Estates Manager

Ref: MON11238
Salary: Competitive
Department: Property
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Our story began with one man and his vision; to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted artisan clothes from faraway places to the markets of London. It is a journey that started on a hippy commune in Ibiza, 1970, and finished with an overland trip east, through Afghanistan and India. Now found in West London, we’re creating vibrant products, and sharing endless discovery.

We are now looking for an Estates Manager to lead our Property team. This role plays a pivotal part in managing our real estate interests across our portfolio; leading on acquisitions, lease renewals/re-negotiations and disposals in line with agreed strategy, to ensure the best terms are achieved. Alongside this, the individual in this role will manage the business’s Head Office and Distribution locations and will lead and mentor a small internal property team.

What will you do as an Estates Manager?

You will be ultimately responsible for all property-related matters within the group, focussing on the retail store estate but also the Group’s head office and warehouse.

With assistance from external property consultants and the internal team, you will:

  • Play a lead role in delivering the property plan to ensure the business is in the right locations to maximise sales and profitability.
  • Negotiate with landlords on lease terms, both financial and contractual to ensure the most cost-effective management of the portfolio.
  • Research and provide 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 and manage the process on service charge, business rates and insurance to ensure these are as cost effective as possible for the business.
  • Manage the businesses legal advisors to ensure optimum lease wording and risk mitigation.
  • Own the property database to ensure all information is kept up to date.

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Significant experience in a hands-on property role, preferably within the retail sector, with experience negotiating with landlords and/or surveyors.
  • Great commercial acumen and understanding of store profitability models.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Effective communications skills, including with senior directors and/or business owners.
  • Proven leadership in managing and developing a team and managing third party advisors.
  • Existing relationships with retail landlords and tenants
  • MRICS qualification would be advantageous.

What will we offer you in return?

  • Competitive salary and the option to participate in the Company bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on-campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

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