Principal Workforce Planning Analyst

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.At Columbia, were as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, were 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: Its 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.

ABOUT THE POSITIONThe North America Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) team focuses on our outlet, brand, and employee stores within the US and Canada. From merchandising to retail marketing to retail operations (which includes the Workforce Optimization team), there is a highly collaborative team working behind the scenes to ensure our consumers have a positive experience in our stores.

The Principal Workforce Planning Analyst will report to the Senior Manager, Retail Operations and will be a key leader within the Workforce management team, supporting DTC stores with a blend of technical and business expertise. In this role, you will: lead annual/quarterly budgeting and weekly forecasting efforts, drive strategic store reporting development, and assist with the workforce management system roadmap including administration, maintenance and future enhancements. This is a great opportunity for someone well-versed in analyzing data and influencing leadership to make data-driven decisions and action plans.

HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCELead zero base annual/quarterly budgeting and weekly forecasting efforts in partnership with cross-functional teams, meeting timelines while also driving to meet budgeted goals

Lead the reporting strategy to support strategic initiatives, leveraging the most appropriate systems and processes using necessary data frameworks and ensuring long-term needs are balanced with the agility to respond to current business needs.

Identify trends and deliver actionable reporting on key workforce data metrics to influence leadership to data-driven decisions and action plans.

Partner closely with cross-functional teams to mitigate staffing opportunities through reporting, trends and new factors impacting staffing challenges.

Work with retail field leadership and cross-functional partners to solve complex problems by developing strong, data-driven business cases with multiple options and recommendations of best solutions for CSC.

Drive implementation of labor strategies and influence adoption of solutions while delivering consistent consumer experience.

YOU AREWell-versed in workforce data metrics, labor analysis, sales data and forecasting.

Able to solve complex problems with data.

Extremely detail oriented.

YOUHAVEBachelors degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience.

8+ years of professional experience.

Strong knowledge of retail sales & labor analysis and reporting, labor forecasting.

Proficiency in manipulating data including statistical analysis and advanced math calculations.

Strong organizational and presentation skills and attention.

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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.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.