PLM, Apparel - Boys
Posted on Dec 19, 2018 by Under Armour
It started with a simple plan to make a superior T-shirt. A shirt that provided compression and wicked perspiration off your skin rather than absorb it. A shirt that worked with your body to regulate temperature and enhance performance. Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel - gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout.
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. Today, with millions of unique registered users across UA's Connected Fitness community, the brand is resonating with more athletes than ever before, and we're investing to change the way athletes live.
UA is an environment where building a great team is vital, and where doing whatever it takes is the baseline and going above and beyond to protect the Brand is commonplace. Our teammates and the world's hungriest athletes alike, live by a code, a pledge to themselves and everyone else: Protect This House... I Will.
The Product Line Manager for Boy's Apparelwill be given an opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing brand and category. This individual will play a lead role in building great product and assisting in the design, development, commercialization and sourcing process to ensure product is built in accordance with UA's line architecture plans. With passion, presence and intellectual curiosity, this individual will play a key role in driving style-performance-fit and make an immediate impact on the business.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Provide product line management for all aspects of the product creation process
•Drive the product creation process with design, tech design, sourcing, fabrics and category merchandising
•Responsible for creating and delivering product briefs to the POD team based on consumer insights, trend, story and commercial goals
•Lead the Design & Development Teams to ensure that approved calendars and timelines are met
•Drive communication with the POD team with ultimate accountability for margin targets
•Conduct regular consumer, industry and competitive analyses
•Meet regularly with merchandising and marketing to analyse sales results, new trends, information from key accounts and competitors as a feedback for quick response to market opportunities and continuous improvement of the apparel business
•Organize and manage product strike offs, samples and incoming lab dips
•Own all data management in systems
•Responsible for creating and conducting dynamic product presentations for key GTM milestones
•Project Management: Communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities
•Analytical: Uses intuition and experience to compliment data
•Design: Demonstrates attention to detail
•Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations
•Global Mindset: Able to understand global markets and accommodate different cultural perspectives in decision-making
•Technical Skills: Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others
•Oral Communication: Demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings
•Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed
•Change Management: Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results
•Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others
•Quality Management: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
•Business Acumen: Aligns work with strategic goals
•Bachelor's Degree from a 4 year University
•Minimum of 2 years of product line management experience, preferably in the sports apparel industry