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Retail Supervisor - Portland

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  • Job
    Junior, Mid & Senior Level
  • Hospitality & Retail
    Sales & Business Development
  • Portland


  • You Have:
  • No specific education required (High School Diploma or GED preferred)
  • 2-5 years of experience in position or specialization
  • Skill operating a Point of Sales (POS) system, other in-store computerized systems, and telephone
  • Effective communication skills; able to exchange ideas and information with store leadership team, associates and consumers
  • Job Conditions:
  • 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 clearly communicate with others
  • Availability to work a flexible retail schedule, which may change seasonally and in response to location-specific business trends or forecasts. All local, state, and federal laws are adhered to when evaluating your availability.


  • ​Oversees the day-to-day work of assigned associate level staff; providing direction and guidance, training and coaching to associate level team members to ensure efficient and effective operations and proper store procedures to support the overall customer experience in store.
  • Supervises assigned department of responsibility; overseeing to the profitability of the store by receiving, handling, replenishing and processing.
  • Creates and maintains store culture of through teamwork and coaching; displaying a high professional standard of individual behavior and leading by example.
  • Collaborates with store leadership team concerning policies, procedures, and standards for assigned area of responsibility.
  • Maintains company standards and policies; ensures that employees to adhere procedures and quality standards; works to resolve any problems or errors.


What are the responsibilities of a Retail Supervisor in this role?

The Retail Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership and direction to diverse associate level team members in an assigned area of responsibility, overseeing day-to-day operations, ensuring efficient and effective store procedures, and creating a positive environment for both customers and associates.

What qualifications are required for the Retail Supervisor position?

No specific education is required, but a High School Diploma or GED is preferred. Candidates should have 2-5 years of experience in a similar role, proficiency in operating a Point of Sales (POS) system and other in-store computerized systems, and effective communication skills.

What are the working conditions for a Retail Supervisor in this role?

The Retail Supervisor may work in a more active environment that can be physical or strenuous in nature, requiring constant movement and potentially handling items weighing up to 40 lbs. They should be able to communicate clearly with others and must be available to work a flexible retail schedule that may change seasonally or in response to business trends.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Mission & Purpose

Based in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM) is a global outdoor brand that crafts active lifestyle gear fortified with industry-leading technologies and tested in our backyard. Our apparel, footwear, and accessories reflect our Pacific Northwest heritage and indomitable spirit. Over the last 80 years, Columbia and our family of brands, Sorel, prAna, and Mountain Hardwear, have grown to over 10,000 employees and proudly sell products in over 100 countries. At Columbia, we're as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available around the world, we're proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest where the lush forests, snow-covered mountains, rugged coastline, and wide-open spaces serve as our playground. This is where we hike, fish, hunt, camp, climb, shred, paddle, golf, run, and just enjoy the fresh air with friends. We hope to see you out there.