Footwear Merchandising Associate

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.

0 year(s)

Job Description
Job requires operational excellence to assist regional merchandisers in data uploading/mining in/from systems, inventory tracking, order management of price tags & product labels, QC support (KC test/vendors QC), sample logistics, market research and other administrational duties when necessary.

To support regional merchandise planning:
Upload and register product master/buy plan/sell through forecast into the management systems (PDM/TM1/WebPOS/AS400) in accordance with regional merchandise plans and sales forecasts in a timely and appropriate manner.
To monitor inventory flows:
Keep track of overall inventory flows of Columbia footwear products across all seasons on a regular basis beginning/in-transit/sell-in/sell-out/ending inventory report to regional merchants for effective allocation & prompt action plan in response to market.
To manage product tag & care label logistics:
Upload product information including Price/Material/COO/Production date/Tech/Care Label, etc. on SKU level into Tag & Label order management system (VAS)
To assist QC claims & KC mark approvals:
Closely work with regional Customer Service team for footwear quality control/assurance, and support testing agency & manufacturing vendor for KC mark approvals to assure product safety & environmental conservation
To support scheduling management and material preparation for retail training:
Assist in drafting retail training materials and scheduling training sessions and programs.
To conduct market research and report:
Analyze regional market trend and competitive insights for market-relevant assortment planning.
To manage sample logistics:
Manage salesman sample storage and logistics for GTM waypoints.
To support other administrational operations:
Manage invoice claims and other duties where needed.
Contract Period:
1 full year

Specific Job Skills:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially in Excel/Power Point)
Basic knowledge of footwear product and industry with business/consumer-centric mindset
Intermediate level of spoken/written English


Bachelors degree in business or related discipline Sports/Merchandising related degree would be a plus
New or 1-2 years of product, merchandising or equivalent marketing experience within retail industry (experience in a global company highly preferred)

Job Conditions:

Job may require hours that 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.
May require some domestic travels.

Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

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.