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District General Manager - Los Angeles at WESTIELDCORP CORPORATION INC

Posted in Retail 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

District General Manager

Westfield Corporation is
one of the world’s leading shopping center companies with iconic retail
destinations in London, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles among its


Westfield’s strategy is to develop and own
superior retail destinations in major cities by integrating food, fashion,
leisure, and entertainment and by using technology to better connect retailers
with consumers. We are pioneering the consumer experience with the convergence
of digital and physical environments. We are currently building our marketing
team and have created this role to support a broad range of our marketing

At Westfield, we have spent
more than 50 years cultivating an environment that celebrates new ideas,
dedication, and individual growth. We encourage our team members to re-imagine
all aspects of our business and offer the tools and support needed to make
those visions a reality. Westfield provides a full range of over 50 training,
leadership development, and succession planning programs aimed to help
employees achieve ongoing success. A career with Westfield fosters the chance
to be part of a company that is transforming the digital and physical retail
space. Start your career at Westfield and find a workplace you can call home.


Join us and experience The
Westfield Edge!


A team centric organization
with the Westfield Edge: “Achieves”, “Collaborates”, “Innovates”, and
“Creates/Builds Community”.  The Edge is an essential part of how the
company and each of its individual employees practice continual communications,
integration and alignment. 


As a District General Manager, you will be
accountable for the overall management, direction and coordination of your district
center operations.  Your primary
objective is to ensure corporate operations objectives are met or exceeded for
NOI growth and rent collection with quality results that consistently improve
the profitability of the shopping centers and subsequently the investors.  You will achieve these objectives through key
supervisors in operations, marketing, specialty leasing and common area
operations including third party contractors.

We are looking for a District General Manager with demonstrated experience in the following areas:
Strategic & Financial

  • Review and approval of strategy and plan development for all centers
    within respective district

  • Develop district level business plan, resource and succession plan

  • Approval of JV budget and representative at JV meetings

  • Work with and influence District General Managers to build Center
    master plan with new business initiatives

  • Make logistical and
    administrative decisions affecting the district.

  • Utilize district, regional and corporate resources (Development,
    Marketing, Leasing, Specialty Leasing, etc.) to maximize, develop and grow
    overall district business

  • To exceed NOI target for district


  • Promote a high performance culture by setting clear expectations,
    holding teams accountable, facilitating a productive work environment,
    collaborating with functional and project teams, and setting goals that focus
    the district on key drivers that impact growth and profitability

  • Responsible for
    compliance across the district centers; ensure district disaster recovery plan
    is in place; represent the business in legal matters as required

  • Identification of
    efficiencies across the district group; ensure the maintenance of an adherence
    to corporate policies at the district level

  • Responsible for
    setting up, coordinating, and arranging the RAM district tours

Customer Focus/Team

  • Develop Key Staff within the district by evaluating and providing
    performance feedback, seizing all coaching and training opportunities to drive
    revenue and achieve key performance indicators while managing expenses to
    increase profitability, and facilitating a team environment to meet district
    and/or company objectives

  • Leverage community activity across the district group; build
    relationships with state based local government agencies; represent Westfield on business related organizations

  • Identify opportunities to utilize staff across the district centers in
    the most effective manner

  • Sign off on objectives and development plans of all Managers in the
    district; coaching of district center Managers related to strategy, marketing
    and leadership

  • Act as a point of contact for district centers


The minimum requirements and skills

  • 10+ years of
    progressive experience in center management level positions

  • Strong business acumen, strategic orientation, and general operations

  • Retail or Shopping Center industry knowledge, experience and expertise

  • Ability to influence key decision makers and creative breakthrough
    strategies and plans within the district

  • Strength in leadership, strategy,
    marketing, financial management and people management; be a team player

  • Exceptional communication skills, clear, concise and professional
    representation is expected

  • Ability to motivate district team to produce quality performance and
    results within tight timeframes and budgets while simultaneously managing
    several projects

  • Knowledge for real estate and/or retail development, leasing and

  • Strong analytical capability, especially in understanding retail
    trends in retail/property and marketing principles

  • Successful P&L knowledge and experience of multiple locations

  • Strong, self-starter type leader (driven)

  • Innovative with a hospitality touch for a
    premium center / customer point of view

  • Ability to handle crisis and security situations

  • Relationships with governmental authorities / PD

  • Team builder/leader/mentor

  • Decision maker with ability to think outside the

  • Financial acumen

  • Goal-oriented

  • Resourceful project manager with ability to work
    across departmental lines

If you’ve ever wanted to be part
of an innovative business, on the cutting edge of developing and evolving the
shopping experience for customers, this is your chance!

Westfield Corporation is an equal opportunity employer that embraces
diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We offer a
collaborative, innovative, achievement focused culture with unique
opportunities for growth in a global company and we evaluate qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally
protected characteristics.