Business Analyst

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
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.

The Supply Chain Business Analyst is responsible to support Columbia GIS to lead technical aspects of medium to large-scale projects from functional design through implementation for Columbia Sportswears global supply chain systems to include ERP, EDI, and any miscellaneous subsystems and interfaces. Responsibilities include project management, cross functional requirement gathering, analysis, software design, testing, documentation, training, and implementation support.

Work closely with business users, identify business needs and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details.
Coordinate with vendors and global IS to deliver solution to business partners
Building and maintain relationship with key stakeholders.
Acting as a liaison between business and Global IS.
Participate solution support, design, development, testing, system integeration and implementation.
Writes and maintains technical documentations include user stories, as is/to-be process, requirements specification, logic, testing, changes, and user manuals.
Coordinates and provide UAT testing and training support in the region.

Display a positive attitude and maintain open lines of communication.
Able to work remote and under pressure.
Able to work independently with little or no supervision.
Flexible to work with people and different time zones.
Demonstrates flexibility in day-to-day work.
Sets high standards of performance for oneself.
Exhibit good knowledge of business operations.
Ability to multiple tasks.
Establishes harmonious working relationships with team members.
Appreciates each team member's contributions and values each individual member.
Establishes effective working relationship with business partners.

Bachelors Degree required with emphasis in business, supply chain management, computer science, information systems.
5+ years of experience working as a role of System Analyst or Business Analyst.
Hands on experience with mass data analysis on Azure.
Hands on Programming experiences and with knowledge on Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
Familiar with languages of VBA,, SQL, C#, Java, XML, Python, Spy Spark and Pandas.
Proficient in spoken and written English.
Experience in Garment Sourcing, Supply Chain or retail business domain is preferred.

Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
Good time management skills to accomplish challenging objectives.
Proficient in manipulating data including statistical analysis and advanced math calculations.
Experience with large data sets and familiarity with Azure.
Business acumen gained in the footwear and apparel industry.

Job requires leading projects.
Job requires analysis, design, and troubleshooting abilities
Job requires ability to work productively in a matrix environment.
Job consists of recurring work situations with occasional variations from the norm.
Operates from established and well-known procedures but is required to be creative in resolving problems.
Works are required to verify and check as errors may not be easily identified and may result in incorrect inventory/sales information and could affect sales and relationships with retailers.

Contacts are made primarily within the organization.
Frequent coordination with third-party supply chain and solution vendors.
Interactions tend to focus onRequirements gathering
Information exchange
Problem resolution
Project management

Contacts may contain confidential/sensitive information.
Require active interaction with contacts through face to face or all kind of communication tool like email and Microsoft Teams.

Job requires travel
Job requires hours that will often exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week during times of peak activity or rush projects.
Evening meetings and/or weekend work occasionally required to collaborate with people in other time zones and to ensure timely project completion.
Job pressure exists in the balancing of several projects with conflicting and sometimes changing deadlines.
Job involves repetitive hand/wrist movements, type, sit or stand for extended periods of time, use of computer notebook, keyboard, and mouse.


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.