Project Manager, Privacy


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What's cool about this job

At REI Co-op, we believe that a life outdoors is a life well lived. As an employee of REI, you will have the opportunity to shape what it means to be a Co-op Member. REI is more than an outdoor retailer – our members engage with us in experiences, content and community, advocacy and more.


We are looking for a Project Manager, Privacy to join our Privacy Operations team to plan, develop, manage and implement medium to large moderately complex privacy/information security projects, using structured project management methodologies.

The Project Manager, Privacy role contributes to REI’s success by helping mature REI’s Privacy Program to meet current and pending privacy regulations. In this role – you will manage your own projects, track milestones and metrics for other teams, create project plans, monitor projects and department budgets, and work collaboratively with Privacy Operations team and other internal stakeholders. This role requires flexibility to adapt and to assist on various privacy initiatives. The Project Manager, Privacy models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission. 


In this role you will:

·         Initiates, plans, controls and closes medium to large projects utilizing REI’s project management methodologies.

·         Identifies and provides recommendations for project management process improvements.

·         Plans the project in detail, develops project budget, organizes the project team and works with resource managers to acquire and schedule resources.

·         Manages the progress of the project and communicates the project status to management and stakeholders on a regular basis.

·         Ensures that overall project deliverables are completed, including project charter, project plan, project schedule, requirements, design, development, testing, implementation, policies and procedures, new standards, contracts, risks and issues lists.

·         Identifies, evaluates and manages cross-project interdependencies.

·         Ensures project quality and success through management of project action items, including managing risks and issues, the decision process, initiating change requests, meeting schedule milestones, resource management, and financial planning and control.

·         Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems to support privacy initiatives (e.g. Privacy Awareness Training, Data Subject Requests, etc.)

Bring your passion and expertise

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Business Management or related field preferred, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Project Management certification preferred
  • Privacy certification preferred (IAPP)


Bring your passion and expertise

  • Previous experience in multi-channel retail or e-commerce environment. Preferably working on Privacy or Security teams.
  • Familiarity with privacy regulations (GDPR, CCPA, etc.)
  • 2+ years experience managing small to medium projects with both a business and a technology focus.
  • 2+ years experience building and leading teams.
  • Experience working with a structured project management methodology.
  • Builds effective partnerships with the Project Sponsor and stakeholders.  Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization.
  • Builds knowledge of business within assigned domain.
  • Familiarity with the project scope and objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member.  Communicates and reinforces roles and responsibilities.
  • 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 informed, risk-aware and consensus-based business decisions.
  • Ability to make sound decisions when faced with ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selects appropriate leadership approach, depending on project circumstances and team.
  • Understands preferred thinking and working styles of others is able to adapt and influence to maximize positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrates effective listening in order to effectively inform consensus decisions.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple assignments.
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: $75,000 to $147,500 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
$75,000 to $147,500 per year
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