Head of Real Estate (m/f/x)


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The role

The Property Department delivers mainly new refrigerated Distribution Centres across current markets and new countries - with teams in the Property Acquisition, Design and Implementation roles. We are accelerating growth to deliver 10-15 major projects every year and we need to strengthen and deepen our resources in these three functional areas. This particular senior role is to deliver portfolio leasing strategies and initiatives for HelloFresh globally, and to assist the local CEO’s through the sequence of transactions required. 

Above all, we are looking for people who will make HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with cross-functional, international teams in Operations, Property, Finance, Legal and Business Development to determine the characteristics of new leases for Distribution Centres around the world.
  • Engage local real estate brokers and deliver the brief for the new sites we want to implement
  • Select from long-list to short-list, visit, evaluate and recommend the property(ies) from whose landlords we request offers.
  • Negotiate rents, terms, incentives, additional costs, access dates along with the brokers - leading to lease execution by the local CEO’s
  • Participate in setting strategies for Property Development with the teams in Design and Implementation across new countries and expansion projects
  • Establish a real estate database of upcoming lease events, notice periods, rent reviews etc
  • Proactively manage all leasing activities within the HelloFresh portfolio including lease restructures, new leases and renewal where appropriate

What you’ll bring

  • At least 5 years working experience in industrial/logistics Real Estate transaction management.
  • Qualified to Degree or MBA level, with an understanding of basic construction techniques and constraints.
  • An understanding of real estate trends and best practices internationally - getting to grips with HoT’s, AFL’s, offers, RFP’s as they apply in different regions.
  • Candidates can have experience in either major real estate agency or built asset consultancies.
  • Proven track record of leasing transactions internationally especially on industrial and logistics properties would be advantageous.
  • Excellent negotiation and English communication skills (both oral and written); German would be a plus.

What we offer

  • Healthy discount on weekly HelloFresh boxes
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • Subsidised childcare with a professional nannying agency
  • Free access to Headspace, biweekly in-house yoga classes (remote since March 2020)
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • Additional perks include: Free crash course in German, compensation for advanced external German classes, discounts for our neighboring gym & Urban Sports Club, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever!

Since our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub, Berlin, we’ve become the world's leading meal kit provider, delivering to over 4.2 million households worldwide in 14 countries across 3 continents. 

Our Operations teams are located throughout the markets we are active in. We are a diverse group with a common focus, getting the best products to our customers, with the widest choice and the most flexibility. We are industry leaders in Production,  Supply Chain, Procurement, Food Safety, Automation, and Data Analytics. HelloFresh is expanding rapidly and we are always scouting for top professionals to be part of this exciting growth in both our existing markets and brand portfolio, but also in new geographies and new brands. Join us and play a vital role in getting the best ingredients to our customers! 

Our more than 7,000 employees from over 70+ nationalities are the heart and soul of our diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged. 

We will encourage you to make an immediate impact in your area of work as well as empower you to grow your career with us.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out About HelloFresh.

Are you up for the challenge?

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We are HelloFresh

At HelloFresh we embrace and welcome diversity and we currently employ over 7,000 individuals globally who contribute to this. We employ individuals based on their ability to perform a job rather than on the basis of their: race, national origin, color, caste, social origin or position, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political opinion, marital status or any other characteristic. We encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer – everyone is welcome at our table.


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