Job Details

DC Coordinator- Inbound Swing

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/06/2019

Working in our state-of-the-art distribution center provides excellent career and growth opportunities. We offer full medical, dental and vision benefits; 401k matching; bonus opportunity; 17 days paid time off; 11 company paid holiday; 2 company paid volunteer days; quarterly perfect attendance incentives; and deep discounts on Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL and prAna products. It is a fun, fast paced production work environment. The facility is a safe and climate controlled environment.

Contribute to the smooth and efficient distribution of Columbia Sportswear Co. product by coordinating workflow and employee assignments within production departments. Assist supervisors and managers in identifying how to best use resources on daily or moment-by-moment basis to achieve safety, quality and efficiency goals.

Swing Shift hours are 2:40 p.m.-1:10 a.m. Monday-Thursday. During the initial start-up of Swing Shift or while training, employees may be asked to work day shift hours which could be 4/10 hour days or 5/8 hour days. Swing shift employees will receive a $.50/hour shift premium for working Swing Shift hours.


•Using Distribution Center knowledge, systems, and tools to proactively eliminate barriers to team success.

•Clearly communicate daily targets and department goals, providing context for the overall impact of individual performance on team and company results.

•Work with the department supervisor and collaborate with a department trainer to help associates identify and improve upon techniques that will result in safe work, greater efficiency, accuracy, quality.

•Coordinate the movement and assignment of associates within and across work areas to drive department and DC results. This may be driven by product flow demands or cross training schedules.

•Proactively inform co-workers and management of any operational topic that would impact department success. Report system/equipment/product flow malfunctions to supervisor or other designated staff promptly.

•Assist supervisor with assessment of the teams employee development, individual’s daily performance and provide feedback on areas needed for coaching and training.

•Cover and support the department supervisor or trainer as instructed within the job scope.

•Adapt to seasonal busy and slow periods, at times performing all department operations and functions or assisting in other departments.

•Help cross train other associates to provide coordinator-level coverage for vacations and busy periods.

•Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.

High School education or equivalent.

•One to two years of experience in a distribution center environment.

•Demonstrated ability for performing the job functions of a successful material handler.

•A demonstrated aptitude for understanding and communicating operational needs, for identifying gaps in performance that compromise operational effectiveness, and for initiating or recommending solutions that will help attain objectives

•Role model interpersonal skills in order to help associates understand the department needs and give context and meaning regarding their day-to-day assignments and their overall contributions to the team.

•Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English language instructions.

•Intermediate computer skills including applicable knowledge and understanding of WMS, spreadsheets, and word processing.

•Ability to perform repetitive arm/shoulder movements, and regularly lift/carry up to 40 pounds.

•Physical ability to stand for extended periods of time on concrete or metal grating.

•Ability to handle personnel needs and concerns in a professional, discreet, and respectful manner.

Job Conditions

Job may require that hours exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week to complete priority projects. Exposure to Distribution Center machinery/equipment such as conveyor belts, forklifts, and loading docks.

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.

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