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    Values & Innovation


    At Under Armour, we are committed to empowering those who strive for more, and the company's values – Act Sustainably, Celebrate the Wins, Fight on Together, Love Athletes and Stand for Equality – serve as both a roadmap for our teams and the qualities expected of every teammate.

    Our Values define and unite us, the beliefs that are the red thread that connects everyone at Under Armour. Our values are rallying cries, reminding us why we're here, and fueling everything we do.

    Our pursuit of better begins with innovation and with our team's mission of being the best. With us, you get the freedom to go further – no matter your role. That means developing, delivering, and selling the state-of-the-art products and digital tools that make top performers even better.

    Purpose of Role


    Under Armour is looking for a Strategic Procurement Lead on the Technology Procurement team, responsible for leading complex Technology Sourcing Engagements, leading contract negotiations, and executing Technology Category Management Strategies.


    This role is responsible for the source to contract phase of the supplier lifecycle; identifying key suppliers, establishing external supplier relationships, researching market trends, developing and leading complex sourcing engagements, negotiating contract terms, and entering contracts into our Purchasing System (Ariba) are all key components of this role.


    This role will partner closely with cross functional teams such as Finance, Legal, IT, and will work collaboratively with global category team members for regional execution of global category strategies.

    Projects and areas of oversight will include Marketing Technology sourcing and contracting, Ecommerce Engineering sourcing and contracting, and other enterprise spend categories as assigned.

    Your Impact

    Partner closely with BU managers, directors, and VP's to plan a pipeline of sourcing activities and contract renewals ahead of each fiscal year

    Manage sourcing pipeline, prioritizing high-value opportunities to reduce organizational costs while mitigating contractual risks

    Work with 3rd party market intelligence partners (Gartner, CASME, ProcurementIQ) to identify best practices + market leading suppliers

    Develop and lead sourcing strategies to ensure Under Armour requirements are met at the best possible price point, with the most favorable contractual terms

    Lead ad-hoc projects to support procurement functions as needed

    Use spend data to build a category strategy inclusive of a market overview, sourcing plan, cost driver assessment, and cost take-out focus

    Partner with our Vendor Management team to ensure a successful hand-off after completion of contracting

    Build strong relationships with and act as a strategic partner for internal and cross functional leadership and operational teams in a matrixed organization to manage overall execution of multiple programs and projects to meet goals and targeted results, leading and influencing change management practices

    Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in finance / Supply Chain Management / Business Administration or related background

    Strong Contract Management experience (formal negotiation training is preferred, but not required)

    Previous history using Spend Analytics solutions

    Previous experience managing a spend category (technology categories are preferred)

    Experience working with large Technology companies (SAP, Adobe, Salesforce, HCL, Manhattan, etc.)

    Category Management experience is preferred, but not required

    Minimum of 5 years of experience in Procurement, Finance, Management Consulting, or Project Management with proven track record of success in leading projects that involve cost take-out and contractual risk mitigation

    Demonstrated success in executing transformational projects, developing, and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, and establishing effective processes and methods of ensuring performance

    Excellent analytical skills combined with the ability to effectively present finding to all levels of management within the company

    Strong project management and communications skills

    Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate change management with teammates at all levels of the organization

    Strong proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and SharePoint)

    Workplace Location

    Location:
    This individual must reside within commuting distance from our global headquarters in Baltimore, MD

    Work-Life Designation:
    Three (3) days a week in-office, the remainder of work week remote

    Relocation

    No relocation provided

    Base Compensation

    $88,671.00 – $121,922.90 USD

    Most new hires fall within this range and have the opportunity to earn more over time.

    Initial placement within the salary range, however, is based on an individual's relevant knowledge, skills and experience for the position.

    UA is committed to helping our teammates succeed and advance in their careers. Base salary is only one component of our competitive Total Rewards package.

    Benefits & Perks

    Paid "UA Give Back"

    Volunteer Days:
    Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community

    Under Armour Merchandise Discounts

    Competitive 401(k) plan matching

    Maternity and Parental Leave for eligible and FMLA-eligible teammates

    Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources – we offer teammates across the country programs to promote physical activity and overall well-being

    Want more details about benefits? Visit our page

    here.

    Our Commitment to Diversity


    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 or belief, 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, family or paternal 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.

    Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.

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