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?!
Under Armour is looking for a qualified, driven Senior Design Manager, Accessories. This is an opportunity to be part of a great success story, as Under Armour continues to impact the business like no other company has.
What will I do at UA?
The Senior Design Manager, Accessories will be the senior leader for the Accessories Design teams. The Senior Design Manager will be an innovative thinker that will drive the forward looking global creative vision for Under Armour’s hard goods (gloves, equipment, protection, eyewear) and soft goods (headwear, bands, socks, bags, accessories). The position will set the standard for innovation and unique visual aesthetics that will define Under Armour Equipment and Accessories, and set them apart from the competition while establishing a cohesive look and feel that ties all categories together and clearly defines them as Under Armour. The position will manage an internal design team and be accountable for all design components within Accessories; product, placed graphics and industrial design.
The Seniore Design Manager is responsible for collaborating with business unit heads, design leads and merchants for all regions throughout the company leverage cross-departmental creativity to create integrated product offerings that are in line with Under Armour’s corporate merchandising plan and vision, empowering the business units to exceed aggressive revenue, market share and profitability objectives.
Manage and present seasonal collections to executives and cross-departmental teams
Manage design process and calendar to ensure team meets all key deadlines
Develop and create clear and detailed technical specifications
Drive and continually improve innovation in all categories
Build, inspire and mentor a diversified team of designers focused on creating innovative, brand-right, trend-right and fresh products across all end-uses
Analyze competitive landscape and user segmentation to develop a strong product roadmap
Work closely with the Equipment and Accessory business leads in creating business plans including range plans, line plans and creative briefs
Establish a strong, forward looking point of view on creative issues while maintaining an open mind for opinions and suggestions
Interact cross functionally with senior leadership in Design, Merchandising, Apparel, Footwear, Team Sports, Brand and other internal teams to ensure that the Brand is building a cohesive and strategic product strategy across all areas of the business
Identify and define potential business opportunities and collaborate with business leads to develop comprehensive business plans
Travel domestically and internationally approx. 2-3 times a year
What does UA need from me?
Proven visionary leadership ability
Positive management skills and capability of driving big initiations from concept through completion
Maniacal attention to detail
Ability to pitch ideas/concepts across teams and build consensus
Ability to manage diversion product categories
Ability to communicate and lead change in a fast paced environment
Strong communication and management skills and experience is essential
Additional Skills and Experience:
The Senior Design Manager will be a global visionary. He/She will possess the ability to manage the rapidly growing Accessories division to the next level in design aesthetics, form and function.
Professional curiosity and a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in increasingly senior product design and management positions are required. The individual will have deep connection and design experience with performance products, sporting goods and/or accessory design.
The Senior Design Manager must have demonstrated the ability to create design solutions that meet consumer needs and also reflect an overall brand message and aesthetic in addition to acting as a change agent and entrepreneur. All these attributes should be evident through a proven track record of innovation and cutting edge design resulting in aggressive category growth.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader who makes a strong personal presentation. The candidate must be able to create and communicate a clear, inspiring vision and translate that vision into a practical, results-focused action plan. Conversely, the successful candidate must also be able to define, construct, drive and build successful process and best practices.
Qualifications to be considered:
BA or BFA in Design required
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Under Armour is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to diversity in the workplace. We encourage qualified diverse candidates to apply. Under Armour does not discriminate against any candidate on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, or any other protected category.
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