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Columbia Sportswear Company Supply Chain Process Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Supply Chain Process Engineer

Full time Portland, OR US May 14 2022

OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.

At Columbia, we’re as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we’re 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: “It’s 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.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Columbia Sportswear’s dynamic global Supply Chain consists of 4 distribution centers, 430 retail stores, 80 apparel factories and 20 footwear factories worldwide and a diverse raw materials source base to support our consumer needs. 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 Sportswear’s Supply Chain more efficient and effective to meet our consumers’ ever-changing needs.

As a Supply Chain Process Engineer, you are empowered to transform our Supply Chain to meet the dynamic needs of a rapidly changing consumer. The SC Process Engineer is responsible for analysis and utilization of continuous improvement methodologies to design best in class digital Supply Chain solutions.

This SC Process Engineer role will specialize in optimizing our Supply Chain. You will be responsible to build, document and deliver best in class digital processes for Global and Regional functions. This includes, but is not limited to Forecasting, Spend Management, Capacity and Cost Optimization, Customer & Vendor Engagement, Service Improvement, as well as Invoice/Payment Lifecycles. This role will also deliver KPI’s and success measures to ensure a solid governance structure is intact, while creating a scalable foundation for future continuous improvement.

Global, Corporate, Cross Departmental/Matrixed, may work directly with 3PL/4PL vendors, and or consultants. Anticipates, identifies, and solves unique and complex problems that involve multiple areas. Leveraging unique skills/experience utilizing advanced or technical methods, recommends solutions. Advises Sr Leadership on solutions that have significant function or brand impact.

HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Re-designs and/or re-engineers Supply Chain processes (demand/inventory, fulfillment, manufacturing, and E2E)

  • Supports business development and creates efficient designs and digital solutions

  • Recommends and implements process improvement

  • Establishes and implements performance measures

  • Determines efficient utilization of resources by analyzing global network layouts, planned future capacity, cost optimization to achieve an industry leading service to our consumers

  • Manages small and medium size projects, communication of timelines and delivery risks

  • Applies company digitization methodologies and leverages tools to design transportation operations

  • Confers with the Supply Chain Leadership and Operations Managers to implement efficient and competitive solutions

  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis

  • Maps and documents processes

  • Applies Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Statistical Process Controls (SPC) tools

  • Development and delivery of presentations and facilitation of workshops

YOU ARE

  • Able to deal with ambiguity and work in an evolving business environment

  • Capable of collaborating well with individuals from various countries and cultures

  • Experienced at successfully managing interpersonal interactions, developing, and cultivating professional relationships within and outside the company

  • Comfortable to deal with work and time pressures to accomplish job requirements in an efficient and effective manner

  • Job requires hours that may occasionally exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week during times of peak activity

  • Evening meetings and/or weekend work occasionally required to collaborate with people in other time zones and to ensure timely project completion

YOU HAVE

  • Bachelor's degree required Engineering, Business, Supply Chain and/or a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience. Master's degree preferred in Industrial, Mechanical & Manufacturing, or related Engineering major

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) or equivalent extended supply chain business experience required

  • Able to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of a range of factors required

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluations criteria for obtaining results required

  • Performs work independently with minimal to no supervision and possesses strong technical aptitude required

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors, comfortable around leadership and senior management) required

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management and problem-solving skills required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Develops and delivers effective presentations at all levels within the organization

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt desirable

  • Total Work Systems (TQM) experience desirable

  • Travel may be required at times, approximately two trips a year for 1 to 2 weeks each

#LI-EM1

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.

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.

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