Job ref no.: CT3118200-01#2306

Costing Manager - Footwear

UA Global Sourcing Limited

  • 5-day week
  • 13-month pay
  • Dental plan
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • Insurance plan
  • Medical plan
  • K + 1 more

SUMMARY: The Costing Manager will prove functional direction across categories to support the continued pursuit of pricing excellence, to insure that pricing is fair and equitable across categories and factories while striving to provide a competitive advantage for the Under Armour brand. The Costing Manager will work towards a collaborative negotiation and development relationship within the Under Armour factory base and will support UA’s established costing guidelines and maintain standardization of those guidelines across the factory base.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, include the following. Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Effectively communicates with development, factory personnel, headquarter development and costing, sourcing and production.
  • Continues to learn about footwear manufacturing process and use this knowledge to provide competitive solutions to the costing process.
  • Responsible for supporting negotiation and confirmation of FOB pricing, production price adjustments, currency adjustments and working with material suppliers to support Under Armour pricing objectives.


  • Actively supports the UA costing guidelines and procedures for manufacturing and prototyping footwear. Work closely with Engineering and Development to support the tech package and product development process. Clearly and concisely document the costing process from origination through completion, following established guidelines and calendars.
  • Helps the Sr. Costing Manager review tech packages to insure that all packages are priced and correctly input into product data management system.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with production and development, aiding in the establishment of a focused and efficient sourcing strategy relevant to pricing and margin targets. The Costing Manager continues to track and understand production material issues for future planning and supports the UA costing team as it drives the costing and margin initiatives that support category and brand targets.
  • Support our UA China costing team along with HQ pricing, development and planning to confirm salesman sample, production and promo price confirmation.
  • The costing assistant should understand product and brand vision.
  • The costing assistant continually supports the costing manager’s leads in implementing new innovations.
  • The costing assistant is responsible for continued development team growth and for future leadership.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor Degree or above, with at least 5 years Asia costing experience, footwear project management or a related field.



  • Experience in the sports footwear industry is preferred.
  • Overseas manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of footwear construction, material construction and properties, textile manufacturing, costing, pattern making, mold engineering and materials preferred.
  • Any industrial engineering would be a benefit to this position.
  • Good communication and computer (word, spreadsheet applications, etc.) skills are required.
  • With ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a diverse group of people.



  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Development, Engineering, China factory partners and our UA HQ personnel.



  • With the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • With the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Have understanding of material yields and metric measurements.



  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The essential functions of the job are usually performed in an environmentally controlled facility. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Job ref no. CT3118200-01#2306
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Job Function
  • Kowloon Bay
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 4 years - 10 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree