Retail Project Manager I

Posted Date: Sep-10-2021

Job ID: 21400

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Retail Operations

Remote Eligible: Yes



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What's cool about this job

This job contributes to REI’s success by managing, developing, and executing divisional projects that promote company identity, enhances the REI brand, and improves the operations for our store teams. 


Responsibilities include working cross-collaboratively to ensure a successful outcome to a variety of projects, to take the lead (start to completion) on assigned projects and exercise discretion in making impactful decisions. The Retail Operations Project Manager I is responsible for balancing multiple projects simultaneously. Scope of role is focused on generally smaller projects (generally under $1m budget) from start to finish or part(s) of larger projects. This job applies to multiple functions under the Retail Operations teams.  Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.


  • Manages, develop, and/or partner with others, on assigned projects. May lead a variety of special projects when necessary. 
  • Assure objectives of the project are successfully completed through effective collaboration with internal, cross-, and external partners.
  • Accountable assigned project budgets, which includes allocation, tracking, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ensures quality and accuracy in all communications and tools that are shared with partners; may directly drive communication for specified partners.
  • Responds to inquiries on an agreed upon specified time frame.
  • Attends cross-divisional meetings with internal and external stakeholders. Track and report on progress of agreed upon objectives.  
  • Completes other projects as assigned by manager. 

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 2-3 years of project management experience. Demonstrated project management skills, ability to assess resource needs, reporting, budgeting.
  • 2-3 years of retail operation/planning experience.
  • College/university degree or equivalent experience in field. 
  • Six Sigma certification (or equivalent).
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office. Experience with project management software (e.g. MS Project) preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail, follow through, and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules to meet deadlines.
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
  • Experience running multiple small capital projects in retail stores from a remote location
  • 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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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:

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(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.

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(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

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(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.

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