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Merchandise Coordinator - Portland
newabout 10 hours ago
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Summary: This position plays a key role in the continued development and growth of apparel by providing support for all apparel categories. Key responsibilities include data entry management and overall Pre-Season maintenance of PDM including communication of changes and continued accuracy of assortment plans. Responsibilities: The focus of the Merchandise Coordinator is to gain an overall knowledge and familiarity of the apparel assortments to ensure assortment tools are complete and accurate and cross-functional communication is distributed. Work with the Product Line Managers to enter, update and maintain all data in PDM as well as Line Plan worksheets, and Line Architecture Tools. Ensure timely communication with cross-functional team on changes/shifts. Provide assistance in preparation for key meetings and deliverables; including sample management and preparing line sheets. Ensure the accuracy of the style and product line information in the PDM system throughout the creation process. Participate in team meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as needed to assure strong communication on all process and product related issues. Experience: Bachelor's degree in business of social science, or related discipline preferred. Requires a minimum of 0-2 years administrative or merchandising experience This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Footwear Product Line Mgr
newabout 18 hours ago
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Summary: Learn and execute ideas regarding new product and merchandising needs, trends and opportunities for the category. Help drive the product process to achieve brand, department and category goals and objectives. Responsibilities: Provide category product input to merchandising and design teams as approved by the Product Line Manager. Assist in proofing product line needs which includes collateral sales tools such as catalogs, components, hang tags, Point of Purchase (P.O.P), packaging and label/logo information. Assist in the product preparation process for key retailers, business unit meetings (BUM's), outside sales representatives, and internal personnel. Write seasonal category product briefs in accordance with brand, department and category strategy. Present category strategy, prototype concepts, designs and product to key retailers, BUM meetings, sales force and internal personnel in order to develop new product line offerings. Ensure that product timelines are met and that merchandising information is provided to appropriate departments in a timely manner. Manage and maintain Product Development Matrix (PDM) seasonal line list for assigned lines and categories. Support the coordination of Special Make-Ups (SMU) opportunities when needed with Sales, Design and Development teams as approved by the Footwear Merchandising manager and GM of Footwear. Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management, merchandising staff, all other internal departments and outside suppliers in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization. Requirements Bachelor's degree in Business (with a focus in Marketing and/or Merchandising preferred) 5-8 years experience in product line management Possess a good understanding of the consumer, retail environment and competitive marketplace in relation to the Footwear and Outdoor industry. Thorough knowledge of PC and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Communicate and interact effectively, both verbally and in writing is essential. Possess presentation skills and experience with speaking to groups of varying size. Incumbent must be proactive and assertive in follow-through in addition to strong analytical and problem solving skills. Capability to work under pressure to meet strict timelines while managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Actively promote a team environment by interacting in a professional manner that supports the departments and a positive work environment. If you're the type of person that likes to work hard, play hard and do it as part of a hard-working team, then this could be the opportunity for you! We make products that stand the test of time, and we want you to do that with us! This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Director, Global Apparel Sourcing - Portland
newabout 23 hours ago
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The Director of Global Apparel Sourcing serves as a strategic leader, expected to set a clear direction in a highly dynamic environment. This person must have a demonstrated ability to think and act globally and collaboratively, to develop and implement sourcing strategies that enable success of all Columbia Sportswear apparel brands and sales regions. Responsibilities: Global sourcing strategy development and execution for apparel, equipment, and accessories, across all CSC brands, finished goods and raw materials, that meets or exceeds Brand and regional expectations. Develop source strategy that enhance revenues and profitability for value channel and speed to market initiatives Requires a high degree of collaboration with partners across business functions, sales regions, and brands, to ensure operational alignment and visibility. Development of long-term relationships with strategic vendors, establishing mutually beneficial growth plans, in line with Brands' long range business plans. Establishing and executing market leading sourcing strategies in apparel, accessory, and equipment categories. Enablement of brand strategies, leading