Sr. Business Analyst - Supply Chain

REI Seattle, WA

About the Job

What's cool about this job

The 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, process, or industrial design's 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 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. Most importantly is the ability to communicate complex processes and analysis to cross divisional stakeholders with varying degrees of understanding of supply chain principles.

  • 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
  • Identifies and interprets trends and patterns in datasets to locate influences. Identifies key drivers and use results to recommend changes for improvement
  • Consultation and participate on cross-functional teams to address business issues. May lead cross-functional teams on small projects
  • Produces datasets and reports for analysis using system reporting tools that improves the enterprises ability to generate performance insights


Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ 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
  • 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
  • Certification in Lean / Six Sigma A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or Supply Chain from an accredited institution
  • 3+ years experience data mining and extraction skills like; SQL, Python, R X
  • 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