Material Developer

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)
Job Description
Execute seasonal new materials development as per calendar timelines, make yardage in correct available for proto garmenting & Sales sample, establish sustainable spec (visual, performance, commercial) for commercialized materials.

TITLE: Material Developer
At Columbia, we’re as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we’re proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.  
Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: “It’s perfect. Now make it better.” As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving. 
We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.  
And we believe in you.  
Department: Materials department in the LO manages material development, sourcing and costing of materials in South Asia region comprising of India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Position Introduction: As a Material Developer, you will execute assigned seasonal new material developments as per calendar timelines, make yardage in correct quality for proto garmenting, establish sustainable spec (visual, performance, commercial) for commercialized materials, by working closely with material researchers in our Home office and vendor partners in the region. 
Drive Material development and commercialization
Drive material cost competitiveness and consistency for the region
Adhere to Calendar Timelines & data upkeep for the materials being commercialized
Establish and maintain strong relationships: Home Office, LO departments and Vendors
Support and Drive Regional Projects
A Team player
Customer focused
Technically knowledgeable in knit and woven fabric manufacture
Process driven
Integrity and Trust
Drive for Result
Excellent Communication Skills                                                                                 
Strong Time Management skills


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.