long-term partner selection and business negotiations to provide competitive advantage for CSC. Build source base that delivers balanced and continuously improving performance across gross margins, product quality, social & environmental responsibility, and on-time delivery. Proactive communication of risk assessments as a result of political, economic, or other factors, as well as associated mitigation actions Strong team leadership including resource allocation and organizational design Requirements: College degree required, preferably in Business, Management, Engineering, or a related field. Minimum of fifteen years of sourcing experience and increasing responsibility within a complex apparel environment. Specialty retail and/or direct to consumer experience is highly preferred. Experience developing and implementing successful sourcing strategies across a portfolio of brands Strong current knowledge of international apparel trade regulations Deep understanding of apparel supply chain and production environments involving Asia supply base and a global customer base Experience building and leveraging strategic business relationships with external partners Strong executive presence and ability to communicate with senior leadership both internally and externally Proven leadership skills and the ability to manage and influence cross-functional teams Demonstrated initiative, creativity, strategic capabilities, and ability to work effectively in complex, rapidly changing environments Ability to anticipate business/brand needs and to create long term solutions Works with a high sense of urgency and integrity and is motivated by deadlines and new challenges 30% or more international travel required This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

eComm Merchandise Planner III - Portland
newabout 24 hours ago
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As the eComm Merchandise Planner III for the eCommerce business, you will be a part of the Global eCommerce Operations team that contributes to the growth, profitability, and innovation of our domestic and international sites. You'll report to the eComm Merchandise Planning Manager and partner with management to develop, execute and communicate merchandise financial plans and strategies that support the merchandising, marketing and financial objectives for our eCommerce business. As the eComm Merchandise Planner III, you will provide guidance to more junior members of eCommerce and provides strategic level consulting and partnership to the eCommerce management team. This position works with moderate independence and minimal supervision. Responsibilities: Drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory and profitability at the style level up to the department total by individual sites and categories Collaborate with Merchandise Managers to develop and communicate a comprehensive strategy that aligns future financial and product opportunities Review total financial plans with Merchandise Manager and Management Analyze historical data and current trends to identify risks and opportunities by department and class for the preseason Recap and analyze actual sales results by location to plan and forecast in-season business on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis Responsible for the open to buy process and forecasts Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business, merchandising or related field preferred 5+ years experience working in retail/eCommerce merchandise planning, buying, or allocation Strong analytical skills and numbers oriented, must have a vision of how merchandise should be presented or grouped, understand store profiles Strong understanding of retail math including intricacies of open to buy, inventory turnover and gross margin Familiarity with merchandise management systems and retail planning software PC proficient with working knowledge of Excel including writing formulas Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills Established method of personal organization Ability to work successfully in a team environment and across multiple functions and departments Ability to provide guidance and mentorship to more junior members ot the planning team when necessary This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Merchandise Mgr, Outerwear, US - Portland
newabout 24 hours ago
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General Position Summary: As a Senior Apparel Product Line Merchant Manager you will work with the Apparel General Manager and other Product Line Merchant Managers to establish the vision, strategies and seasonal concepts for a portion of the global apparel business. You will be responsible for introducing innovative, profitable, new products that will entice our target consumer. You'll be responsible for identifying long-term trends and opportunities based on analysis of product, consumer and competitive trends in the market. You will develop seasonal initiatives and line plans. Working with the General Merchandising Manager, you will construct long-term business plans and drive to achieve these plans. You will utilize market knowledge to provide clear product direction to the Design team and work cross-functionally with the product creation team to develop product lines, meet key dates, and achieve net sales, net margin, and corporate objectives. Responsibilities: The focus of the Apparel PLM is to meet the unique apparel needs of the outdoor apparel consumer. In this lead product line manager role, you will be an expert on the outdoor apparel consumer and drive the creation of on-trend, market-right and brand-right product lines. Create and present