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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Seattle, WA, USA
$137,500 - $233,900 yearly
What's cool about this job
REI is committed to becoming a fully inclusive, antiracist, multicultural organization. To fulfill our brand promise of enabling a life well-lived outside for everyone, we seek candidates who demonstrate shared values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

This job contributes to REI’s success by partnering closely with both our Customer and Commercial organizations to ensure robust operational financial management and to guide critical capital allocation decision making. The Director of FP&A will leverage financial best practices to elevate financial reporting, develop and operationalize actions related to key performance indicators and support profitability analysis to create financial outcomes aligned with operational strategy. This role specifically partners closely with our Chief Customer Officer and Chief Commercial Officer and their teams, providing both operational and strategic financial leadership across critical aspects of demand generation, revenue management and operational efficiency driving gross margin leverage. 

Leading the Way (team leadership, coaching and development responsibilities for this “manager of staff”)

  • Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
  • Supports the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.
  • Challenges and inspires employees to achieve business results.
  • Ensures employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
  • Oversees training and development of employees directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
  • Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
  • Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Establishes and maintains visibility within the department.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances and issues, and takes appropriate action.

Your Planning & Navigating Requirements (the plans the job is responsible for creating and executing, and how the job ensures they are implemented)

  • Develops a deep understanding of the Customer and Commercial organizations and strategy and effectively communicates and supports the execution of organizational priorities.
  • Translates company strategies into actional divisional plans and executes successful delivery.
  • Challenges and inspires peers, managers and employees to achieve business results.
  • Provides vision, coaching, development opportunities, direction, and leadership to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.
  • Leads annual and quarterly forecasting, planning, and budgeting processes for the responsible organizations.
  • Defines clear financial guardrails and measurable milestones within our planning horizons and processes, ensuring understanding, alignment, and accountability across the responsible organizations.
  • Oversees the financial analysis of major enterprise strategic priorities and initiatives including associated costs/investments and value creation/benefits and the analysis/communication of post implementation results.
  • Leads comprehensive financial scenario analysis as the business evolves; demonstrating comfort with ambiguity and leads team to effectively execute “what-if” exercises in a fluid manner across all levers of the organizations supported.
  • Clearly articulates financial performance, goals and metrics to senior leadership, including narrative and measurement.
  • Partners closely with the Customer Insights & Analytics team in setting clear, measurable member/customer focused KPIs and incorporating those metrics into regular reporting and business cases; up-levels the competency of teams and organization to develop and utilize customer-led metrics.
  • Monitors operational statistics, reports trends, variances, and issues, and takes appropriate action.
Bring your passion and expertise
  • 10+ years of financial planning and analysis or similar relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or similar MBA or similar certification 
  • Proven success executing a corporate-wide budget cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and objectively solve problems using sound judgment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience interfacing with Board of Directors and senior management professionals
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities and deadlines under pressure
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, supervising and interpersonal skills to instruct or assign work to others, motivate and coach, and evaluate work performance
  • Advanced PC experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Essbase, SAP, and/or equivalent planning and ERP systems
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience working in retail, consumer and/or technology companies
  • Builds capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication, and supervision efforts.
  • Creates a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people can do their best.
  • Establishes trust and inspires others.
  • Makes effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.
  • Delivers on commitments and holds others to same.
  • Champions the organization and advocates solutions in the overall Company's best interest.
  • 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. 
  • Fosters change in company direction.
  • Effectively plans and executes changes.

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: $137500 - $233900 per year . 

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.

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