General Position Summary:
Contribute to the distribution of product from Columbia Sportswear Company's main Distribution Center by ensuring the timely, accurate and efficient operation of the department.
Supervise the assigned area and its employees. Includes scheduling employees to ensure adequate department coverage. Monitor workflow, anticipate changes and adjust staffing as needed. Work with the coordinator in training department personnel in proper work methods and ensuring these methods are followed.
Protect well being and safety of department personnel by training employees in safe work practices. Confirm that these practices are being followed, through supervision and follow-through. Ensure that all equipment is safe, in good working order and properly maintained.
Coordinate with other departments and technical support staff to ensure smooth flow of information and product.
Coordinate with the department manager to ensure proper staffing of temporary help and full time positions.
Maintain efficiency and production goals for individuals and the department.
Maintain positive open lines of communication with all Columbia Sportswear Company management, staff and other departments in order to contribute to the smooth flow of information and efficient operation of the organization.
Ability to cope with a stressful work environment and cordially interact with coworkers to accomplish common tasks.
Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Job involves recurring work situations with frequent variations from the norm. Variety exists in terms of problem resolution (frequency, types of problems etc.) and managing multiple tasks. Job involves a moderate degree of complexity. Incumbent provides input on departmental practices and procedures. Duties are performed with general and/or specific directions given and work is checked or verified more by results. Decisions are made within general Distribution Center guidelines. Errors in judgment can adversely affect the flow of product from the Distribution Center, resulting in customer dissatisfaction and possibly loss of sales.
Job includes full supervisory responsibility for department personnel. Includes providing input on employee evaluations, approving any absences or overtime, hiring, terminations, pay changes, payroll records, job changes, and training.
Contacts are normally made with others inside the organization. Internal contacts include other department members, other Distribution Center departments and Customer Service. Interactions tend to focus on information exchange and problem solving. Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information. Incumbent usually initiates contacts on his/her own either by phone, radio and via face-to-face interaction.
Specific Job Skills:
Possess working knowledge of warehouse operations and computerized distribution systems. Ability to read, write, and speak English.
Mental ability to conduct interpersonal interactions with company personnel.
Possess intermediate level of computer skills.
Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently and with discretion.
Physical ability to use telephone, move freely around the Distribution Center, stoop, crouch, sit and stand for extended periods of time, regularly lift/carry up to 40 pounds and push up to 80 pounds.
Education and/or Experience:
High school education or equivalent. Three to five years experience in warehouse operations in progressively responsible positions. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Job may require hours that often exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week to complete priority projects. Exposure to Distribution Center machinery/equipment such as conveyor belts, forklifts and loading docks. Exposure to computer CRT.
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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Columbia Sportswear Company