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New Business Manager (Land & Acquisitions)

What you'll do
We’re looking for someone exceptional who wants to make a difference and strives in a challenging environment. If you have a proven track record of sourcing and acquiring land with experience of managing the acquisition process from identification, diligence, offer, contract, purchase, planning, through to pre-start on the sites, a fabulous opportunity has arisen to join us as a New Business Manager (Land & Acquisitions).

In this exciting new role, you’ll lead on securing a programme of sites within a region for development for a range of tenures, including commercial operations. You’ll be responsible for sourcing and securing new development opportunities to deliver Optivo’s growth targets and for the acquisition of land and securing planning consents and partnership deals, including procuring construction contracts. You’ll also appraise schemes and produce reports for officer level groups and Committees to secure approval to enter into contracts. You’ll liaise with all internal client departments (construction, sales and marketing, operations, asset, finance governance) to secure agreement to acquire sites and ensure competing priorities are resolved.

What you'll need
You’ll be an experienced Land Manager, Acquisitions Manager or New Business Manager with a proven track record of sourcing and acquiring a programme of new land development opportunities. You’ll have experience of maintaining strong relationships with local authorities, local agents as well as landowners in order to have a good steer on what sites are available in the area.

You’ll have experience of sourcing and securing land for developments with responsibility overseeing site appraisals, acquisition approval and obtaining planning consent on land. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form long relationships with vendors, developers, consultants, valuers, local authorities and other key partners. You’ll be skilled at securing new business opportunities in a highly competitive environment, being able to produce and interpret KPIs and Management Information to support the comprehensive growth of your team.

The role will work with a range of residents and colleagues, so a positive approach to collaborative team working is essential. You’ll need to live our one team culture.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 11pm. Interview date: Wednesday 24 February 2021 (Interviews will take place via Microsoft teams).

What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.

Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.

New Business Manager (Land & Acquisitions)

Sittingbourne, Kent
£71,301 pa + car allowance and excellent benefits

Published on 26 Feb 2021