REI Sr. Administrative Assistant in Bellevue, Washington

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Posted Date:Apr-20-2017

Job ID:7280

Job Type:Full Time

Job Function:Administrative



What's cool about this job

As a SeniorAdministrativeAssistant at REI you will workcollaboratively with theadministrativeteam to support Merchandising’s goals and initiatives with accurate, timely and proactiveadministrativeservices. This position contributes to a fast-paced, smoothly run organization by utilizing effectivecommunication,teamwork, organizational skills, accuracy, creativity, innovation, and productivity. This position will provide a level of focused support and knowledge to specificsub-departments as assigned.Responsibilities in this area require workingindependently,maintainingconfidentiality, and using good judgment while providing operational,administrative, project, and a high level of IT support with a minimum amount of direction. This position will perform other duties as assigned by the management team, and will workcollaboratively to provide overflow and backup support for otherAdministrativeteam members and their relatedsub-departments as needed.

You'll get to:

  • Provide administrative, project, and office technology support to divisional vice presidents, directors and managers within assigned sub-departments

  • Manage calendaring functions for vice presidents, directors and managers

  • Plan and execute team travel, team events and meetings for sub-departments

  • Prepare presentations and assists in building agendas and meeting materials

  • Coordinate and support activities such as office moves, IT support, budget reconciliation, new hire onboarding

  • Reconcile and track financial reports and spending

  • Identify savings opportunities and participate in budget management when appropriate

  • Pursue process improvements to reduce resource time

  • Troubleshoot PC/software issues and acts as liaison to the IT Department

  • Provide overflow and backup support to other Administrative team members

  • Execute special projects as assigned by management

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 5+ years administrative experience

  • Expert user in workplace productivity tools focusing on Microsoft Office products

  • Experience with project site design and maintenance (e.g. SharePoint)

  • Is able to effectively troubleshoot office technology issues

  • Is able to effectively interact and represent REI with internal and external company contacts

  • Experience managing high levels of travel coordination and expense support

  • Delivers effective communications; verbally, written, and over the phone

  • Exercises discretion, high level of confidentiality, and diplomacy at all times

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 5.5 million 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