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HR Operations Analyst III - Shared Services

Company: Columbia Sportswear Company
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


*This is a hybrid role based out of our Portland, OR office.*


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.


Columbia Sportswear Company's Human Resources organization aims to advance company strategy and connect talented people with their passions through work and a life outside. We need passionate people to create exceptional products, differentiated consumer experiences and to grow the business. Our teams ensure the company's success by focusing on attracting and retaining diverse talent, building organizational effectiveness, and supporting the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of all employees.

The HR Shared Service (SS) Analyst III executes HR activities and initiatives with a strong emphasis on HCM, reporting and data compliance. They will utilize their expertise across HR functional areas to support day to day operations, guide team members and partner with the SS Operations Manager to evaluate global HCM processes and practices. The Analyst drives process excellence initiatives in collaboration with global stakeholders, technology partners and other shared services team members.


  • Provide subject matter expertise for global lifecycle employment practices and processes while participating in evaluation, design, implementation, and support of functional enhancements.
  • Nurtures strong bilateral partnerships with global stakeholders; eliciting and evaluating requirements and recommending business process enhancements.
  • Analyze performance KPI's then monitor, measure, and provide feedback on performance to help evaluate efficiencies.
  • Liaise with Workday, RPA, and other technical partners (internal and external vendors) and participate in roadmap creation and oversight for system upgrades, enhancements and program launches.
  • Coordinate reporting or analysis for internal or external stakeholders, including summarization and analysis of trends and regulatory reporting.
  • Keep up to date on regulatory changes that affect related processes and refers to knowledge base and resource information for processing, ensuring those requirements are met through business practice
  • Leverage and help coach the SS Operations team through testing, analysis, and optimization activities, and assist with day-to-day escalations for troubleshooting and resolution.
    • Proactive, consistently anticipating the needs of stakeholders and cross functional partners
    • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple complex tasks at the same time
    • A strong self-starter with the ability to focus on key deliverables
      YOU HAVE
      • Bachelor's Degree specializing in HR, Business or related field, OR equivalent work experience in human resources/payroll within a business environment
      • 5+ years' experience with large company, preferably in an HR Operations environment
      • Experience in RPA, AI or other advanced technical process capability desired
      • Proven technical capability producing complex reporting, dashboards, and other analytical visuals for stakeholders
        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.

Keywords: Columbia Sportswear Company, Portland , HR Operations Analyst III - Shared Services, Human Resources , Portland, Oregon

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