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Real Estate Manager

| Austin

About Kendra Scott: We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.
Position Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity to support our rapid expansion in new markets across the country! Reporting to our Director of Real Estate, our Real Estate Manager will positively represent the brand while delivering an amazing experience to cross functional partners at our Home Office. This role combines the need for proven real estate negotiation lifecycle experience and exceptional relationship management skills to successfully achieve strategic retail planning objectives.
• Develop and improve processes for forecasting and tracking deals for all potential store sites
• Manage the day-to-day pipeline activity, including monitoring and reporting on pipeline progress and financials, negotiating initial and counter offers and assisting all stakeholders with project roadblocks
• Collaborate with all internal and external real estate partners (including brokers, consultants, outside counsel and landlords, and internal legal, construction, finance, marketing and operations teams) throughout the lease negotiation and store build-out processes
• Partner with the Director of Real Estate through the Real Estate Committee approval processes to effectively present and communicate on all potential store locations
• Partner with Director of Real Estate, as well as various teams across brands, to analyze store and market performance and incorporate all findings into the site selection process
• Collaborate with Lease Administration Analyst to respond to critical lease-related notices, including commencement date agreements, renewals, estoppels, landlord notices and other related documents
• Analyze letters of intent (LOI) and anticipate key issues for the Director of Real Estate
• Track status of all LOI packages for completion
• Assist the Director of Real Estate in preparing presentations of site recommendation for new locations utilizing geographic and demographic analysis. May also present materials to senior leadership, operations and other internal partners deemed necessary
• Partner with the Director of Real Estate to collect and analyze due diligence and other documentation throughout the real estate lifecycle
• Coordinate legal documentation with internal and external legal counsel
• Assist with researching and analyzing new and existing submarkets through broker networks, new market surveys and visits
• Analyze proforma and identify key issues for the Director of Real Estate
• Create, maintain and distribute reports
• Assist with office administrative support functions, prepare correspondence, process incoming mail, etc. as needed
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
• A minimum of 4+ years of experience working on the real estate team for a retail company or within a real estate consulting firm, including extensive experience leading site selection and lease negotiating processes
• Strong communication skills, as well as a disciplined and process-oriented mindset
• Ability to be the go-to person for all issues relating to expanding the portfolio's footprint
• A team player mentality and effective collaboration skills in a transparent and highly communicative atmosphere
• Excellent judgment and ability to act decisively in situations requiring quick but thorough analysis and decision-making, while understanding when and how to appropriately escalate issues
• Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to pivot through shifting business needs
• Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
• An entrepreneurial spirit; be excited by the challenges that come along with building a disruptive business
• A desire to help build and improve internal processes and best practices/policies
• Willingness to travel up to 80% of the time
• A growth mindset: track record of leveraging past learnings, encouraging new ideas and smart risk taking in self and others
• A proven ability to build cross functional partnerships to make effective decisions collaboratively
• High commitment to employee growth and development: empowers team and defines success as having a significant impact on other’s careers
• A shared appreciation for our 3 core values of Family, Fashion and Philanthropy

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Our Home Office is located in the heart of Austin, with easy access to MoPac, downtown and North Austin neighborhoods.

An Insider's view of Kendra Scott

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our Home Office vibe is exactly how it sounds- it feels like home. It's exciting because you never know what daily surprises are in store-Kendra could be walking around in a unicorn costume giving everyone hugs or our Fun Committee may be hosting a happy hour in the cafe to relieve the stress of a busy week. This place is truly one of a kind!


Store Technology Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

Our goal at Kendra Scott is to keep the shopping experience personal. I am most excited about how we are working to achieve that goal digitally. From personalized content on our website to targeted email campaigns, our focus for 2018 is on making every customer’s experience with Kendra Scott relevant and personal.


eCommerce Merchandising & Email Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In 2.5 years, I’ve been fortunate to experience our brand in 3 different cities. After 2 years in Memphis & Nashville as a Community Relations & Events Manager, I moved to Austin to take on a new role of Talent Acquisition Specialist. I’m thankful for a company that is committed to internal growth and sees development potential in every employee.


Talent Acquisition Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

With a business that’s growing as rapidly as ours, technology is so important in bringing an amazing Kendra Scott experience to our customers. Our IT team acts as a direct pipeline that connects them to our brand. I constantly challenge my team to continue to innovate the way we bring Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy to our customers.


Founder and CEO

What projects are you most excited about?

All of them! I just finished a new warehouse management system implementation and we have a roadmap full of system investments slated for 2018, all of which are critical to fuel our continued success! I love that I get exposure to ALL systems at Kendra Scott, including ERP, POS, WMS, & E-comm- experience I'd be hard pressed to gain anywhere else!


Program Director

What are Kendra Scott Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

At Kendra Scott we believe in treating our employees like family, and supporting those with families of their own. We proudly support work-life balance through our unique culture and perks. Our robust benefits package includes 100% paid parental leave and matched 401K, while our workspaces are personally designed by Kendra to inspire creativity and collaboration – a home away from home. With a complimentary nail bar, on-site gym, juice bar and kids’ game room, our workspaces put our Family pillar into action. Our work culture promotes healthy living, flexibility to raise a family, and inspiring relationships.

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