Job Title: Managing Director
Employer: Redrow Plc
Job: Managing Director
About my job
What does your department do?
The Managing Director has overall responsibility for the management of all current activities, development and implementation of the future strategy for the division, and the management and motivation of the divisional team to deliver the strategy and agreed targets. Performance areas include land acquisition, financial and sales targets and customer satisfaction levels.
Representing Redrow in the wider community the post holder develops and maintain links with land agents, the local business community, and planning authorities.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
A typical day could involve attendance at the weekly sales/build meeting to ensure close co-ordination of sales and build operations. This may be followed by a review of the week’s proposed sales releases. These releases are considered in line with the agreed Construction Programme and the prices set following agreement with the Sales Director. A visit to a construction site could take place in the afternoon where I would initially visit the show home and sales area to review presentation followed by a walk around the site accompanied by the construction director and site manager. Here we are reviewing Health & Safety process, build production and quality.
What do you like about what you do?
I enjoy the varied nature of the role and the ability to immediately make a genuine impact. The most challenging aspect is counting to look ahead and anticipate issues. This is especially important at the moment in order to combat trade and material shortages.
I am proud to be able to drive around our completed developments and know that not only have we built quality homes where families enjoy living but also knowing that we have achieved this the right way. Building in a safe and efficient manner and wherever possible using local labour and materials and making a real investment into the communities where we develop.
What qualifications did you need to get this job?
I joined Redrow as a Graduate Trainee and have been promoted internally to my current position of Managing Director.
Is there any particular advice you would give to someone looking for a career in your area of work?
Listen and absorb as much information as you can, don’t’ be afraid to ask questions, keep your head down and work hard and good things will happen. But…be patient!
Questions & Answers
What hobbies or interests do you have?
Football, rugby, walking and spending time with the family.
What’s your favourite type of music?
What’s your favourite film / film genre?
Gangster - Goodfellas
Where’s your favourite place to go on holiday?
New York or Dubai