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VP,Corporate Communications

90632 Baltimore, Maryland
07/18/2017 Corporate
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Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.

Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.

We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.

Under Armour is the chosen brand of this generation of athletes... and the athletes of tomorrow. We're about performance - in training and on game day, in blistering heat and bitter cold. Whatever the conditions, whatever the sport, Under Armour delivers the advantage athletes have come to demand.
That demand has created an environment of growth. An environment where building a great team is vital. An environment where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace.
The world's hungriest athletes live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.  Our goal is to Build A Great Team!  Will YOU…Protect This House?!

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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. 

SUMMARY:

The VP of Corporate Communications will lead CEO positioning and will play a key role in the development of Under Armour’s Corporate Communications strategy and will contribute to the organizational strategic planning process. This position will develop a world-class communications plan directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s Brand Reputation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·Direct the CEO’s business-related press, public appearances, and internal communications --        from broadcast interviews and on the record statements, to speaking engagements and internal events;

·Create a strategic corporate communications plan developing internal storylines that support the Brand and Global company growth aligned with the priorities of the business and the CEO

·Proactively shaping the narrative and positioning of Under Armour CEO as a visionary and innovative leader throughout and beyond the sports, apparel and technology industries;

·Develop relationships with key journalists and editors covering UA and our sector – locally, nationally and particularly in the New York and Washington, DC markets;

·Collaborate with the Investor Relations team and external strategic advisors to create messaging targeted at individual and institutional investors;

·Develop crisis communications protocols in cross-functional partnership with key internal and external stakeholders, identify and anticipate possible negative story hotspots, effectively manage and implement protocols in crises;

·Work closely with Legal, CRE and Government Affairs teams to develop proactive and reactive comprehensive strategy;

·Advise and support senior executives and department heads on strategic communications messaging, channels and delivery style; provide strategy plans on key transformation work;

·Proactively monitor media stories globally to deliver real-time and regular reports with analysis and anticipate issues that could impact the company;

·Partner closely with Human Resources to drive organizational change by planning and executing corporate and executive communications programs that address changing business landscape and priorities;

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

·Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree required

·Work Experience: 15-20 years’ corporate communications and public relations experience

·Experience as an on-the-record spokesperson for a CEO or elected official

·Skills: Intellectually curious, proactive, ambitious, highly organized, a strategic thinker, a problem-solver, an entrepreneurial spirit,

·Supervisory Responsibility: experience managing teams required

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