Project Manager – PMO Office

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

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.

Although we're an apparel and footwear focused company, technology is central to everything we do. Columbia Sportswears Global Information Services (GIS) teams enable an IT infrastructure across four global brands, a global supply chain, and 500+ geographically dispersed stores. These teams support in-store, mobile, and data platforms to enhance customer interface and service in an ever-evolving industry.

The Project Manager is responsible for directing and managing Global Information Systems projects from Discovery and Authorization to full Solution Adoption, Operationalization, and Stabilization. This role will provide leadership, guidance, and oversight of all project activities to enable maximum value throughout the project lifecycle. The Sr. Project Manager is the key liaison between Senior Executives, Stakeholders, the GIS Leadership Team, Business Owners, and the Project Management Office (PMO).

Initiative and project definition, including scoping, scheduling, and benefit / cost analysis

Communication and engagement with project sponsors, stakeholders, PMO, and GIS Leadership

Monitoring and reporting project status for budget, schedule, risks, issues, and project change requests

Planning, tracking, and adjusting resource forecasting with alignment to workload and project needs

Consultative problem solving with root cause analysis and preventive/corrective actions

Ownership for conducting project stage gate reviews and adherence to internal audit requirements

An excellent communicator that can effectively prepare and present to senior executives

A leader and team builder than can inspire others and ignite passion around a shared vision

Capable of building great relationships that establish both credibility and influence

Emotional intelligent and display a positive, results driven outlook which energizes and motivates teams to succeed

Able to operate independently and utilize sound judgement in highly complex situations oft

An analytic thinker and problem solver who enjoys diving into problems and finding creative solutions

Highly structured with the ability to organize others around you

10+ years of professional experience, ideally with a minimum of 2 years of Project Management experience

Experience in working in a PMO, managing multiple projects across multiple areas

Demonstrated understanding of software implementation methodologies, tools, and best practices

Global understanding and willingness to adjust work schedule to accommodate global time zones

Experienced in leading remote teams preferred

Experience in working in an organization moving towards Agile using Azure DevOPS will be a plus

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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.