Manager - HR Business Partnership, Retail (East & West)

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Posted Date
03-31-2022
Job ID
23653
Job Function
Human Resources
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 of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism. 


We are hiring two positions within this role. One will lead our Eastern Retail Team (Based in Central & Eastern Standard Time) and the other will lead our Western Retail Team (Based in Pacific & Central Standard Time).


This role is a key partner to senior leaders in multiple organizations and regions on people practices and programs that impact and define the employee experience at REI. Leads and develops a team of HRBPs. A sought out, trusted advisor to senior leadership, providing organizational insights using informed perspective and experience. Consulted on complex and challenging issues requiring decision making and sound judgment. Brings strong business acumen, organizational knowledge and significant HR knowledge. Develops solutions to complex and unique client needs by connecting successful people practices to organizational goals. Analyzes people metrics to effectively influence and drive solutions to increase performance, engagement, and further talent strategies. Builds relationships and trust across all levels of the organization. Partners effectively with internal HR partners on business-critical subjects. Accountable for managing employment practices including employee relations, risk mitigation, internal policy development and external employment practice compliance and can resolve issues quickly. Utilizes discretion and sound judgment in all decisions. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. 


  • Leads team in developing strong partnerships in the organization with a focus on implementing people practices for optimal organization and team effectiveness. 
  • Hires great talent; develops, challenges and inspires team members to excel. 
  • Ensures team adheres to legal and operational compliance requirements. 
  • Instrumental in driving team development and engage, motivate and grow team members 
  • Establishes relationships across teams and levels within the department. 
  • Guides team and business partners with co-op way operating principles and values as a foundation 
  • Assesses key metrics, data and statistics to identify trends, variances and issues and develops appropriate actions. 
  • Serves as a strategic business advisor to senior leaders on key organizational and management issues. 
  • Partners with leaders to drive business results by actively engaging in the development and execution of strategies across multiple divisions, by defining and aligning integrated HR strategies. 
  • Gives input on changes to improve business performance and priorities, can anticipate and consider impacts to teams as a whole; leads the development of potential solutions. 
  • Leads and develops a successful HRBP team who is credible, proactive, and trusted partners to the business. 
  • Assess organizational performance, facilitates talent assessment conversations and work with leaders to activate solutions 
  • Advisor to senior leaders on key organizational and management issues such as talent management, workforce planning, talent assessment actions, engagement, org design and change mgmt. 
  • Coaches business leaders to activate and adjust leadership behaviors and focus efforts on how to increase engagement to build a culture of growth and development 
  • Works with key stakeholders on organizational design and effectiveness. Supports implementation of company HR programs, procedures, policy and practice using strong change management solutions and communication skills 
  • Partners with teams on effective workforce planning needs. Identifies issues and gaps central to business 
  • success and helps leaders develop active change aimed at addressing key priorities. 
  • Accountable for employment practice discipline including risk mitigation, internal policy development and external employment practice compliance. 
  • Develops collaborative partnerships across divisions and functions. Effectively makes connections across teams, sees opportunities to help facilitate better business decisions. 
  • Valued partner, able to influence, advise and coach leaders.
Bring your passion and expertise
  • 7+plus years of progressive and comprehensive HR / Business experience
  • Preferred 3+ years supervisory/management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to independently develop, drive and contribute to overall strategy and business plans in a rapidly developing/changing environment
  • Strong customer relationship management skills and demonstrated experience in developing consultative relationships with executive leaders, including the ability to influence decision makers to think strategically and critically
  • Demonstrated expertise and application of HR competencies: organizational design, performance management, leadership development, talent practices, employment practices, compensation, total rewards
  • Strong knowledge and experience with HR functions and practices: Business Partner (generalist), Talent Acquisition/Planning, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Change Management, and Diversity & Inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to take a broad view of the business and deliver HR solutions that balance customer and overall business needs
  • Knowledge of employment law and risk management 
  • Preferred proven experience building an effective, relevant HR team to deliver business solutions to clients; ability to lead virtually
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best. 
  • Establishes trust and inspires others. 
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics. 
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same. 
  • 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. 
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decision; considers impacts of decisions internally and externally 
  • Fosters change mindset, effectively leads others through change 
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree

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. 
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: $85,000 to $170,000 per year  
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

Posting Range
$85,000 to $170,000 per year
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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.