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Sr. Global Supply Planner

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/21/2019

As a Senior Global Supply Planner, you will be responsible for creating and communicating the global supply plan for Columbia and its affiliated brands. The supply plan dictates Columbia’s finished goods production schedule based on aggregated global demand requirements and capacity constraints. Successful planning will enable timely demand fulfillment and stable production flow while minimizing inventory risks.

You will work closely with regional demand, global manufacturing and other cross functional partners to support strategic buy plans and enable seasonal brand strategies.

As a senior member of the team, you lead process evolution, and responsible for innovating and improving business process, execution strategies and supply chain analytics. You will be expected to show leadership and advocacy in the team and across the supply chain.


•Effectively create and manage the pre-season planning and in-season execution and optimization of a wholesale finished goods seasonal buy flow plan for a specific set of vendors
•Use analytical and reporting skills to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies, better communication and improve processes, and support transparency within the Global Supply Planning team and Planning as a whole
•Drive high levels of planning accuracy enabling inventory reduction, improved resource utilization, product cost savings, and delivery precision
•Monitor and manage supply chain constraints such as lead times, sourcing strategies, capacity, minimums, transportation, raw material minimum order quantities, buy ready, and factory allocations to optimize buy flow at finish good vendors
•Communicate constraint impacts on demand fulfillment to regional partners and Supply Planning regional lead
•Collaborate with key cross-functional partners to optimize process improvement and increase efficiency across the supply chain
•Represent the Global Supply Planning team as the strategic contact for execution of global processes. Participate in discussions with key strategic partners across many levels of the organization
•Effectively prepare and present on relevant topics to various groups, including peers, cross functional partners, and management, to elevate the position and department through the development of strategic relations and organizational awareness
•Partner with Material Planning to resolve RM minimum issues and opportunities to reduce negative impacts on finished good vendors and company costs
•Must utilize supply planning processes, systems and tools, incorporating professional supply planning techniques
•Support corporate initiatives through engagement with key business partners and drive adoption of these initiatives across the Global Supply Planning team


•Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Accounting or Supply Chain Management preferred or equivalent work experience. MBA beneficial
•5-8 years experience, preferably in supply chain management, planning or logistics and mastery of relevant technical or business skills required to accomplish the job
•Solid knowledge of principles, concepts, and theories within supply chain and ability to assist with training and development of other team members on this knowledge
•Advanced understanding of global supply chain constraints
•Project and process management skills
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Intermediate experience using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, charts and pivot tables; using functions such as SumIf, vLookup and similar)
•Strong presentation skills
•Skilled at simplifying complex processes and understanding how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow
•Organizational awareness and an understanding of how decisions might impact other functional groups
•Excellent organizational and presentation skills and attention to detail required

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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