Job Details

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.




Responsibilities:




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



Qualifications:




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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