Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

Posted Date: Nov- 4-2020

Job ID: 18628

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Greater Seattle Area



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What's cool about this job

Reporting to REI’s VP of Strategy, Planning, and Sustainability, this job contributes to the company’s success by serving as a key leader guiding our overall capital allocation across quarterly, annual, and longer-term strategic horizons. The Director of FP&A provides executive leadership with key financial and strategic insights to supporting enterprise decision making, and strong leadership to the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team. This role will drive the FP&A teams to elevate existing analyses and reporting in order to effectively steward future co-op growth and profitability. This role specifically partners closely with our Chief Customer Officer and EVP of Technology and Operations, providing strategic financial leadership across our marketing, demand creation, customer, technology, and supply chain capabilities and use of capital. It has a broad impact across the organization, through leadership and accountability for the quarterly, annual, and long-term strategic planning and budgeting process, financial forecasting, and financial support for strategic business initiatives. This role will be responsible for helping lead our FP&A team to effectively drive effective reporting, key performance metrics, and profitability analysis to drive better alignment of financials for senior leadership and the Board of Directors.


  • 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 in order to achieve department, company and customer results
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action
  • Crafts our financial strategic narrative to executive leadership and our Board of Directors 
  • Leads, communicates, implements and executes the quarterly, annual, and long-term strategic planning and budget processes in coordination with our Strategy team
  • Provides leadership to the individual FP&A teams to ensure x-divisional alignment, rigorous financial stewardship, and team development
  • Collaborates with REI Senior Leaders and Leadership Forum to create actionable annual and strategic plans
  • Acts as the financial thought-leader and initiative driver for divisions; financial voice to senior executives
  • Develops and implement new investment and profitability frameworks and metrics, including integrating customer metrics
  • Provides analysis and develops presentations for REI’s Board and Audit and Finance Committee
  • Oversees the monthly operational and financial review and communicate findings to senior management
  • Accountable for monthly reporting and forecast development and accuracy

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 10+ years of financial planning and analysis or similar relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or similar MBA or similar certification 
  • Proven success executing a corporate-wide budget cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems using sound judgment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interfacing with Board of Directors and senior management professionals
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines under pressure
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, supervising and interpersonal skills to instruct or assign work to others, motivate and coach, and evaluate work performance
  • Advanced PC experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Essbase, SAP, and/or equivalent planning and ERP systems
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience working in retail, consumer and/or technology companies
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts
  • 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
  • Fosters change in company direction
  • Effectively plans and executes changes

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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LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE CRIMINAL OFFENSES

§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

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.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(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.