Merchandise Coordinator - Men's Outerwear

Columbia Sportswear Company
Portland, OR, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

*This is a hybrid position based out of our corporate office in Portland, Oregon.*


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.


As the Men’s Outerwear Merchandise Coordinator, you will support the team through the gathering, creation and analysis of reports on sales, market trends, SKU productivity, margin and category trends allowing the merchandising team to build the product line with a maximum revenue growth coupled with maximizing SKU productivity. This role supports various seasonal meetings and key merchandising deliverables by developing tools to assist in the analysis and presentation of the product line. This role also supports senior management with administrative assistance.


  • Leverage the SKU reporting information developed by the Demand Planning department, and develop specific views to assist merchandising in identifying category trends, classification opportunities, product flow potential.

  • Assist with compilation of sales, buying and market trend reports.

  • Develop tools that provide category, distribution or classification specific views to allow Product Line Managers to understand trends.

  • Facilitate information flow across merchandising department through excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Develop tools to assist with presentations—classification maps, color overviews—as well as facilitate and organize events.

  • Successfully work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders and teams such as Merchandising, Design, Development, Sourcing, Planning and Marketing to name a few.


  • Excellent at building relationships with internal and external co-workers

  • A strong self-starter with the ability to focus on key deliverables

  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time

  • Excited to kick off your career in Merchandising


  • Bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising, business or equivalent work experience.

  • An understanding of software and reporting tools to collect relevant data

  • Proficient in MS Office; specifically, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe

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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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