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Under Armour, Inc. Sr. Professional, Licensing Management in Seoul, South Korea

Sr. Professional, Licensing Management

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Seoul, KR, 06164

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

Together with your line manager, this role will be responsible for managing and growing the golf licensing business in Korea. The key task of this individual is to manage the seasonal creation process and approvals with our Korea licensee. Most of this individual’s task will be focused on concept, design & sample approval, and quarterly business reviews with these licensees. You will also be working with Global Product & Licensing teammates to ensure that our licensee partners are designing and creating products that are unique and innovative to the marketplace. Lastly, you are also in charge of ensuring licensees maintain Brand integrity. Success in this role is defined by assisting in the creation of products that deliver newness, differentiation, and innovation while growing the licensee’s market share and royalty income.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with external licensees on their seasonal strategy, line architecture and product design. You will be influencing their product design and architecture from concept to market for Golf apparel and accessories.

  • Presenting licensee design documents (designs, protos, samples) to Global teammates and facilitating the design, sample and calendar discussions between Global teammates and licensing partners from concept to market.

  • Reviewing of seasonal protos, samples and strike off to ensure that products are uniquely designed and well made. You will assist your line manager in ensuring that products made are brand right from a fabric, graphics, and trim selection. Products must also be commercially viable for the Korea market as well.

  • Seasonal calendar creation and management of milestone between Global, Regional, and external parties.

  • Conduct regular market trend research and competitive analysis. Know the Golf consumer and where the competition plays at every price point.

  • You will support your line manager in quarterly business reviews with the licensees. These reviews will be focus on sales, inventory, in store product execution and tracking of royalty income for UA APAC.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience in product creation, tech design, merchandising or licensing.

  • Candidate must have a good understanding of the apparel and accessories creation process.

  • Business acumen with a problem-solving attitude

  • Demonstrated ability to delivery results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.

  • Candidate must be comfortable working by themselves as their line manager resides outside of Korea.

  • Fluent in English and Korean. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing across departments, with peers and leadership in both English and Korean.

  • Proficient at Microsoft tools, especially excel.

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.