Designer, Apparel - Team Sports, Basketball

Under Armour • Baltimore, MD 21203

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

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 YOUProtect This House?!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES :

* Responsible for the high-quality execution of designs that drive the margin and market share for the Basketball Category

* Provide product conceptualization, illustration and technical detailing of product, graphics and technical specifications

* Execution of individual designs and collections appropriate to product and design brief. Creation of high quality design packages during design process

* Travel to suppliers and factories to implement ground-breaking product

* Presents well-defined ideas and concepts as necessary to internal and external audiences.

* Explore new materials and manufacturing methods.

* Work on apparel as part of a product team, while collaborating with footwear, accessories and marketing

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Strong understanding of designing for market, street trend, and the culture of basketball

* Strong knowledge and understanding of apparel construction

* Excellent communications skills, including the ability to present concepts to product teams and review boards in a persuasive manner

* Strong knowledge of product cycles, design and development process

* Basic knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers and end uses

* Basic knowledge of textile, material construction and manufacturing processes

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

* Years of Related Professional Experience: 5-8 years

* Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience

* Experience in flat sketching expertise

* Proficient with all necessary Adobe software including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

* Experience in creation of design packages and execution of successful product designs and collections

* Experience in managing complete product and collection cycles

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

* Travel

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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