Sr EPM Application Developer

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 Sportswear Finance teams overseethefinancial health andforwardstrategy for a portfolio of four global brands. These teams exercise expertise across Compliance, Credit, FinancialPlanning andReporting, Tax, Treasury,Procurement and Strategy. Advancing traditional Finance & Accounting functions, the organization is also driving exciting innovation in the applicationofadvanced analytics andautomatedintelligence.

As the EPM Developer you will support the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) infrastructure of our planning and reporting processes. Here you will focus on IBM Planning Analytics (PA)/TM1 development and administration. Reporting to our EPM Manager, you will be responsible for developing new PA/TM1 models, enhancing, and maintaining existing models, and acting as the administrator of multiple PA/TM1 models. Youll rely on your collaboration and relationship building skill to partner with business leaders, targeted teams within the business, Business Intelligence (BI) resources, and Information Technology (IT) teams to gather business requirements, develop planning and reporting solutions, and support initiatives to improve EPM reporting and planning capabilities.

Partner with business stakeholders to gather information which will drive the design and development of PA/TM1
Develop PA/TM1 models; build dimensions and cubes, write TurboIntegrator processes and Business Rules, and create input templates and reports in Planning Analytics for Excel and/or TM1 Perspectives
Lead the development of test plans and coordinate QA user acceptance, producing clearly written and well-organized design, administrative and end-user documentation
Administer and enhance designated PA/TM1 models for business changes and efficiency needs
Provide end user support across PA/TM1 models. This entails troubleshooting issues, managing client expectations, communicating progress, and ultimately resolving the issue
Partner with International teams to implement consistent global planning processes. Ensure alignment with international partners and organizational readiness
Provide periodic status updates to ensure projects are delivered timely and satisfy business objectives. Utilize problem solving skills to propose and/or resolve project hurdles. Anticipate and communicate issues to project sponsor and stakeholders
Partner with the IT team to define new data requirements including data structure, definitions, etc. Maintain positive open lines of communication with the IT team. Participate in cross-functional team meetings

An innate communicator and problem solver
Relationship and collaboration focused
Innovative and capable of providing thought leadership in the use of financial planning and reporting tools and processes
Highly analytical
Flexible and autonomous, demonstrating ability to self-start, develop solutions, multi-task and maintain deadlines for development initiatives

A Bachelors degree is preferred
5+years of experience utilizing Planning Analytics/TM1 and/or similar planning tools (e.g., Cognos Enterprise Planning, Oracle Hyperion Planning, SAP BPC, Anaplan, Onestream, etc.)
Applied experience with complex data warehousing concepts (ETL, enterprise data warehousing, master data management, OLAP, etc.) is strongly preferred.
Applied experience with Cognos Analytics, Power BI, and/or other BI tools is preferred
Strong project management skills

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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.