ManpowerGroup Land Acquisition Manager in Jacksonville, Florida
About KB Home
KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and has built over 650,000 quality homes in our more than 60-year history. Today, KB Home operates in 45 markets from coast to coast. What sets KB Home apart is the exceptional personalization we offer our homebuyers from those buying their first home to experienced buyers allowing them to make their home uniquely their own, at a price that fits their budget. As the leader in energy-efficient homebuilding, KB Home was the first builder to make every home it builds ENERGY STAR© certified, a standard of energy performance achieved by fewer than 10% of new homes in America, and has built more ENERGY STAR certified homes than any other builder. An energy-efficient KB home helps lower the cost of ownership and is designed to be healthier, more comfortable and better for the environment than new homes without certification. We build strong, personal relationships with our customers so they have a real partner in the homebuying process. As a result, we have the distinction of being the #1 customer-ranked national homebuilder in third-party buyer satisfaction surveys. Build your career with KB Home. Learn more .
JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Land Acquisition is responsible for finding, acquiring and prioritizing land acquisitions for the division. The Manager will work directly with division senior leaders to scrutinize all property deals and find land in areas and price ranges consistent with market survey data, while optimizing the return on investment and minimizing risk to the company.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Land Search & Acquisition
Aggressively search for land deals to place under contract. Build relationships with local land owners and brokers. Schedule meetings and work directly with the banks and equity partners if a Joint Venture is involved
Drive Land process to meet VC and operating margin goals
Under the direction of senior leaders, negotiate contracts with sellers
To support the land acquisition process, will build strong internal relationships with Sales, Purchasing, Construction, Customer Service, Marketing, Daily Units Processing and Mortgage
Compile and analyze data for the development of Land Committee packages
Participate in Corporate Land Committee discussions when needed
Oversee the compilation of data related to specific jurisdiction, rate orders, HOA obligations, MUD taxes and reimbursement structures, permit constraints
Audit KB Home's customized database for accurate information
Communicate discrepancies to appropriate department and oversee correction process
Collect and analyze data to prepare daily reports to upper management with a snapshot of all acquisitions for any given time period
Develop feasibility packages
Provide lot analyses on all communities
Co-manage rollout meetings and related process changes with other Land department employees and/or engineers
Schedule rollout meetings
Provide relevant information and keep the members of the Land and Operations teams appraised
Provide implementation strategies
Bachelor's Degree in Business (Finance/Economics), Engineering, Real Estate, Planning, Government Relations or related field is required
Masters Degree preferred.
Minimum four (4) years proven land experience in acquisition, contract negotiation and relationship building
Prior management experience preferred
Home building or related construction/real estate industry preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Understands market and industry trends
Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented
Ability to connect with people, and develop and maintain professional relationships
Proven ability of being customer centric by seeking solutions from the customer's perspective
Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively
Proven ability to lead and execute effective training sessions or conduct strong oral presentations
Strong ability to work within a team-setting, inclusive of other's ideas, and a willingness to cooperate
Makes quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics
Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. JD Edwards database experience a plus!
Work 8-hour days with flexibility for additional work hours when necessary
Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner to potential buyers, trade partners, and coworkers to reinforce goodwill and profitability for the company
Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!
This position is being recruited by ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions RPO, on behalf of KB Home. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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