Posted Date: Jan-17-2019
Job ID: 12717
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Retail Operations
Store: Kent Headquarters
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.
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 – 20 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 12,000 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