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Luton, Bedfordshire Lidl
Acquisitions Manager (Luton)


£45,000 - £60,000 per annum 35 days' holiday (pro rata) 10% in-store discount Pension scheme

Everyone who works at Lidl brings something unique to the table - but we also have a whole lot in common. We're curious, collaborative, and ready to make a tangible impact on where we work.

Just like you.

At the heart of turning our ambitious expansion plans into reality lies our dynamic Property department in Luton, playing a critical role in growing our market share is our talented Acquisition team. You will be responsible for the expansion and management of our current portfolio, you will be involved in the full acquisition cycle from initial planning, through to ongoing asset management. You will be developing relationships with key third parties along the way such as landlords and developers.

Working in a unique environment like ours, you can expect and look forward to driving the full development and planning processes from concept to completion, which means exceptional communication and negotiation skills are crucial, as is the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines! You will get full support and training from the Regional Head of Property and other members of the Property Team.

Based out of our regional property office in Northfleet you will be expected to be in the office or in your patch a minimum of 3 to 4 days a week.

"To keep in Line with company structure this role will be called Acquisitions Consultant internally".

What you'll do

  • Identifying, negotiating, and acquiring freehold and leasehold deals to build new stores with support from the Regional Head of Property or Senior Acquisitions Consultant
  • Undertake site inspections, development appraisals, manage site, legal and planning due diligence on all opportunities with support from the Regional Head of Property or Senior Acquisitions Consultant
  • Managing planning applications from original submission through to consent and discharge of conditions with support from the Property Team
  • Assisting all expansion, relocation, and improvement projects to our current infrastructure
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with local authorities, agents, landlords, tenants, and developers
  • Driving the full development and planning process from initial concept to final completion with regular support from The Regional Head of Property.
  • Real estate management of our freehold and leasehold assets

What you'll need

  • Degree-level educated or comparable qualification (2:2 minimum) ideally in a relevant discipline
  • Ideally, working towards or recently qualified MRICS preferably with experience in acquisitions and planning
  • Experience working in retail acquisitions is preferable
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Sound commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A highly analytical mind
  • The ability to multi-task and handle conflicting deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • A full driving licence and the flexibility to travel throughout the UK

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary starting from £45,000 - £60,000 (depending on experience) with 35 days' holiday per year (pro rata) you will also get a fully expensed company car. We also recognise that different people value different benefits, based on different lifestyles, and needs, which is why we offer arrange of additional benefits including but not limited to:

  • Fully expensed Company Car
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension scheme
  • Plus, more of the perks you deserve.

To find out a Lidl bit more visit our benefits page to see for yourself!

If you're ready to get stuck in, want to get more out of your career and make a real difference, find your place at Lidl, and apply now.

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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