Executive Assistant, Marketing

Posted Date: Aug-23-2019

Job ID: 15053

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Marketing

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!

What's cool about this job

At REI, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. When you choose to work at REI, you’re taking a unique path. If you want to leverage your expertise and enthusiasm to contribute to helping get people outdoors and giving back to the outdoor community, there’s no better place to be. As the Executive Assistant supporting our VP of Marketing, you'll use your critical thinking to anticipate issues before they arise, network with internal resources to complete tasks, and create presentations for all levels of the organization. Using your strong interpersonal skills, you’ll represent your Executive and the Marketing department in a manner that reflects and helps drive the co-op’s culture and values. You'll help your Executive prioritize competing projects and ensure ongoing administrative tasks are accomplished in a way that supports the co-op’s business initiatives and objectives. Your interest in the Marketing department and overall co-op’s goals combined with your infectious positive attitude will position you as our Executive’s right hand, and a conduit to managing a high performing, highly engaged team. Your talents-time management, organization, proactive nature, and more-will help to achieve our business goals and larger social missions.

  • Provides administrative support of a highly complex and responsible nature to the VP of Marketing 
  • Acts as an extension of the executive in the operation of the daily affairs of the executive’s business
  • Responds to internal and external company contacts regarding the executive and the company’s operations as if they were acting in the stead of the executive
  • Reflects the executive’s style and company culture when carrying out activities
  • Schedules meetings, arrange appointments and manages executive’s calendar. Manages requests for an executive’s time and attention to internal and external issues while ensuring executive schedules are met while key issues and matters are effectively addressed
  • Maintains a high level of service even when directing inquiries away from the executive to help better manage their calendar and activities
  • Prepares and researches presentations, emails, announcements, and other and correspondence and reflects executive’s style and professionalism when doing so
  • Carries out assignments relating to civic or committee activities of the executive. May at times assist with personal activities as well
  • Coordinates travel, itineraries, meeting space and meeting materials
  • Answers telephone calls, email requests, and written correspondence
  • Reconciles and submits expense reports

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years of administrative and clerical support experience, including previous experience supporting corporate managers and/or executives
  • Expert level in the use of the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to draft, proofread and edit documents for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Experience managing an executive’s calendar and making complex travel arrangements
  • Ability to complete projects while maintaining flexibility with changing priorities 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • 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
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals
  • Experience in event planning for large and small groups
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to use diplomacy in all forms of communication

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

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