Future Expansion Managers to H&M
Do you have a passion for retail, business, and negotiation? Would you like to be part of H&M’s store expansion and be one of our next leaders? Is growing within a global, fast-moving and expanding company what you dream of? If so, continue to read!
The Expansion function at H&M is responsible for all aspects of creating and maintaining our stores in the H&M Group; to lease, design, draw, build and facility manage each store. During 2018 we opened almost 400 stores and entered 2 new markets. We have almost 5000 stores in 71 markets! The Expansion Manager leads the expansion in a market(s) with a team; Leasing, Store Development, Interior Purchase, Construction and Facility Management, all contributing to help make sure our customer has the best possible experience. We are now looking for talents who are excited to be part of our expansion journey.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are currently looking for talents to join us for an exciting global career. You will start as a Leasing Manager in the Expansion Team in one of our market organizations. If you are the right person you have the opportunity to develop into the Expansion Manager role within a few years. Our lease agreements are one of our biggest assets and the base for H&M’s further expansion. The Role as a Leasing Manager is therefore important within the company and to be successful you need to be a good negotiator and have the ability and interest in optimizing each deal.
In the initial role as a Leasing Manager in one of our markets, you will be working with stores for both H&M and our other brands – COS, & Other Stories, Weekday, Monki, Cheap Monday, H&M HOME and Arket. You will identify possible store locations, optimize sales and negotiate lease agreements with property owners. The work is performed both on a strategic and an operational level; finding and negotiating new locations as well as optimizing the portfolio of existing locations. You will also have a commercially driven perspective with focus on profitability. You will be reporting to the Expansion Manager in the specific country and work closely with the Construction Project Manager, Store Development Manager and with the Sales and Marketing departments. You will be required to travel to some extent.
We are looking for people who are mobile and who want to work abroad for at least 5 years. Which country you will be based in depends on our current needs and where we can provide the best possible start for you. If you truly are a global citizen with the drive and ambition to build H&M globally, this is the perfect opportunity for you! To be successful in your role we believe that you are ambitious, competitive, humble and a fast learner. You value own responsibility, fast pace, teamwork, straight forward communication and you are constantly looking for possibilities to improve.
The successful candidate should also have the following qualifications/skills:
- Degree in a relevant area such as business, engineering or property
- At least 5 – 8 years of working experience (real estate/commercial leasing/retail/FMCG is meriting)
- Result oriented with a strong track record
- Strong analytical and negotiation skills
- Excellent Leadership skills
- Interest in working internationally for at least the next 5 years
- Mobile and flexible when it comes to which country you will be based in
- Open for extensive traveling
- Fluency in English, other languages are meriting
The business idea of H&M is “Fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way”. The H&M group is one of the biggest fashion companies in the world, with more than 171.000 employees, in over 71 markets. H&M group also includes COS, Weekday, Monki, ARKET, &Other Stories, H&M Home and Afound.