Senior Asset Manager

Property and Store Formats

Job Number: 3201

Location: Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

DESCRIPTION

Working closely with the Head of Property Assets & Estate, you will help define and implement the Dixons Carphone Property Strategy across the UK & Ireland retail estate. This will include acquisitions, disposals, surrenders and lease renewals. Your portfolio will be c.500 stores with a total property cost of c.£150m.

You will also lead a team of two Asset Managers to manage annual acquisition budgets of c. £2m

 

You will

  • Manage a portfolio of c. 500 stores with a property cost of c. £150m p.a.
  • Work with and manage a team of external consultants (including agents, solicitors & building surveyors), undertaking property transactions that deliver the property strategy, including Acquisitions, Disposals, Lease Renewals, Sublets and Lease Re-gears.
  • Dispose of stores (both trading and non-trading) and minimise our exposure to vacant property costs where possible.
  • Manage key internal stakeholders including store development, retail operations and finance
  • Work closely with the Store Development team to deliver new store fit-out and refits in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with process and to ensure all schemes are on the One Programme and are regularly kept up-to-date.
  • Provide a comprehensive property management service assisting retail, formats, finance, store construction and any other functions with any consents, dispute resolution or property management as appropriate.
  • Manage the business budgeting process for rent, rates, service charge and other property costs, liaising with finance and other departments as appropriate.
  • Lead a team of 2 Asset Managers including being responsible for personal development and performance management.

 

You will have

  • Relevant experience within an in-house property team for a national retailer, ideally with a wide range of store formats
  • Experience in retail property, new store acquisitions, disposals, estate management and budgetary controls
  • A strong network of external property contacts
  • MRICS qualified
  • Strong negotiation skills and a good communicator at all levels