REI Marketing Programs Specialist in Kent, Washington
Marketing Programs Specialist
Job Type:Full Time
What's cool about this job
Membership is a core part of REI’s value proposition and go-to-market strategy, as well as a foundational element of REI’s co-op corporate structure. REI member benefits include the 10% member dividend, access to exclusive products and events, members-only coupons, and special pricing on REI services. REI's long-term success is predicated on programs that add value to REI membership, in order to drive new REI member acquisition and support REI member engagement, retention, and loyalty. From within REI's Loyalty Marketing organization, you help drive the tactical implementation for three key programs within Loyalty Marketing: Membership, Gift Cards, and the REI Mastercard.
Contributes to the strategy development in partnership with the Marketing Manager and Program Managers and authors multi-channel marketing program plans, both customer and employee-facing, in support of respective Annual Marketing Plans.
Orchestrates and assists in executing program plans throughout cross-divisional planning, execution, and recap phases.
Shepherds the creative development process for deliverables which support the marketing programs.
Evaluates partnership opportunities and proposals for strategic relevance, business need, and to ensure they are in-line with REI’s core values.
Maintains a holistic calendar of offers and programs within the marketplace for the marketing programs team.
Assists in improving and documenting processes.
Act as a key contributor for managing marketing programs resources such as budget, vendors, and partners
Provide key inputs to budgets of $1 mil+, including monthly working plan updates, expense forecasting, and year-end performance management
Bring your passion and expertise
2+ years’ experience in marketing communications, program marketing or relevant field.
Experience with loyalty programs, gift cards and/or co-branded credit cards (preferred).
Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing or related field (Preferred)
Ability to effectively plan and execute marketing programs.
Experience and demonstrated ability blending analytical and creative thinking.
Proficient in Microsoft Office business applications.
Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgement in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
Consolidates information from various sources, including feedback from others, to reach sound recommendations and decisions.
Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work in a timely fashion.
Challenges the status quo, champions change, and influences others.
Experience with working with multiple teams and stakeholders, executing project plans (including contingency plans), and delivering results on time and on budget
Understanding of marketing and cross-team processes and relationship needs
Budget tracking experience preferred
Why you'll love it here
We’re a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. REI is a co-op, born in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in 1938. We’re here to help our over 6 million active members have amazing experiences outside—and do the same ourselves. Bring your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 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 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 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