Logistics Analyst

Posted Date: Sep-17-2021

Job ID: 21531

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Supply Chain / Logistics

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No



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What's cool about this job

This entry level Supply Chain Analyst I contributes to REI’s success by providing for the development, implementation and execution of the company’s global supply chain from point of manufacture to Distribution Center to Store. This position will work collaboratively with the Supply Chain team including our external vendor, carrier partners and stores to manage shipments, resolve issues, create and amend tactical business processes or systems, work on individual projects directly impacting their managed business portfolio or as a team member in support of large, more complex efforts. Emphasis will be placed on having more autonomy to produce and improve current processes, systems, and make recommendations for change. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. The Supply Chain Analyst I will be directed in several aspects of their work and will accomplish straightforward tasks without assistance. General proficiency with the tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish their work is expected, though they may need to consult with their Manager or a Senior Analyst on some technical issues. This position should hold education and prior work experience in three or more of the following areas: Transportation Management (across all modes & geographies), Trade & Security Compliance, Forecast and Replenishment methodologies, Manufacture and/or Brand Management Planning, Distribution/ Material Handling, and Retail Store Product Logistics.


  • Supports REI vendor and store relationships, receives and responds to questions, resolves issues in timely manner (through established communication channels (ie. department specific email inboxes)
  • Liaises with carriers, vendors, stores and distribution centers to resolve issues and questions on shipments in transit
  • Invoice coding with our third party auditor
  • Supports new vendor engagement through direct communication and clarification on shipping issues (in support of addition of new, smaller, more diverse vendors)
  • Maintains and updates the transportation related sections of the REI routing guide
  • Creates and maintains inbound tactical trailer forecasts for key vendors and works with carriers and DC’s to coordinate shipment planning
  • Creates and maintains reporting on carrier performance and costs
  • Maintains and updates Statements of Work for inbound and outbound carriers
  • Performs ad hoc analysis in support of business needs
  • Compiles and analyzes business data and metrics using MS Excel and Tableau
  • Develops and/or refines data collection and analysis tools to measure and manage processes or business metrics
  • Delivers verbal and written reports of projects or managed business processes using MS PowerPoint and MS Word to document and present the work content
  • Creates reports monthly or bi-weekly
  • Participates in quarterly carrier reviews
  • Assists in the negotiation of contracts and service level agreements
  • Develops and recommends changes to strategy or process based upon data analysis and/or process testing; work may be reviewed by their Manager or Senior peer on an as needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Bring your passion and expertise

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics, Distribution, Material Management , and/or Supply Chain from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience is required
  • 1+ years experience in three or more of the following areas of discipline: Transportation Management; Trade & Safety Compliance; Forecast and Replenishment Methodologies; Manufacture or Brand Management Planning; Distribution / Material Handling; Retail Store Product Logistics
  • Certification in LEAN, Six Sigma or APICS
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft (MS) Excel
  • Intermediate skills MS Powerpoint
  • Intermediate skills and experience with SQL, Tableau SAP, Manhattan Associates (WM), and AS400 i-series 
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals. 
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • 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
  • 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
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change

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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ARTICLE 23-A, Section 753
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.