Senior Business Analyst - Supply Chain Strategy

Posted Date: Sep-16-2020

Job ID: 18282

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Supply Chain / Logistics

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Greater Seattle Area



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What's cool about this job

This Sr Business Analyst within Supply Chain contributes to REI’s success by informing strategic decisions and plans using empirical data and systems thinking. This position will work collaboratively across REI’s value chain to evaluate our business systems, processes, industrial designs ability to meet our strategic objectives. You will model how changing business strategies will impact these systems and analyze potential solutions that improve our ability to meet our strategic outcomes. The Sr Business Analyst will be expected to complete analysis at a level of detail appropriate for the level of complexity and risk that maximizes our speed through the decision-making process but protects the organization. The Sr Business Analyst will need the ability to communicate complex processes and analysis to cross divisional stakeholders including REI’s Senior Leadership Team. Additionally, the Sr Business Analyst will be a critical resource in supporting REI’s journey of developing advanced analytics capabilities and will have a degree of ownership of enhancing Supply Chain data infrastructure and analytical skills.


  • Leads or participates in strategic planning processes to align our Project Portfolio to our strategic outcomes
  • Is responsible for ensuring that REI’s Supply Chain is measuring the right set of KPIs to achieve our strategic outcomes and works with IT partners to build appropriate infrastructure
  • Develops models of REI’s Supply Chain through process and value stream mapping
  • Develops, presents, and recommends plans, solutions, and strategies associated to effective Sales and Operations Planning, Long Range Strategic Planning, and support Budgeting Process
  • Analyzes complex business system performance using data from internal and external sources that are structured and unstructured, to provide insight to decision-makers
  • Identify and interpret trends and patterns in datasets to locate influences. Identify key drivers and use results to recommend changes and identify areas for improvement
  • Provide consultation and participate on cross-functional teams to address business issues. Will lead cross functional teams on small and medium size projects
  • Architects and directly produces datasets and reports for analysis using system reporting tools that improves the enterprises ability to generate performance insights

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Masters in a relevant field like Business Administration, Finance, Mathematics
  • 7+ years experience in three or more of the following areas of discipline: Transportation Management; Trade & Safety Compliance; Forecast and Replenishment Methodologies; Manufacture or Brand Management Planning; Distribution / Material Handling; Retail Store Product Logistics
  • Certification in Lean / Six Sigma Knowledge of the principles of optimization and how optimization is performed using software packages (example Llamasoft)
  • Familiarity with planning, forecasting, transportation, inventory management, and strategic sourcing
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Supply Chain from an accredited institution
  • 5+ years experience data mining and extraction skills like; SQL, Python, R
  • Demonstrates a strong competency of Statistics
  • Has developed business cases that use hard data analysis and demonstrates competency with key corporate financial principles such as IRR, ROI, Depreciation, etc…
  • Ability to analyze and/or design processes that can scale to meet objectives as well as develop measurements to control these processes
  • Show the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in Excel, Tableau, and/or other analytical and data visualization platforms
  • Proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction 
  • 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 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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§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.