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Real Estate Finance Manager, Strategy and Analytics

Pataskala, Ohio
Full time Job ID R-141313

About us

KnitWell Group, a specialty retail operating company, comprises some of the most iconic brands in America – Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, and Talbots. Individually, our brands are unique and strong. Together, we are powerful.

Our common thread is our commitment to create exceptional products, provide memorable experiences, and achieve superior results. Our associates are innovators who thrive through collaboration and are dedicated to excellence. At the heart of it all are the customers we serve. We are dedicated to creating fashion that not only looks good but also makes our customers feel good.

RE Finance Manager, Strategy & Analytics

About the role
Support the relationship between the Brand(s), Real Estate team, and KnitWell Group leadership.

Generally responsible for:

  • Strategy Development; influencing and executing real estate strategy, supporting annual Fleet Review, and periodic lease action and real estate committee meetings,
  • Prepare financial analysis for all actionable Lease Action and Capital projects to review with Real Estate leadership team,
  • Analytics; incorporating business insights, market trends and client behaviors to derive market-based approach to portfolio assessment and review,
  • Value-added reporting & analysis that improves future strategy and decision-making.

The impact you can have
•  Strategy Development: support preparation for Fleet Review and special project assessment, as well as periodic Brand leadership review meetings with Real Estate
•  Deal Review: incorporates deal analysis activities and tools, and interactions with the Real Estate Deal Makers team and brand finance partners
•  Supporting our partners across Real Estate, Corporate Finance and the Brands related to store construction capital planning, payback analysis on potential projects and investments, maintaining pro forma analytical standards for store projects and other real estate initiatives
•  Expanding our capabilities through value-added reporting & analysis that improves future strategy and decision-making

You’ll bring to the role
•  Minimum 3-5 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, with 2+ years in Retail industry Real Estate finance preferred. BS in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics or Economics (or related field/experience).
•  Participating in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identifying opportunities for process improvements, while maintaining proper controls and compliance with internal/external policies.
•  Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and P&L analysis a must.
•  Experience in new, relocation store, remodel ROI analysis.
•  Strong analytical skills: advanced Excel and database management and reporting skills for use in financial modeling.

•  MS Power Point, Hyperion and Essbase, Lucernex (or similar project tracking tool), and Tableau (or similar) all a plus. Exposure to geo-demographic systems (Kalibrate/TAS, ESRI, or Tango) a plus.

•  Ability to accurately navigate and summarize large sets of data in order to provide meaningful analysis.
•  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
•  Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Merchandise discount at our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant, Talbots and Haven Well Within (in store and online) 
  • Support for your individual development plus career mobility within our family of brands   
  • A culture of giving back – local volunteer opportunities, annual donation and volunteer match to eligible nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic activities to support our communities*  
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance & 401(K)* 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Time off – paid time off & holidays*
  • The target salary range for this role is: $110,00-120,000

*Any job offer will consider factors such your qualifications, relevant experience, and skills. Eligibility of certain benefits and associate programs are subject to employment type and role.

Applicants to this position must be authorized to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship. We are not providing sponsorship for this position.

This position works in a hybrid model, with three days per week worked in the New Albany, OH home office location and two days per week worked remotely. 



Corporate ascena – Remote

Position Type:

Regular/Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.


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