Leads efficient capacity planning and consistent, sustainable improvement in production execution Leads logistics initiatives and logistics issue resolution Supports supply chain and process improvement initiatives Ensures that production goals and objective are met on time and within the budget
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 POSITION
This position will lead effective capacity planning and consistent, sustainable improvement in production execution; lead logistics initiatives and logistics issue resolution; drive the collaboration between raw material and finished goods vendors; support supply chain and process improvement initiatives, ensure that production goals and objective are met on time and within the budget.
HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Leads continuous improvement in production execution performance (FG on-time delivery, Vendor Logistics Compliance, , etc.)
Leads the team to drive FGVs on Manufacturing Excellence, Supply Chain Excellence and vendor empowerment
Actively collaborates with other departments and other LO teams (Planning, Merchandising, QA, and Materials Research & Planning) to support issue prevention, resolution, process improvement, developing and execute regional projects as well as supporting global projects
Coaches staff to proactively identify and address production and capacity issues
Ensures that procedures to manage production execution are established, understood, and followed by staff and vendors; and implements changes in procedures for process improvement
Visits factories on regular basis with production staff to support issue prevention & resolution as well as deploy new initiatives
Lead the team to manage strong relationship with all internal and external partners
Communicates key production issues and initiative progress to company management
Optimizes staff effectiveness: model company values, drive staff development, balance workload and projects, manage performance
Manages a production department. Ensures that goals and objectives are met on time and within budget.
Responsible for specific production projects and initiatives that span multiple areas
Advanced in Honesty and Integrity
Highly skilled in Emotional Intelligence
Highly skilled in Change leadership
Highly skilled in Strategic thinking
Highly skilled in Negotiation
Advanced in Collaboration & knowledge sharing
Advanced Drive engagement
University/College degree in textiles, apparel, business, or equivalent.
Strong leadership experience, and strong competence with the various tools and procedures used to manage apparel, accessory & equipment production
Good experience with manufacturing environment
Good global experience with raw materials and the apparel, accessory & equipment supply chain
Skilled in complex data analysis
Fluent in spoken and written English
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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.