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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Coach, Inc. New York, NY

New York, NY
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Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop, and today is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality, and our commitment to the customer experience.

At Coach, we bring together strong, collaborative people in a culture of mutual respect, support, accountability, and passion for the brand and product. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for exceptional talent to thrive.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Real Estate to...
Help create and maintain Coach Inc. s real estate strategy across all brands and sectors (retail, outlet)
Analyze retail real estate proposals related to new stores, relocations, expansions and renewals.
Negotiate lease terms across a variety of retail channels.
Coordinate with store construction/architecture on store build outs and renovations.
Work independently but function in a team oriented environment with business partners and teams across functional areas.
Keep track of and meet all internal and external goals and deadlines.
Represent Coach Inc. at industry related events where necessary.
Prepare deal presentations for senior management approval.

The accomplished individual will possess...
Ten (10) + years of real estate experience working for a major retailer or retail landlord, or both.
Proficiency with Excel, Word and Power Point. Custom lease management system a plus.
Knowledge of retail finance and real estate accounting.
Experience managing a portfolio of at least 75 stores.
Strong landlord, developer and broker relationships.
A familiarity with major mall, outlet and high street locations throughout North America.
Ability to balance and prioritize multiple responsibilities and effectively manage complex projects without daily oversight.

An outstanding professional will have...
Confidence in dealing with senior executives both internally and with externally.
The ability to influence senior management decision making through excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience coordinating Lease Administration personnel.
High level capability running financial models.
Oversight of a retail portfolio in excess of 250 stores.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant s or employee s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. *LI-KM1 Visit Coach at