Under Armour is all about performance. Because what we make empowers athletes in every form to push themselves, to turn good into great, and to stay hungry for whatever comes next. And this is exactly what we expect from each other.
Working with us means one key thing: no matter what you do, you see every day and every project as a chance to push your field forward. In every store and every office, we build teams where everyone is an MVP. And together we tackle every challenge head on. Because we work to push the gear, the game, and ourselves farther.
We’re looking for people who do more than good work.
We’re looking for the Best in Every Game.
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?!
COMPANY HISTORY AND VISION
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.
In this role, the Head of Open Innovation will lead open innovation and partnerships to leverage key innovations outside of Under Armour to accelerate, incubate, and activate Under Armour’s internal innovation platforms. This role will be the gatekeeper to filter, validate and veto proposed platforms based on a standardized Open Innovation scorecard. Additionally, this role will oversee Open Innovation and strategic partnerships, and centralized innovation program management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead technology validation and sourcing
- Create, build, maintain, and integrate external key partnerships and industry relationships.
- Build alignment of new opportunities I.e. (technology, partnerships, high dollar investments) by using, sustainable and consistent evaluation methods that directly links to ROI and Risk assessments
- Leverage colleges, internal ideas, external accelerates, incubators globally to inform and mine for future opportunities.
- Build Future Show strategy and adoption
- Plan, execute and close projects based on comprehensive work plans, that are on-time and on-budget.
- Be the integrator with external partners working on UA directed outsourced work
- Gatekeeper of internal asks related to external partnerships
- Recognize match UA’s needs to market opportunities (deal sourcing)
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred
- Minimum of 4-6 years in the VC/PE industry
- Has successfully worked an opportunity from emerging to completion
- Broad understanding of industries that are related and unrelated to UA
- Able to process volume and move within industries rapidly and easily
- Can perform analysis, diligence and documentation of the opportunity
- Competent in financial modeling
- Can manage many portfolio opportunities at one time.
- Administer the deal scorecard
- Travel domestically and internationally may be 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.