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Vice President of Commercial Operations, EMEA

Posted 18 Jun 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)
12 Jul 2024 22:00

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At Under Armour, we are committed to empowering those who strive for more, and the company's values - Act Sustainably, Celebrate the Wins, Fight on Together, Love Athletes and Stand for Equality - serve as both a roadmap for our teams and the qualities expected of every teammate.

Our Values define and unite us, the beliefs that are the red thread that connects everyone at Under Armour. Our values are rallying cries, reminding us why we're here, and fueling everything we do.

Our pursuit of better begins with innovation and with our team's mission of being the best. With us, you get the freedom to go further - no matter your role. That means developing, delivering, and selling the state-of-the-art products and digital tools that make top performers even better.

If you are a current Under Armour teammate, apply to this position on the Internal Career Site Here.

Purpose of Role

The Vice President of Commercial EMEA is accountable for driving top and bottom line growth across strategic and regional Wholesale partners as well as assigned Distributor portfolio.

Your Impact

  • Part of the EMEA Leadership team, with direct reporting to the EMEA SVP Managing Director
  • Leading a direct team of 20+ FTE, own strategic account partnerships and relationships, and developing country/channel growth across the EMEA region with associated P&L accountability
  • Forecast, plan, and execute the commercial and financial plans for assigned account base defining key partnerships and KPIs for success
  • Design and drive Distributor long-range plans to allow for portfolio management across markets, identifying priority markets in balance with sustained markets, and activating areas for growth and opportunity for new tenders in key markets
  • Coach and develop teams with a focus on strong leadership, accountability, and empowerment
  • Consistent communication and partnership with senior levels - in EMEA and globally, as well as external accounts
  • Role includes high-level influencing, collaboration, and negotiation - both internally and externally


  • Bachelor or Master degree; MBA a plus
  • 15+ years of relevant commercial and P&L accountability in the Retail/Sporting Goods/Apparel/ Footwear industry
  • Direct working knowledge, exposure, and understanding of the EMEA region, with a deep knowledge of the local market dynamics and opportunities
  • Proven success in leading and managing time-sensitive, complex projects and initiatives, delivering results, and driving growth in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Solid track record of successfully leading, coaching, and developing international, diverse, and remote teams with a visible ability to inspire and engage others
  • Proficiency in collaboration and executive presence in a matrix setup and building highly effective partnerships across a multitude of internal and external stakeholders
  • Significant ability to influence behavior at all levels and manage successful change
  • Proven expertise in designing and executing multiple strategic projects with a consistent track record of meeting and exceeding targets while demonstrating accountability
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Proven enterprise mindset to ensure prioritization alignment with strategy and resources

Workplace Location

  • Location: This individual must reside within commuting distance from our Amsterdam office
  • Return to Work Designation: Hybrid, with 3 - 4 days a week in-office as minimum
  • Travel: 50% - 60% of the year


Relocation may be provided



Benefits & Perks

  • 38 hour working week, with Summer Flex hours and flexible Fridays
  • Hybrid work and remote work opportunities within the EU
  • 28 days holiday
  • Under Armour Merchandise Discounts
  • Lots of Health & fitness benefits, discounts and resources
  • Human Performance Institute (Gym) on site
  • Paid “UA Give Back” Volunteer Days: Work alongside your team to support initiatives in your local community
  • Teammate Resource groups e.g. Green Machine, Sustainability, LGBTQIA+, Women in Leading and Living, Balance for mental health and wellbeing etc.

Our Commitment to Diversity

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 or belief, 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, family or paternal 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. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.

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