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Senior Real Estate Development Manager

Senior Real Estate Development Manager


Picnic is expanding its business beyond Germany and the Netherlands. We are developing an international portfolio of strategic Real Estate, essential for the future growth of our business. The Senior Real Estate Development Manager plays a pivotal role in shaping and delivering Picnic’s (international) expansion.   

Picnic is developing a real estate portfolio that includes hundreds of strategic locations ranging from large scale robotic fulfilment centers to small last mile delivery hubs in Germany, the Netherlands, and new countries that we are targeting. Your role is to develop new locations, from acquiring plots of land to developing buildings for our robotic fulfilment centers and innovative last mile hubs. In addition, it includes the management of an ever growing portfolio of existing buildings we rent. This is a unique opportunity to drive the growth of our business and use your expertise in a fast moving e-commerce environment.

Your base location will be the Picnic headquarters in Amsterdam, but you will be required to travel frequently.

What you do

  • Enable the international growth of Picnic by developing our Real Estate portfolio: from the acquisition of strategic locations to the development of large-scale robotic fulfillment centers and last-mile distribution hubs
  • Manage and optimize the existing Real Estate portfolio, including renegotiation, contract renewals, and long term network planning
  • Seek, develop, and offer winning real estate strategies and solutions to business problems
  • Partner with external real estate suppliers, project developers, and collaborate with a wide range of internal teams such as legal, finance, building & equipment and others
  • Repurpose existing 3rd party buildings to transform them into Picnic Fulfillment Centers, and fill Picnic’s long term funnel of prospect locations for own construction 
  • Drive processes for securing internal approval for investment proposals. Make clear, concise oral and written presentations for internal review, and provide analytical support
  • Take ownership over the setup and optimization of Fulfillment Centers
  • Evolve how we build: improve layouts and develop processes

What you need

  • Completed Masters studies in the field of business or civil engineering, with 3-7 years of professional experience in commercial real estate
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capability
  • Excellent communicator: you can translate data into actionable insights
  • Long-term vision: enable Picnic growth through the strategic development of Real Estate
  • Strong Commercial mindset and negotiation skills
  • Leadership: independent, communicative, and a team player
  • Composure: the ability to work under pressure and stick to deadlines
  • Hands-on: entrepreneurial mindset in building and growing the business
  • Fluency in Dutch and English 
  • A drivers license

The Perks

  • Opportunity to be part of one of the most successful and fastest-growing tech ventures in Europe
  • Be part of a team with ground-breaking entrepreneurs, creative minds, and out-of-the-box-thinking colleagues
  • Work in an environment that is fast-paced, innovative, and focused on building a truly sustainable new business
  • A culture that is collaborative, ambitious, and non-hierarchical
  • A young, energetic team of top caliber talent


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  • iconPhone conversation
  • iconOnline test*
  • iconInterviews
  • iconOn-site day*
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* Depending on the role

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