DC Facilities Supervisor (Sumner, WA)


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Distribution Center WA
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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.

Curious why REI has been on the Forbes Top 100 Places to Work for 23 years running?  Or why we were recently named #1 Best Employer for Women? Come join us and find out! REI believes in the value of respect, integrity and a job well done. Whether on a customer call or in the warehouse, your resourcefulness and contributions enable the co-op to find new and uncommon ways forward. As a Full-Time employee of REI you have access to an excellent benefits package, paid time off, unlimited sick time, bonus eligibility, 401K and major discounts.

This job contributes to REI’s success by serving as a Supervisor in our  Facilities department. Provides expectations to department employees daily, is responsible for training, scheduling, and motivating employees to perform assigned tasks.  Responsible for preventive and routine  building maintenance and to ensure that the work is completed accurately, safely, and timely.  Observes employees and provides continual performance feedback, which includes development, career advice, and corrective action. Work should be accomplished in a way that supports the Company’s business initiatives and objectives.  Responsibilities include employee motivation and morale, communication of company policies, procedures, and announcements, adherence to company policies, budgeting, profit, and loss compliance in assigned area, and escalation of issues to manager level and HR as required.  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 to achieve department, company, and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational and building MHE performance statistics, reports trends, variances, and issues, and takes appropriate action.
  • Serves as an example to other employees by consistently demonstrating exemplary work habits, which contribute to teamwork, safety, productivity, and efficiency; maintains own current functional knowledge and skills to assist staff with daily workload as needed.
  • Provides training, coaching, motivating, and scheduling work hours; communicates frequent and consistent feedback for employee development and evaluations, and plans for future staffing and training needs.
  • Supervises assigned department to ensure effective execution of Company goals; provides input to the annual department business plan, department budget, and staffing requirements.
  • Develops, monitors, and operates within departmental annual payroll, capital, and expense budgets.
  • Supervises daily processes to ensure work quality standards; provides regular status; analyzes and develops changes, procedures, policies, and practices, including maintaining the departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Supervises the utilization of department employees to meet Company needs; communicates Company policies and procedures; hires, trains, and evaluates department employees; forecasts for future staffing and training needs.
  • Protects the assets of REI both in product, equipment, and technology.
  • Maintains ongoing relationships and serves as member on various committees to represent departmental and/or overall Company interests; communicates Company needs and expectations internally or externally; provides review, input, and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Assists in the preparation of annual department business plan; recommends changes to systems, policies, and practices.
  • Collaborates and supports project coordination efforts to achieve desired timelines and outcomes.

Bring your passion and expertise
  • 3+ years’ experience in leadership, successfully leading a team of employees.
  • 3+ years’ experience in Distribution or relevant experience desired.  Retail or other operations management would also be considered. 
  • 2+ years’ experience with mechanical, conveyor support and industrial engineering in a distribution or production environment. Equivalate experience would also be considered. 
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using Windows as well as applications specific to field, such as WMS system, and Radio Frequency Equipment.
  • Ability to measure and develop department performance.
  • Ability to manage department-level budget accounts.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule; covering 24/7 operation  
  • Ability to hold employees accountable to REI’s expectations, which may include corrective action as necessary.
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Establishes trust and inspires others.
  • Fosters change in company direction.
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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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.

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(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.