Head of Land / Senior Land Manager / Land Manager – Suffolk
Persimmon Homes Suffolk has a vacancy for a Senor Land Manager or Head of Land to join their successful and growing land and planning team. This role will be based in the regional office in Great Blakenham with a geographical area operating across Suffolk, North Essex and the A14 corridor.
Who are we?
Building around 16,000 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide; Persimmon is one of the UK’s leading house-builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We believe our quality really differentiates us from the competition. In fact, our reputation is built on quality. We build quickly and efficiently and expect a lot from our office and site teams, however in turn we’ll reward you for your commitment and hard work and recognise your contribution to the business.
As a Head of Land or Senior Land Manager you will primarily identify and assess land opportunities against company criteria and lead on planning, technical and financial appraisal of sites. Your duties will include the close coordination of information for offers to be made on sites and managing and collating information from external consultants and internal departments to ensure that offers are made on time.
You will be responsible for overseeing the strategic land strategy for the region and be experienced in acquiring land on both an immediate and strategic basis. Ideally you will have experience of negotiating and exercising option agreements and identify a number of large sites to be delivered on a phased basis over the medium – longer term.
You will report to the Managing Director. The MD will support and develop you in the way Persimmon operate, empowering you to run with deals, but always on hand to discuss areas for improvement. They will give you clear objectives. You will need to learn to be adaptable and strong in your management style with a consistent approach with internal architects, engineers, surveyors and external consultants and land owners.
If this sounds appealing to you we will require:
A sufficient level of land buying and management expertise with knowledge of land agents in the Suffolk area with some knowledge of the local planning environment. Someone who is self motivated, has the ability to lead teams, is ambitious and has a good work ethic. Confidence and numeracy with proven negotiation skills are essential for this role. A degree in a relevant property related subject is highly desirable.
What’s in it for you?
A competitive salary and benefits package including a contributory pension, life insurance, company car / car allowance, healthcare and a generous bonus. Above all an honest, driven approach which offers the chance to work with some great people in a challenging environment!
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