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Development Director

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Six Figure Basic + Bonus + Package
Closing date
15 Dec 2021
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Development Director. Manchester. Major Mixed-Use Projects. Six Figure Basic + Bonus + Package.

Our client is a major developer of large-scale, mixed-use developments across the North West, these include residential, hotels, commercial, offices and retail & leisure. The business is highly entrepreneurial, and works closely with end users to ensure that the finished product absolutely hits the mark.

Key aspects:

• You will have the remit to go and “create value” – acquiring new sites, developing existing pipeline and securing high-quality tenants

• Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, ensuring that the right product is delivered both for speculative and pre-let schemes

• Develop enduring relationships with key stakeholders and the professional community

• Understand both the lettings and sales market

We are seeking “high quality”, entrepreneurial, development professionals who have demonstrable experience of working with a mixed-use product. You are highly skilled, bright and have the will to win, approaching challenges in a methodical and systematic way. We will consider those already operating at this level, and those who are motivated and have the aptitude/attitude to progress into this role. We will also consider individuals who would relocate to the North West having all the skills and aptitudes listed above.


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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