Manage development team operation tracking and organization of seasonal product styles from Seasonal Kickoff to initial production. Work with team members to update status of sample delivery, storage, and digital archive. Support development team with new color, new material and carry-over product creation.
Sample Management receiving & distributing samples, sample tracking with LO Product Coordinator, Sample Room organization, working with Iron Mountain when its time to transfer samples offsite, Boxing up PCS & tracking approvals
Carryover BOM Management Responsible for all carryover BOMs (synching, promoting, etc )
New Color BOMs responsible for new color project creation with inline and SMU.
Provide input to the design process in areas related to cost, production, and functional components
SRF, Sample & Approvals in PDM
Managing Confirmed Tooling File Library on Sharepoint
Partner with product testing on tracking fit reports/approvals
BUYREADY communication and tracking.
PowerBI data analysis to track project commercialization
Understand the archive and organization for fit closet and tracking the entering and exiting of the sample.
Sharepoint: work through the downloading of the digital tech pack storage
Maintain close communication with the overseas development staff reviewing progress and resolving 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.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have a comprehensive working knowledge of footwear construction methods and manufacturing operations, especially pattern making, grading, and marking processes. A thorough knowledge of the outdoor footwear industry, PC software, (i.e., spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, and 2D/3D file review), and conducting business in Asian countries. An ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with management, staff, factories and vendors. Emphasis on clear communication with countries where English is a second language. Use considerable tact, sound judgment, and discretion in all contacts. Identify /evaluate problem areas and recommend effective solutions. Use exceptional time management skills to accomplish challenging objectives and manage heavy workload. Analyze a variety of data reporting results to management. Understand basic engineering, metric measurements, and blueprints. Use good color and texture perception to identify possible quality problems and salability of footwear. Possess strong organizational skills and work under pressure to meet strict timelines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to motivate individuals involved in the production process and negotiate production deadlines. Some pressure may exist when facing deadlines.
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.