Business Planner - Retail

Posted Date: Jan-17-2019

Job ID: 12717

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Retail Operations

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success through leading financial planning processes for Retail Operations to ensure that annual/strategic key performance indicators (KPI) of sales, payroll, memberships, traffic/orders/conversion/average order, etc. are planned to deliver sales and profit while maximizing opportunities and minimizing risks.

The Retail Business Planner leads alignment between financial plans and retail operations and enterprise strategies.  Provides opportunity/risk modeling to stakeholders. Builds and supports strong relationships with the operations and field leadership teams to influence effective business decision making. Informs strategic and tactical direction by leading and executing effective independent analysis of business operations using statistical modeling techniques. Works cross-divisionally to communicate current and future business trends, align with cross-divisional stakeholders and provide forecasts. The position will lead key strategic projects that align to Retail and REI’s initiatives while providing convincing, relevant, and technically sound analysis and recommendations to lead decision making. Represent the Retail division and its business requirements cross-divisionally.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Five – eight years relevant planning, analytics, data science experience. Planning experience in areas of merchandising, marketing, finance and/or Omni-channel operations preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others and provides analysis and recommendations for implementation to decision makers
  • Powerful written and verbal communication and presentation skills to guide and develop an implementation of strategic plans
  • Ability to be influential leading change with retail leaders and navigating diplomatically across the organization
  • Knowledge of Labor Standards Development

Why you'll love it here

We’re 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 over 6 million active 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 has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 22 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 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 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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