Executive Director of Development Jobs in Riyadh at Digby Morris Executive Search & Talent Acquisition

Title: Executive Director of Development

Company: Digby Morris Executive Search & Talent Acquisition

Location: Riyadh

Executive Director of Development x 2

Development Director (& Snr Development Manager)

Master Planned Developer

Saudi Arabia

Ref: DM/15995


Digby Morris has been mandated by the developer of a ‘significant’ PIF backed mixed use master planned development to identify multiple candidates for Executive Director of Development, Development Director (and Snr Development Manager).


The Executive Director, Development Director & Snr Manager are responsible for managing the development of assets (residential, retail, F&B/hospitality), from project inception to delivery and handover/occupation, with particular emphasis on maximizing return on invested capital and operating profitability, including management of cashflow, through close coordination with (company) Finance and all (company) Sectors and Departments.


· Accountable for the development and execution of the design, working closely with the proponent team to drive the right outcomes from concept through to delivery and handover stages

· Provide the bridge between the Development, Project Management, Construction, Cost and Infrastructure teams.

· Responsible for developing design strategies to optimize the specifics elements of the scheme to maximize both the design and the commercial outcomes

· Pioneer design briefs, product qualities and concepts for elements of the development.

· Assist in developing and manage the overall development timeline and progress-to look at design, development & delivery of the project

· Involved in procurement, contract management, cost management etc in conjunction with the Senior Development Manager & Directors.

· Involved in the construction planning stage

· Managing consultants, especially design architects and consultants to maximized and consolidate all design intends, qualities and specifications accordance with design and safety requirements.

· Add to and refine all sales and marketing materials, internal submission / cross departmental coordination authorities and design approvals.

· Executed goal centric value engineering cost-effectively.

· Advised on any other matters pertaining to authority, design and construction.

Qualifications and Experience

· Have a sound understand of industry, able to draw data & info from a broad range of sources, understand planning processes, work with consultant & authority to meet objective, general understanding of construction (not necessarily a construction expert), generate business solutions.

· Able to understand and write a development brief or add the writing of a development brief.

· A strong market researcher.

· Have a good understanding of real estate from architectural concepts to feasibility studies, investment proposals and financial models.

· Liaison with external parties legal to authorities, sectors & design.

· Depends heavily on the learning agility & transferrable skills (subjective).

· A range of real estate industry experience including extensive residential experience; ideally having been involved in the residential design and development process from briefing stage through to handover and occupation with a thorough understanding of authorities’ issues and requirements in relation to residential development.

· The individual should have a commercial understanding and have the ability to analyze and promote value add opportunities balancing risk and reward.

· Problem solving, planning, organizing and analytical skills in the resolution of complex problems, …

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