Assistant Product Analyst - Swing Shift

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
General Position Summary: Position is responsible for ensuring the smooth, efficient, and timely distribution of Columbia Sportswear product by managing the flow of groups of picktickets (waves) through the Warehouse Management System (WM). Incumbent will assist the PA to drive the wave process by proactively identifying problems upstream that may ultimately result in overall processing delays. Incumbent is responsible for continuously communicating with Control Room department PA and manager; relaying current processing conditions effecting workflow. Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities: Ensure the smooth, efficient and timely distribution of Columbia Sportswear product by managing the flow of groups of picktickets (waves) through the Warehouse Management System (WM). Includes continuous review of wave flow and status along with regular monitoring of conditions on the production floor. Proactively and continuously monitor wave process for problems and delays in the system that would result in inefficient processing. Includes tracking/identifying the sources of delay recommending areas for improvement of systems and/or processes. Initiate and maintain a high level of communication with departments throughout the distribution center department managers and supervisors and Control Room department to inform them of situations that require a shift in scheduling in order to get product out efficiently. Requires constant monitoring of production status of all departments on WM. Continuously communicate with Control Room Manager to plan for affected schedule changes. Includes identifying areas of improvement in wave process and problem solving with department contacts to resolve pick ticket, and scheduling issues. 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. Ability to cope with a stressful work environment and cordially interact with coworkers to accomplish common tasks. Secondary Functions: Perform other related duties as assigned. Job Scope: Job involves recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm. Job involves a high degree of complexity. Incumbent follows some established practices/ procedures and may be asked to contribute to the development of new ones. Duties are performed with a minimal level of supervision and work is checked and verified by results. Decisions are made within established department guidelines. Errors can adversely effect the smooth and efficient operation of the Distribution Center, and can ultimately delay shipment of product to customers. Supervisory Responsibility: Incumbents may be assigned to day or swing shift. Incumbent assigned well have limited supervisory responsibility of staff including temporary staff as assigned by the PA or department manager. Interpersonal Contacts: Contacts are normally made with others within the Company. Interactions tend to focus on routine reporting, information exchange, receiving and giving directions and problem solving. Contacts occasionally contain confidential/sensitive information. Incumbent often initiates contacts on his/her own either by phone, radio, e-mail, or via face to face interaction. Specific Job Skills: Requires proficiency in WM inventory management system and thorough knowledge of all distribution center systems and procedures. Must have ability to read system reports and forecast conditions in production; to formulate action plans and resolve problems. Must possess above average computer and communications skills along with excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Must have ability to effectively communicate with internal customers with emphasis on schedulers and internal functional supervisors. Ability to read, write and speak English. Basic math skills required. Possess thorough knowledge of general production and workflow practices and procedures. Education and/or Experience: Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Also requires two to three years work experience in a distribution environment. Experience in problem solving and prioritizing multiple tasks/projects preferred. Job Conditions: Job may require hours that often exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week to complete priority projects. Exposure to Distribution Center machinery/equipment such as conveyor belts, forklifts and loading docks. Position requires frequent movement to all areas of distribution center and incumbent must be capable of managing telephone, radios, computer and verbal communication skills simultaneously. Ability to lift 40 lbs. 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.

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