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Product Creation Ops Spec. 2

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 07/06/2019

General Position Summary:

This position is business focused on Product Creation Operations and is responsible for providing ongoing support of processes and operations for the Apparel and Footwear divisions. This position will require collaboration with key members of Merchandising, Design, Product Graphics, Product Engineering, Sourcing, Costing, Marketing Graphics, Quality, Legal, Master Data and support organizations. This position will maintain operational standards, support global processes and monitor and ensure deadlines and data integrity is met for Columbia Sportswear.


Master Data Auditing for all divisions

PDM data overrides for all divisions

Role may involve systems testing for enhancements

System and process training prep support and roll out to New Hires and training for current team members for any new system functionality or processes

Facilitates legal naming approvals for the COL Merchandising team

Facilitates the seasonal hangtag process with the Marketing Graphics team and Merchandising

Maintains seasonal tools and templates used across Product Creation including Regional Briefs, Product Briefs, Waypoints, etc

Supports data cleansing projects to ensure systems data integrity

Work on special projects, assignments and tasks as assigned

Specific Job Skills:

Accurate and efficient with strong attention to detail

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Proven ability to prioritize with appropriate urgency

Foundational understanding of Product Creation processes related to Design, Merchandising and Product Development

Detailed knowledge PDM process steps related to line/style creation and maintenance

Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Excel, PDM (or similar scale PLM), TM1, master data, Illustrator, InDesign, SAP (or similar scale ERP)

Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external customers

Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Bachelor's Degree in merchandising, design, business, marketing, sales or other relevant field

3-5 years of experience in product creation

3-5 years professional experience and general proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures related to design and merchandising operations

Ability to support projects that support strategic and tactical goals

Experience supporting system implementations

Strong written and verbal communications skills required. Comfortable discussing projects and needs with business peers and team leaders

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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