Business Planner, Digital Retail

Posted Date: Aug-29-2016

Job ID: 4993

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: eCommerce / Online

City: Kent

State: Washington

What's cool about this job

REI is looking for a passionate, highly quantitative and talented business planner to support our fast growing digital retail division.  This role will combine strategic thinking with technical aptitude to create budgets and forecasts for key performance measures.   This role will regularly assess new business, product, segment and market opportunities. Modeling techniques to assess opportunities and quantify risk will be used frequently to support divisional leadership in the development of strategy.  The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a passion for working across teams in order to combine strategy, data and analytics to identify trends, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.  This candidate will also possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and will routinely develop performance reports and presentations to share with management.

Bring your passion and expertise

• Develop revenue budgets and forecasts to track intra-year performance.
• Apply analytical and modeling techniques that provides insightful views into the division’s operating performance.
• Work closely with cross divisional partners to synthesize information from a variety of sources to support actionable business decisions regarding new business, product and market opportunities.
• Work closely with the analytics teams to develop a deep understanding of performance, opportunities and risks.
• Reconcile tops down with bottoms up planning of key performance measures.
• Use strategy to inform and build 3 year revenue plans for the division.
• Support divisional leadership with analysis to inform strategy.
• Support the digital division with actionable reporting and insightful analysis of business performance. 
• Work with cross divisional teams in the development of business planning calendars.
• Build and maintain performance reports


• Advanced knowledge with Excel and SQL.  Experience with VBA, Access and Omniture a plus.
• Ability to present complex information in a simplified fashion to facilitate understanding.
• eCommerce experience preferred.
• Familiarity with eCommerce marketing and A/B testing.
• Ability to multi-task and think creatively.
• Ability to work and adjust to changing deadlines.
• 4+ years of related experience preferably in a face paced high growth digital environment for a major retailer.
• Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, statistics;  MBA preferred.

Why you'll love it here

Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our 5.5 million members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.