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Regional Property Manager

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Date: 07-May-2019

Location: Macquarie Park, Australia

Company: Metcash







What we can offer:


  • Free onsite parking
  • 5th week leave
  • Camp Metcash (subsidised holiday vacation care)
  • Training and development


About the role:


This position will proactively manage the Regional Lease Portfolio within NSW/ACT/QLD/NT.  You will be responsible for retail head leases, customer sub leases, distribution facilities, hardware facilities, notional sub leases and third-party leases (debtors) to provide strategic direction to build and maintain an efficient store network.  You will ensuring a financial value add solutions and implementing cost & avoidance savings strategies within our expenditure lease portfolio.


What you’ll do:


  • Take ownership and accountability of the respective portfolio
  • Assist in developing strategies to optimize net income performance and minimize expenditure exposure
  • Budget preparation and monitoring, variance to budget reporting, accruals reporting and the timely authorization and payment of all rent and outgoing expenditure in accordance with lease obligations.
  • Ensure compliance of all contractual obligations including but not limited to payments, critical dates, rent reviews, R&M and sales collection to ensure compliance
  • Management of lease renewals and market rent reviews, assess and present recommendations for stakeholder approval.
  • Identify cost containment opportunities to seek actual savings or add value to the portfolio via, leveraging market rent reviews, challenging outgoings, reducing onerous lease obligations, vacant space management.
  • Manage and foster multiple internal & external stakeholder relationships and effectively manage the delivery of outcomes leveraging existing networking contacts.
  • Provide support to the National Property Manager, National FM Manager where direct appropriate
  • Identify and communicate competition activity to relevant steering committees
  • Assist in creating a strong credible professional team which is innovative, agile & results driven
  • Work with external bodies to assist in achieving business objectives (e.g. Councils & Institutions)
  • Ensure lease documents are completed in line with business precedents and commercial guardrails


What you’ll bring:


  • Strong interpretive and comprehension skills in relation to property matters
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Effective stakeholder & relationship management both internally & externally.
  • Strong understanding of general lease interpretation
  • Proven retail experience with retail and industrial real estate management experience is essential
  • Significant experience in Property Profession. Knowledge of Property, Leasing, Property Management, Legal, Corporate Real Estate, and operations
  • Demonstrates effective and proven property management skills.
  • Ability to adapt within a diverse range of stakeholders is critical
  • Strong knowledge of the Retail Leases Act
  • Qualifications in Property, Estate Management or related discipline preferred but not essential
  • Advanced Microsoft computer skills


About Us:


Metcash is Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company with sales of over $14 billion. We believe that it is absolutely vital to Australia that there is a sustainable, independent, family-owned business sector. Independent retailers support their local communities. We help them to be the ‘Best Store in Town’ by providing merchandising, operational and marketing support across our food, liquor and hardware pillars. Our purpose is to Champion Successful Independents!

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