Sr. Manager, Photo Studio - Operations

Date: Jun 9, 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 Sr. Manager, Photo Studio - Operations leads Under Armour’s global Ecommerce Photography Studio; responsible for defining the strategy and building the operational guardrails to produce assets in support of global ecommerce revenue for both direct to consumer and wholesale business channels. This role will establish successful internal and external partnerships, define and execute short- and long-term strategies and manage all aspects of the budget.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Brand Strategy & Multi-Year Planning

  • Lead the long-term strategy for the photo studio that includes identifying potential suppliers, defining business requirements, evaluating proposals, negotiating contracts and ultimately building the operational framework to produce assets in support of global ecommerce revenue.
  • Manage relationships with 3rd party vendors at the highest level.
  • Establish new initiatives for content to improve conversion and drive traffic and revenue based on relevant consumer and market trend data.
  • Create project plans, guide and engage respective project teams throughout the project from kick off to implementation.
  • Manage and oversee all studio operating expenses and annual budget.
  • Collaborate with art directors, other peers (director of photography) and other functions (product line management) to identify and implement improvements to the image creation process.


Global Mindset

  • Build strong working relationships with customers and teams in all regions of the world.
  • Provide direction and tools for in region photo execution.
  • Inform global leaders of key milestones, metrics and issues.
  • Develop a product content strategy that supports the short & long-term global marketing and merchandising initiatives.



  • Lead a team of UA employees and contract/freelance employees through vision and values.
  • Manage change across teammates by presenting the need for change in a positive way that encourages commitment and change.
  • Ensure strategies are in place to promote inclusion, enhance engagement and maximize business results.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Attention to detail, strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to drive initiatives cross-functionally
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills
  • Superior Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Strong operational and analytical mindset
  • Master of change management
  • Project Management/Account Management
  • Ability to be a part of a team, set challenging standards, develop strong partnerships, and lead others to action.
  • Excellent partnership skills
  • Knowledge of creative tools (Creative Suite, Smart Sheet, JIRA, etc.) a plus

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 10 years of Photo Studio experience
  • Experience managing a team of diverse skills and talent

Other Requirements

  • Location: This position is in Baltimore, MD
  • Return to Work Designation:  2 days in office
  • Travel: 5-10% of the year
  • Program Experience: Microsoft Suite


  • 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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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore