Manager, Real Estate Strategy & Finance
The Children's Place - New Jersey

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The best in childrens clothing and accessories ages 0-14.
The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., is a leading specialty retailer of children's merchandise, ages newborn to 14 years old. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture and sells high-quality, value-priced merchandise under the proprietary "The Children's Place" brand name. As of February 1, 2011, the Company owned and operated 892 The Children's Place stores in North America and its online store, www.childrensplace.com.
As a growing specialty retailer of clothing and accessories for kids, we provide our customers a high-quality, focused merchandise selection at prices that represent a substantial value relative to our competitors. Current fashion trends in a broad color palette are offered as coordinated outfits specifically designed for children.
The Children's Place creates freshness in its stores by introducing seasonal merchandise lines throughout the year. Each store offers spacious, bright and airy shopping that is a friendly and convenient atmosphere for both children and adults. Each shop is clearly identified and dedicated to serving the needs of Girls and Boys (sizes 4-14), Baby Girls and Boys (sizes 6 mos.-4T) and Newborn (sizes 0-12 mos.). Display racks and shelves are neatly arranged to distinctly separate each department and provide easy viewing of the latest collection available. Customers also are able to shop at their convenience in our online store, www.childrensplace.com.

Responsibilities:
Manage end-to-end regional pipeline, including financial analysis and investment recommendation for all real estate activities and timely delivery of real estate decisions
Lead the development of regional real estate market plans, including cross-functional alignment on deployment, real estate action, financial target, etc.
Independently own sales forecasting and transfer analysis for specific regions and drive estimating accuracy
Present investment recommendation and business case to senior leadership/executives
Drive tool, database development and analytics, including investment model, GIS application, forecasting methodology, hindsighting, real estate tiering, competitive analysis, etc
Cross functional partnership with Real Estate Directors, senior Operations leadership, Construction, Visual and Store Design to inform investment recommendation
Manage real estate specific or company strategic initiatives such as Long Rang Plan, Open-to-Buy, and customer experience
Serve as single point of contact of Real Estate Analytics for regional projects
Identify opportunities and drive efficiency in real estate/pipeline processes
Support senior leadership and cross-functional business partners with timely, accurate, actionable financial analysis
Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with Real Estate Directors, Operations , Store Design, Visual, Construction, Legal and Finance

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or related field. MBA strongly preferred
6 to 10 years work experience, preferably at least 2 years in investment banking or private equity
Solid knowledge of financial theory and able to perform financial analysis in a fast paced environment
Ability to explain complex financial analysis in non-technical terms
Ability to synthesize financial analysis with business partner feedback into a clear business case recommendation
Expert in Excel; Strong in Powerpoint and Access. Knowledge/experience in GIS applications a plus
Strong analytical, problem solving, organization and communication skills
Comfortable with presenting to executives/senior leadership
Strong sense of accountability and ownership
Proven ability to build strong working relationships with and influence business partners across organizations
Skilled in time management and able to manage multiple priorities and projects
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
Team player with a positive attitude

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The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of children’s merchandise in North America. The...