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Mountain Hardwear Sourcing Specialist

Apparel Manufacturing
100007AF Requisition #

Directly responsible for the sourcing and costing of a segment of the Columbia Sportswear product line.  This would include managing the product process interface between sourcing/costing and other Columbia work functions; monitoring factory performance matrix related to source decisions; and acting as the liaison between the home office and liaison offices.

  • Implement the seasonal source strategy for the segment of Columbia Sportswear product line under your category.    Expectation is to execute source strategy, costing and margin requirements, in conjunction with meeting OTP, SMP and quality performance expectations.
  • Achieve a proper balance between the source selection options of factory specific, country specific and open bid pricing models that will enable the product category to meet corporate goals. 
  • Be an active participant and help facilitate timely development and commercialization of the seasonal product category.
  • Drive the costing process with the product category team and liaison offices. Utilize costing skills to negotiate prices from a position of knowledge.    
  • Collaborate effectively with co workers across all work related functions and departments. 
  • Monitor on an ongoing basis the quality and delivery performance of the factory source base producing your product category styles. 
  • Participate on projects or issues that impact sourcing, costing, production flow, and other related manufacturing areas.
  • Keep current on trade agreements and pending trade regulations that may impact the course of our product source decisions. 
  • Execute operational support, analysis, problem identification and resolution for the Category Commercialization team. 
  • Drive data management process utilizing established tools ensuring timely availability and information integrity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree specializing in related field and three to five years experience in Sourcing, Planning, Merchandising, or Product Development.
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure, to meet strict timelines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of global sourcing options specifically related to the apparel and textile industry. 
  • Candidate should have basic understanding of global trade agreements and trade regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of garment and textile manufacturing, garment costing methods, supply planning, factory evaluation techniques and vendor compliance requirements. 



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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