Group Product Manager, Expertise,

Posted Date: Nov-12-2021

Job ID: 22127

Job Function: eCommerce / Online

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

One of the biggest reasons our members love shopping in REI stores is the trusted, expert advice they get from our “green vest” employees.  Our store employees are passionate about the outdoors and deeply knowledgeable about our products.   With a few simple questions help you find exactly the right shoes, snowboard, or bike for your needs.  We see a huge opportunity for the right product leader to delight our fast-growing digital customer base by bringing that deep domain expertise to  Through machine learning, UX innovation and human interaction, how can we empower customers to confidently buy the right products?

As the Group Product Manager for Expertise on, you’ll guide product strategy, set team objectives and manage a team of world-class Product Managers.  You’ll represent your team to leadership and establish relationships with key stakeholders that grease the wheels for your team.  We are looking for someone with the power to connect deeply with customers and leverage those insights to develop a digital shopping experience that sets REI apart.  

Key responsibilities include:
  • Connect with target customers to understand their needs and designers
  • Work with business leaders, engineering, design and other stakeholders to develop an inspiring product vision 
  • Narrow down, focus and deliver lean experiments via an agile software team, that delight customers and build toward our vision
  • Test, learn and scale what works, as we achieve product market fit
  • Manage (coach & support) 1-2 other product managers in this space
  • Communicate your plan, learnings and results out to the organization
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs, including the opportunity backlog
  • Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impede the team’s ability to meet goals

Bring your passion and expertise

  • At least 10 years of product management experience primarily on consumer digital products
  • 2+ years managing digital product managers
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience 
  • Plus, a demonstrated ability to…
    • Build a strong product vision and create organizational alignment to solve customer problems
    • Build strong relationships with senior stakeholders and leadership
    • Develop high functioning product teams
    • Create innovative digital consumer products

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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