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Senior Director, Distribution – Operations

Baltimore, MD
January 11, 2017

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?!

The Senior Director, Distribution Operations will have the opportunity be a part of Under Armour’s Baltimore Distribution Operation. The ideal candidate for the Senior Director, Distribution Operations – North East position will have a passion for operations, processes and systems, and enjoy building great teams.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Ensures the establishment of operations initiatives for improvement in safety, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Leading the use of capital to optimize productivity and enable capacity in order to optimize total cost.
  • Ensures the establishment of operations standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery.
  • Establishes manufacturing policies in the areas of materials usage, shipping and receiving, capacity planning, production scheduling and customer satisfaction.
  • Recommend and implement strategic changes in manufacturing and global operations strategy.
  • Builds, develops and manages an operations leadership team capable of carrying out needed operations strategies.
  • Responsible for the operations and production budget, ensuring compliance with organizational expenditure requirements.
  • Responsible for achieving optimum labor and least amount of overhead and material costs in the Distribution operation.
  • Alerts executive team of any service, cost or labor overruns and makes recommendations, implementing solutions to problems relating to same.
  • Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance.

Education/Experience/Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • MBA or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering field, with at least 10 years of related experience in a Distribution environment; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Direct responsibility for apparel Distribution Center startups, transitioning to full operations, is critical.
  • A proven track record of building strong teams with great results.  History of attracting great talent. 
  • A sincere and contagious passion to take the brand to new levels
  • Experience in the apparel and/or footwear industries strongly preferred.
  • Strong and proven relationships across functional lines.   A great partner.
  • Smart, creative, compelling, driven. Not afraid to lead others past their comfort zone(s).  Creates a sense of urgency and brings tasks to completion.
  • Respectful of what Under Armour has accomplished to date
  • Ability to listen, to discern and to respect the beliefs of team mates
  • Strong Creative ability to drive the future of UA Distribution

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

  • 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
  • Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • 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; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • 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.
  • Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Under Armour is an equal employment opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: 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/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  We assure you that your opportunity for employment with Under Armour depends solely on your qualifications.

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