A top objective of this position is to build, lead, and motivate highly successful teams of professionals responsible for identifying, developing, and delivering technology solutions aligned with and supporting our co-op’s strategic goals. This position demands a Senior IT Leader who consistently exhibits a high degree of executive presence within the organization, industry, and community. This role would need leadership skills guiding technology and influencing business profitability, including accountability for technology investments of $10M+.
At REI Co-op, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived...for all. To deliver on that promise, we are working with our 15,000 employees, 19M members and the broader outdoor community toward a reality where everyone has the opportunity to be themselves, to access opportunities and find their place in the outdoors. For us, that means:
Investing in work that removes the barriers people and communities face to getting outside.
Delivering relevant products, experiences, and expertise to equip and inspire a new generation of outdoor stewards.
Cultivating a workforce that reflects the demographics of the markets we serve.
Leading the industry’s efforts to welcome people and communities historically underrepresented into outdoor media and culture.
Leading the Way - Essential Leadership Behaviors
The Essential Leadership Behaviors required by the future Director of Enterprise Systems connect directly to the mission, the strategy and the quadruple bottom line that measures success for the Co-op. The right candidate is self-motivated, a natural team leader, collaborator, challenger of the status-quo, and problem-solver.
Director of Enterprise Systems will do this by:
Developing a deep understanding of the current and future technology platforms, while effectively communicating and supporting execution of company strategies and priorities
Collaborating and driving transformation by utilizing modern technology solutions in support of the co-op goals and objectives
Influencing across the organization to get things done
Delivering results and advancing the strategic direction
Driving timely decision making, demonstrating agility and showing courage in taking risks and/or difficult decisions
Acting as a trusted advisor to REI’s fellow technology and business teams
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key business stakeholders
Building and maintaining long term strategic partnership with SAP as the REI relationship sponsor
Building strong relationships with SAP and other partners that can help advance REI’s technology landscape
Inspiring, motivating, challenging, and coaching strong teams that deliver business outcomes
Having confidence and being authentic
Bringing a product mindset, driving innovation in a matrixed, cross functional environment
Leading with exceptional communication, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
Your Planning & Navigating Requirements (the plans the job is responsible for creating and executing, and how the job ensures they are implemented)
This leader will:
Develop & execute on the strategic roadmap for Finance and Merchandising transformation
Accountable for ensuring that the co-op get the most out of our investments in new SAP solutions
Advocate and implement integrated platforms for end-to-end business processes, driving efficiency and collaboration
Architect and build a scalable and flexible technology foundation that supports the growth of core gear & apparel business and enables future aspirations and growth engines such as Rentals, Re-commerce, and enhanced membership offerings
Anticipate and provide solutions for foundational processes in the retail industry leveraging the latest technology trends and developments
Partner with business leaders in driving adoption of standard Retail processes & best practices
Attract, retain, develop and grow talent with strong SAP competency to build exceptional teams
Infuse ML/AI in all new initiatives to unlock member and business value
Partner with peer technology leaders on co-op’s strategy for adoption of cloud architecture, data science, and analytics platforms
Champion modern ways of developing software, including Product Management, iterative prototype to delivery methodology
Always lead the Co-op Way and act as a role model for REI’s Values in Action