Merchandise Coordinator
Columbia Sportswear - Portland, OR

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Responsible for coordinating all operational aspects of assigned product categories. Works closely with design, merchandising, and marketing staff to gather and integrate information.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Works as a team member in support of market research and composition of category briefs.

Provides line list maintenance in PDM: including naming, dimensions, hang tag selection, catalog layout, bullets and proofing, and detail dispersion throughout the Corporate matrix.

Assist the Team in meeting the Design/Development calendar time lines by providing regular status updates.

Through online research of Key Retailers will maintain current reporting on sales history, projections, and sell through information for various styles.

Conduct on line research of key retailers / competitive set for merchant. Ability to run reports of sales history, projects, and sell in information for division.

Coordinate preparations for Line Adopt, Sales Meeting and account presentations (Domestic and International) by displaying product and organizing all related details.

Assist with the composition of Product Marketing requests i.e., additional hangtags, POP, educational product information (product insights) and selling tools as requested.

Organize sample racks for teams in preparation for Preline, Previews and meetings as well as impromptu internal meetings. Coordinate prototype line maintenance and assist sales in scheduling shipping of prototype samples, preparation for prelines, BUM, etc., as required.

Bachelor’s degree in apparel design, merchandising, or related field - or - experience equivalent to degree.

One year experience working with apparel product in a sales, customer service or retail


Possess excellent organizational and communication skills.

Possess strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint), skilled in computer data entry, report generation and file maintenance techniques.

Possess a strong interest in apparel design and development as related to Merchandising role. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

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.

Columbia Sportswear is an equal opportunity employer.

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