Planning Director – West Midlands

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Planning Director – West Midlands

Our client, a large Planning and Design consultancy in the West Midlands area is looking for an exceptional and ambitious Planning Director with both excellent technical planning skills and outstanding business development capability.

The successful candidate will be a talented, entrepreneurial and commercially minded Planning Director or Associate Director who is experienced in working on a broad range of projects, including residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. This is a new role that has been created to play a key part in driving forwards new business development opportunities as well as providing overall project and people management support to the wider office.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop both new and existing client relationships, and to continue to raise the profile of the business across their client portfolio and the diverse sectors within which they work.

Suitable candidates must have:

•Excellent technical skills, including experience in residential, commercial, and mixed use planning
•A proven track record and capability in business development
•A portfolio of current contacts and clients, ideally in the Midlands, which is fruitful for further commercial development
•A high level of entrepreneurial drive, combining both individual initiative and effective collaboration with colleagues
•Self-confidence and influencing skills, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues, clients, contacts and community stakeholders
•A track record in shaping, directing and delivering large scale projects
•Team management skills and experience of leading, motivating and developing staff
•Commercial awareness and financial management skills

Our client offers a sociable working environment, encourages a positive work-life balance and a very competitive salary package inclusive of car allowance, life assurance, private medical insurance and generous profit share scheme.

Please get in touch by calling 020 7859 4246 for an informal discussion, or email claire@lewisdavey.com. All dialogue is confidential and your CV will not be sent out without your prior permission.

If you are interested in this role but do not yet meet the above criteria, please still get in touch as we are UK-wide Town Planning recruitment specialists and would be happy to discuss other opportunities with you.

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