Acquisition Surveyor


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

01/03/2019 23:45

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Property team as an Acquisition / Asset surveyor. You will work within the Estates Team acquiring new retail stores and improving the existing portfolio through right sizing / relocating stores to maximise sales and profit.

In additional to new acquisitions, you will be responsible for maximising the potential of the full property portfolio across the UK, travelling to all sites as and when required.

  • Working closely with Director of Property, develop strategy for Matalan Property portfolio
  • Review current asset portfolio to ensure existing estate continues to align with property strategy, and maximises it’s potential
  • You will be required to identify suitable opportunities working closely with external advisors, Negotiate Heads of Terms and progress deals through the legal process
  • Ensure any changes to existing sites, or new acquisitions, are aligned to the strategic direction of the business
  • Working collaboratively with the Store Development, Retail and Facilities Departments, ensure the smooth running of all projects, and that project deliverables are aligned and support business strategy
  • Have a detailed understanding of the external landscape, business strategy and existing property portfolio to maximise new opportunities
  • Work closely with Director of Property to ensure all recommended changes to existing portfolio, and new acquisitions, remain with budget
  • Make recommendations to the Exec Board Papers regarding potential new sites, including Financial Site Appraisals, in line with the company’s strategic direction
  • Have previous experience of Retail Acquisition work in either the In Town or Out of Town markets
  • Investigate asset management initiatives through Disposal / Relocation / Lease renewals
  • Be commercially aware to identify income generative opportunities within existing property portfolio
  • Achieve agreed targets in Store Acquisitions
  • Act as a Representative of Matalan to Institutional Landlords


About You

  • Excellent Communication & Influencing Skills at a senior level
  • Strong Stakeholder Management skills
  • You should be a Chartered Surveyor MRICS with at least 12 months post qualification experience
  • Strong MS Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • Experienced in a Retail Acquisition environment



Your place in our world

Director of Property
Acquisition Surveyor