Business Systems Analyst / Product Owner II - Marketing Technology (Portland, OR)

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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

As a Business Systems Analyst II, you will act as the primary technology liaison for assigned business groups and apply thorough knowledge of the needs of the business group and knowledge of systems technology to provide production support, continuous improvement, and implementation of enterprise wide applications. You will also have the opportunity to identify and design improvements for digital information systems while ensuring that all concerns and ramifications are considered before implementation

Although your primary focus will be aimed at the Marketing business systems, your flexibility will allow you to work in other areas as needed. You will also have an opportunity to use your Project Management and Business Systems Analysis experience in the field of systems implementations to identify and design solutions to complex business processes and digital system solutions.

You will be working with team members to identify their concerns, potential issues and system ramifications of any changes, and will manage/execute all aspects of identified projects from beginning to end.

How You'll Make a Difference
  • Work with end users in analyzing structure and flow of work and recommend/evaluate changes to improve operations. Includes gathering information and identifying needs in reviewing existing procedures and develop/recommend new ones.
  • Works on assigned projects or operating systems to identify and resolve system conflicts and problems. Develops and maintains new procedures that promote interdepartmental communication and efficiency. Gathers input and output requirements from users and develops systems requirements and project flow diagrams.
  • Coordinates functional requirements of business unit and technical solutions with systems personnel to develop the most cost-effective and appropriate solution. Develops and maintains new procedures that promote interdepartmental communication and efficiency.
  • Analyzes reports and procedures and assists in determining most effective use of technology and employee resources. Submits and tracks both modifications and enhancements to internal software applications including approvals, notifications, estimates, etc. Responsible for developing and executing test scenarios for new or modified programs based on needs analysis.
  • Develops schedules and conducts employee training sessions that provide general awareness and specific knowledge needed to understand and fully utilize technological systems. Prepares, modifies, and distributes documentation to end users for reference and training purposes.
  • May be assigned as project lead or project manager for key corporate system projects and will direct the work flow of the related team. In this role, works with division heads and super users to develop business strategy and system requirements. Involved in automated and manual system testing as well as technical system configuration in the support and continuous improvement of digital systems. Also ensures users receive appropriate training.
  • Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear management, staff and other departments in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization. Provide core system administration for cloud and on-premise software solutions. Assist with technical implementation and support of cloud based

You Are

  • Able to work with business and IT stakeholders to build system capabilities, leverage and follow corporate standards, and ensure that best practices and IT methodologies are utilized.
  • Able to carry out a variety of roles which will vary between functions in the areas of business consultant, account management, change management, vendor management, project management, application support, and subject matter expert.
  • Responsible for defining epics and user stories as well as their success criteria.
  • Able to be proactive and assertive, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to prepare and deliver presentations to varying levels of the company and varying audiences.

You Have
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Management, or related degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in progressively responsible positions providing management support by analyzing business processes, team project participation, and providing advanced level of systems support and analysis of information systems.Experience in the Apparel/Footwear industry is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in business systems analysis and support ranging from small system implementations to major systems initiatives. Experience with project management is also a plus but not required
  • Agile product lifecycle experience preferred
  • Experience with one or more of the following types of systems is beneficial:
    Digital Asset Management
    Customer Data Platform
    Loyalty Solutions
    Marketing Automation
    Visual Merchandising / Assortment Planning
    Catalog Management
    Adobe Creative Suite


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.
More Information on Columbia Sportswear Company
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 66 open jobs at Columbia Sportswear Company, click here.
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