Posted Date: Mar-12-2019
Job ID: 13561
Job Type: Full Time
Job Function: Information Technology
Store: Eastgate Headquarters
This job contributes to REI’s success by establishing and leading the core processes required to effectively run the business of IT, while ensuring the completion of the team’s short-range and long-range plans. The leader of this area reports directly to the CIO and is a trusted advisor and partner of the IT senior leadership team.
We are looking for an intellectually curious, inspiring leader with a passion for creating a learning culture. The ideal candidate has a point of view regarding how IT management practices can enable a nimble, cost effective operating model to fuel the long-term success of the co-op. They can envision a path forward, working in partnership with business and IT leaders, to improve our operational practices.
Responsibilities range from establishing and leading the organizations continuous improvement agenda to owning several IT operational processes. Core processes include investment planning, financial budgeting/forecasting, sourcing, project/program management and IT performance management. Current focal areas for the continuous improvement agenda include financial process simplification and flexible labor sourcing. This leader is a key partner of Finance, Strategic Sourcing, and HR for executing and improving ongoing operational processes.
IT Planning - Oversees the IT Planning process which includes the following:
Accountable for directing the preparation, review and consolidation of IT plans and budgets
Develops, maintains and enhances the process for IT quarterly and annual planning
Provides recommendations to drive cost down across the enterprise based on internal and external benchmarks
Facilitates the Governance program for all IT investments to include auditing and reporting against strategy and KPIs for large initiatives
Implements the resource demand and capacity programs for all project and non-project efforts
Ensures compliance on all IT Audits and Compliance efforts
Directs IT Benchmarks and Performance Scorecards
Oversees the IT Business Operations Office, which includes the following:
Project Management - Oversees the IT Project Management Office which includes the following:
IT Process Improvements - Oversees the IT Operational Optimization Office which includes the following:
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 – 22 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 150 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 13,000 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