Development Manager

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    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £110000.00 per annum + plus Bonus + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Rob Joslin

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Position: Development Manager

Location: London (with travel)

Salary: £90,000 to £110,000 plus bonus & benefits

An independent hospitality and development company owned by a global art gallery are recruiting a UK based Development Manager to support the Property Director in delivering a pipeline of projects in London, Scotland, Yorkshire, LA, and New York. This is a leadership role to take responsibility for all aspects of delivery of build to hold and operate projects from feasibility and land acquisition through to opening and defects sign off. This is a unique organization who embrace local community and promote through a celebration of culture, customs, food, and drink that make each site truly original.

About the role

This role requires travel in the UK & Europe, potentially worldwide as business demands may require. The focus of the role is on all actual and future hospitality projects working closely with and reporting to the Property Director and close liaison with others in the business.

  • Manage construction and development on sites with external project teams; both for new projects and for internal refurbishment or enhancement projects
  • Manage all stages of FF&E procurement
  • Develop third party supplier relationships and coordinate with other stakeholders and multi-disciplinary experts
  • Providing assurance to the Executive team that all projects are being properly managed and delivered
  • Encourage the maximization of time, cost and quality
  • Build and manage relationships within the wider business to ensure the appropriate internal resources are available to address project related issues
  • Oversee and manage post completion handover issues on defects and warranty process, in conjunction with the operations teams as appropriate
  • Assist where necessary on all programme, procurement and reporting as directed
  • Primarily be responsible for the management, negotiation and coordination of all suppliers and other direct procurement packages to ensure best value
  • Manage project coordination and communication between internal decision makers and delegated project delivery teams
  • Remain aware of stakeholder needs and desires to ensure plans remain stakeholder focused
  • Work with colleagues to seek continuous improvement and agree areas of best practice
  • Set meeting agenda and chair meetings as necessary
  • Prepare monthly reports, showing track against time, quality and cost as well as other key issues
  • Develop mitigation strategies to minimize or remove risks
  • Ensure project handovers to operations teams are effective and allow timely and proper operation of the completed business
  • Produce budgets and cost estimates for potential capital projects across the portfolio

About you

  • Thorough understanding of the planning process and how to implement development projects
  • Detailed understanding of strategic procurement
  • Diligent mind set with a key eye for detail and commercial awareness
  • Understanding of building construction and services
  • Identify and apply legislation relevant to providing a professional service
  • Able to multitask in order to handle competing priorities
  • Able to act as ambassador for the company, protecting and promoting its good name and reputation at all times
  • Genuine interest in growing as an individual and developing skill set with view to take on more responsibility in time
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Ideally experience in delivery hospitality projects
  • Experience of managing multiple projects
  • Experience of budget preparation, monitoring and change management

If you are interested in working for a company where people are the heart of their operations, and the places they operate really are captivating and offer unforgettable experiences at every touch point, please contact Rob Joslin (Director) on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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