Development Operations Manager

  • London
  • Job reference 13731
  • Location London
  • Duration Permanent

Development Operations Manager – Shopping Centres

A specialist real estate business with an actively managed portfolio of high-quality assets in prime locations has a requirement for a Development Operations Manager (2 year fixed term contract) based from the London office.

The team overseeing the strategic management, operation and marketing of these sites is passionate about delivering dynamic different shopping and leisure destinations and take a bespoke approach to each individual asset with a long-term view to invest, develop and deliver the best destinations in regional locations.

A new role has been created to support the Head of Retail Operations by devising, managing and implementing a consistent approach to the delivery of new developments.

There are two major developments/refurbishments of shopping centres in the portfolio planned over the next two years. The role will also incorporate new build projects on existing sites such as the addition of specialist units.

The role

  • Work with Architects, Planners and Project Managers to influence the design of shopping centre developments and refurbishments to ensure absolute functionality for customers and guests.
  • Ensure the finished design is fit for purpose and effective for all end users.
  • Drive best practice soft landings at all stages of the development/project life cycle through to aftercare, monitoring and feedback.
  • Work with the Head of Operations, Brand & Marketing and Asset Management teams to develop the vision and brand for each scheme. Support marketing and communications for launches.

The person

  • Experience in Property & Facilities Management with exposure to project management, having worked on the delivery of new developments.
  • Proven experience leading and influencing the operational and sustainable design of high profile developments.
  • An understanding of retail gained through exposure to the shopping centre or mixed-use environments.
  • A motivated self-starter who will have the desire and ability to hit the ground running in this niche role.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity to work with the most prestigious business operating in Real Estate. Please get in touch today. You can call Shaunagh Durkin on 0161 694 9722 or email your CV and contact details to