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Managing Director KCAP Architects&Planners
Are you the new managing director of KCAP Architects&Planners?
KCAP Architects&Planners is a leading international design firm specialised in architecture, urbanism and landscape design. KCAP holds offices in Rotterdam (NL), Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN) and works with a staff of more than a 100 talented international professionals on a wide range of projects throughout Europe and Asia. KCAP is known for the development of sustainable urban living environments, with buildings and public spaces that revitalise and renew the city. In our designs, we combine our experience with architecture, urban planning and landscape design to create social and spatial cohesion.
Currently, KCAP is led by nine partners. The current Managing Director is retiring in the fourth quarter of this year. Therefore, KCAP is looking for a new Managing Director.
As Managing Director you are responsible for the management of business operations of the Rotterdam location. This concerns finance, planning, business development, contract management and potentially HR and facility management. The Managing Director oversees these departments, guides the responsible employees, decides daily business operations and prepares strategic decision making for the partners. He or she is responsible for the supervision of the business operations and periodically updates the partners. The Managing Director is a sparring partner and coach for the nine partners and a guardian of the continuity.
The Managing Director is a person with a strong personality who acts as the chairman to the partners when it comes to business management. He or she is approachable and loyal, promotes consensus, but can also force decision making when necessary. The Managing Director is someone with a strategic outlook who oversees the different disciplines in the firm and who guards and promotes the unity within the company.
The Managing Director has a feel for architecture,urban planningand landscape designand has knowledgeof or is willing to learn the specific characteristics of the field. He or she is internationally oriented and has notableexpertise, experience in and a vision forbusiness management. He or she is akeen negotiatorand sees through the sometimes complex processes quickly, maintains focus and makes a difference. The Managing Director is approachable, a skilled communicator and capable of dealing with a group of passionateprofessionals. Above all, the Managing Director has a pleasant personality.
The Managing Director has a background in business management and operations, and/or finance (MSc or MBA) and an affinity with the creative sector. He or she is an experienced supervisor who is used to a dynamic organisation with strong personalities. He or she has authority and is a workable communicator without a 9 to 5 mentality. Fluency in English and Dutch is required, German and/or French are a plus.
At KCAP, you come to work in a non-hierarchical, informal organisation where your own input and initiative are valued. You are sparring partner of the partners as well as for employees and management. The appointment is for a full-time position and the remuneration is in accordance with the job requirements.
Please send your applications before the 25thof June to KCAP@vijfadvies.nl
Information: www.kcap.eu or Walter Huurdeman, VIJFadvies, 06-30217589
KCAP Architects&Planners is a Dutch office for architecture, urban design and urban planning, founded by Kees Christiaanse in 1989. During the last 25 years KCAP has established itself as one of the leading international practices in the fields of architecture and urbanism.
Field of work
With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, KCAP has gained extensive experience in large-scale urban design and master planning, waterfront redevelopments, campus design and public transportation hubs. Architectural designs range from housing, education and care to public and utility buildings and mixed-use programs. KCAP develops concepts and visions that address sustainability, urbanization and infrastructure. KCAP is connected to various urban research programs.
KCAP is based in Rotterdam and has two branch offices in Zurich (CH) and Shanghai (CN). KCAP Zurich was established in 2006 after winning two international design competitions in Zurich. KCAP Shanghai, established in early 2011, and supports KCAP’s growing portfolio in China.