seasonal product briefs that inspire both design and development in the product process. Incorporate marketplace influences and consumer insights. Seek input from Design, Development, Sales, and Dealers. Ensure that briefs are developed in accordance with brand, department and category strategies. Research, conceive and create new and innovative product ideas and initiatives - develop, manage and champion these ideas through the product process from conceptual stage through design, development, launch and market rollout. Act as category team leader and develop a collaborative working environment among product creation teams. Resolve process issues and recommend ways to continually improve the interaction of team members as well as process efficiencies. Present category strategy, prototype concepts, designs and product to key retailers, seasonal adoption meetings, and senior management in order to develop new product line offerings. Attend and present assigned category product lines to sales force at sales meetings and key dealers during marketplace visits. Help define and prepare sales tools and communication materials for category. Manage product creation process to ensure that key milestones are achieved and products meet the needs of customer base worldwide. Ensure seamless interaction to deliver a product line that is designed, developed and manufactured to meet product requirements, market needs, margin goals, and calendar timelines. Ensure the accuracy of the style and product line information in the PDM system throughout the creation process. Experience: Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline. Equivalent work experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Requires minimum of 8 years product line management, retail experience or equivalent sales experience within the outdoor athletic segment. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Marketing Project Manager
new1 day ago
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This position is responsible for the execution of operational activities to support the Global Marketing teams including Global Advertising/Public Relations/Promotions/Social Media/Key Account/Retail Marketing - Columbia and Sorel. Responsibilities: Manage GTM/International team's workflow process/Manage Agency approval process through Workfront: Develop and implement project request, collaboration, communication and approval process between GTM/International teams using WorkFront Develop and implement communication and approval process between Brand team and agency partners using WorkFront Negotiate timelines and deliverables; develop workflows between Brand teams, Creative teams and agency partners. GTM and Brand teams' main point of contact for all WorkFront on boarding, training and issues. Maintain brand consistency and quality control amongst deliverables. Maintain Brand team's budget reporting tools and process: Track Media/Agency Production/Public Relations/Promotions/Social Media scopes and budgets. Work with MARCOM management to ensure budgets and forecasts are accurate. Responsible for creating and managing all purchase orders/tracking all invoices/ensuring approval process runs smoothly. Manage Marketing department travel budget reports and reforecasts. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing or equivalent experience required. 3 - 5 years' work experience in progressively responsible project management, operations or other marketing support role. Experience project managing creative deliverables, including creation and implementation of workflows, creation of timelines/work back schedules, etc. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills Ability to solve problems This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Health & Safety Program Analyst III
newabout 6 hours ago
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As Columbia Sportswear's Risk Program Analyst you'll report to the Director of Risk Management, leading in-depth technical analysis and risk administration for insurance projects and programs. You'll apply advanced concepts, theories, principles and practices to drive analysis, creativity and evaluations of approaches and processes to varied, risk related efforts. Responsibilities: Develop and nurture key strategic business relationships in order to provide effective guidance on Risk Management issues to key internal customers. Act as an advisor to the business with respect to insurance coverage terms and conditions, communication of deductibles or self-insurance. Lead the company's global employee health and safety program. Analyse strategies to advance the program; identify areas of deficiency and create/implement programs to match or exceed compliance with governmental requirements and standards. Analyse risks related to events and marketing campaigns (including sweepstakes, outdoor editor/blogger activities, editorial campaigns, road shows, mobile marketing trucks, retail store marketing, and product photo shoots), etc. Lead property loss prevention inspection process to maintain the company's Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status. The duties may include: participation as company representative during inspections of major locations; assist the locations in analyzing structural engineering and housekeeping recommendations; determining the best solution for the location and company; contributing to building the business case including the ROI analysis; and leading the response to the insurance company representative outlining Columbia's response to the recommendations. Review contracts, personal services agreement, including leases, SAAS and other IT agreements to analyse and effectively transfer risk to third parties, while controlling the risks being transferred to Columbia. Verify that adequate insurance coverage is provided and maintained by all parties to a contract. Report, and process 3 rd party casualty and 1 st party workers' compensation claims. Experience: Bachelors degree in Finance, Risk Management, Organizational Safety Management, Insurance, Industrial Engineering or other related field. Combination of relevant education and experience may substitute for degree completion. 