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Manager, Supply Chain BI

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Columbia Sportswear

Portland, OR 97201
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Supply Chain Technology group at Columbia Sportswear is seeking an outstanding individual with a passion for leadership, innovation, data and analytics. This position will work to deliver A+ analysis skills, game-changing creativity, expert know-how and respectful mentoring. You must be willing bring a strong understanding of business processes and how they are supported with data, analytics and decision support software within the fashion/apparel and footwear business across the Supply Chain for all channels (DTC/Wholesale). The scope of Supply Chain will require a strong understanding of demand management, inventory planning, distribution, logistics and sales & operations planning. He/she will employ Business, Team Management and IT skills to build, develop, and deliver world-class solutions in a partnership approach with Columbia Sportswear Supply Chain business partners.

This position manages a large team focused on bringing the Supply Chain Analytics through to a world class analytics solution. Employ superior leadership skills to maintain and develop the team and cultivate a partnership approach with the Columbia Sportswear business leadership across all these legacy systems.


  • Provide effective communication and partnership with Senior Leadership, Project Sponsors, and multiple Steering Committees.
  • Manage and coordinate closely the prioritization and scope of all streams of work.
  • Oversee integrated project management plans, manage deadlines and dependencies across concurrent approved project initiatives, and coordinate project team activities.
  • Define and agree on deliverables and milestones of approved projects and changes.
  • Set and control scope of multiple approved projects and support.
  • Monitor change management and avert negative consequences.
  • Communicate status and vision to client management and stakeholders.
  • Project estimation skills and experience, and the ability to then work with other resource managers to identify appropriate resources and manage their integration into the team.
  • Overall team management, including regular evaluations of all staff.
  • Management of business analysts, engineers, developers, and other technical resources with many resources being contract in nature.
  • Ability to manage contracts with companies providing the resources for the projects.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of current business processes and applications throughout the supply chain and the data needed to support world class analytics and decision making.
  • Create effective partnerships with other business and technology managers.
  • Direct the teams to achieve goals within available resources and budgets. Organize workloads and staff assignments; train and motivate staff; review progress and direct changes as needed.
  • Work closely with all business partners to ensure their satisfaction with support.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • 8+ years of progressively increasing Business Systems Analysis, Project Management, and IS Leadership and Management experience in a complex global environment
  • Experience leading multiple Business Analyst, Engineers, and Developers with most or all being filled with assigned contract resources.
  • Strong understanding of demand management, inventory planning, distribution, logistics and sales & operations planning
  • Knowledge of Apparel and Footwear supply chain business processes sufficient to be credible and influential with senior management and vendors.
  • Be a strong leader, manager and organizer; employ a participative style that emphasizes team building; possess strong communication skills and the ability to attract flexible associates who enthusiastically "partner" with others as projects dictate.
  • Be proactive, results-oriented, possess outstanding follow-up skills, possess a strong work ethic, a high sense of urgency, and have the drive necessary to be successful in a dynamic, high performance environment.
  • 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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