VP of Real Estate and Development

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Overview:
Quality Automotive Services is a privately-owned Franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) currently operating 109 locations in 11 states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah) and are the 3rd largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee in the US. The company has grown rapidly and is projecting continued growth into the future. This position will report to the CFO in the Charlotte Corporate office.

Responsibilities:
• Lead execution of store growth plan. Typical target units per year: 15-20 stores
• Manage a current portfolio of leases including oversight of maintenance of all locations
• Responsible for network planning and site selection for retail locations
• Optimize site selection through forecasting tools, broker networks, market surveys and visits
• Prepare new store financial proforma business plans, working in concert with site analytics, operations, and franchisor
• Maintain relationships with brokers, developers and other 3rd party stakeholders
• Prepare project documents and recommends new store sites
• Prepares letters of intent for potential projects
• Work with legal counsel in support of lease and purchase contract negotiations
• Proactively coordinate with the design and construction partners and internal team members
• Support entitlement process and anticipate entitlement issues
• Track and meet performance goals and project targets
• Maintain data to enable accurate pipeline reporting
• Manage all projects and permit/entitlement work necessary to meet new construction goals. Includes Administrative Approvals, Development Approvals, Planning Commission/City Council Approvals, Special Use/Variance Approvals, Rezoning Approvals, and securing all required Engineering and Building Permits
• Oversee conceptual site plan development, site criteria checklists, site information sheets, and project timelines
• Candidate will interact with CFO, CEO, franchisor and outside brokers and contractors

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated project management skills required in order to manage a rapidly changing project pipeline
• Demonstrated knowledge of site selection, budgets and construction practices is required for success
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate, or Finance required
• Proven experience in retail store site selection and deal-making
• Demonstrated development experience in a multi-unit retail business
• Strong business and financial acumen
• Some travel will be required

Salary and benefits:
· Salary: $125,000 plus bonus
· Benefits package available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and 401k available after 90 days

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