Manager Information Systems and Applications

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.


The Manager of Information Systems & Applications is responsible for overseeing all activities that relate to prAna owned application solutions. This includes the day-to-day management and enhancement of our ERP, data and analytics, retail, planning, nightly processes and other in-house applications.

This is a hands-on cross functional role working closely with the Senior Manager of Technology, Information Technology and Business Stakeholders to deliver and support local systems and solutions as required. In addition, this role will work with our Global Information Systems teams at Columbia Sportswear to implement or support global systems or solutions as they relate to prAna.

Additional activities will include hiring, leading, and managing direct reports as well as conducting performance assessments and pay reviews.

Assess business process requirements and evaluate possible solutions with both existing and new platforms/applications in line with prAna goals and initiatives

Leads delivery and ensures the reliability of data and analytics platforms for the business

Hire, train, lead and manage a high performing team of systems and business analysts that meets the needs of prAna business teams in a timely manner

Work with our ERP, managing incidents and working with our technology provider to solve problems and address enhancements and deliver quarterly upgrades.

Design and delivery of automated business systems

Perform project management activities and participates on project teams assisting in determining project scope, identifying resources, milestones, and effective timelines.

Creates and maintains standards, procedures, and documentation to support all application platforms within the organization

Ensures that system changes follow standards and guidelines for both best practices and adherence to Information Security protocols

Both manages a team and participates in hands-on work in project management, troubleshooting, solutioning and creating procedures and documentation

Self-directed management skills and resourceful

Proactively communicates and solves problems

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Analytical/critical thinking

Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing

Sound judgement and decision-making

Team-oriented and collaborative

Detail-oriented yet still able to see the big picture

Ability to be flexible in approach and factor in a variety of opinions and expectations into work

Ability to maintain a professional demeanor within a flexible work environment

Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and can meet multiple deadlines on time

Bachelors in computer engineering, computer science, or related field

5+ years of experience with an ERP, Full Circle preferred

5-8 years relevant experience in implementing/supporting business and systems processes, preferably in the apparel and/or retail industry

Leadership experience in managing a team

Travel/Schedule Requirements:
Occasional domestic travel when necessary

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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.