Property Cost Manager

Property and Store Formats

Job Number: 23168

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent


Property Cost Manager





To support the Head of Operational Costs with leading, developing & managing our national teams of external professional Quantity Surveyors and Cost Managers. Oversee the cost planning processes to meet programme timelines to required financial models and in line with our business standards. To oversee and support all cost management services, controls, governance, value engineering and cost reporting. To oversee our team & function’s cost reduction strategy


Key Responsibilities


•    To oversee annual Property cost expenditure of c.£40m & all associated cost management
•    Support our supplier relationships to ensure we achieve the best value at all times.
•    Support all cost management services, Service Level Agreements for third party cost management practices, cost tracking actuals & forecast expenditure against budgets & approvals
•    Oversee cost governance for Property, including supporting internal capital approval processes on behalf of the team & collating cost information for Board papers & presentations.
•    Regularly conduct and share our cost performance against market & industry benchmarking data.
•    To support and contribute to SMART objectives associated with an annual cost reduction agenda
•    Support accurate reporting to Finance of our Fixed Asset Register (FAR), and pull FAR reports together to support projects, as needed.
•    Develop and maintain standard documentation, templates and procedures to facilitate the efficient and transparent management of construction costs.
•    Monitor spend of projects and support PM’s with company policy & governance compliance
•    Support project teams with the timely close out of projects, including ensuring suppliers have invoiced and we have cashed out in accordance with our forecasting.
•    Deliver opportunities to our construction project managers to save costs or improve delivery times for construction and transformation projects


Skills & Experience

•    An experienced, capable & driven Cost Manager / Quantity Surveyor. 
•    Highly analytical with the ability to analyse large volumes of data to form sound conclusions, make appropriate recommendations & see through incremental changes & improvements 
•    A good level of experience working in a similar / comparable / complementary role within a fast-paced, multi-site retail operation (such as Cost Manager or Quantity Surveyor)
•    Market tendering & retail construction & fit out experience. 
•    Degree qualified in an appropriate discipline (such as Accounting, Quantity Surveying, Mathematics)

Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.