Strategic Land Manager   

MF Freeman Group is a dynamic, family-owned group of companies with a heritage spanning more than 50 years. We operate a portfolio of divisions across residential and commercial property development, contracting and civils, plant hire, farming, forestry, strategic land and leisure. Our mission is ‘Building for a better future’. We strive to operate as a high-performance business and a learning-empowered organisation, which ensures the products and services we provide are of the highest quality. Through commitment and innovation, we believe in making a difference and continuing the growth of our business through investments in infrastructure, facilities, training and, most importantly, our people.

 

Due to 2019 growth plans we are now looking to recruit a Strategic Land Manager to play a key role within the business and be responsible for the identification, evaluation and acquisition of land in line with strategic land objectives and to ensure planning consents are obtained cost effectively and that maximum contribution is achieved from all land purchases.  Ideally you will have a proven track record within a managerial function currently working for a residential developer.  You will be a consummate team player and be willing to roll your ‘sleeves up’ to co-ordinate all aspects of land and planning functions. 

 

Key Responsibilities 

  1. Develop and implement land acquisition strategies through the identification, evaluation and negotiation of opportunities
  2. Manage the planning application process working with key individuals both internally and externally to enable projects to be ready for construction
  3. Operate within key parameters relating to budgeted land investment, contribution and ROCE levels and desired location
  4. Manage the contractual obligations in land purchase contracts.
  5. Deliver the full potential and optimum value for Company assets.

 

Person specification

You will have a degree level qualification (preferably land/property related) or be of graduate calibre with sufficient experience in acquiring and identifying land for development. Membership of a professional body such as RICS would be a distinct advantage.  A thorough knowledge of the planning process and planning law within the UK will help you develop solutions to legal, planning and environmental complications.  You will be able to demonstrate a partnering approach to your work.  The role requires you to be results driven and commercially astute. 

 

The offer includes

  • Competitive salary and car allowance
  • Annual company bonus scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Private Healthcare