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Lease Manager | H&M

Blauw interim & Search





The company

Fashion, fun and action!

As one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, H&M offers endless career opportunities. A fast-paced, buzzing environment with great diversity – a place where the customer is always the centre of attention.

But what truly makes them stand out are their remarkable employees. From stylish Sales Advisors and Visual Merchandisers to computer whizzes and business aware planners – all the employees share a great ambition and an anything-is-possible attitude. Not to mention an excellent eye for fashion. It’s thanks to them that we have grown – with over 5,043 stores in more than 74 markets worldwide.


The vacancy

Did you know that the Lease Team takes care of all lease & contract related issues for all our H&M and portfolio brand stores in The Netherlands, such as locations for new stores and existing lease & legal issues? The Lease Department includes the complete lease contract management, with content such as space, term and rents for all H&M Stores and New Brands in The Netherlands. For all new- and existing stores (for example in the event of a contract extension) the Lease Team is responsible to negotiate the contract. The exciting task of the lease team is to determine new locations for all Stores within the H&M Group (H&M, COS, WEEKDAY, H&M HOME, &other Stories, MONKI, ARKET) identify, evaluate and carefully analyze them. The aim of the analysis is to determine sustainable, economic success of each store and to rent the optimal location in size, division of space and contract.

The role

  • You secure the future of the company: because you recognize opportunities to promote and increase turnover and profitability and have an overview of our store portfolio and all rental contract parameters, such as term, conditions, rents, charges and notice periods. You evaluate the location, environment, space size and contractual conditions of the stores and optimize the portfolio through renegotiations, new openings and conversions, among other things.

  • You make your decisions with a view to what is best for the location, the individual brand and our customers and colleagues: Because you develop location strategies and ensure the future- oriented positioning of the stores! You will deal with questions such as "Which new store location will be exciting and relevant for H&M today and in the future?“

  • You know how an efficient rental contract management looks like - from renting to renegotiation, you lead through the rental contract negotiations and prepare recommendations for a possible contract conclusion for the board in the Region and Sweden. Based on your own initiative you should always have an eye on the customers, the development of the retail sector, the competitors and the “best deal”.

  • Whether H&M want to rent a store for H&M or for one of the new brands: Because of you, they are welcomed partners! This is the basis for the store teams to inspire their customers in the right environment.


Who are you?

 You are an open-minded team player who keeps a cool head even in hot situations which are full of energy - this is how you transform everyday new challenges into extraordinary results. When dealing with your colleagues and the external business partners, you have strong communication skills and empathy, you keep an overview, you can set the right priorities and act entrepreneurially. Your communication skills and your assertiveness make you a strong negotiating partner. As a person, we believe you are ambitious, competitive, humble, and a fast learner. You are constantly looking for possibilities to improve things and you make sure that things get done before deadlines. You value own responsibility, fast pace working environment, teamwork and straight forward communication. You enjoy working in a global organization with many diverse cultures and backgrounds. And importantly, you are excited about the opportunity – to enable H&M Group to grow faster and optimize the store investments.


In addition, they would like the following from you:

  • A completed business degree or a comparable qualification in further education

  • Ideally, already professional experience in the real estate industry or management


  • A customer- team-oriented and very structured, analytical way of working

  • Good knowledge of Excel and Word

  • The ability to communicate fluently in Dutch & English (written and verbal)


More information

The position is full-time and located in Amsterdam


Are you interested?

Apply by e-mailing your CV and cover letter to sherlyn@blauwinterim.nl for the attention of Sherlyn Bruseker.


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