5+ years in Risk analysis/program management, Insurance, Finance, Economics, Law, Business Administration, or related field. Applied knowledge of health and safety programs. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of risk management and loss prevention strategies, domestic and international legal environments, and Highly Protected Risk (HPR) engineering standards based on Factory Mutual (FM) engineering data sheets. Intermediate knowledge of 3 rd party claims management strategies within workers' compensation or casualty coverage lines. ARM, CPCU, AIC or equivalent certification preferred. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Business Systems Analyst - Sales Applications
newabout 7 hours ago
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As a Sales Applications focused Business Systems Analyst you will collaborate with Columbia's Sales & Marketing organization on behalf of Information Services. Here you'll communicate and advocate for the system needs of the Sales organization, drawing on technical and systems knowledge to provide production support, continuous improvement and implementation of enterprise wide applications. You will be responsible for identifying and designing enhancements to computer-based information systems while ensuring all concerns and consequences are considered ahead of implementation. Although your primary focus will be Sales team applications, your flexibility will allow you to work in other areas as needed. Responsibilities: Partner with end users to analyze structure and work flow to recommend/evaluate changes for improved operations. Includes gathering information and identifying needs in reviewing existing procedures and develop/recommend new ones. Coordinate functional requirements of business unit and technical solutions with systems personnel to develop the most cost-effective solution. Develop and maintain new procedures to promote interdepartmental communication and efficiency. Gather input and output requirements from users and develop systems requirements and project flow diagrams. Analyze reports and procedures and assist in determining the most effective use of computer and employee resources. Submit and track both modifications and enhancements to internal software applications including approvals, notifications, estimates, etc. Responsible for developing test scenarios for new or modified programs based on needs analysis, including the setup and utilization of automated testing tools. Develop schedules and conduct employee training sessions to provide general awareness and knowledge requirements key to understanding and fully utilizing data processing systems. Prepares, modifies, and distributes documentation to end users for reference and training purposes. Partner with division heads and super users to develop business strategy and system requirements. May lead the project or project team in creating and adhering to implementation timelines, oversees testing, brings the system online, and ensures users receive appropriate training. Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management, staff and other departments in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization. Provide core system administration for cloud and on-premise software solutions. Assist with technical implementation and support of cloud-based infrastructure solutions. Analyze, specify, and test integration of data across applications in and out of the cloud. Experience: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Management, or related field 3+ years' experience in a Business Systems Analyst function, analyzing business processes, participation in IS/Business focused projects and providing advanced systems support Business systems analysis experience ranging from small system implementations to major systems initiatives. Experience with one or more of the following technical categories is ideal: Implementation of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure solutions, MySQL, Cloud Security, Cloud Deployment, Azure certification, Azure portal and navigation, Azure AD experience, User Interface design, Mobile development. Experience with one or more of the following types of systems is desired: eComm/B2B, Sales Automation or Customer Relationship Management solutions This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

EU Merchandise Spec, Footwear - Portland
newabout 9 hours ago
