A dynamic, effective and proven leader with the ability to achieve results, build and motivate teams. An insistence upon excellence which has lead to a comprehensive record of achievement delivered within high profile international environments to precise criteria. A professional and analytical decision maker responsible for the planning and implementation of projects. First-class communication and interpersonal skills,
A dynamic, effective and proven leader with the ability to achieve results, build and motivate teams. An insistence upon excellence which has lead to a comprehensive record of achievement delivered within high profile international environments to precise criteria. A professional and analytical decision maker responsible for the planning and implementation of projects. First-class communication and interpersonal skills, possessing the expertise to operate and communicate at all levels in large international organisations.
Entrepreneurial and commercial decision maker.
Property acquisition, from site identification and appraisal to planning submission and construction.
Leadership and interpersonal skills.
Planning and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in all environments.
Confident and energetic with the will to succeed.
Property Director @ Strategic responsibility for overseeing the acquisition and construction of new stores and warehouses as well as developing and optimizing the existing portfolio.
Responsible for overseeing an investment budget of € 50 million per year.
Management of a team of 35 property professionals and associated budgets.
Additional Board responsibility for Procurement, Logistics and Health and Safety. From October 2011 to Present (4 years 3 months) Regional Property Director @ Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, responsible for all property matters within the M25, South East, Wales, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Responsible for the role out of the new convenience store concept across London against a backdrop of demanding time-scales. Key responsibility for developing strategy and ensuring operational compatibility of new sites as well as proving the business case for the new format. Developing and overseeing the expansion strategy, from site identification and acquisition to submission of planning and construction/fit out. Project responsibility for mixed use projects with a combined GDV of £100 million. Responsible for leading and managing a team of 20 property professionals, as well as the external consultant
and agency teams. Additional UK wide role providing corporate evidence at public inquiries relating to Appeal and Call in inquiries. From April 2007 to September 2011 (4 years 6 months) London, United KingdomDevelopment Executive @ Responsible for the Lidl UK expansion programme in Wales and the West, both new sites and extensions. Sourcing and converting acquisition opportunities. Responsibility for appointing consultants, liaison with agents and managing a team of acquisition and construction managers. The role included leading contract and planning negotiations. From March 2005 to April 2007 (2 years 2 months) Cardiff, United KingdomProperty Manager @ Reporting directly to the Property Director, key responsibilities included, reviewing land acquisition contracts in order to identify possible risks to the company before briefing the board. Reviewing existing and writing new UK property procedures. From August 2004 to March 2005 (8 months) London, United KingdomAcquisition/Project Manager @ Specific responsibility for store acquisition and construction within the Stuttgart region. Key tasks included liaison with the local authority and synchronising the build process, in order to ensure projects were brought in on time and on budget. Every second weekend was spent in store learning the retail side of the business and improving language skills. From February 2004 to August 2004 (7 months) Acquisition Manager @ Sep 2003 – Feb 2004 London
Responsible for land acquisition within Berkshire and West London. Responsible for preliminary negotiations with vendors and local authorities as well as facilitating and submitting planning applications. From September 2003 to February 2004 (6 months) London, United KingdomCaptain @ Specific responsibility for training, immediate personnel and personal issues. A mandate for the organisation, development and leadership of the team. Also command responsibility on operations and deployments. From August 1998 to September 2003 (5 years 2 months)
Master’s Degree, Surveying @ The College of Estate Management From 2005 to 2008 BSc Hons, Surveying @ Sheffield Hallam University From 1994 to 1998 Jonathan Watkins is skilled in: Property development, Strategy, Negotiation, Business Strategy
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