Transportation Analyst III

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description


At Columbia, we are as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we are 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.

The Transportation Analyst III is fully accountable to develop global transportation analyses and support the transportation Request for Proposal (RFP), and pricing sent to Logistics service providers. Every year handle a number of RFP processes and bid negotiations as contracts expire (about 4 - 5 done a year). This position will also work to manage the global logistic service providers by providing an analysis of current transportation and Operations business best practices. Conduct weekly calls for a detailed review and to managethe freight audit process and third-party freight audit company (Data Two Logistics - DTL). DTL audits all freight invoices for NA. The audit consists of 100,000 lines a week and takes 13 of DTLs employees to complete the process.


Takes part with internal business partners to develop needs and requirements, such as, reporting, building dashboards, projects, and the necessary follow-up with teams
Oversee Logistic Service Provider (LSP) relationships with freight partners in partnership with Sr. Global Logistics Manager
Oversee entire business review process with LSPs in partnership with Sr. Global Logistics Manager
Oversee freight audit processes internally with business users (Finance and 15 internal users) and third-party vendor
Provides and creates independent analysis and recommend solution based on analysis with Sr. Global Logistics Manager
Project Management such as onboarding new carriers or parcel development, and integration tracking
Point person for Multi Country Consolidation (MCC) and US East Coast (USEC), and Mark per store (MFS) integration
Financial reporting such as monthly steer co, monthly ocean freight incremental spend, and ad-hoc reporting, etc.
Evening meetings and/or weekend work occasionally required to collaborate with people in other time zones.


A person of integrity, maturity, and a constructive approach to supply chain challenges
Flexible and adaptable for unplanned daily requests
Professional, ethical, and cooperative, and a member of a highly diverse and collaborative team
Skilled and possess interpersonal savvy with individuals at all job levels, including excellent verbal and written communication, coaching techniques, and thought partnership


Bachelors degree in Logistics, or business-related field or if no degree in Logistics, must have 8 or more years of supply chain/transportation experience
Minimum 8 or more years in supply chain/transportation
Required proven success in creating and assisting with the executing of RFPs
Required Strong business knowledge of logistics provider(s) (carrier, 3PL, freight forwarder, etc.) operations and pricing
Preferred experience working in a global organization
Preferred Advanced knowledge of industry standards/practices
Proficient use of common computer software, such as, Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word at a minimum)
May require occasional domestic and international travel following company travel policy

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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.