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Retail Recruiter
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Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted Friday, 12 May 2017
Location Downtown Cincinnati
Duration
Company Information Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
35 E. 7th. Street, Suite 202
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: http://downtowncincinnati.com
Job Description

The Retail Recruiter will be responsible for implementing a retail strategy within the vision and plan for downtown Cincinnati by seeking out and recruiting store operators to create a unique destination for retail. The Recruiter must be committed to this vision and be a tenacious self-starter with the ability to plan and act strategically. The Recruiter will build relationships with prospective retailers, brokers and landlords, (and/or their representatives) and match new retailers with appropriate spaces.


· Prospect for and build relationships with successful independent operators throughout the region


· Share and sell the vision of retail for downtown to prospective tenants


· Build rapport with property owners and their real estate representatives; serve as point-of-contact between them and prospective tenants


· Provide information on the characteristics of specific available spaces and convey leasing information.


· Coordinate and manage the pop-up retail program with City representatives


· Maintain databases of available space downtown and tenant prospects


· Manage appropriate sections of website


· Contribute to the development of marketing materials for recruitment


· Work with prospective retailers from initial contact through store opening.


· This position requires regional work-related travel, including attending trade shows.


 


 

Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in related field of study and /or 1-3 years commensurate experience
• Demonstrated ability to work with little or no supervision in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to successfully manage competing and urgent priorities on a regular basis
• Ability to think creatively and solve problems
• Efficiency and professionalism in interacting with broad range of people and positions including independent retailers, corporate retail executives, real estate agents, brokers and landlords, property owners, DCI/DCID boards, Department of Community and Economic Development, as well as DCI staff
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Expertise in Microsoft Office, database programs, and Internet research
• Demonstrated interest in the mission and roles of DCI
• Has a solid knowledge of and affinity for downtown
• Sensitivity to work in highly visible and sometimes political environment
• Passion for the value of diversity and inclusion
How to Apply Please send resumes to Mindy Rosen at mindy@downtowncincinnati.com

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