Social Sustainability Analyst
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?!
Under Armour Sustainability is looking for our next MVP! The Sustainability Analyst will report in to the team’s Sr. Manager for Sustainability Operations, Reporting and Engagement and help us ensure that our business is conducted in an innovative, responsible, ethical, and legal manner, consistent with the highest standards. Management of the sustainability assessment program - including reviewing factory assessments, supporting related remediation and advancing capacity building activities for social compliance assessors and the supplier base - is central to the role. The analyst will further support Under Armour in reaching our goal of becoming a more operationally excellent company by advancing the integration of sustainability into company processes and supporting the enterprise-wide deployment of related policies. Working closely with the Sr. Manager, the analyst will also develop internal and external sustainability communication materials and support stakeholder engagement activities.
ASSESSMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:
-Execute and implement sustainability initiatives and requirements including those of the Fair Labor Association (FLA), Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and other initiatives into Under Armour’s supply chain in order to maintain accreditation status and meet programmatic requirements and standards;; maintain a master vendor list utilized by supply chain base & external stakeholders; schedule, track and communicate with third party audit firms regarding initial and annual audits for new and active vendors throughout the supply chain.
REMEDIATION AND CAPABILITY BUILDING:
Work with Sustainability leadership, suppliers and licensees to manage the Corrective Action Plan (CAP)/remediation process and ensure that all issues identified in CAPs are closed out timely; assist factory remediation and capability building by advising on options, negotiating timeframes, sharing experiences and best practices and helping management locate the necessary expertise.
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION:
Analyze audit findings and country risks to identify trends and appropriate preventive solutions for program development and implementation; identify suppliers for further focused training or coaching based on regular trends analysis and providing input internally on potential supply chain risk; develop, forecast and report on overall program KPI’s/targets to internal business partners and suppliers.
Help develop strategic plans related to sustainability and support the management of related cross-functional working groups; write standard operating procedures and recommend process and organizational changes needed to advance key initiatives; work closely with Sr. Manager to track and report regularly on budget spend; process incoming invoices and audit-related chargebacks to suppliers and on-board new suppliers and business partners.
Support the further integration of the FLA’s Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing into Under Armour’s policies, procedures and practices; advance the development of Under Armour’s human rights program and related sustainability-specific policies, including through the development of deployment plans and training materials.
REPORTING & DISCLOSURE:
Assist in reviewing and evolving Under Armour’s sustainability reporting and disclosure strategy for both intern and external stakeholders; help prioritize and respond to incoming requests for sustainability data and information; track sustainability benchmark performance and key disclosure requirements, including in relation to Under Armour’s factory list.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
GET IT DONE – ACCOUNTABILITY
Takes responsibility and ownership for own tasks, decisions and outcomes. Deliver consistent
results and hits deadlines within the scope of the role.
FIND A BETTER WAY – CREATIVITY & INNOVATION
Demonstrates curiosity by asking questions about current practices and suggesting potential changes. Generates new ideas in team settings.
WIN TOGETHER – COLLABORATION
Acknowledges own role and how it contributes to the common goals of the team. Builds trusting relationships with teammates and works with others in alignment with team goals.
THINK GLOBALLY – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Demonstrates understanding of local cultural practices. Displays interest in and appreciation for global perspectives. May apply cultural understanding to support other teammates in global business interactions.
MAKE THE RIGHT CALL – INTEGRITY AND ETHICS
Acts in alignment with UA values and principles, encouraging other Teammates to do the same.
Minimum BA/BS, with deep understanding and/or educational background in Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility or Social Compliance
Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience with a proven record in social responsibility and/or environmental sustainability including factory-based capacity building, business and human rights and/or sustainability reporting
Knowledge related to international labor standards/human rights and sustainability, including relevant multi-stakeholder and collaborative initiatives and disclosure requirements for the apparel/footwear sector; understanding of manufacturing supply chains and environmental issues and demonstrated stakeholder engagement experience a plus
Superior data analysis and communications skills, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, experience with Tableau and/or sustainability-specific data platforms
Solid project management and organizational skills
Attention to detail and quality management
Strong interpersonal skills with an openness to receiving and giving constructive feedback
Flexible work style and an ability to adapt and respond quickly to shifting priorities, and to identify and propose solutions to related challenges
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.
- Corp. Responsibility and Sustainability
Areas of impact
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Sector