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General Manager - Property Development

  • Location: South West Region, Nigeria
  • Ref #: Rc002
  • Date Posted: 20-Apr-2017


Our client is an investment holding company and a diversified group of businesses, based in the south west region of Nigeria, with interests across several industries. The Group's interests include holdings in 12 subsidiaries, 14 associate companies, and other trade investments. The Group is currently transforming its business and investment portfolio for improved performance and returns to shareholders, and is seeking experienced and motivated individuals to join its senior management team.

Detailed Job Description:

Reporting to the Group Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the real estate business of the holding company. The candidate will have the responsibility to implement a management structure for the Property Development Division that provides for the efficient management of existing properties, and the development of new ones to ensure that annual profit and return on asset targets are constantly achieved.

Qualifications and Experience

  • First degree in the built environment from a reputable institution (e.g. Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, etc.)

  • Professional certification in Project Management (e.g. PMP or Prince2) will be an advantage

  • Minimum ten (10) years management experience in a construction environment, five (5) of which must be in a property development and real estate management organization

  • Experience managing a real estate and property development organisation with a portfolio including grade A properties in choice locations

  • 40 – 50 years old

Skills and Competencies

Candidates for the positions are required to possess the following skills and competencies:

  • Ability to address and analyse problems and to think strategically and anticipate, interpret and develop strategic responses to issues

  • Ability to identify the need for, plan strategically and successfully lead change within an organisation

  • Open and accessible style of leadership

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Excellent communication, business presentation, persuasion and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly establish credibility and or make an impact

  • Well-honed skills to persuade, influence, negotiate, manage and sustain effective, successful relationships both internally and externally

  • Ability to effectively engage with multiple stakeholders

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