Land Buyer in Leeds - Vistry Group

Job Overview

Leeds, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
16 days ago

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Job Description

In a Nutshell…

We have a great opportunity for a Land Buyer to join our team within Vistry Housebuilding Yorkshire, working out of our office in Leeds. As our Land Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing attractive, and profitable land opportunities in line with the businesses core strategy across Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be part of a growing business reporting directly to the Land Director.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

Let's cut to the chase, what's in it for you…

Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
Agile working arrangements possible for this role
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 days per annum
Free private healthcare from your start date
Company contributory pension scheme
Life assurance - 3 x your annual salary
Sharesave scheme
Cycle to work scheme - up to £3000
Support with a professional membership
Denplan, GymFlex and many more…In return, what we would like from you…

Behave in line with our company values - Integrity, Caring and Quality
Previous experience either from a Housing association or Developer background
Ability to identify viable land development opportunities both on and off market for delivery in the short to medium term
Build a short- and medium-term pipeline landbank based on strong margin and advantageous deal structure and cashflows
Maintain and expand the Division's key contact base, e.g., land agents, landowners, local authorities
Technical ability and good understanding of the planning process
They will also be a confident communicator, with strong negotiation skills and have excellent presentation skills
Excellent geographical knowledge of the Yorkshire region
Strong knowledge of the residential market, plus a burgeoning network of contacts within the industry
Able to negotiate land agreements with solicitors, agents and third parties
Positive attitude towards teamworkMore about the Land Buyer role…

Identify and appraise new land opportunities and JV opportunities for development in line with the Divisional business plan
Propose acquisition strategies with strong commercial acumen and present development opportunities to senior colleagues for approval
Formulate and manage offers, co-ordinate investigations, negotiate with local authorities, agents and lawyers
Procure technical, legal and development information to instruct internal and external parties to appraise site opportunities and constraints
Lead proposals from inception to consent
Work closely with the pre-construction, commercial, sales and affordable housing teams and external consultants, monitoring site progress through to consent
Negotiate legal agreements, including JV's, with lawyers and third parties
Implement all internal procedures including providing accurate and articulate reports in line with governance/procedural requirements

Finally, let's tell you about us…

Vistry Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships. With a wide range of skills, experience, and backgrounds - we have come together to live our values of Integrity, Caring and Quality.

We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us here at Vistry Group - we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us - we will always be happy to help.



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