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General Position Summary: This role supports the team through the gathering, creation and analysis of reports on sales, market trends, SKU productivity, margin and category trends allowing the merchandising team to build the product line with a maximum revenue growth coupled with maximizing SKU productivity. This role supports various seasonal meetings and key merchandising deliverables by developing tools to assist in the analysis and presentation of the product line. This role also supports senior management with administrative assistance. Responsibilities: Leveraging the SKU reporting information developed by the Demand Planning department, develop specific views to assist merchandising in identifying category trends, classification opportunities, product flow potential. Assist with compilation of sales, buying and market trend reports. Develop tools that provide category, distribution or classification specific views to allow PLM's to understand trends. Facilitate information flow across merchandising department through excellent written and verbal communication skills. Develop tools to assist with presentations-classification maps, color overviews, power point-as well as facilitate and organize events. Experience: Business degree in business administration, finance or marketing. 3-5 years experience managing a business segment i.e. market research, Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Planner, or product merchandising. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

EDI Analyst II - Portland
newabout 13 hours ago
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Columbia Sportswear relies on our EDI team to provide the integration between our trading partners and other third party systems that demand an EDI interface and support our global operation. As an EDI Analyst II you will play an important part in ensuring that there is effective data exchange between Columbia and our connected partners. This position works closely with business process leads and technical and functional teams. This position is responsible for supporting and analyzing EDI requirements, designing and implementing appropriate EDI designs, participate in enhancement projects, and provide on-going production EDI support. Responsibilities: Execute the corporate EDI strategy and collaborate with SAP process teams to deliver SAP IDOC/ALE best practice integrationWork with existing trading partners/customers, onboard new trading partnersPartner with other business analysts to design, implement and support EDI integration requirementsSupport our existing integration volume and look to streamline throughput consumptionParticipate in testing of solutions at all levels (unit, integration and end-to-end testing)Gather and document functional requirementsMonitor VAN and systems landscapeDevelop, enhance, and maintain EDI mapping requirement for trading partners and transactionsCommunication with third party business partners for design, implementation and support Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Accounting, or related field, or work experience equivalent to a degree 3 - 5 years experience in positions as an individual contributor by performing functions such as - analyzing business processes, team project participation, and providing systems support and analysis 2 - 5 years of experience with EDI transactions - Purchase Order, Advance Ship Notice and Invoice Experience collaborating with business users, trading partners, and vendors Experience configuring trading partner setups with EDI service providers and within SAP preferred Experience in EDI transactions and mapping Knowledge of ANSI X12 and EDIFACT standards is preferred Experience working with SAP IDOCs is preferred Experience using a cloud based integration layer preferred (GXS, OpenText, SPS Commerce, etc.) SAP ECC knowledge preferred Setup VAN, AS2, SFTP, etc. connectivity preferred This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Business Process Analyst-OMNI Channel Fulfillment - Portland
newabout 14 hours ago
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As a Senior Strategic Process Analyst you'll enable the implementation of omni-channel capabilities across the global supply chain. Through this work you'll enhance the omni-channel consumer experience through collaboration with varied teams to develop, execute and create new and improved processes and capabilities. You'll take responsibility of project leadership from a subject matter expert or project management perspective, driving development, testing and implementation of functional and technical solutions. Here you'll be asked to apply initiative, energy and the ability to build and manage cross functional relationships. Responsibilities: Lead strategic projects to improve efficiency in the global supply chain, unlocking capabilities in global OMNI inventory, allocation, planning and speed of delivery to the consumer. Lead group and individual cross functional sessions to gather and elicit information on supply chain business processes and to align processes with changing business conditions Responsible for OMNI/DTC business process and data flows to identify gaps, key integration points, and validate issues Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop and implement functional and/or technical solutions to achieve the desired end state Accountable for functional testing activities, including writing end-to-end scenarios, data coordination and preparation, test execution, defect follow-up, and resolution Perform continuous functional review to ensure processes align with the changing business landscape Experience: Bachelor's Degree combined with 5+ years of experience in business, technology, management information systems or a related role Expert understanding of global and regional end-to-end supply chain processes System and business process implementation of global Omni planning and inventory Knowledge in JDA or other Supply Chain Software systems (DOM, WMS, TMS, etc.) is highly preferred Experience with regional and global service/distribution centers including project implementations and process improvements and work with 3PLs This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Sr Mgr-Retail Marketing - Portland
newabout 16 hours ago
