Master Data Analyst

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description

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.

Columbia Sportswears dynamic global supply chain consists of 4 distribution centers, 430 retail stores, 80 apparel factories and 20 footwear factories worldwide. We pride ourselves on being able to get products to market quickly, safely, and in the most cost-effective manner. By leveraging data analytics, we are constantly pushing to make smarter business decisions and identifying innovative ways to make Columbia Sportswears supply chain more efficient and effective to meet our consumers ever-changing needs.

As the Master Data Analyst, you will be responsible for overseeing key processes and projects associated with the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of one or more critical master data domains. In this role, critical master data encompasses finished goods, non-finished goods, customer master, customer pricing and discounts, vendor master, costing and EDI components. A Master Data Analyst is considered a content expert in these areas. Analysts are independent workers and will prioritize and manage time accordingly.

HOW YOULL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Responsible for Corp Master data configuration & data quality across a complex integrated landscapes and applications
Govern all functions and utilization of company's master data policies and procedures within multiple domains across all Brands/Regions/Channels. (Customer, Material, Vendor, Cost, Price, Discounts)
Configure Columbia Sportswear's MDM application; win shuttle scrips, and Integration Cross Reference Tables. Seasonally configure data elements in JDE and SAP to support operational needs
Uses MDM expertise to manage and solve data issues. Accountable for quick resolution to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information. Reviews and approves changes / additions to key strategic data elements to ensure application harmonization and business effectiveness
Provides recommendations to internal and external partners related to Master Data for process enhancement, seasonal initiatives, other projects as needed
Proactively analyze data to increase quality as it relates to accuracy, completeness, consistency, integrity, timeliness, conformity, and validity; verify accuracy of data across the system landscape
This position will require collaboration with key members of IT, Supply Chain, Account Operations, Sales, Global Merchandising, Finance, Quality, Retail, Legal and other teams as needed
Utilize advanced analytical tools and routines to maintain and improve the quality and integrity of the company's enterprise master data files
Defines processes required to resolve data quality gaps
Deliver training of future members of staff

YOU ARE Highly organized with the ability to support large cross functional programs involving coordination with multiple stakeholders
Able to effectively lead organizational change to effectively meet strategic and tactical goals

YOU HAVE Bachelors Degree preferred applicable certification or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of experience in Data Management, Quality Assurance, Database Analyst, Risk Management, and general proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job. Sound knowledge of the principles, best practices and industry concepts related to and Master Data Management.
Comprehensive knowledge of end-to-end Product, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Retail and financial processes
High level of proficiency with Excel, Access, SAP (or similar scale ERP), PDM ( or similar scale PLM), SQL, and master data management
Autonomy to solve complex data problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


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.