Posted Date: Jul-22-2019
Job ID: 15124
Job Type: Full Time
Store: REI Headquarters is moving to Bellevue, Spring 2020!
This job contributes to REI success by playing a leadership role and providing oversight to REI conversations, our online community platform. The Principal Product Manager will leverage internal and external analysis to drive decisions around the development and vision of the customer-focused product strategy. The position will support the development of a multi-year strategy for digital community, where we solve customer problems, learn from our customers, and drive value to the co-op in the customer journey. The Principal Product Manager will work with stakeholders from across the organization to identify the right business opportunities to address with the right technology solutions. We are seeking a highly experienced product manager with an e-commerce background who can lead this work across web and native applications. This role models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.
Define creative, high quality, and simple product roadmaps based on team strategy and vision.
Develop detailed, crisp business requirements and user stories that can be used to create product specifications and architecture.
Manage prioritization and trade-offs, including the opportunity backlog; a prioritized list of problems that we can solve for our customers in order to provide value.
Create buy-in for the product vision with key business and technical partners.
Work closely with engineering and project management to deliver products.
Proactively identify and resolve strategic issues that may impede the team’s ability to meet goals.
Represent the customer and engage with the business to ensure that business needs, viewpoints, and objectives are translated into opportunity assessments.
Work with the product management team to ensure that opportunities are assigned for product discovery by our product development teams.
Articulate prioritization decisions to stakeholders.
Communicate status and articulates prioritization decisions to stakeholders; being the voice of the team to stakeholders.
Advocates support and contributes to the ongoing improvement of our Agile practice.
Provides consultative direction to senior leaders to determine strategic goals and long-term targets.
Broad expertise in designing and innovating recognized internally and externally as an expert in their field.
Delivers lasting impact on the business success with cross-divisional influence.
Works on significant and complex issues where analysis of situations or data require an evaluation of intangibles and/or solutions that are highly creative.
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