Regional Real Estate Manager (HIRED)

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The Manager – Real Estate (Regional) is responsible for all functions of Real Estate projects from the strategy and site identification to the contract negotiations and closing of property. The role also manages all timelines, external professionals and partners, entitlements and budgets for the projects within their assigned territory.

Essential functions:
• Analyze markets within assigned territory to identify the best sites for Lidl US in order to fulfill the strategy and meet expansion goals.
• Gather, prepare and present information, including market drives, to Director and Executives, including Board members, on proposed projects in order to obtain approvals.
• Track competitor locations and activities and update database timely and accordingly.
• Develop and cultivate relationships with land owners, brokers, developers, potential business partners and professional organizations to give Lidl the best positioning for deals.
• Manage, coordinate, administer and negotiate the best deal, deal structure and deal points for Lidl in all purchases, leases, land-leases, relocations and dispositions within assigned territory.
• Analyze local ordinances and zoning codes to determine development parameters.
• Develop, monitor and report detailed budgets, schedules and status on projects while maintaining and updating Lidl’s systems and programs routinely.
• Manage all activities and communications between stakeholders, consultants and contractors in order to deliver stores within scheduled timeframes and budgets.
• Oversee the due diligence and entitlement process of entire projects including land-use and zoning, design, site and building plan approval, Department of Transportation (DOT) and all permits and approvals required for development.
• Represent Lidl US to local government entities and the public including facilitating community meetings and public hearings.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Knowledge of Real Estate transactions from beginning to end with emphasis on acquisition and development, purchase and lease negotiation, real estate and contract law, real estate valuation, entitlement processes and best practices of real estate project management.
• Excellent organizational, analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
• Great negotiation skills with the ability to minimize Lidl’s costs and risks throughout projects.
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
• Ability to use project management, budget management and other customized software systems and mapping/GIS software.

Required education, certifications/ licenses and related experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• 4+ years of experience in related field.
• In lieu of degree, 8-10 years of relevant and related experience.

Physical requirements:
• Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment, including the store(s), distribution center(s), warehouse(s) and/or corporate office(s) with the capability to switch job functions/roles quickly.
• Ability to work in situations that involve prolonged sitting, standing, walking, squatting and/or bending more than half the time.
• Ability to maneuver cases of product (lift, move, carry, slide, etc.) up to 50 lbs. and reach above head to heights greater than 10 inches frequently in accordance with safety regulations.
• Ability to operate equipment that requires the constant use of hands/fingers/wrists more than half the time.
• Ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors.
• Ability to identify and distinguish between colors more than half the time.

Travel requirements:
• This position requires overnight domestic travel 50-75% of the time.
• Anticipated travel will be by car, air and/or train.

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