Senior Program Manager - Intelligent Process Automation

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 Intelligent Process Automation team enables business teams to increase efficiency and effectiveness while accelerating growth through engagement in high-value activities & innovation.

As Senior Program Manager, you will collaborate with, and manage the Intelligent Process Automation CoE, working closely with stakeholders to deliver business value, at speed, through automation. Youll help store, evaluate, and apply strategies to daily operations with the goal of furthering company development.
Within this role you will rely on your analytical, professional, and organizational skill to drive team success.

Proactively serve as a trusted business partner and the primary IPA point of contact for business leaders of Corporate functions
Collaborate with Head of Automation (HoA) to develop goals and strategies to ensure the COE runs smoothly and effectively
Lay the framework for intelligent process automations using robotics process automation, cognitive, and machine learning capabilities
Responsible for managing highly complex projects and ensuring change management to drive positive user experiences and engagement across disciplines
Stay current with industry trends, conduct assessments, and provide recommendations for innovative technology solutions

Able to communicate effectively, build relationships, and influence outcomes in a cross-functional, matrixed organization
A leader and team builder who can inspire others and ignite passion around a shared vision
A proactive driver of continuous improvement opportunities across business processes and system solutions
A relentless, versatile learner who is open to change, and embracing of experimentation to find solutions
Able to persevere and overcome resistance or setbacks while pursuing innovation goals with energy, drive, and a need to finish
Customer service focused
Collaborative and knowledge sharing with a knack for stakeholder engagement

Bachelors Degree and/or applied relevant experience in business, technology, or related fields
5-10 years experience in program management related to information technology
5+ years of progressively increasing leadership and management experience
3+ experience in Intelligent Process Automation, Robotic Process Automation, Process Mining, Machine Learning, or AI delivery teams.
Demonstrated experience in process mapping, requirements gathering, process design and training
Strong change management and project management skill

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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.