People Operations Supervisor - Portland - job 1196669

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Portland, Oregon

Employment type: Full-time

– Portland Employee Store (14100 NW Science Park Dr., Portland OR 97229)

– $17-$19/hour

– Full-Time

– additional $1.25/hour for hours worked from 10p-6a

– generous employee and Friends-and-Family Discount

– employee referral bonus program

We believe our people are our greatest asset and it is our goal to ignite the human potential for growth. We want you to grow and develop with us and recognize every career adventure is different, so we encourage you to build your own path.


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.


With over 430 retail stores worldwide, our Store Leadership Teams are essential to our business. From ensuring effective store operations, strategies, and procedures, to guiding and developing team members, our Store Leadership Teams help create memorable customer experiences while supporting and helping drive the company's mission of "Connecting Active People with Their Passions."

The People Operations Supervisor is a member of the Store Leadership Team and assists the People Operation Manager in the effective running of the store people operations. The supervisor is responsible for providing leadership and direction to diverse associate level team members in assigned areas of responsibility.


  • Supports all aspects of people operations including recruiting efforts; candidate review and interview scheduling, conducting interviews, facilitating orientations, new hire onboarding and creating training schedules.

  • Oversees compliance training; provides direction and guidance, training and coaching to associate level team members to ensure efficient and effective store operations and proper store procedures to support the overall customer experience.

  • Reviews time and attendance and supports attendance coaching processes.

  • Performs general cash office duties including counting cash drawers, making bank deposits, and making change order deposits.

  • Collaborates with store leadership team concerning policies, procedures, and standards for assigned area of responsibility.

  • Creates and maintains store culture of teamwork and coaching; displays a high professional standard and individual behavior leading by example demonstrates Columbia Sportswear Company Values.

  • Maintains company standards and policies, ensuring that employees adhere to procedures and quality standards and working to resolve any issues or concerns.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred

  • 2- 5 years of experience in position or specialization.

  • Experienced in, and understanding of, retail environment and life cycle.

  • Experience in leading projects and people

  • Workday experience preferred

  • Previous interviewing experience required.

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills


  • Frequently in a more active environment (i.e., requires ability to constantly move about) that can be physical or strenuous in nature (frequently adjusting/moving items weighing up to 40 lbs.), may frequently use specialized equipment, may have exposure to dust and noise

  • Occasionally requires the ability to work in place

  • Ability to use telephone and computerized systems

  • Ability to clearly communicate with others, both in person and digitally

  • Availability to work a flexible, often changing retail schedule to support needs of the business which may change seasonally and in response to business trends or forecasts

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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