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.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The North America Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) team focuses on our outlet, brand, and employee stores within the US and Canada. From merchandising to retail marketing to retail operations,there is a highly collaborative team working behind the scenes to ensure our consumers have a positive experience in our stores.
Columbia is seeking a Business Development Specialist to support and drive the execution of measurable traffic and sales driving programs to an assigned Employee Store. This includes but is not limited to outreach to the local business community, non-profits and associations. This role consists of business development, analysis and reporting with a large focus on metrics, including a high volume of phone and email communication.
HOWYOULLMAKE A DIFFERENCE
Extensive business development including cold and warm calling, networking events and strong email communication to solicit and secure new accounts
Develop target prospect lists and execute cold outreach to prospects at select companies
Attend health fairs, conferences, networking and customer events to represent Columbia Sportswear Company, its brands and Employee Store
Work closely with various corporate teams as well as HQ Corporate teams including but not limited to Corporate Relations, Retail Operations Creative/Design teams and the Retail Marketing team to support traffic driving programs to the Employee Store location
Consistently able to meet weekly and monthly quotas
Perform other related duties as assigned
Detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
Proficient with Microsoft Suite
An outstanding communicator, both written and verbally
Able to react positively to change and adapt easily
Self-motivated with the ability to multitask
Able to work independently or within a team
Bachelors degree in marketing, business and/or finance
Minimum of 1-3 yearsof experience in sales and marketing, account management or business development
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Experience with Salesforce
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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.