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Career Opportunities: Regional Development Manager (204688)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/08/2017

Job Category:

Property & Real Estate / Property Development

Job description:


Be part of the Woolworths Property Group - An exciting opportunity for a Regional Development Manager to join the Woolworths team based at our Norwest Office in Sydney has become available.

About Us

Founded in 1924, Woolworths Limited is Australia's largest retailer with more than 3,000 stores across Australia and New Zealand employing more than 195 000 people. Woolworths Ltd manages some of Australia's most recognised and trusted brands including Woolworths, Caltex Woolworths, Countdown, Dan Murphy's, BWS, Langtons, Cellarmasters, Big W, and ALH.


We endeavour to create a world class experience for our customers across all of our stores and platforms.
From retail operations at the heart of every community in Australia to commercial and expertise support functions that operate globally we’re a large company with a heart - our people are everything.

The Woolworths Property group is accountable for all property undertakings of the organisation. It exists to provide comprehensive proactive property solutions to support Woolworths Retail businesses and their future growth.


The Regional Development Manager proactively converts opportunities into best retail facilities that are delivered, from acquisition to completion, in a timely manner at better than market. Woolworths developments complement the community and environment and provide superior customer amenity.


Tasks to be performed by the Regional Development Manager are:

  • Work with Property Management to develop and implement strategies to deliver network plan including identifying and sourcing retail and mixed use development sites through varied acquisition strategies, for future activity that supports the growth of Woolworths business.
  • Achievement internal and authority approvals for projects that maximise amenity and financial outcome for Woolworths and satisfy long terms community outcomes.
  • Maintain and grow key relationships with external landowners and Developers
  • Timely and accurate reporting on active Developments and Property Strategies
  • Visionary/competitive & strategic approach to planning of retail centres and mixed use developments (including commercial and residential)
  • Delivery of projects that meet or exceed benchmarks


Key skills required:

  • Tertiary Property Degree and 5-8 years of experience in similar/related position
  • Recent demonstrated experience in site acquisition, design and planning approvals for retail and/or mixed-use (commercial or residential) developments
  • Experience in leading a team to deliver, lease and open retail and/or mixed-use (commercial or residential) centres
  • Broad knowledge of property economics, legislation, valuation, planning, property law, deal structures
  • Knowledge of Design/Architecture concepts
  • Understanding and experience in liaising with local government and authorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of and experience with financial planning and analysis and well developed commercial acumen
  • Project Planning experience and experience in managing others
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy
  • Negotiating and leadership skill


What we offer


  • A career with Woolworths will both challenge and reward you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career. You will have exposure to highly skilled people and access to a host of staff benefits including:
  • Attractive Remuneration Package - including base salary, Tool of Trade motor vehicle, super and incentive scheme.
  • Added Benefits - Including staff discount, free parking, corporate healthcare options
  • Training and Education - We pride ourselves in helping you realise your potential.
  • An exciting career - As our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people
  • Flexibility and Autonomy



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