My client is a National House Builder and due to securing their presence within the Midlands region, they are looking to significantly expand over the next 18 months and as such are recruiting to enhance their current Land Team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious Associate Land Director to join a rapidly expanding company at a very exciting time.
The main purpose of your role will be to lead and manage the divisional Land & Planning Department You will be responsible for all land purchase activity by contributing to and overseeing the ultimate acquisition of quality development locations across the region in order for land targets to be met. You will also ensure that the maximum contribution is achieved from all land purchases.
Responsible for all projects from initial site identification, appraisal and approval to the point of purchase and implementable planning consent being obtained, in line with approved budgets.
The post holder will have corporate governance responsibilities which extends across all business areas and which require the post holder to actively promote best practice throughout the company.
Working alongside the Divisional Directors, you will have overall business responsibility for the management of the division; including the general running of the division, setting budgets, minimising risks, maximising opportunities, achieving the division's targets; and seeking to positively influence the progression and growth of the division.
Responsible for effectively managing the division's Land function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, the Department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the division's operating profit and increases the value added to the division.
To Maintain a high profile with external property contacts by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with local authorities, local agents, land owners and other developers within the Divisional geographical area, in pursuit of opportunities for the company.
Act as a conduit between the Land and other internal departments, together with other Homes Divisions and Group, to ensure opportunities are optimised and effective working relationships are developed to assist in the land acquisition process.
Responsibility for site appraisals ensuring that acquisition proposals are presented in an objective and professional manner
Liaison with the Technical Department and responsible for appointment of external professionals and consultants
Overall responsibility for all land purchase activity and for maintaining the division's land schedule.
Ensuring that land procurement is compliant with annual budgets and forecasts and that the Divisions' and Groups' requirements for land acquisition are fully complied with.
Contribute to the Annual Strategy Plan and, in consultation with the MD/RD and other divisional directors, devise and implement appropriate land acquisition strategies within the division.
Responsible for all projects from initial site identification, appraisal and approval to the point of purchase and implementable planning consent being obtained, in line with budgets; and for liaising with all internal departments and external consultants/authorities accordingly.
Ensuring the right calibre of staff are recruited in accordance with company policy and procedures.
Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure they are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company's needs.
Ensure the department operates in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
Comply with responsibilities as laid down in the Group's Health & Safety Policy in order to ensure a safe environment within the department.
Prepare papers for inclusion in division Board Pack; update the divisional Board and Management team on potential and existing land acquisitions.
Attend Management meetings and Land/Planning meetings and keep the management team fully informed of issues and progress.
Personal characteristics/qualifications and skills:
A proven track record in land purchase is essential
A sector associated qualification/degree
You will have advanced negotiation skills with tact and the ability to influence other people with clear, professional communication skills and confidence to present in meetings.
A strong motivated leader able to motivate his/her team
Currently or previously working for a leading residential developer
A strong network of contacts in the land acquisition sector
Determined, hungry and ambitious.
In return for your skills, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary, dependent on experience, a company car or car allowance and a fully comprehensive company benefits package. In addition, you will also have the opportunity of working with a successful and vastly growing business with multiple career opportunities.
If this role is of interest to you, please forward your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply via the link.