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Summary: This position is responsible for developing and implementing retail marketing programs that support the alignment of brand, product and retail initiatives and drive Columbia's long-term strategies and business objectives for the retail stores. Responsibilities: Provide leadership and oversee all retail marketing efforts for the branded, employee and factory outlet stores while maintaining strict control of the budget. Develop and execute tactics that increase customer traffic to all stores while increasing purchase conversion in conjunction with the branded marketing, creative services, social media, ecommerce, store operations teams, tourist organizations, local community organizations and mall & centre management. Develop, oversee and communicate the coordinated retail marketing calendar of promotions and events for all stores ensuring that all activities and collateral fall within budget and are easily executed within available resources. Organize all in-store customer special events in conjunction with the branded marketing, creative services, social media, ecommerce, store operations teams, tourist organizations, local community organizations and mall & centre management. Coordinate all CGR loyalty activities for all retail stores focusing on improving the lifetime value for our customers in conjunction with branded marketing, ecommerce and store operations. Responsible for Gift Card Program including creative, managing inventory, displays, promotions, 3 rd party/B2B relationships, agency management and overall coordination of program and best practices inside Columbia with all stakeholders. Manage the development and execution of integrated retail marketing plans by providing leadership and encouraging collaboration and foster effective partnerships with internal business units including product development, brand marketing, public relations, creative services, promotions, ecommerce, retail merchandising and retail operations. Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management, staff and other departments to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization. Overall management responsibility for the Retail Marketing team. Responsibilities include evaluating personnel requirements, making hiring decisions, providing ongoing performance feedback, conducting performance reviews, and making salary recommendations. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications, or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a minimum of 5-7 year's marketing experience in positions of progressive responsibility. Experience with account management and/or all channels of marketing. Experience managing and leading a team of professionals and multiple projects required. Demonstrated ability to lead and influence individuals and teams while driving results through teamwork and collaboration. Ability to effectively leverage and utilize resources and relationships for optimal results. Must be creative and innovative across all mediums of communication. Ability to develop a theme or tell a story around an initiative with a consistent voice. Requires ability to analyse, troubleshoot, problem solve, make difficult decisions independently, operate autonomously, manage multiple deadlines, and work effectively under pressure. Proven ability to manage people and projects. Ability to multi-task and quickly adapt, operating in a fast growing and continuously changing environment. Requires a high degree of flexibility & adaptability. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Sr Supply Chain Distribution Analyst
newabout 18 hours ago
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As a Sr Supply Chain Distribution Analyst you will play a key role in providing analytical insights and recommendations to enhance decision making across supply chain operations. You'll also support Columbia's consumer focus while assisting brand growth and achieving profitability. Your skillset includes a strong understanding of distribution processes, data, KPIs and reporting and analytics to recommend process improvement through analytics. Responsibilities: Lead development of reporting and analytical capabilities within our global distribution network partnering with subject matter experts and technical teams. This includes creating business requirements for data needs, validation of data sets, and developing functional reporting, KPIs, and dashboards/scorecards to support execution of daily responsibilities and monitoring of key metrics . Drive business results and outcomes focused on brand, region, and omni-channel providing multi-disciplined analytics and recommendations for KPI improvement and potential business process changes. Provide analysis to determine how key KPIs are tracking to goals. Provide analytical insights to support monthly and quarterly reporting deliverables including Global Inventory & Corporate Forecast reviews, Executive and Brand S&OP meetings, Quarterly Business Review (QBR), Board meetings etc . Lead cross functional projects across the business to effectively drive change in revenue, service, and cost. Possess a thorough understanding of the up-stream and the down-stream processes and high-level systems flow in order to determine the impact of process changes Provide leadership in determining gaps and opportunities in the effectiveness of regional and/or global planning and operations systems and processes Requirements: Bachelor's degree, applicable certification, or equivalent experience. Supply Chain Operations, Business Analytics, Finance, or Mathematics preferred. MBA and analytics certificates beneficial Requires 5-8 years of professional experience and mastery of relevant technical or business skills required to accomplish the job Advanced knowledge within Supply Chain Management and related areas and experience with multiple functional disciplines Experience in key supply chain and operations functions including demand planning, production planning, manufacturing, inbound and outbound logistics, and distribution Experience with development of visuals and dashboards/scorecards using PowerBI Strong collaboration and influence skills Ability to handle highly confidential materials and information Experience using Microsoft Access and Cognos including running formatted reports and creating simple queries High proficiency in Microsoft Excel This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

