ensure sample accuracy.
  • Manage swatch process between UA & studio agency partner.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software and MS Office
  • Understanding of graphic systems and style guides to communicate branding and campaign messaging executed across multiple platforms and formats.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and utilize resources to execute tasks within a deadline-oriented environment independently and resourcefully
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • The ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Inquisitive mind and a solution-oriented personality
  • Flexible and able to adjust priorities as new projects come in
  • Calm and productive under pressure
  • Expert-level skills in Adobe Creative Suite with specific focus on graphics-related programs for online and print applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD).
  • Familiar with project/asset management and delivery tools including Workfront, Dropbox, and DAM systems.

Education And / Or Experience

  • 3-5 years of relatable experience
  • BA/BS degree in Marketing, Project Management, or related field preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excel skills imperative
  • Excellent partnership skills
  • Ability to be a part of a team, set challenging standards, develop strong partnerships, and lead others to action

Other Requirements

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Omni-Channel Distribution House

Relocation

  • 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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