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VP of Retail Development

| Greater NYC Area
About Us
Candid™ is helping people get the smiles they always wanted at prices they can afford. By simplifying the process (direct-to-consumer) and reducing costs (by up to 65% less), we can help more people feel confident and healthy. We believe that high quality dental care should be affordable and accessible to all, and we're using modern software practices to diagnose, treat, and monitor orthodontic cases. Our team is a group of startup veterans with experience across healthcare, hospitality, tech, and finance at companies such as Lyft, Squarespace, WeWork, Blue Apron, and Clover Health.
We are looking for a VP of Retail Development to join the Candid™ team to who will be responsible for building and managing three distinct functions: the team that handles site selection, broker and landlord communications, lease negotiation, and financial planning; the construction and architecture organization; lastly, you will handle that team that runs ongoing facilities.
You’ll report directly into the Chief Growth Officer, and partner cross-functionally across the organization and with key outside stakeholders. The role is based in New York City. 
What You’ll Do
  • Spearhead our high-level strategy for rolling out and managing a nationwide network of retail intra-oral scanning centers
  • Manage a real estate team that will select, negotiate, and execute all LOI and lease negotiations in partnership with our Finance and Legal teams
  • Successfully monitor the process from site selection to lease signing to design to construction. Ensure external parties’ work moves in step with Candid’s internal teams and that any roadblocks are resolved swiftly
  • Ensure there is a real estate inventory pipeline in anticipation of rapid growth in new areas
  • Responsible for building a team to coordinate design and construction activities to include, but not limited to, architect, contractor and consultant solicitation, selection and contracting, design and construction document review, and construction management and administration.
  • Build a facilities’ team to be responsible for all Candid facilities, including improvements, grounds and plantings, utilities, mechanical/electrical systems, equipment and oversight of external vendors to reduce cost and ensure efficiency. 
What You’ll Need 
  • 10+ years of experience working in real estate, construction and facilities management, at least 5 years in-house, including considerable “in the field” experience. Experience in retail operations a plus
  • Track record of navigating leases from proposals and LOIs through final execution
  • Strong understanding of post lease work including coordinating architects, bidding GCs, construction, project management, and general build-out processes
  • Must have the experience and ability to lead a large scale, ground-up development and construction projects from inception through construction and final move-in.
  • Superb project management abilities, with a history of keeping complex projects moving
  • Financial modeling skills and understanding of real estate costs and pro forma sensitivities
  • Highly self-motivated and entrepreneurial leader who thrives in high-pressure, high-urgency situations
  • Ruthless prioritizer, with ability to adjust priorities on the fly as business needs evolve
  • Proven team builder and networker with demonstrated ability to manage, build, and oversee internal and third party teams
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of working time
Pay & Perks 
  • Competitive compensation and equity in the business
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Easy access to work - across the street from 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W trains, and around the block from the F and M
  • Commuter benefits
  • Significant discount on our customized treatment plans and aligners
  • You will grow a lot here. You’ll be surrounded by employees with deep experience in their field, who have a strong passion for doing great work and constantly learning
We continuously strive to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Additionally, this organization participates in E-Verify. 
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We are located in Union Square with easy access to work - across the street from Union Square Station, and around the block from the F and M.

An Insider's view of Candid™

What are some social events your company does?

We enjoy fun and diverse cultural programming involving food, activities, and wellness events. We often have bagel breakfasts and pizza parties, host office game nights and competitive field days, and start the morning with an in-office yoga or meditation. I love the autonomy everyone has on influencing & improving the culture!


Lead Recruiter

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We see so many people express interest in straightening their teeth, but a high percentage of those don’t end up going through with treatment. One of the goals of our team is to help foster and maintain that initial excitement about having a new smile, to give our customers the confidence and motivation to take that final step and do it!


Marketing Associate

How does the company support your career growth?

Candid supports my career by recognizing that my education and the company's growth have a positive relationship - an opportunity to learn something new presents itself every week.

At this company, I've learned that a business can thrive when it recognizes that business interests are human interests.


Project Management Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Candid, outcomes are everything. We aren't precious about our ideas and as such, the idea that proves the most value to the business is the one that wins - regardless of whether that comes from the CEO or an intern in their first week on the job! It can sound cliche, but for us that model really does result in everyone having strategic input.


Co-Founder / Head of Product

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I hold 1-1s biweekly with my direct reports, and bimonthly skip levels with indirects as well as generally keeping an open door policy to build relationships across the entire business.


Founder / CEO

What are Candid™ Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Candid is proud to partner with Smile Train, the international children's charity, to help provide safe, 100% free cleft lip and palate treatment to children around the globe.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
We have frequent happy hours - both impromptu weekly events and planned out culture committee "fun times!"
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Customized development tracks
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