DC Facilities Manager

Posted Date: Jan-25-2022

Job ID: 22682

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Distribution Center

City: Sumner

State: Washington

Store: Distribution Center WA

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

This job contributes to REI’s success by managing facility and contracted services for the Distribution Center, including (but not limited to): security, cafeteria, material handling, janitorial, and facilities to ensure accurate and timely shipments to REI stores and customers in a way that supports the Company’s business initiatives and objectives.  Responsibilities include executing a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, operating as a liaison with purchasing, and serves as the building contact for all technical engineering projects.  Job duties include departmental planning, monitoring expenses, managing department employees and vendor outsourcing contracts associated with areas of responsibilities. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

In this role, you will:
  • Identify and communicate key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Support the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenge and inspire employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensure employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversee training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed (team of 25+) and makes effective staffing decisions. This includes annual performance reviews, performance management, hiring, training, scheduling, and employee engagement.
  • Provide coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results. 
  • Establish and maintain visibility within the department.
  • Monitor operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Develop, monitor, and analyze the annual budget and financial performance for all non-operational P&L line items.  Initiates and executes Capital Expenditure projects to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Administer the purchasing process within the business unit, with a focus on facility and maintenance parts inventory control.  Executes all building and material handling service contracts according to approved scopes of work.
  • Develop, execute and monitor a comprehensive preventive maintenance program that ensures the continual operation of the building, the grounds, and the material handling systems.
  • Responsible for the physical security of the building and team through management of a 3rd party security organization, alarm and monitoring system, fire system, and physical security and loss prevention program.
  • Ensures preparedness for disaster situations through designing and maintaining our Business Continuity program and Emergency Procedures.
  • Technical liaison for all engineering projects within the building, to include establishing relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Supervise Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and programs to include energy management, recycling programs, and environmental impacts of operations.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ years experience in property or facility management required. Warehouse or production environment preferred. P&L creation and responsibility to include capital expenditure development and execution. 
  • 3+ years experience in a functional leadership role.
  • Ability to operate personal computer using MS Office, including Word and Excel, as well as applications specific to field.
  • Familiar with radio frequency (RF) technologies, Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), and automated warehouse management systems.
  • Preferred 2+ years experience with mechanical, conveyor support and industrial engineering in a distribution or production environment.
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; covering 24/7 operations.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.
  • Establishes trust and inspires others.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same.
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest.
  • Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers. 
  • Preferred experience negotiating and bidding out contracts for support services, specifically outsourced security, janitorial and cafeteria services.
  • Fosters change in company direction.
  • Effectively plans and executes changes.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.


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 – 23 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 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 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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