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Commercialization Sr. Project Manager

Seattle, WA
$63,300 - $101,500 yearly
What's cool about this job

The Commercialization Sr. Project Manager job contributes to REI’s success by developing and facilitating the end-to-end commercialization launch process for new products and critical product transitions.  The individual in role is accountable for managing all aspects of medium to large scale cross-functional projects, so that they are completed on time, within scope and within budget. They will ensure all project phases are completed, as well as communicating to key stakeholders the progress and performance against a project plan.  They can resolve operational problems through collaboration with the project team to minimize delays. In addition, they can 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.

Your Planning & Navigating Requirements (the plans the job is responsible for creating and executing, and how the job ensures they are implemented)
  • Develops new product introduction and product transition processes that align tasks across divisions for both Co-op Brands and External Brands, factoring in product strategy and development, manufacturing lead times, and international requirements as needed.
  • Drives process innovation, identifies, and effectively communicates areas of opportunity to streamline new product introduction and product transition processes.
  • Manages all end-to-end product introduction and transition tasks across multiple REI divisions to ensure launch dates are met.  
  • Ensures project teams have clear goals, objectives, and milestones consistent with project objective and financial goals.
  • Ensures project schedule alignment between key cross-divisional operational tasks and IT system integration as needed, and that the schedule is delivered against the desired business timeframe.
  • Ensures that critical issues are identified, and action plans are in place to address them. 
  • 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 supply chain 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

Required skills and experience
  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of people management and leadership
  • 7+ years work experience in product management or project management or in the retail/consumer, start-up, technology or consulting sector                               
  • Strong sense of business ownership and customer obsession
  • Ability to navigate in ambiguity and drive clarity for key stakeholders and leadership
  • Strong analytical skills and experience building financial models, monitoring KPIs and managing a P&L
  • High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Experience finding avenues to hear from customers and work in their feedback into your product road-map; then deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to build trusted relationships with all levels of the organization          
  • 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.
  • Wliling and able to travel one to two times per quarter.
Preferred Qualifications 
  • MBA 
  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, experience with Tableau 
REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of 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 pay for this role is: $83700 - $134000 per year . 

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