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Sr. Manager, Retail Real Estate & Construction

Columbia Sportswear Company

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 06/21/2019

The Sr Manager, Retail Real Estate & Construction leads the leasing efforts for our North America retail stores, manages the retail store implementation and store maintenance team.


North America Retail Real Estate
•Manage North America Retail Leasing efforts, identify potential locations, negotiate terms and LOI’s, either directly or through our broker network.
•Partner with the Director of Real Estate, Retail SVP and Retail Operations to develop and identify market opportunities for store locations, and accordingly plan to deploy stores based on their strategic growth plan.
•Develop presentation materials for the real estate committee, including, site demographics, ROI models for new locations, in partnership with retail finance and retail operations for each proposed location.
•Compile retail intelligence analytical data on sales, rents and center trends across industry
•Stay current on retail real estate trends, new retail center developments, maintain database of all centers, and attend industry events as relevant.

North America and Europe Retail Implementation
•Lead the Retail implementation department, including all build-outs and store opening processes, budgets, bidding, scheduling, construction, and on-site installations of fixtures, graphics, IT equipment, Loss prevention equipment, ensuring ADA and OSHA compliance.
• Manage the retail store maintenance team, work order system, budget, vendor selection to ensure the needs of the stores are met in a timely and cost effective manner.
• Manage the wholesale shop in shop installation program.
• Develop capital budgets related to store implementation.
• Partner with legal, purchasing, finance and accounting for process management of all retail capital projects, review capital budgets, report monthly on budget status and accruals.
• Lead cost saving efforts and value engineering process to reduce build out costs, in partnership with procurement, architect, general contractor, vendors, suppliers, retail operations, brand environments, IT, loss prevention and RFP services periodically.
•Manage the procurement and purchase order process for all store implementation related items.
•Manage the tenant improvement allowance reimbursement process, including obtaining all lien releases and certification of payment process with the various vendors, suppliers and landlords.

•Bachelor’s degree in Real estate development, business or related field
•8+ years of multi-unit retail support experience
•Experience with new store set up and/or retail operations
•5+ years of leadership experience required, preferably with a retail implementation team
•Experience with employee evaluation, employee counseling and/or discipline, and approving any recommendations for hiring, termination, pay changes, job changes, and training
•Strong financial acumen to develop and manage $20M capital budget
•Strong retail lease metrics and ROI development skills to guide negotiation process
•Experience working with North America retail centers and major landlords
•Competent in managing RFP processes for vendor selection
•Familiarity with lease documents, construction agreements, architectural design agreements, and lease databases
•Strong project management skills
•Must be available for to travel up to 60%

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

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