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Retail Operations

Regional Expansion Manager

Dr. Martens is a globally recognisable and culturally influential British brand, with over 60 years of rich heritage. As brand custodians, we are lucky to work for a dynamic, thriving, and ethical business, with people from diverse backgrounds, who bring their true selves to work, and where anyone can grow their career.

We are guided by three core values that are at the heart of everything we do: be yourself, act courageously, and show you care. They make us who we are and inspire us to push boundaries, embrace our individuality, and stand up for what's right.


You are an ambitious and driven Expansion Manager - with a strong knowledge of the commercial real estate market and the retail attractiveness In Italy ,Spain and/or Benelux and Germany. You will be sourcing, validating and negotiating new leases for the Dr. Martens stores together with the EMEA Expansion Manager, local agents, landlords and in coordination and alignment with the central strategy and expansion team.

You will contribute to and further develop the way we work with leaseholds at Dr. Martens.

You will report to and work closely with our EMEA Expansion Manager, but you will also have a lot of interaction with our Regional Managers to exchange insights on both markets , the wider expansion team and local real estate agents , landlords and attorneys.

  • Build and Maintain strong relationships with landlords
  • Source and negotiate new stores opportunities
  • prepare and present store business cases as well as other required material for approval
  • Secure legal review of lease agreements before signing
  • conduct thorough handover to construction and operations teams who will build and open the store
  • Re-negotiate existing lease agreements
  • Follow the development In the commercial real estate market, specifically high street locations, and follow the performance of existing stores In order to make the right decisions for our portfolio of new and existing stores


  • 3-5 years of experience in commercial real estate in similar position in either Italy, Spain, Benelux or Germany
  • Thorough knowledge of cities centres In Italy and Spain and know about the attractiveness and pricing for leases In the relevant locations
  • good insight Into Italian and Spanish commercial real estate law
  • fluent in English and one of the following Italian, Spanish, Dutch and German

Are you ready to fill your boots? Apply now.

At Dr. Martens, we are committed to creating an environment where we can all be proud to work and be our best. Part of this commitment is being an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, and age.


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