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Network Development Director (21996)

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    United Kingdom
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    Full Time
  • IWG



Network Development Director, London

(Key focus on Site Acquisition )

About the company

IWG has been at the forefront of the flexible workspace revolution for more than 30 years. We have made it possible for organisations and individuals everywhere to take a new approach to the traditional working day. We have over 3,400 locations across over 110 countries allowing millions of people every day to have a great day at work.

Our customers are start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large multinationals. With unique business goals, people and aspirations. They want workspaces and communities to match their needs. We provide them with choice through our portfolio of brands, covering serviced offices (Regus, Spaces, Signature, HQ and Basepoint), commercial real estate brokerage and managed office solutions.

Join us at www.iwgplc.com


About the job

The Network Development Director (“NDD”) is a pivotal, in-country role, responsible for site acquisitions and delivering the network growth of all IWG locations across all our brands. The NDD is accountable for communicating the growth in the flexible work market and selling the opportunities of the IWG proposition within their assigned area. The remit includes new location development – identify, analyse and negotiate agreements to open locations in accordance with the company’s strategic and financial growth objectives. This will be done through a variety of deal structures.


Deal volume and type, Capex management, New centre business performance

Key Areas of Responsibility

Network Planning & Reviews

  • Contribute to writing the business plan to deliver IWG growth targets in the allocated region / country, with other IWG stakeholders
  • Benchmarking existing Business Centre performance and competitor performance
  • Planning activities by channel; agents, marketing, events, etc.
  • Planning best fit brand / products to target local demographic
  • Periodic reviews to track and amend activities to deliver the plan

Network Development

  • Generating and maintaining working relationships with property owners, developers, investors and real estate agents
  • Manage search activities
  • Position and explain the IWG proposition to agents and prospective landlords / partners in the market
  • Site selection / evaluation within the allocated region, working closely with agents and key stakeholders within the business
  • Identify landlord or developer opportunities to build strategic initiatives

Sales and Negotiation

  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of growth opportunities
  • Develop a business case and supporting financial modelling to support each new opportunity
  • Lead and manage lease negotiation process including commercial and legal documentation
  • Prepare investment committee memorandum with internal stakeholders


  • Asset / property management – maintain a log and resolve existing real estate portfolio issues, contract extensions, renewals and re-negotiate where necessary and appropriate
  • Support delivery of new sites, managing internal communication of progress at key milestones

Key Skills, Experience & Competencies

  • Commercial focus – ability to plan and analyse return on property spend
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to persuade, identifying opportunities for new locations
  • Comfortable making decisions, evaluating options and considering consequences
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritize, multi-task, delegate and work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Adaptability and flexibility, able to respond quickly to changing demands, processes and updated information
  • Relevant geographical experience
  • Desirable - Proven success in self lead generation and business development
    • Experienced at presenting to groups of prospects
    • Previous sales experience
    • Previous P&L ownership highly desirable
    • Professional communication skills with a high success rate in building and maintaining relationships


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