Sr Analyst - Strategy & Corporate Development

Posted Date: Dec-23-2021

Job ID: 22636

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Finance

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

The Strategy team plays a critical role in developing REI’s short and long term enterprise strategies and works cross-functionally with all divisions and our senior leadership team on a wide-range of high priority initiatives. Through consumer, market, financial, and operational analysis, you will help deliver enterprise insights that influence our current and potential strategic initiatives, drive planning and decision-making, and enable a rigorous evaluation of our business.    

The Sr Analyst - Strategy & Corporate Development is a unique opportunity to join REI’s Strategy team and will work closely with Strategy leadership in helping support REI’s organic and non-organic growth strategies. This role will be responsible for conducting research to identify adjacencies and partnership opportunities, monitoring key competitive threats and macro trends, supporting due diligence review and investment memos, and providing general analytical and reporting support for the business cases backing our enterprise strategic initiatives. This job contributes to REI’s growth by surfacing non-traditional business opportunities and ensuring our strategic objectives are grounded in solid analytical frameworks and insights.

  • Support the development and execution of Co-op’s strategic growth initiatives through means of partnership, investment, M&A, and evaluation of new business models
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on potential partnership opportunities & acquisition targets
  • Build financial models, create business cases, and analyze large quantities of data to drive actionable insights for Senior Management decisions
  • Partner with and drive cross-functional efforts in all phases of execution including diligence, business case creation, financial modeling, planning and integration
  • Manages existing industry and competitive intelligence data providers and evaluates new tools, data sources and reports
  • Creates reports and presentations for senior leaders and the Board of Directors regarding key strategic initiatives as well as competitive, retail, and industry trends
  • Works cross-divisionally with merchandising, digital, marketing, and retail teams to share key analyses and insights that drive strategy and support strategic initiative development
  • Conducts ad-hoc analyses as needed to support enterprise and divisional strategy development 

Bring your passion and expertise

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience supporting industry assessments, competitive analysis, modeling, financial analysis, and managing deal processes
  • 3+ years work experience within the retail/consumer, finance, technology, investment banking, corporate development, venture capital, or management consulting fields preferred                                     
  • Strategic, big picture, innovative thinker and intellectually curious problem solver
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build trusted relationships with all levels of the organization         
  • Resourceful in gathering and synthesizing new information from a variety of sources
  • Strong analytical mindset, ability to generate actionable insights, and tell a story from data
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and enjoys working on and is able to manage a wide range of projects and subject matters
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, experience with Tableau preferred
  • Enjoys spending time outside! 

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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