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City Edmonton
Province/State Alberta [AB]
Country Canada [CA]
The Company
Mattamy Homes is Canada's largest new home builder and land developer, with operations across Canada and the United States. From a humble beginning in 1978, starting with the building and sale of a single home, Mattamy has gone on to build more than 50,000 homes in 150 integrated communities, and counting. In Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa and Calgary, while in the United States, the company is represented in five metropolitan areas: Minneapolis, Charlotte, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Orlando. The scope of operations encompasses land acquisition, community design and development, housing and parkland design and construction with particular emphasis on creating communities of enduring value to residents.
 
Mattamy’s Mission is to provide the Best Homeowner Experience
 
Mattamy’s Core Values are Teamwork, Commitment, and Community
 
At Mattamy Homes the environment is engaging, exciting, rewarding, friendly and team-oriented. As employees of Mattamy, we truly believe in and are committed to the organization and have a passion for what we do, while continually striving to provide The Best Homeowner Experience.
Position Title Vice President - Land Development
The Role
Locate, acquire and develop ‘A’ quality land for building communities, (primarily for residential home construction). Direct community design and development process. Lead, develop, inspire and manage the division Land Development Team, in achieving business objectives, meeting customer commitments and striving to achieve “The Best Homeowner Experience”, in all activities undertaken.
 
Major Responsibilities
 
The Manager
1. Responsible for overall people management, talent identification and recruiting, staff development.
2. Develop and promote teamwork and internal integration.
3. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal partners at all levels, including staff groups and competitor peers through personal contact (where possible).
4. Develop, monitor and adhere to the Division’s land development schedule and budget for each project and provide regular updates to the Division President.
5. Establish, communicate, monitor and control Divisional SOPs.
6. Develop, monitor and adhere to department overhead budget.
7. Provide subject matter expertise to Divisional strategic plan
 
The Entrepreneur
1. Review and make any recommendations regarding any external events that could affect the value of real estate assets.
2. Continuous understanding of profit neutral calculations and implementation of profit (RONA) improvement opportunities.
3. Develop and nurture relationships with politicians, governmental staff, land vendor and contact/ties within Division geography.
4. Continue to learn, translate and teach the ‘Mattamy Way’ of differentiating our business processes from those of our competitors.
5. Proactively promote innovative, non-traditional land uses (new acquisitions and existing inventory) to the Divisional team.
6. Input to community giving in ways which are aligned with Mattamy’s business and values.
 
Guided by the Division strategic plan and Corporate SOPs, is accountable and or responsible for the following activities:
 
Locate
1. Create and maintain Division land availability inventory system for Division in accordance with the Division’s strategic plan
2. Conduct master feasibility studies to evaluate the physical, political and financial aspects of the targeted market areas in order to identify specific target properties.
3. Maintain a network of industry, political contacts to maintain a current awareness of available and upcoming acquisition opportunities.
4. Coordinate market research in support of land acquisition.
 
Acquire
1. Conduct timely feasibility studies to assess lands’ physical, political and financial aspects as well as market potential. Provide continuous projections from feasibility Proforma to purchase budget.
2. Accountable for representing the Division in negotiating each project’s acquisition.
3. Coordinate purchase of land/lots for Division.
4. Accurately estimate cash flow projections compared to the strategic plan.
 
Develop
1. To advance the timing and profitability of all projects, responsible for relentlessly identifying opportunities that are not readily apparent or creating them where they otherwise do not exist inside of statutory planning procedures.
2. Accountable for statutory approvals, land plan designs, developmental agreements and servicing contracts.
3. Oversee direct land-development process for the Division.
4. Ensures community phases are delivered on time and below budget to Builder.
The Person
Knowledge and Skills
 
Education:
• Degree in Land Planning or Civil Engineering preferred.
 
Experience / Skills:
• Minimum of ten years experience with overall process from purchase of land through development of land.
• Must have at least 5 years or more experience managing people and projects.
• Sharp, analytical, and negotiating skills.
• Public speaking experience essential (one on one or small groups).
• Professional image (positive reputation in the industry for ability and character).
• Technical, political, legal and financial skills and understanding (including builder requirements).
• Understands the positive implications of being viewed as a Community leader.
• Ability to strategize.
• Flexibility in style and manner - open minded.
• Creative thinking - good problem solving skills.
• Strong communication skills - both oral and written.
• Ability to traverse open land and job sites.
 
Relationships
 
Internal:
• Community site staff, Corporate Land Department staff, Division President, Sales & Marketing VP, and other staff.
 
External:
• Municipalities, Gov Officials, customers, industry peers, partners.
 
Effort
• Work requires a low level of physical effort
• Work normally requires frequent high levels of mental effort in reading, creating written documentation, handling multiple demands and repetitive tasks. Work requires a medium effort in meeting deadlines.
 
Working Conditions
 
Generally works in an office environment with occasional off site visits and meetings.
Benefits
This role has many benefits including the opportunity to be a part of a values-based organization which provides a competitive compensation, benefits and relocation package. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
 
  • Be a part of a major organization poised for growth, which has a track record of success and strong brand presence.
  • Contribute to an award winning and innovative organization, recognized as a leader in the industry.
  • Join a team of enthusiastic, passionate and committed employees, seeking challenge…just like you!
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Department Land
Position Type Full Time Regular
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