Manager, Fixture Programs

Posted Date: Jan- 6-2017

Job ID: 5799

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Visual Merchandising

City: Kent

State: Washington


What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by driving the retail fixture strategy to promote company identity and enhance the REI Brand experience.  The Manager, Fixture Programs will lead a team of Project Managers and guide overall direction for fixture development in collaboration with the Store Design and Visual Merchandising team and cross divisional partners.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action
  • Develop and drive the corporate fixture strategy to support inspirational experiences in our retail spaces.
  • Manage the formation of annual plans for fixture development to support resource planning and timely delivery for new stores, remodels, and capital & expense projects.
  • Primary liaison for fixturing within Store Design and Visual Merchandising.  Provides communication between teams and anticipates future needs.
  • Develop process and procedure for the Fixture Team including but not limited to inventory management, the Annual Buy Program and the downstream/recycle of existing fixtures.
  • Develop, plan and lead fixture testing process to include business planning, goal setting, execution and project reporting at conclusion.
  • Creates and acts as champion for corporate capital projects tied to the overall fixture strategy.
  • Incorporates vendor fixture strategy into overall fixture program and roadmap.
  • Accountable for forecasting, tracking and reconciling the Fixture Budget.
  • Develop and foster relationships with outside fixture fabricators (local, national and international) to execute REI’s in store experience strategy.
  • Travel to support store design execution and other department priorities as needed.
  • Identify and drive operational efficiencies within the fixture team and department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 10+ years of fixture and store design experience.
  • Previous experience in specialty hard and soft line retailing that includes fixture design, fabrication and installation and store design.
  • Previous project management experience  
  • Visual presentation or merchandising experience. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and computer aided drafting software/ AutoCAD
  • Ability to travel to various locations; some trips may have multiple destinations requiring a high amount of auto, air or rail transportation.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.

Why you'll love it here

Joining Visual Merchandising team at REI means you get to work with a team of immensely passionate and talented people, who value the mission of our Co-op and strive to deliver excellence and innovation every day. Our mission is to inspire and enable outdoor discovery by driving a holistic customer-centric experience through collaborative ingenuity as we bring to Visual Merchandising to life tin our stores. 

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

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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§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.