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Merchant, Footwear- Factory House




Baltimore, Maryland



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

This is a rare opportunity to be part of one of the most focal retail divisions at Under Armour.  Passion, desire and integrity are traits we look for in our teammates.  You will play a critical role in the selection, segmentation, placement and financials for the North America Factory House focused on Footwear. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assort products to build out successful and profitable ranges for UA’s NA Factory House business guided by Global priorities and through a clear merchandising vision and seasonal business strategy.
  • Manage and define a merchandising vision and business strategy for the Factory House Footwear business while reporting to the Director of Merchandising
  • Create and optimize product assortments with thoughtful segmentation within Factory House that will maximize potential for revenue and profit.
  • Partner and lead a team of cross functional experts assigned to the same category that include a Planning partner, Allocation Analyst, Marketing, Ops and Visual Merchandising partner.
  • Collaborate with Americas merchants to understand strategy in their channels
  • Create a merchandising flow calendar that identifies key items, trends, and product launches appropriate to the product category.
  • Represent Factory House Retail at the merchandising, marketing and other cross functional category meetings. 
  • Determine strategy for floor planograms for product placement.  Influence collateral needs for product placement and emphasis.
  • Analyze historical sales performances and use as influence in making merchandising strategies for anniversary time periods.
  • Foster positive relationships with the stores and getting their feedback and insight as to product needs and consumer reactions to product assortments and items.
  • Facilitate and prepare line reviews for product category of responsibility.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Excellent leadership and partnership skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Ability to be part of a team, set challenging standards, develop strong partnerships, and lead others to action
  • Knowledge of Footwear product lines and Under Armour’s position within the industry.
  • Technical Knowledge of footwear and/or experience working on a footwear business a plus
  • Ability to communicate product strategies verbally and in writing

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-5 years of merchandising or buying experience in a progressive, high growth retail organization
  • Experience leading a team or direct report
  • Experience in a well-regarded consumer products company
  • Have experience with a variety of go-to-market models (direct to consumer, wholesale, retail, etc.)

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (5-10%)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


  • Managed budget: “Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount”

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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