19 April 2022

Property Manager

EU Support | ‘s-Heerenberg, The Netherlands

Along with our people, our immaculate image and presentation has set us apart right from the beginning and continues today.  Our new buildings are a reflection of who we are, what we stand for. They are a unique physical expression of our culture and attitude toward the environment of which we are a part. 

Rapid growth in freight volumes fuels our strategic ambition to create a more intense network. We will continue to bring our team and premises to locations closer to our customers in order to lift quality, reduce delivery times and our environmental footprint through shorter delivery distances.  

In order to realise our ambitions, we are looking for a Property Manager to assist in the search for land or buildings, and help design and construct buildings in the Mainfreight Way.

You know better than anyone what is going on in the international and local real estate market and you know how to get things moving!

You manage the entire process from sourcing land, then from acquisition to realisation. In these projects you work closely with our own Mainfreight team and with various stakeholders (such as branch managers, real estate partners, architects, local authorities, installers, construction companies, etc.). You are also aware of the diverse interests that you manage to achieve the desired result.

Qualities that we are looking for: 

  • Full understanding and demonstration of Mainfreight’s immaculate image and presentation
  • Experience in a similar position is a plus
  • You move with pace
  • You are commercial and result-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Ability to travel to different locations within Europe

This role is challenging and you will need to have a strong ability to manage your own time and the various projects you are working on. If this role sounds interesting to you, we’re keen to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Melvin Westerveld | Recruiter
T: +31 314 678 361

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