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Murrieta, California ManpowerGroup
**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+ Land Committee+ Compile and analyze data for the development of Land Committee packages+ Participate in Corporate Land Committee discussions when needed+ Data Collection+ 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+ Reports+ 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+ Rollout Process+ 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**EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:****Education:**+ Bachelor's Degree in Business (Finance/Economics), Engineering, Real Estate, Planning, Government Relations or related field is required+ Masters Degree preferred.**Experience:**+ 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 Requirements**+ 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 companyManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.