Full Job Description
The mission of the Expansion function is to support Meaningful Growth. We are responsible, in partnership with our brands, for all aspects of creating and maintaining our real estate portfolio: we lease, design, draw, buy, build and maintain each store and constantly follow up on the existing portfolio to ensure high profitability. We add new stores and optimize the current portfolio through rebuilds, extensions, renegotiations, relocations and consolidations.
As a Lease Manager, you will be responsible to execute the expansion strategy and targets in the countries of the market, undertake negotiations and set a foundation for collaboration and alignment across expansion functions on strategy and projects. You will work within the Expansion function, very close with the Expansion Manager and together with the team you will manage the store portfolio which includes both new stores as well as lease actions for existing stores.
Your role is key in enabling long term growth, presenting H&M in a positive, inspiring and according to our values way to current and potential business partners.
As Lease Manager your key responsibilities will include:
Recommend business case in terms of market strategy, location requirements, commercial idea, configuration of space, economic and legal terms and present ready negotiated business cases for approval by country management.
Coordinate in a positive and collaborative way with other functions before finalizing the negotiations (construction, store design, accounting, HR, marketing, merchandising, visual, security, etc.)
Support to facilitate the best deal through the legal and construction process, taking into consideration local requirements and dependencies.
Optimize and improve the existing portfolio and ensure that the portfolio is commercially competitive in the geographic area.
Negotiate lease actions for existing stores (breaks, terminations, lease term, extensions, rent reductions)
Cross collaboration and involvement of all other needed stakeholders, securing their input in the project time plan and service scope delivery.
Being part of our omni journey means there is not one clear path. We ask of you to be open to change and take part in creating an organization for the future. This is an opportunity for openminded team players that by being curious, innovative and forward-thinking want to change our business and the whole industry. We ask you to be yourself, drive results, work towards goals and go for it with everything you’ve got.
Besides your personality we see that you have:
At least 3 years of experience within leasing, real estate or a similar role and preferably in the relevant retail real estate market.
Good understanding of retail customer, lease contracts and legal requirements and Business drivers.
Open to live by H&M values and represent company’s culture.
Strong in planning and executing together with a “can-do attitude” and self-motivating way of working.
Entrepreneurial spirit with strong negotiation skills.
Drive short- and long-term goals.
Clear and inspiring communication with social confidence.
Open-minded, flexible and adaptable to changes.
Omni customer service mindset.
Detail oriented with strong organizational, time management and interpersonal analytical skills.
Proven leadership skills.
The position is a permanent role based in our Support Office in London, UK on a local contract. You will report to the Head of Expansion for UK&IE for the H&M Group.
If your skills, experience and ambitions match this role then please apply no later than 9th of May and attach a detailed cover letter and your CV to your application.
H&M is committed to creating a Diverse & Inclusive environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability or age.