Central England Co-Operative Careers

Acquisition Manager
Full Time

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Trading Development - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

We would welcome job share or part time options for this position.

We are currently looking for a highly commercial Acquisition Manager who can meet our defined business plans to secure and delivery our new development pipeline

Your negotiation skills and ability to build strong relationships will really come in to play as you identify analyse and assess potential new trading sites, through to managing the purchase of both freehold and leasehold new sites.

You will liaise with professional advisors, both legal and financial to progress contracts and ensure acquisitions are completed in a timely fashion and effectively presenting updates on new stores to the senior management team.

About you:

Successful candidates would preferably have a property related degree qualification and hold an MRICS Membership.

Previous experience in an acquisition role, ideally in a retail environment, with proven record in acquiring sites.

A solid understanding of the acquisition process from in house or agency perspective and have substantial experience of acquisition and disposal work

Knowledge and understanding of the legal process and requirements of property acquisitions and disposals

Knowledge and experience in property development and construction

Experience in written and oral representation at a senior management level

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.