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Job Specification

  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Experience: 5 to 8 years
  • Job Code: JB108624
  • Expiry Date: Aug 22, 2018

Job Summary

  • Functional Area: Other
  • Job Role: Head of Retail Operations
  • Location: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Job Description

  • Responsible for the successful day to day management of the retail element of the Nation Towers development including the F&B units within the mall. 
  • Lead the creation and sustainment of a vibrant retail environment for the property. 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for the retailers and operators on marketing, branding and promotional activities for the center.
  • Work closely with any appointed retail leasing brokers/consultants in leasing up vacant units within the center. 
  • Provide the Head of Property and Leasing with advice on leasing strategies both during the initial leasing up period and during the ‘steady state’. 
  • Negotiate lease renewals with existing tenants. 
  • Identify and develop suitable commercialization opportunities within the center, including kiosk and RMU leasing and management.  
  • Coordinate with Finance and Accounting in matters of relevance.
  • Manage and motivate staff dealing swiftly and efficiently with staffing issues including, induction, training and development, standards of presentation, poor performance, as well as annual reviews and day to day communication. 
  • Allocate tasks and delegate responsibilities.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent.
  • 5-8 years of experience in property leasing  with at least 4 years in managing large portfolio for  both residential and commercial properties.
  • Membership of International Council of Shopping Centers and Middle East Council of Shopping Centers desirable. 
  • Experience in retail leasing programmes.
  • Selling and negotiating skills.
  • Experience in consumer marketing campaigns & promotions activities within malls.
  • Good personal  contacts within the UAE retail industry. 
  • Practical experience in commercialisation programmes in shopping malls.
  • Awareness of the Abu Dhabi retail leasing environment.
  • Practical experience in financial budgeting within the real estate sector.
  • Experience in presenting ad chairing meetings.
  • Experience in opening of a new retail environment.
  • Knowledge of the fit-out process.
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