House Builder

Snr Land Manager

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Job description.


Aim of the role To effectively manage staff within the Land & Planning department. Ensure the land acquisition process is both cost effective and value improving for the business. Responsibilities and Duties

 To develop a local land strategy, implement, keep up to date and manage the risk to the Region’s land acquisition programme, ensuring the budget and land replacement requirements of the company are met

 To build and develop ongoing strong relationships at all levels with key individuals and interested parties in the land acquisition and planning process

 Provide and monitor land market activity on a continuing basis, and be both proactive and reactive in the market to opportunities you create and will come to your knowledge

 Be a proactive member of the local management team and successfully manage staff involved in the land, acquisition and planning process

 Understand and respect the strategic objectives of the Company business strategy, and ensure all team members (new and existing) are fully aware of its contents

 Work closely with the regional Land team and Project Managers to deliver timely off market opportunities at improved returns

 Develop and implement the land acquisition strategy through the identification, acquisition, monitoring and delivery of sustainable opportunities, negotiating contracts to achieve the most favourable terms and conditions

 Coordinate and assist with the management of the planning application process, working with key individuals both internally and externally to ensure successful delivery

 Ensure value improvement through smart land acquisition, outstanding management of the planning process, and cost efficiency

 Build a network of strong relationships with key contacts within the geographical area to monitor land and market activity, ensuring the Company becomes the partner of choice for any new land opportunities

 As a part of the management team, have a clear understanding of other Departments’ roles and responsibilities, contributing to the development of the local business strategy to ensure future development and growth

 Assist with the recruitment, retention and development of a strong Land, Planning and Technical Team

 Undertake regular performance reviews of members of the team, developing individual’s skills and knowledge and managing areas of concern in line with Company procedures

 Management of the land and development budget with close liaison with the business Head of Finance

 Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Director Page 2 of 2 Knowledge Skills and Experience

 A past history of securing land for a large home builder  Good contacts with landowners, agents, promoters and local authorities required

 Acquisition of suitable land on favourable terms, to meet business strategy

 Experience supporting successful planning applications both submitted and negotiated

 Development of strong relationships with key contacts internal and external

 Relevant experience gained as a Senior Manager or Land Director of a house building business

 Detailed knowledge of the land acquisition process, relevant legislation, geographical area of the business and its key contacts

 Basic knowledge of technical issues

 Commercial skills and acumen

 The role involves travel which requires a full Driving Licence

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Mike Hardy

Mike Hardy

Principal Consultant


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