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Columbia Sportswear Company Category Merchandise Manager in Bangalore, India

Category Merchandise Manager

Full time Bangalore, Karnataka IN June 1 2021

The Category Merchandise Manager provides leadership for the Sourcing, Costing, and Product Development functions for the assigned Categories within the Regional Liaison Office. Manages Vendor relationships to deliver the Profitability, On-time Execution, Quality and SMP goals for the assigned Category (ies) and that of Columbia Sportswear Company.

Provide leadership and training to Merchandising team in order to achieve set goals for CSC products shipping to the multiple global markets in which we conduct business. Advocates as ambassador for the Brands’ visions and category strategies within the region.

TITLE: Category Merchandise Merchandiser

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

Department : Merchandising department leads the business front by driving Product development, Costing, and Commercialization process activities for the South Asia region comprising of India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Merchandising dept manages development activities between vendors and Home Office. This team develops, standardizes, and continuously improves processes related to Development, Costing and Commercialization.

Position Introduction : As the Category Merchandise Manager with 10-12 years relevant experience, you will provide leadership for the Sourcing, Costing, and Product Development functions for the assigned Categories within the Regional Liaison Office. You will manage Vendor relationships to deliver Profitability, On-time Execution, Quality and SMP goals for the assigned Category and that of Columbia Sportswear Company. Provide leadership and training to the Merchandising team in order to achieve set goals for Columbia products shipping to the multiple global markets in which we conduct business. Advocate as ambassador for the Brands’ visions and category strategies within the region.

HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Execute seasonal and long-term sourcing strategy for the Regional Source Base

  • Drive Commercialization Excellence

  • Exemplify Brand Ambassadorship and Consumer Focus

  • Seasonal / Yearly Vendor Reporting

  • Execute Calendar Timeline

  • Seasonal Style Workload Management

  • Drive Profitability

  • Build Product Quality, ensure buy ready for ontime delivery, support Standards of Manufacturing Practices

  • Performance Management – Regional Source Base

  • Performance Management – Regional Liaison Office Team

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with HO and Vendors.

  • People Development

YOU ARE

  • A Team player

  • Customer focused

  • Meticulous

  • Process driven

  • Problem-solver

  • Critical thinker

  • Adaptable

  • Creative

  • Resourceful

  • Agile

YOU HAVE

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Drive for Result

  • Excellent Communication

  • Functional and Technical expertise

  • Strong Time Management skill

  • Process & Project Management skill

  • Strong Negotiation skills

  • Influencing skills

  • Conflict management skills

  • Conceptual thinking

  • Forward Thinking

  • Interpersonal Savviness

  • Minimum 15 years relevant experience in the Garment industry

  • Relevant work experience in Sourcing and Costing processes

  • Ability to lead in ambiguous situations

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, provide focus and direction to direct reports

#LI-CC1

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.

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