Director, Real Estate
Management Band 4
STEP into a career with one of BC’s Top Employers since 2009.
The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.
The LDB is a unique government entity that operates with similar independence to a Crown Corporation under the direction of a General Manager and CEO.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Retail Operations, the Director, Real Estate oversees a staff of 26 FTEs consisting of a diverse array of professional specialists and support staff and is accountable for developing, recommending, implementing and managing the business strategies, policies and procedures used by the organization for the identification of and planning for retail sites. This position is responsible for overseeing the renovation and/or upgrading of existing retail outlets; the negotiation and administration of lease agreements with LDB landlords and property owners/developers; the planning and management of all LDB construction activities (germane to either new or renovated stores); the “physical maintenance” of LDB retail sites as well as its Vancouver Head Office and the Vancouver and Kamloops Distribution Centers; and overseeing environmental programs and planning for the LDB.
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.
An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established. A criminal record search is required.
Criminal Record Check Required.
Occasional travel and weekend work.
Frequent visits to construction sites to review progress.
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Contact: Michael Procopio, Executive Director, Retail Operations
Phone: 604 252-3103
Visit Careers at: www.bcldb.com
Education & Experience:
Post secondary diploma or degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education, training and significant experience in real estate development, leasing, facilities and project management.
Experience as a progressive manager in a changing environment, providing leadership and developing staff.
Preference may be given to candidates with experience in a retail environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with external and internal customers/clients and government stakeholders and to communicate effectively with all levels within an organization.
Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to changing environments and possess expertise and confidence to lead change.
Demonstrated ability to oversee project management.
Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team effectively.
Excellent analytical, judgement, persuasion and consensus building abilities.
Ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily operations.
Skills & Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of construction, leasing, project management and facilities management.
Knowledge of retail industry/environment is preferred.