Quality Process Specialist

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.

Multiple Locations

0 year(s)

Job Description
TITLE: Quality Process SpecialistOUTGROWN 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.

Department: The Quality Dept. is the key contact for Quality Process Management of the South Asia Region source base comprising of India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. Ensure Right First-Time Quality through product and process engineering. Coach / Train / Drive the Vendor Base on an end to end Quality Embedded Value Chain' to ensure Consumer Satisfaction. Influence & engage the Vendor to adopt effective and efficient manufacturing & quality management techniques that positively impact their processes. Ensure Columbia Sportswear Company products meet and exceed customer, consumer, and governmental expectations and regulations through the application of preventative based quality processes and tools.

Position Introduction: The Quality Process Specialist is an Individual contributor for developing Quality and Process Engineering methodologies, Conducting Factory Process Assessment, Product Risk assessment, Identifying Process Enhancers at Factories used by Columbia Sportswear Company, and collaborates with them on continuous improvement projects. The Quality Process Specialist coaches, trains and drives the Brands empowerment programs at Vendors and provides on the job training to other team members and Vendor Quality teams. The QPS has high visibility and impacts Sourcing decisions.

HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE- Ensure Brand & Regions Expectations are delivered by,
Establishing Product Performance standards, through Upstream Product Risk assessment process.
Delivering Quality Readiness by certifying Input, monitoring inline and validating output at a style level.
Proactively Identifying & addressing the potential failures caused due to design, raw materials & manufacturing.
Resolving Non-Conformance Issues and Customer Complaints.
Advising Manufacturing teams on best practices, principles, and standards for products and process.
Collaborating with internal stakeholders and design quality processes within the Region.
Building strong relationships between Home Office, Liaison Office and Vendor.

A Team player
Customer focused
Technically knowledgeable
Process driven

Integrity and Ethics
Drive for Results
Excellent Communication Skills
Analytical Skills
Strong root cause analysis and problem-solving skills.
Good Planning & Organizing 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.