HealthPlus Limited, Nigeria’s first integrative pharmacy, is the fastest-growing pharmacy chain in West Africa. We are committed to our mission of helping people achieve optimum health and vitality, while delivering superior value to stakeholders. Our vision is to be Africa’s #1 for pharmacy, wellness and beauty. Recently, we secured significant foreign investment from our partners to scale up our network of retail outlets and our online business. This strategy will give us unparalleled reach across the country and beyondWe are recruiting to fill the position belowJob Title: Head ProjectsReference #: 1Location: LagosContract Type: PermanentJob FunctionsAdministration, Advisory, Architectural, Business Development, Construction, Facilities & Property Manager, Quantity Surveying.Industries: Architectural & Interior Design, Building, Construction, Facilities & Property Management, Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector), Hotel / Catering / Hospitality / Leisure, Infrastructure, Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare / Hygiene, Property Development, Real Estate, Rental / Lease, Retail.ResponsibilitiesDevelop and direct strategies with the Management team for the Projects department and ensure strategies are aligned with the vision of HealthPlus GroupDevelop process, procedures and systems for the department in order to deliver the department’s strategy. The department comprises of Property Acquisition, Leasing & Value Assurance and Design & ProjectsIdentify, evaluate, negotiate and manage business opportunities for branch expansion that will contribute to the organisation’s short and long term business goalsIdentify new opportunities for retail locations and business developmentLiaise and negotiate with in conjunction with management retail property developers,landlords and land owners to identify viable retail spaces and opportunitiesHandle property related issues and manage relationship with all Landlords/Estate ManagersEnd-to-end management (plan, implement, manage, evaluate and review) of branch development projects such as expansion, relocation and renovation within stipulated deadlines and costLiaise with and coordinate all relevant departments towards branch opening activities through the hand holding period till hand over to store managementLiaise and partner with Facilities and Admin Services department to ensure that all physical facilities including electrical, carpentry, civil works and plumbing systems are functioning optimallyWork with Facilities and Admin Services department to ensure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards, and comply with government regulationsPlan, administer and control budgets for contracts, equipment and suppliesLiaise with relevant government bodies to facilitate prompt processing of property related issues such as permits, certificates, fees, etc.Ensure only registered and accredited vendors in their areas of expertise are sourced and contracted for all supplies and servicesSource for vendors/service providers for all supplies and servicesMaintain a comprehensive database of vendors to enable swift sourcing of service providers dataMake sure of the smooth progress of all operations until the branch openingCoordinate between all functional teams involved in the branch openingTrack the quality of deliverablesIdentify and mitigate issues and risks in each phase of the projectTimely follow-up with the management team on all issues related to new branch developmentCoordinate with internal parties on timelines and issues requiring cross departmental involvement in order to ensure proper communication and timely delivery of works completedEnsure high quality of project documentationProvide periodic and detailed status reports to the Management team.