Estates and Acquisitions Surveyor

Ref: MON10425
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: Property
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

We have a strong brand with many talented people in the business along with a loyal customer base who knows our heritage.  We put people first and pride ourselves in attracting, developing, retaining and inspiring our talent.
We are looking to appoint an Estates and Acquisitions Surveyor to join our Property function, reporting to our Head of Property.

What you will do as an Estates and Acquisitions Surveyor

• Responsible for assisting the Head of Property in delivering all property-related matters within the group and delivering the Property Strategy for the UK & ROI, liaising and working with internal an expertise and stakeholders where required.
• Work alongside the Head of Property to ensure cost effective & efficient management of the portfolio.
• Using own knowledge and that of external agencies, select the best and most cost-effective store locations.
• Prepare approval papers and materials for presentation to board members at regular Property Board Meetings.
• Ensure the effective management of company property database to ensure it is comprehensively updated and maintained in relation to lease expiries, break clause options and rent reviews, storage leases, sublets.
• Lead the negotiations with landlords / property agents and ensure effective legal support in place to deliver the best contractual lease terms and to maximise value to Monsoon Group.
• Work with the Construction / Maintenance teams to ensure issues are appropriately managed with landlords and to minimise costs to Monsoon.
• Assist with the management of rent reviews, service charges and business rates on all stores, with a combination of in-house and external resource as appropriate ensuring best practice and effective cost control
• Assist in the setting of appropriate property budget ensuring effective control of property and external supplier/agency costs.
• Obtain from external parties’ data relating to footfall, market share/opportunities and identify other measurement criteria that will enable the Company to evaluate sites in high street, shopping centre and transportation hub locations.
• Develop effective relationships with key existing / potential landlords to support the delivery of the Property plan.
• Manage acquisitions, lease renewals, disposals, rent reviews - taking into account local market conditions and driving maximum value to the business.
• Ensure the effective management of external suppliers of the estates management function.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships within key internal stakeholders in retail operations, finance and brand merchandise. Conducting regular meetings to review action plans and to create reports and materials for board approval.
• Ensure legal matters relating to Property leases are effectively managed working closely with external legal representatives and internal legal team.
• Manage and develop effective relationships with key suppliers.
• Maintain a broad external network keeping up to date with key developments in the Retail property market.

What you will need to succeed as an Estates and Acquisitions Surveyor
• MRICS or equivalent
• Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience operating within the Retail property market
• Full understanding of the negotiation process aligned to lease arrangements.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to co-ordinate competing priorities, whilst ensuring accurate and timely data capture.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines where required.
• Results driven, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure.
• Strong planning and organisational skills.
• Networking skills to develop and maintain key internal and external relationships.
• Based on sound understanding of the property market and extensive local knowledge.
• Results driven, self-motivated and ability to work under pressure.
• Demonstration of a strong understanding of prevailing retail market trends and developments within the retail sector

What are we like to work for?
If you're ambitious, have an appetite to learn and develop your career with in Property & Estates Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  You will enjoy a fantastic benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, performance related discretionary bonus, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of Voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and theatre shows, tailor made dentist plans and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!
If you feel you have the potential to become our Estates & Acquisitions Surveyor, please apply via our website



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