Space Planning and Proposition Development Lead

Job Requirements

Space Planning and Proposition Development Lead

'To be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey'

£84,500 - £94,000 + £7,200 flex allowance, up to 30% bonus and benefits

Are you a retail space and proposition professional looking for a challenging new opportunity?

We are looking for great people who can help us redefine what's possible as part of our retail team and continue their career journey here at London Gatwick.

What is the role?

This role leads the proposition development and space planning/management for Gatwick Retail. Driving income by identifying opportunities that optimise and extend retail space or convert other non-commercial space.  Main point of contact for stakeholder engagement and recommendation on Retail design, Retail proposition and planning for the future.

What will you do?

  • Clearly communicate requirements and strategic importance of Retail-sponsored projects. Acting as internal and external sponsor or subject matter expert, working with, and influencing construction and business change to ensure retail contribute to project planning and supporting delivery, managing risk and change
  • Responsible for identification and sponsorship of projects that exploit existing space/new space for new opportunities, leading the case for new approaches and models to deliver solutions to category challenges, delivering financial modelling and proposal analysis
  • Accountable for the development and implementation of retail layout, the look, feel and other design guidelines. Ensuring that these are consistent with the broader business brand and look and feel.
  • Working closely with Contracts, Business Development, Operations teams in Retail to deliver relevant EBITDA targets. Work with other teams, including Marketing, Construction, Engineering, to understand options available to Gatwick and ensure best commercial/operational outcome.
  • Acts as a mentor / specialist point of contact for broader Retail team.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Degree-level qualification, ideally in a numerical subject
  • Strong commercial decision maker with excellent understanding of value trade-offs and space management; experienced in building business cases to secure investment
  • Track record of building new external relationships, developing business to bring new brands and new concepts to an airport environment 
  • Data driven and financially astute, uses analysis and financial awareness to make decisions, Familiarity with MS Office, especially Excel, including modelling desirable
  • Experienced project manager with demonstrable experience ensuring the business contribution facilitates project delivery on time, within scope and budget
  • Strong understanding of key strategic concepts, e.g. customer segmentation, market sizing, business/investment cases, elasticity, etc.
  • Experience within commercial and retail functions, with a deep understanding of retail priorities and drivers for success; understanding of customer experience
  • Prior experience of people leadership and managing third party consultants

What's it like to work here?

Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted travel to work schemes
  • Volunteer days

What it's like to work at London Gatwick?

At London Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

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