QA Automation Lead - Portland - Columbia Sportswear
newabout 18 hours ago
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As Columbia's QA Automation Lead you'll perform as a thought leader, building software development efficiencies for Enterprise Testing with a focus on QA Automation Strategy and Continuous Delivery Integration (CI/CD). Here you'll work as an internal consultant to varied Business and IT teams, evangelizing and enabling the adoption of QA Automation. Responsibilities: Design and Maintain Test Automation frameworks, with Tricentis TOSCA in an enterprise landscape supporting multiple Lines of Business and Applications Roll out QA Automation capabilities within teams by working with Platform, Development, Product QA and Product Management to align with application modules and use casesDesign pervasive integration between QA Automation and DevOps process automation. Enable Continuous Testing within the Continuous Integration framework (CI/CD).Hands-on experience in Design and Development of Automation solution for Web based Applications (including API/ Services) and ERP Packages (e.g., SAP, Oracle, SalesForce).Hands-on experience with one or more tools and technologies including Relational databases, Cloud Platforms (Azure, AWS) and Architecture, Web Services (REST, SOAP, WCF), JSON, XML, JavaScript, HTML, Python and PowerShell.Hands-on experience with one or more of the following QA Automation solutions including TOSCA, Selenium, JMeter, Cucumber, SoapUI, Unified Functional Tester, Visual Studio Team Services.Mentor teams by evangelizing best practices and to conduct brown bags/on-boarding training for everything automation (Software QA) related Experience: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in computer science or software engineering. 8* years in a technical or software engineering role (preferably QA and/or SDET) 5+ years of experience working as a QA automation engineer for web/application/package development projects, with 2+ years in a lead role 3 + years hands on experience in developing (preferably using C#) and maintaining test automation framework and custom libraries that is scalable and maintainable to dynamic business needs Strong working knowledge of test automation patterns, test techniques, preferably in a Software as a Service. Proven object-oriented programming skills in C# (related to TOSCA Technical support) In Depth experience in automating frontend GUI (Web and On-Premise), API/ Services, Mobile (iOS and Android) and/ Database Test Automation in multiple domains like Retail. Experience with different development frameworks (e.g. MS .Net, ...) Tricentis Tosca test automation experience (Custom Libraries and Cross-Platform Integration) is a plus Familiarity with Project Management Processes & Methodologies and ITIL concepts. Strong analytical skills (debugging, tinkering). This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Marketing Event Specialist
new2 days ago
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The Event Specialist position is responsible for coordinating events through organization and execution of logistics, budget reconciliation, and managing expectations of short timelines across multiple brands, geographies and product categories. The Event Specialist will coordinate a multitude of events from Sales Meetings, Trade Shows, Marketing events as well as Lillehammer meetings. The ideal candidate will be flexible and skilled in customer service, problem-solving, and detailed coordination. Responsibilities: Create and assist in the management of work-back schedules, run of shows, production schedules and cue-to-cues. Administer Workfront requests and hold approvers accountable to milestones. Deliver outstanding customer service to all stakeholders along with flexibility in responding to changing priorities and unforeseen requests, often with short notice. Collaborate with large planning teams, facilitating meetings as needed. Adhere to budgets and contribute to cost savings. Research venues, vendors, event design ideas, etc. Assist in vendor management for event execution. Provide onsite support to execute seamless events. Assist in Trade Show planning and onsite execution. Requirements: Bachelor's degree Minimum 1-2 years in event coordination in a corporate or non-profit environment Demonstrated experience coordinating a high volume of tasks with consistent quality Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with high degree of diplomacy Excellent attention to detail This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Age OTS-COL

Sr Director, Enterprise Analytics - Portland
newabout 19 hours ago
