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Allocation Analyst

Retail Corporate
Baltimore, MD
February 16, 2017

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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 Retail is looking for a talented professional to join their team in Allocation.  The right candidate will be responsible for maintaining proper monthly inventory levels in our Retail stores in order to maximize sales potential and increase inventory productivity.  This will be done through analysis of internal reports to determine the right amount, correct timing and proper flow of merchandise from our DH and into the Stores, as well as, understanding the exit strategy on product assortments.  This individual will work closely with the Planning, Merchandising/Buying, Visual and Store Operations teams as well as other teams throughout UA.  


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

  • Allocate  new product assortments utilizing merchandise plans and product strategies
  • Manage replenishment to stores to maintain appropriate stock to sales ratio
  • Create, run and maintain various weekly reports to help understand and drive the business
  • Analyze and react to selling, manage-up findings and propose plan of action
  • Make weekly call-outs regarding inventory levels at the store and in the DH and partner with team on out of stocks
  • Monitor delivery of inbound product to the DH and communicate issues that will impact floor sets
  • Analysis size selling on an appropriate cadence to facilitate buy process and store allocation scales
  • Recommend changes and/or enhancements to current procedures and systems for allocation and replenishment functions
  • Travel to stores to review floor sets, build store relationships, and increase awareness of specific store businesses
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as needed to support business requests
  • Manage Allocation of opening assortment as well as replenishment to new stores, monitoring performance and taking appropriate actions to support their business





Supervisory Responsibilities                                                




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


  • Consistently works toward producing results at the functional team level
    • Accountable for producing to functional area timelines
    • Responsible for their own execution
    • Sets stretch personal goals and achieves them
    • Inspires confidence that they will deliver. Done!Done!Done!
    • Goes the extra mile to ensure the functional team’s success
    • Takes direction and makes a project their own
  • Lives and inspires the Under Armour Culture throughout the Company
    • Embraces the Company values in their everyday interactions
    • Inspires the values in their peers
    • Commits time and energy to the success of the Company
    • A good team player
  • Assists in executing on a strategic plan that creates a unique advantage for UA in the marketplace
    • Familiar with more complex concepts and possesses advanced skills and functional understanding of the subject matter and technical requirements of the relevant functional area
    • Improves performance by gaining knowledge and experience of associated areas through job contacts and training
    • Suggests ideas that focus on improving costs and process efficiency
  • Has Manager/Director’s as well as their team’s trust
    • Delivers what is promised
    • Contributes to the functions goals through individual and/or team effort
    • Impacts functional team by providing support
    • Understands how his/her role fits into the functional team’s goals
  • Shows intellectual curiosity in every task they are asked to perform
    • Seeks to not only perform the task but understand the purpose of the task
    • Demonstrated effort to understand processes outside their immediate area
    • Performs task well with an attention to detail
    • Understands and appreciates the value their task adds to goal achievement


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.

  • Strong retail math acumen, including elements of inventory productivity measures (WOH, S/T, Builds)
  • Proficiency at analyzing and interpreting large amounts of data; with the ability to synthesize information and translate into effective and actionable insights
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to deliver projects and results within timelines
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication and the ability to present information in a clear, concise and complete manner
  • Self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, innovative and collaborative attitude
  • Sense of urgency and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team environment


Education and/or Experience                                                

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ year experience in a retail allocation role strongly preferred
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience utilizing automated Allocation systems such as Just Enough, JDA or Epicor required  

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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