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Centre Director - The Thistles, Stirling


UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management / Real Estate, Asset & Property Management



Stephanie Howe
020 7959 2368

Stephanie joined MRG in January 2015 and is a Business Director within the Real Estate Advisory team specialising in retained appointments at mid to senior level. She spent the first 8 years of her career with a large property services organisation where she oversaw the manage


Job Description

REF: 13001
Posted: 09 November 2017
Closes: 01 December 2017

Centre Director – The Thistles, Stirling

Having opened in 1977, The Thistles Shopping Centre is one of the premier retail destinations in Scotland. With an unrivalled selection of over 90 shops and restaurants, The Thistles is a prime retail asset with an outstanding track record and potential for future redevelopment and improvement. The Landlord is committed to ensuring that the Centre is one of the best retail centres in Scotland and offers a customer experience which is second to none.

A Centre Director is required to provide strategic leadership, business and operational management for the Centre and to ultimately improve the trading potential of the Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for advancing and contributing to the development of the operational asset management strategy for the Centre. In line with the business objectives of the Landlord, the appointed will play the central role in the delivery of high and efficient standards of onsite management and care, in maintaining the Thistles position in the locality as a best in class, desirable, safe and progressive environment for retailers to trade in and customers to shop, visit and work in.

The appointee will be responsible for the continued improvement of the quality of the retail environment at The Thistles. They will ultimately lead, develop and inspire the Centre Management team to deliver a service which is in line with the Landlords expectations and strategy. They will build and maintain effective relationships with all retailers in the scheme, while creating an ambassadorial role in the local community and business groups.

In addition to the overall leadership and operational management of the scheme, the

Centre Director will be responsible for;

  • Marketing – ensure that the strategy is delivered in line with the Landlord’s plan.
  • All financial management, retailer benchmarking/reporting and turnover of the Centre.
  • Work with the Centre management team to oversee the management and delivery of significant project works including the replacement of the Centre’s lifts and substantial roof works.
  • Management of 2 Car Parks aligned to the Centre.
  • Drive additional income generation via commercialisation within the centre.
  • Overall responsibility for Health and Safety and Environmental Management.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an established Centre Director to run a high profile and complex retail scheme. The Landlord is committed to continually improving the Centre, working with retailers to achieve the very best possible results, creating a destination which is an enjoyable environment for the tenants, customers and centre management team.

The role offers a highly competitive salary, a range of corporate benefits and the support and buy in of both the managing agent and institutional landlord.

For further information or to request a candidate briefing pack please contact Matthew Evans or Stephanie Howe at The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 236 or /

The Management Recruitment Group are exclusively mandated and will be handling all applications.