Job title: Development Manager - Retail
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Real Estate and Property
Expertise: Real Estate & Property
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Job published: 05-11-2019
Job ID: 32306

Job Description

The main purpose of this position is to be accountable, plan and execute the development of new stores and remodelling of existing stores.

 

DUTIES:

Project management and accountability for the new store and revamp build process comprising of:

  • Liaison and management of all stakeholders for the design, conceptualization and execution of new builds and remodels
  • Management and Accountability for the IC approval process
  • IC (Investment Council) Approval: preparation and presentation of IC decks for capex approval.
  • Municipal approvals: lead the preparation and submission of all required plans and applications to ensure the site is fully permitted for proposed development with close collaboration with architects and Design & Construction Team within required timelines.
  • Costing, Scheduling and Supplier selection: Overall accountability for the build process with the aim of delivering the project according to agreed timelines, costs and quality parameters
  • Overall accountability of project timelines and costs

Site Selection & Alignment:

  • Identify and secure at least 7 new and 2 relocate sites annually using Equity Network Plan.
  • Plan Equity IC tours.

Optimization of the rental portfolio:

  • Lease Completion: post IC approval, complete lease negotiations with the support of Legal to execute lease agreements expeditiously
  • Management of existing leases

Managing of the Company’s maintenance function

  • Supervise and motivate the Maintenance Manager
  • Ensures that the Maintenance Manager coordinates work performed by outside vendors
  • Approves efficient repair schedules and reviews repair cost estimates
  • Prioritize the maintenance and repairs of company equipment and parts
  • Ensures control and monitor inventory
  • Implement safety policies and procedures for the department

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A tertiary qualification with preference to property studies
  • Further qualifications such as SAPOA or SACSC would be beneficial;
  • Strong understanding of property development
  • Experience in retail site conversions
  • Financial modelling skills;
  • Project management skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Broad network of contacts within the property industry