Project Manager - Technology

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description


From the farm to the factory to our closets, we all have an opportunity to create positive change through clothing as we work to fundamentally change the way clothing is made.

Do you want to join a team committed to creating positive change in the world through the C4PC movement?

ConsiderprAna, where you can transcend the current trends and demand more from your wardrobe and your employer; where you can help an enthusiastic and loyal audience celebrate the outdoors and their own unique style; and where you can help lessen our impact on the planet and its people every day.


As a Project Manager on the prAna Information Systems team, you'll be responsible for coordinating and ensuring successful completion of technology projects within prAna. You'll provide program leadership and communication, define project management standards, partner with cross-functional departments, and provide oversight of project activities to enable maximum value throughout each of the projects lifecycles. This position coordinates cross-functional resources in both the business and technical areas, establishes and manages project timelines, communicates deliverables, and ensures clarity of roles.

This position has frequent interaction with many areas within prAna and our parent company Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC). This necessitates excellent communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills. This position has deep working relationships with prAnas COO, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Business Leadership, Technology Managers, Technology Team, and Business Partners

The position will focus on ensuring consistent delivery of solutions to the business and may include:

o Point of Sale Systems
o Planning Solutions
o Product Lifecycle Management tools
o Physical and Virtual Infrastructure


Project Management
Work with stakeholders to ensure successful completion of a projects functional requirements

Develop project and development schedules based on requirements, accurate scoping of the level of effort, and the availability of resources

Manage multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrate understanding of the complexity of various requirements, and follow-up with internal and third-party resources

Identify and partner with project teams and stakeholders to keep work on-track

Monitor and report project status in the areas of schedule, risks, issues, and project change requests

Provide problem-solving, root cause analysis, and preventive/corrective actions as required to support the project or program

Change Management Support
Document current state process flows, workstreams and resource owners

Gain stakeholder approval on the current state

Partner with internal change management resources within prAna and CSC to identify change impact and develop an integrated change management project plan for designated eCommerce technology projects

Coordinate project training and communication in partnership with internal change management resources

Support stakeholder engagement and training activities for impacted individuals and teams

YOU AREA proven leader with strong communications skills and the ability to present effectively to all levels of the business, including Senior Executives

Knowledgeable of software implementation methodologies, tools, and best practices

Someone who works well with others and has a positive outlook to energize and motivate people and teams

Self-directed and self-reliant with the ability to operate independently and follow general guidelines.

Bachelors Degree in business or Management Information Systems preferred

5+ years of professional experience, ideally with a minimum of 3 years of Project Management experience

Project Management training and PMP certification highly preferred

Experienced in working with a highly matrixed organization and ability to manage multiple streams of work

Direct experience working with eCommerce and web content management platforms; working knowledge and experience with eCommerce operations

Professional experience with industry-standard project management tools

Experience with project estimating, scheduling/planning, and tracking methods

Experience with business requirements gathering processes and use cases

Experience conducting effective project meetings with a cross-functional group of employees to achieve goals

Change management knowledge and experience strongly preferred


We create versatile, stylish, and sustainable clothing and accessories that you can wear during every activity, every adventure, every day. How do we know? Because we base our designs on our own experiences. You see were more than makers, were doersyogis, climbers, and world travelersand we use our knowledge to make adventurous, free-spirited clothes that look good and play hard.

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.