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Acquisitions Manager

Acquisitions Manager

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    Built Environment

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car, pension, bonus

  • Contact:

    Stephen Brandsma

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Are you an Acquisitions Manager looking for your next opportunity? Do you want to work for a diversified retail and hospitality group helping them find the sites they need to fulfil their growth ambitions? Do you want the opportunity to benefit from a lucrative Acquisition Manager bonus scheme? If your answer is "Yes" then this is one you don't want to miss.

Are client is a leading operator of food retail and café outlets in the South of England. They have an excellent reputation as a business and an employer. As Acquisitions Manager you will identify and convert opportunities to grow the business through the acquisition, extension and consolidation of profitable food retail space, in line with strategic objectives.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to;

  • Site finding
  • Property Assessment
  • Negotiations and Board approvals
  • Post-Exchange duties

Your performance will be measured based on;

  • Sites - numbers of new store openings/businesses acquired, versus Strategic Plan targets.
  • Lease terms - deals secured are commercially viable and are on best terms achievable given the current highly competitive retail property market.
  • Financial - growth in sales and profit achieved versus capex business case, including achievement of budgeted launch timings.

As the successful Acquisitions Manager you will be;

  • A well-networked individual within the real estate sector with extensive experience of the retail property market, site acquisition and development processes, with a strong knowledge of the convenience small format food store market.
  • Good understanding of land/property values and rentals across the trading area.
  • A pragmatic approach to combining data outputs with observation and experience to produce rapid, sound commercial judgments on site and business opportunities.
  • A skilled and tactful negotiator, effective in a variety of scenarios, from dealings with national developers through to independent landlords and business owners.
  • Confident influencer and decision maker with proven ability to drive tough negotiations and maintain competitive advantage.
  • Good geographical knowledge of the UK retail landscape generally and the target trading territory and strategic focus areas.
  • Excellent presentation skills, effective at Board level and confident in situations where conflict may arise, eg public consultation meetings.
  • A well-developed network of national and regional contacts in the retail sector with a strong leaning towards the convenience store sector, both agency and retailer-based.
  • Preferably be qualified with a real estate-related degree and be a member of the RICS.
  • Car driver, prepared to travel extensively across the south of England including occasional overnight stops.

On offer to the successful candidate;

On offer to the successful Acquisitions Manager is a competitive base salary car or car allowance, enhanced pension, private medical and holiday allowance and a highly lucrative bonus scheme for Acquisitions Managers

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