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
Our Distribution Centers utilize state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team to provide Columbia Sportswear Company a competitive advantage in distribution. Teams are responsible for shipping millions of units of apparel, footwear, and equipment annually within the family of brands. Accurate order fulfillment and on-time shipments are the hallmarks of our facility.
The Employee Engagement Specialist contributes to the smooth and efficient distribution of Columbia Sportswear product by spearheadingemployeeengagement initiatives. You will manage efforts to actively engageand motivateassociates by identifying specific areas and opportunities for engagement that go hand in hand with safety, quality and productivity goals.
HOW YOULL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Create, document, and continuously improve engagementand recognitionprograms
Partner with temp provider and cross functional partners to create, conduct and make improvements in New Hire onboarding programs
Facilitate employeefeedback cycle structure, reporting and accountability
Prepare and assist various employee appreciation & wellness events, education and health challenges
Lead and participate in 6S and Lean workplace training and projects to support operations
Involvement in change management initiatives in the distribution center
Partner with managers,supervisors, and employeesfor departmentand peer recognition
Assist in succession planning and creating bench strength through facilitation of the LEAD Program
Able to maintain composure, professionalism and cool under pressure to meetdeadlines
Able to handle employee needs and concerns in a professional, discreet, and respectful manner
Able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize and delegate accordingly
Bachelors degree, applicable certification,or 2 4 years equivalent experience in lieu of a degree
One to two years of experience in a distribution center environment is a plus
Experience developing and accomplishing metrics, such as, improvement on turnover, retention, and employee engagement survey result
Effective communication, organization and change management skills
Intermediate computer skills, e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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.