Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Develop reports, provide high level analysis of information and make recommendations for decision making to support all inventory and Corporate Forecast processes (Sales, Assumptions, DC Forecasts, Slow Moving Inventory Reporting & Supply Risk Profiles). Provide scenario planning and trend analysis to determine how the global forecast and inventory plan is tracking to goals.


Create, maintain and publish reports & scorecards and data to track actual inventory levels against corporate inventory targets and corporate financial forecasts. Provide visibility to management on areas of concern and areas of focus.?


Partner with Sales, Customer Service, Demand Planning and DC Operations teams, globally, in analysis and preparation of global inventory and Corporate Forecast Reviews for use by senior management during quarterly investor guidance.


Assist in defining and creating reporting and analysis for planning department key performance indicators, scorecards and regional initiatives. Provide visibility on areas of concern and areas of focus. Partner with regional planning teams to better understand trends and any root cause issues.


Maintain and communicate global process for Information Systems request intake and prioritization process. Collaborate with regional planning teams to define requirements and priorities across all planning systems and reporting.


Work with regional planning analysts and other global planning analysts to implement best practices and operational initiatives. Possess a thorough understanding of the up-stream and the down-stream processes and high-level systems flow in order to determine the impact of process changes.? Provide leadership in determining gaps and opportunities in the effectiveness of regional and/or global planning systems and processes.


Research, recommend and deliver process improvement changes through integrated planning with Merchandising, Sales, DC, Sourcing and Finance.


  • Requires 8+ years of professional experience and mastery of relevant technical or business skills required to accomplish the job. Advanced knowledge within Supply Chain Management and related areas. Applies specialized knowledge of industry standards/practices to projects and initiatives.

  • Apparel/footwear industry experience desired.

  • International business experience desired.

  • Bachelor?s degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience.

  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Proactive and assertive in follow-through with colleagues and business partners.

  • Ability to understand and translate moderately technical concepts verbally and in writing.?

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and respond to urgent requests/inquiries with minimal supervisory involvement.?

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English, including writing clear and concise business communication.

  • Significant experience using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets, charts and pivot tables; using of functions such as sumif, vlookup, and similar.

  • Experience using Microsoft Access, including running preformatted reports and creating simple queries.

  • Ability to apply experience and knowledge to provide creative solutions to problems

  • Ability to collaborate and influence others.

  • Ability to cope with conflicting constraints


  • Experience using information systems associated with demand and supply planning.

  • Previous work with other cultures in a business setting, and awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences.

  • The ability to sit for extended periods and to bend, kneel, and stoop.? Ability to operate telephones and computer hardware and software, including keyboard and 10-key.? Physical capability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.

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.

Columbia Sportswear is an equal opportunity employer.



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