We are Aaron’s - an industry leader in the sales and lease-to-own retail industry known for quality brand names and superior customer service. We provide our team members the opportunity to reach their full potential in a team-oriented, high-energy, recognition-based environment with competitive pay and benefits. This is much more than a job – it is a career with purpose.
Drives development of national real estate strategy to ensure a disciplined approach to real estate placement. The role is responsible for prioritizing growth by determining key markets for entry and expansion, continually making necessary adjustments to keep the company ahead of competitors and positioned for sustainable growth
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Sales forecasting and cannibalization analysis for new sites. Sites submitted are scrutinized based on demographic, psychographic, competitive, and physical criteria and are modeled based upon a proprietary sales modeling technology and adjusted based on analyst’s understanding of market conditions and analog store trends
•Provide in-depth analysis and recommendations for existing store strategies (remodels, relocation and expansions).
•Build sales forecast and cannibalization models utilizing various statistical packages. Identify and understand significant drivers of sales for new store, relocations and remodels and forecast cannibalization impacts on existing stores.
•Responsible for market enhancement strategy for existing markets to ensure we maintain a profitable network of stores and can adjust to ever changing market conditions. All stores within a market are analyzed for current performance/profitability, real-estate characteristics, and competitive environment.
•Develop and implement national market planning to drive strategic growth and growth priorities
•Research and leverage new data and techniques to drive insight and add value to business processes across the organization.
•Prepare ad hoc real estate analyses and mapping requests for senior management
•Leads cross-functional projects addressing operational considerations of stores such as understanding underperforming regions and how changes in company real estate strategy impact store performance.
•Responsible for materials developed and presented to Real Estate Committee
3-5 years of Real Estate Strategy or closely related experience
•Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Statistics, Business, or other quantitative discipline
•Preferably Master’s Degree in Geography
Required Skills and Competencies:
Core Competency Requirements
•Knowledge of and experience with statistical analysis and regression-based modeling
•Previous experience with other advanced statistical software and analytic techniques
•Experience with Tango, TAS, ESRI or other GIS software
•Experience with Alteryx and PowerBI
•High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and databases
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to effectively manage large amounts of data
•Ability to think analytically and spatially and make recommendations based on limited information
•High level of initiative, willingness to assume responsibility, and ability to multi-task while meeting multiple deadlines
•Attention to detail required
•Willingness to travel (10%)
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