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Lead, Footwear Costing in Portland, Oregon

Lead, Footwear Costing

Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97201Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

Under Armour has one mission: to make you better. We have a commitment to innovation that lies at the heart of everything we do, not just for our athletes but also for our teammates. As a global organization, our teams around the world push boundaries and think beyond what is expected. Together our teammates are unified by our values and are grounded in our vision to inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without.

Position Summary

The Lead, Footwear Costing is responsible for maintaining current costing initiatives and supporting HQ and Asia costing leads to drive new and effective strategies to ensure UA is highly competitive in the marketplace. This role will drive communication with Asia costing counterparts to effectively provide costing information with calendar timeline and partner with HQ development, engineer, and material team for costing suggestions. This role cooperates with product line manager to set up target FOB and ensure team follow the costing policy from product brief to final confirmation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

⦁ Leads pre-costing from production brief to commercialization to ensure all costing requirements are met

⦁ Work collaboratively cross functionally with Development, Marketing, Engineering, UA Sourcing/costing, and Factory Asian counterparts through product creation development process in order to maximize costing opportunities.

⦁ Lead and coordinate costing reviews at critical millstones to ensure alignment between development, product line manager for target FOB achievement

⦁ Increase awareness and understanding for cost process within organization through effective communication and training if necessary.

⦁ Ensure costing standards, policies and & practices are shared, followed accurately from start to finish while following established timelines and calendars.

⦁ Embrace and support manufacturing excellence, concepts and successes across the Asia Footwear manufacturing platform

⦁ Lead and cooperate with product line manager to set product cost targets

⦁ Create margin report at each of milestone and analysis gaps. Ensure follow up with leaders, development and product line manager for any various vs target margin/FOBs.

⦁ Compile detailed product cost estimates including identification of cost drivers, very good understanding of various manufacturing processes

⦁ Facilitate and monitor Cost action plans and verify achievement of cost targets

⦁ Lead and support final product cost

⦁ Assist in the maintenance of a Centric BOM and CBD platform

⦁ Assist in the continuous improvement and maintenance of a global cost engineering process

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

⦁ Knowledge of footwear development/costing make you an ideal candidate.

⦁ Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a diverse group of people.

⦁ Strong financial expertise for managing/compiling/analyzing and communicating financial and costing related data

⦁ Passion, passion and more passion for delivering quality footwear.

Education And / Or Experience

⦁ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.

⦁ 5+years of industry experience.

⦁ Prior experience in the sports footwear industry and overseas manufacturing.

⦁ Product costing experience

⦁ Strong presentation skills

⦁ Experience developing pricing strategies and an assortment mix that supports the Brand positioning

⦁ Team Player Attitude.

Other Requirements

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

⦁ Return To Work Designation: Hybrid 2X Per Week

⦁ Travel: N/A

⦁ Licenses/Certifications: N/A


⦁ No relocation provided

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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