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Operating Manager / Asset management

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Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an owner, developer and operator of sustainable, high-quality real estate assets in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States. The Group operates 78 shopping centres in 12 countries, including 45 which carry the iconic Westfield brand. These centres attract over 900 million visits annually and provide a unique platform for retailers and brands to connect with consumers. URW also has a portfolio of high-quality offices, 10 convention and exhibition venues in Paris, and a €3 Bn development pipeline of mainly mixed-use assets. Currently, its €52 Bn portfolio is 87% in retail, 6% in offices, 5% in convention and exhibition venues, and 2% in services (as at December 31, 2022). URW is a committed partner to major cities on urban regeneration projects, through both mixed-use development and the retrofitting of buildings to industry-leading sustainability standards. These commitments are enhanced by the Group’s Better Places 2030 agenda, which strives to make a positive environmental, social and economic impact on the cities and communities where URW operates. URW’s stapled shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Paris (Ticker: URW), with a secondary listing in Australia through Chess Depositary Interests. The Group benefits from a BBB+ rating from Standard & Poor’s and from a Baa2 rating from Moody’s. 

We are currently looking for a:

Operating Manager / Asset management
Leidschendam Westfield mall of the Netherlands
(1 FTE)

The position
The Operating/Asset management team is responsible for the long and short term vision, from concept to execution including development and investment with rolling out the URW group strategy in each one of our assets. The team leads a multi-disciplinary asset team and is in charge of all business operations with a focus on profitability, asset value and sustainability.
In the course of its functions, the Operating/Asset management team fosters entrepreneurial culture, creativity and initiative taking as core levers for value creation.

As the Operating Manager for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in the Netherlands, you are the leader of the team(s) working for the asset(s) and your responsibility is to manage and grow (one of) our prime shopping and/or city centres in The Netherlands. Our Dutch real estate portfolio includes: Westfield Mall of Netherlands, Stadshart Amstelveen and Stadshart Zoetermeer

Together with the Senior Operating/Asset Manager, You are accountable to prepare the short and long term strategy for your asset and responsible for its execution. The value creation strategy and vision includes positioning, leasing strategy and product mix, development, investment, marketing, layout and design and innovation projects. Your story is supported by thorough financial analysis and sound rationale.

The Operating Manager is the heart of the value creation process aligning the asset team consisting of members from other departments such as leasing, centre management, finance, commercial partnerships, technical management and marketing. The role includes coordination of colleagues from different departments and stepping in when it comes to tough negotiations or decisions. You are the engine to make it happen!

Your key responsibilities are:
Preparation of the 5-year strategic and financial business plan together with Senior Operating Manager;
leading and monitoring of asset strategy execution (leasing strategy and product mix, marketing, layout, design and innovation projects), holding the helicopter view and the vision on the asset;
management and coordination of extension and/or renovation projects, leasing activities together with project teams;
keeping up to date understanding of (retail) real estate market, retail, and other uses of real estate, driving change of the asset using new ideas and opportunities;
actively drive priorities from NRI/cash flow towards leasing and project targets, drive deals forward and participate in key tenant negotiations;
responsible for asset’s P&L and Capex, aligning operations with financial reporting. Actuals review and financial forecasting of cash flow short term and long term;
responsible for asset revaluation, ERV process, vacancy and other financial KPI´s on periodical basis together with the Finance department.

What we are looking for
3-5 years of work experience, for example within real estate, asset management, retail industry, management consultant companies or business development.
Master’s degree in Business Management, Economy, Finance, Real Estate Management or Engineering.
Understanding and genuine interest in dynamic nature of retail sector, global consumer trends including omni-channel retail, retail & experience in shopping and/or city centres.
People driven, who believes teamwork is key.
Experience in working in project mode, stakeholder management and commercial negotiations.
Creative and commercial mindset, financial acumen and analytical skills.
Hands on but can easily switch to a more strategic vision .
Strong communication, presentation, negotiation, and project management skills.
Fluent in Dutch and English.

What we offer
a position for 40 hours a week;
competitive salary depending on your experience;
secondary conditions such as 32 vacation days based on 40 hours a week, target bonus, travel allowance or NS Business Card, pension scheme, group health insurance, lunch compensation, etc.;
plenty of opportunities to develop yourself;
the possibility to partly work from home.

What is important to us
The following values bring us together and guide our actions. They are the foundation of who we are today and who we will be tomorrow: BOLDNESS We operate with an ambitious vision – EXCELLENCE We deliver positive and sustainable impact – TEAMWORK We unite diverse talent to succeed – ETHICS We build on trust and transparency – PASSION We love what we achieve together – OWNERSHIP We are action-oriented and accountable.
What is important to us is to welcome personalities that are committed, team player, full of positive energy and ready to  grow within an international company. We offer a collaborative, innovative and achievement focused culture with unique opportunities for growth. We strive for excellence and our culture fosters autonomy, innovation and collective power of our employees. If you are looking for a stimulating and empowering missions, promoting teamwork and challenge on a daily basis, do not hesitate to apply!

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, experience and skills. We believe that diversity plays an important part in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences.
We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and other legally protected characteristics.

Organisatie: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
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