Innovation Investment Analyst Intern

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Posted Date
04-19-2022
Job ID
24230
Job Function
Internship
REI City
Seattle
REI State
Washington
REI Location
Seattle HQ
Remote Eligible
Yes
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What's cool about this job

REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate shared values or diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

REI is looking for an Innovation Investment Analyst Intern to contribute to REI’s success by working as part of a cross-functional team and actively participate in day-to-day functions of the Customer Innovation team. Throughout the course of your internship experience as an Investment Analyst Intern, you’ll join the effort to build net-new businesses that propel the Co-op toward its ambitious growth targets. Our test & learn methodology requires us to think and work differently, rapidly sizing and validating customer problems with evidence on the road to product-market fit.

The Investment Analyst will help in the exploration of new opportunities to grow the portfolio using both quantitative and qualitative analysis to support due diligence efforts and gain insight into industry trends.  

 

Duration:

  • 10 -12 weeks (mid- June to September)

 

REI Introduction and Exposure to:

  • Challenging and relevant project assignments
  • REI retail stores and market competition
  • Leadership team members
  • Cross-divisional intern activities
  • Mentorship

 

Job functions include:

  • Conduct secondary market research and industry analyses to size customer problems and marketplace opportunities; Provide insights and recommendations for new innovation opportunities
  • Collaborate with Innovation partners and business leaders to plan and execute consumer, technology, and business model studies; develop white papers
  • Synthesize findings into reports to effectively communicate insights
  • Standardize reporting to maximize consistency and comparability across different investment thesis areas
Bring your passion and expertise

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Finance, Decision Sciences, Marketing with a Research emphasis (or related field), or a recent graduate (within 6 months) 
  • Exceptional collaboration skills, with track record of successfully partnering to consolidate information from various sources, including feedback from others to reach sound conclusions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and distill key learnings from multiple data sets and information
  • Career interest in innovation (corporate or startup environments, or venture capital)
  • Advanced Excel skills: Tableau experience preferred but not required

 

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

Why you’ll love it here:

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors.

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 

  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount 
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is:  
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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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:

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(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.

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(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

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(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.

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