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Acquisition Specialist

Job Title: Acquisition Specialist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months
REF: 090822_1660040397
Contact Name: Rory Glass
Contact Email: Rory.Glass@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Job Role:

To secure planning permission and the best possible rights with landlords to deploy a defined group of new and existing telecom sites. To work with the Client and Operator regional teams to achieve the optimum site solution in terms of time, cost & quality.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To deliver client owned acquisition activities across a defined group of sites to achieve the client's & Shareholder targets through effective management of the Acquisition Agents, Solicitors & 3rd party suppliers.
  • To be aware of & manage dependencies on the Client and Operator regional teams across a defined group of sites through planning, tracking & reporting to ensure the client's regional acquisition targets are achieved.
  • To maintain an accurate acquisition delivery status on a defined group of sites by ensuring that site level forecasts are up to date & in accordance with agreed forecasting standards through the tracking of 3rd party supplier deliverables
  • To deliver target lease terms on individual sites by applying agreed standards, policies & expertise and escalating exceptions to enable the business to make informed decisions
  • Apply acquisition & property expertise to support & validate the work of the Acquisition Agents, Solicitors & 3rd party suppliers to ensure site specific issues are addressed
  • Apply acquisition & property expertise to support & validate the work of the Acquisition Agents, Solicitors & 3rd party suppliers to ensure site specific issues are addressed

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Stakeholder engagement- Build & maintain effective working relationships with the Cornerstone and Operator regional teams and Cornerstone's Demand, Property & Finance teams to ensure Cornerstone policy is understood & applied consistently and improve certainty that objectives will be achieved by setting realistic expectations, delivering on commitments & effective communication
  • Continuous improvement-Identify areas for improvement & take ownership of specific issues through to resolution to drive improved performance and achieve targets
  • Supplier Management-Manage 3rd party suppliers to deliver agreed targets on a defined group of sites by creating an environment that drives success & secures business targets through reporting and management of key deliverables
  • Risk, issue and dependency management- To proactively surface and record all risk, issues & dependencies, subsequently managing their mitigation and resolution or escalating those that cannot be solved
  • Landlord engagement-Ensuring that at all times the Client and the Operators And third party suppliers perform all duties with Landlords in line with the Client's Landlord engagement policy.
    Landlord Engagement: To adhere at all times to our Landlord Pledge of being professional, open, courteous, respectful and ready to talk, acting with integrity at all times.
  • Compliance and Security- To support and contribute actively to health and safety, environmental, business continuity and information security arrangements that meets our obligations to our customers.

Required Expertise:

  • Considerable acquisition functional knowledge gained from working in a mobile network environment.
  • Extensive experience of delivering large volumes of sites against agreed targets

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