Acquisition Manager / Senior Acquisition Manager

Employer
Beach Baker Property Recruitment
Location
England
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
31 May 2022
Reference
RSB/888742

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Acquisition Manager / Senior Acquisition Manager

Introduction

Beach Baker are delighted to be working with Loungers as retained advisors on a new and exciting opportunity within their in house property team.

Loungers plc are an award-winning hospitality business, established in 2002, with annual net turnover of more than £200m with 195 sites across England and Wales

About Loungers plc

Loungers operates two brands; Lounge which are café bars and Cosy Club which are bar / restaurants.

Lounges are predominantly located in market towns and the suburbs of major cities, whereas Cosy Clubs are found in city centres.

Loungers are the fastest-growing all-day operator of scale in the UK and have consistently outperformed the wider UK hospitality sector over the past three years.

The group floated on the AIM stock exchange in April 2019 and currently have 195 sites spread across England and Wales and continue to expand at a rate of 25+ new sites per/year.

The Loungers Team

As the fastest growing and most successful café/restaurant group in the country, this is a great time to be joining a business which has a real focus on people, development and being the very best in the sector.

Loungers has retained its entrepreneurial spirit and each site as a real 'home from home' local community atmosphere and every Lounge is given a unique and individual name, often with reference to the history of the area. The independent feel of each Lounge creates community engagement and customer loyalty across high streets throughout the country.

Lounges and Cosy clubs trade from 9am until late, providing a genuine all day offer that appeals to a hugely broad demographic, often changing throughout the day. The differentiation this provides has enabled the Group to deliver significant and consistent like-for-like sales out-performance.

Purpose of the role

Forming a key part of the acquisitions team, you will identify and acquire suitable new sites that fit the acquisition strategy and continued growth of the business.

This role will involve

You will ensure the quality of the new sites enhances profitability, business performance and drives the growth of the company.

You will ideally have an exceptional knowledge of both towns and cities across the UK and be able to interpret and utilise market data to identify the very best locations for future Lounges and Cosy Clubs.

You will take new site acquisitions through: site identification, negotiation, board approval, legals, planning, licensing and post exchange / completion phases; ensuring a thorough handover to the construction team.

You will possess strong communication and negotiation skills underpinned by excellent property knowledge and experience. You will be able to communicate and influence with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and at all levels.

Skills and qualifications

Excellent negotiating and influencing skills

Ideally MRICS qualified, with 2 + years' relevant experience

Extensive knowledge of the leisure/retail property market, with broad contact base

Thrives when delivering fast paced, high-quality acquisition programmes

Proficient in managing a team of external property consultants

The package and benefits

Competitive salary depending on experience, 25 days annual leave, discretionary bonus, attractive share scheme, pension and employee discount.

How to apply

If you're looking to advance your career and work with a fast paced and dynamic business then Loungers is the perfect professional home.

You'll have the opportunity to directly contribute to the ongoing success and growth of the business, and you'll be inspired by some of the best people in the sector as well as having some fun along the way.

For further information and a copy of the candidate information pack, please contact our retained advisor at Beach Baker, Rupert Stuart-Baker at rupert@beachbaker.co.uk / 07557 978 873.

All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to Beach Baker Property Recruitment for review and not recognised as an introduction.

Company

Beach Baker provides specialist and comprehensive recruitment services to the Real Estate industry. The work we undertake is confidential, targeted, and impactful.

Our clients are dynamic, and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional ways of working. We like to solve recruitment needs quickly and we recognise the significant relationship between company’s recruitment strategies and the candidates they hire.

Beach Baker appreciates the privilege of partnering our clients as a trusted recruitment advisor. We have a passion for property and therefore building strong personal connections and business relationships over the long term is very important to us all.

Core values:

  • To provide our clients with the highest quality recruitment services delivering efficient, professional, and business minded solutions.
  • To act with integrity in all our work, placing the highest value on teamwork and partnering our clients.
  • To build a sustainable, successful firm, focused on wellbeing of our team and supporting our local communities.

For more information, please contact us at hello@beachbaker.co.uk  or log onto www.beachbaker.co.uk

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