Process Analyst, Product Marketing/Merchandising

Posted Date: Jul- 9-2021

Job ID: 20547

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Merchandising

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by working cross divisionally to support and execute all Product Marketing efforts, including both Full Price Marketing and Off-Price Events, in alignment with Merchandising’s current business plan, and REI's strategic imperatives. Through the management of data and data analysis, this role focuses on protecting the customer experience, driving demand, increasing efficiencies, and improving processes. To do this work, this role has the unique opportunity to collaborate with teams in Merchandising, Marketing, IT, Supply Chain, Retail, and Digital to deliver the best customer experience.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

Represents Product Marketing cross-divisionally to support Merchandising + Marketing’s priorities and REI’s strategic imperatives.

  • Leads both communication and accountability for process deadlines and schedules for off-price events and clearance markdowns.
  • Leads Off-Price Event planning, execution, and support processes working to provide clean data and a great customer experience.
  • Leads Clearance Markdown Governance for the Co-op.
  • Utilizes available tools to optimize process efficiency, including preparing documentation and providing training on tools and processes.
  • Creates new tools, as needed, to optimize process efficiency.
  • Develops processes, analyzes and interprets department specific processes to ensure the optimal integrity and functionality of system programs to support merchant programs.
  • Creates Event Codes to support the flow of event product through our supply chain.
  • Serves as a key liaison for Supply Chain to keep them informed of Product Marketing plans.
  • Supports and executes on small to medium sized projects in collaboration with Merch and cross divisional partners.
  • Develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas.
  • Documents and analyzes required information and data.
  • Participates in business process design workshops with cross-divisional teams, advocating for the business users, understanding and enabling industry leading best practices across multiple merchandising disciplines.
  • Partners with technology teams on key projects to support leading innovation work streams to enable all merchandising strategies and initiatives
  • Supports meeting project deadlines, milestones, release dates and schedules.
  • Communicates and supports process related changes to stakeholders.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 2+ years professional experience preferably in Merchandising, Retail, or Finance.
  • 1+ years management or project experience including training and operations.
  • BA/BS in Business, Merchandising, Retail, Operations or related field preferred
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office products & Visio.
  • Experience with MS SharePoint, SAP Business Objects, and SQL preferred.
  • Strong analytical, process and business acumen skills.
  • Handles confidential information effectively and appropriately.
  • Knowledge of standard merchandising principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of computerized merchandising applications.
  • Proficient computer and technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet software, e-mail, and the internet
  • 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 across the Co-op.
  • 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.
  • Experience building project plans & gathering requirements preferred.
  • Ability to understand the bigger picture, and acts in the best interest of the entire Co-op.
Experience analyzing 
current processes and developing new or future state processes preferred

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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