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The Sr Director - Enterprise Analytics is responsible for developing an enterprise analytics strategy, capabilities, and roadmap for the company based on business needs and priorities. Translating that strategy and roadmap into an actionable plan and delivering tangible analytical capabilities to the business is among the chief responsibilities and measures of success of this position. This role will oversee critical and business-relevant data analytics activities in alignment with CSC's overall vision and strategic direction. This role will be key in evangelizing data and analytics capabilities with business leadership to help drive adoption of data-driven decision making. This role requires excellent collaboration, influencing and teamwork skills, to work in a matrixed environment and understands the business context and importance of driving innovation and best practices. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Enterprise Data Roadmap Initially, the primary focus for this role will be to serve as the business lead for development, prioritization and execution of an enterprise data roadmap. Establish an enterprise data roadmap, guide data strategy and prioritization with senior leadership, collaborate with key business stakeholders, and lead a team of business and technical resources to deliver enterprise data. Act as the product owner for an enterprise data workstream to make meaningful progress towards delivering enterprise data assets. Provide subject matter expertise on analytics best practices to inform data prioritization and ensure appropriate integration with business processes. Serve as an advocate for both business value and healthy information architecture, balancing immediate analytic business value with strategic and scalable data assets. Enterprise Strategic Initiatives As a leader for enterprise business analytics, this role will engage to support strategic initiatives requiring analytical support. Engage with the company's Consumer First strategic initiative which is focused on delivering a global retail ERP platform including related reporting and analytical capabilities to support our direct-to-consumer businesses. Play a lead role representing the company's greater enterprise reporting and analytical needs within the Consumer First initiative. Champion the development and/or support of purpose-built analytical capabilities focused on driving data driven decisions including, but not limited to, product pricing, promotions and markdown optimization, product costing, supply chain, etc. Analytics Leadership Over time, the focus of this role will shift toward development of an Analytics Center of Excellence (COE), leading the organization through agile, data driven decision making in support of Columbia Sportswear Company's brand led, consumer focused strategy. Develop a vision for the Analytics COE, gaining buy in from leadership and cross-functional partners through clearly demonstrated value of analytics and data driven decision making. Establish a high performing team that will help deliver enterprise data strategy and stewardship, help mature business analytics and visualization in priority areas, and establish capabilities to provide advanced analytics for specific use cases. Develop external analytic resourcing strategy: identify and select best in class external vendors and determine appropriate balance of in-house vs. outsourced staffing. Drive value through analytics: set measurable financial impact targets and hold the team accountable for achieving the results. Create and act as chair for a governing body that will be focused on enabling enterprise maturity of analytical capabilities through cross-functional collaboration and input on important data and analytics decisions for CSC. Establish a virtual community for analytics resources to promote transparency and knowledge sharing and drive analytical maturity across the organization to achieve best in class. Guide the development of critical analytic infrastructure by partnering with the technical team to identify and implement analytics tools to advance analytics maturity. Specific Job Skills: Required: Results-oriented leader with experience in building enterprise data and analytics strategy for the company Experience with visualization and self-service data prep, enterprise class data and reporting and analytics platforms Thinking and planning strategically, with ability to communicate the strategy to a large organization Successful track record working with executive level professionals to drive business outcomes Strong networking skills and ability to work across multiple organizations to accomplish diverse goals Demonstrated understanding of data and analytical business capabilities and methods, including applications in machine learning/AI and data science Hands-on data or analytics engineering experience with 'big data' based technologies and platforms Ability to guide data scientists in development of statistical models, poke at model statistics & conclusions Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively communicate with both business and technical IT teams Leadership capability, including ability to motivate and mentor others Strong skills in team leadership and building positive business partner relationships Demonstrated ability to influence critical business outcomes in a matrix based, global environment Experience in using Analytics tools such as SAS, R, SPSS Education/Experience Bachelor's degree in Data/ Computer Science, Information Systems, Applied Math, or Business Information Management 10+ years of experience in an analytics-focused job with 5+ years in a leadership role. Functional experience building and managing consumer analytics functions, e.g., CRM, merchandising analytics, pricing and promotions Experience in retail, consumer goods, or apparel/footwear industries preferred

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