Plan and develop product in cooperation with Merchandising team and Designer team. Responsible for selecting and developing overseas factories, researching materials, negotiating terms, arranging and instructing sub-materials, developing samples or products, requesting production, checking and writing instructions, setting schedules, managing deadlines, and controlling quality.
Creating and enhancing innovative products that increase customer satisfaction
Supporting manufacturing and design activities by developing prototypes for products in development
Research outdoor market and materials, sales data to ensure that products are viable and competitive
Submitting proposals and designs for evaluation by the project team and management before moving to the next stage
Proactively reviews cost roll-ups for accuracy and analyzes business to achieve margin goals
Manage delivery dates
Identifies issues, clearly communicates the problem internally/externally and offers solutions to course correct in a timely manner
Fit Samples: Receives & logs fit samples. Reviews samples for accuracy with Design
Sends comments & communicates clearly and purposefully with overseas teams to drive the business forward
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.