Sr. Footwear Sourcing Analyst

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

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.

Columbia Global Manufacturing brings product ideas to reality in order to connect active people with their passions. We cover everything from raw materials development, product development, fit engineering, quality, sourcing and then the Liaison Offices that manage the product manufacturing.

The Sr. Footwear Sourcing Analyst is directly responsible for the sourcing of a segment of the Columbia Sportswear Brand. This would include managing the product process interface between sourcing/costing and other Columbia work functions; monitoring factory performance matrix related to source decisions; and acting as the liaison between the home office and liaison offices. You will collaborate with cross-functional and liaison office partners to understand the Companys direction and product line needs. You will grow the alignment with the material sourcing strategy, as well as optimize vendor resources and capabilities, to provide quality, sustainable profitability and delivery.

Implement the seasonal source strategy for the segment of Columbia Sportswear business. Expectation is to execute a source strategy that enables costing and margin requirements, in conjunction with meeting delivery and quality performance expectations.

Achieve a proper balance between the source selection options of factory specific, country specific and alternatives that will enable the product category to meet corporate goals.

Be an active participant and help facilitate timely development and commercialization of the seasonal product category.

Aid in the building a 3-year source strategy and provide data, analysis and reporting to support decision making on direction of assigned product lines.

In collaboration with Liaison Office, gain an understanding of our suppliers capabilities. On-going create, analyze and monitor reports on the performance of the source base.

Collaborate effectively with co-workers across all work-related functions and departments.

Monitor on an ongoing basis the quality and delivery performance of the factory source base producing your product category styles.

Participate on projects or issues that impact sourcing, costing, production flow, and other related manufacturing areas.

Perform other duties as assigned

A natural problem solver, anticipating and resolving complex issues through data analysis, quick thinking and discretion through strong analytical and organizational skills

Good written and verbal communication skills to interact with various levels of management and employees within the organization as well as vendors and worldwide personnel are required

Understands ambiguity and can work in an evolving environment.

Ability to deal with work and time pressures to accomplish job requirements in an efficient and effective manner.

Ability to work well with individuals of different countries and cultures

A strong influencer and have story building/telling skills

Bachelor's degree specializing in related field, or 5 - 7 years experience in field of Sourcing, Planning, Merchandising, or Product Development

Understand sourcing methodologies for diversification, optimized delivery, inventory reduction and increased inventory turns

Working knowledge of manufacturing including supply planning, factory evaluation techniques, costing and vendor compliance requirements

Experience sourcing for different sales channels, such as wholesale and direct to consumer models

Capabilities to provide risk mitigation solutions through increased supply chain agility

Basic understanding of global trade agreements and trade regulations

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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.

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.