Sr. Finance Analyst, Continuous Improvement at Columbia Sportswear Company (Portland, OR)

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*This is a hybrid position based out of our Portland, OR office with some on-site days as needed.*


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.


The Columbia Sportswear Finance Enablement team enables the organization to create capacity, efficiency, and scalability by optimizing the ways we drive value creation. The organization is also driving exciting innovation in the application of advanced analytics and automated intelligence.

You'll play a key role in driving the strategic priority of transforming global Finance capabilities, with the Enterprise goal of driving relentless improvement. You'll partner with the Continuous Improvement Program Manager to build the capability and culture of Continuous Improvement within Finance, globally. You'll also partner with business process owners to drive measurable benefits through process optimization efforts.

  • Support and facilitate various process improvement efforts within Finance utilizing established methodology and tools based in Lean principles (current state analysis, goal and problem statement, future state vision, voice of the customer, SIPOC, root cause analysis, etc.)
  • Collate and report on measurement of Continuous Improvement benefits
  • Serve as an evangelist and change agent for Continuous Improvement within Finance to drive ongoing momentum and engagement within Finance
  • Create and deliver Continuous Improvement training and coaching
  • Assist in maintaining and updating Continuous Improvement resources such as the SharePoint site and monthly newsletter
  • Ability to work and communicate comfortably with business process owners, stakeholders, and cross-functional partners to create efficient and effective processes
  • Effectively summarize and communicate options and improvement recommendations to sponsors so they can make well-informed decisions

  • A self-starter who is passionate about process improvement
  • A highly collaborative communicator and meeting facilitator
  • Accustomed to tight deadlines within a growing business

  • 4+ years of Finance or Continuous Improvement professional experience
  • Lean/Six Sigma belt certification/experience is a plus
  • Prosci or similar change management certification/experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, or equivalent experience

To learn more about our hiring process during COVID-19, click here .


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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Columbia Sportswear Company operates in the Fashion industry. The company is located in Portland, OR, Richmond, CA and Carlsbad, CA. Columbia Sportswear Company was founded in 1938. It has 5022 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 38 open jobs at Columbia Sportswear Company, click here.
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