Senior Project Manager, Activity Initiative

Posted Date: Aug-24-2021

Job ID: 20702

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 managing all aspects of medium to large scale cross-functional projects, so that they are completed on time, within scope and within budget. The individual in role is accountable for ensuring all project phases are completed, as well as communicating to key stakeholders the progress and performance against a project plan.  They are able to resolve operational problems through collaboration with the project team in order to minimize delays. In addition, they are able to work independently, and serve as a resource and mentor for colleagues with less experience, while modeling and acting in accordance with REI’s guiding values and mission.

  • Initiates, plans, executes, monitors, controls, and closes medium to large cross-divisional, multi-year projects related to REI’s Activity strategies
  • Acts as the primary liaison with cross-divisional activity working teams.
  • Manages the progress of the project and communicates the project status to management and stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Provides project management documentation and reporting at appropriate stages of the project, including project charter, work breakdown structure, project plan, project logs, status reports and lessons learned documentation
  • Ensures continual alignment between key cross divisional stakeholders
  • Provides process insight and guidance to leaders on key business initiatives
  • Provides thought leadership to cross divisional partners regarding project direction and planning
  • Liaise with cross functional divisions and internal departments to drive process improvements
  • Leads change management for responsible areas
  • Collaborates with cross-functional partners and leadership to ensure continued engagement and understanding of key deliverables
  • Serve as a resource and mentor to peers and other project managers; continue to educate best practice of project management methodologies to peers, co-workers and leaders

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience
  • 5+ years’ experience as a Project Manager concurrently managing multiple small to large cross-divisional projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of project management methodology
  • Advanced Problem-solving skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple assignments
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to set clear objectives, identify priorities, collaborate with business partners to streamline business and drive results
  • 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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