Director of Development

Mississauga, ON

Director of Development

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of Development based in our Mississauga, ON office.

We are looking for an energetic and eager Real Estate Development professional with at least 7 - 10 years of progressive experience. Candidates should have experience in successful multi-site retail franchise organizations. The position requires a high degree of energy, enthusiasm, outgoing personality, technical competence, and professionalism.  

In this position, you will be responsible for leading store count growth and the development of the company across Canada. This will be done through the implementation of strategies for real estate and land acquisition with a view to achieve short, medium, and long-term growth objectives of our organization. 

Specifically, we are seeking a Director of Development who develops professional relationships with ease, is a hands-on problem solver, and possesses solid analytical skills.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Support identified target areas of store count growth based on the company's growth plan
  • With your strong background in retail development, you will leverage your existing broker, developer. and landlord relationships to procure new sites
  • Oversee negotiations of and management of all lease renewals and extensions.
  • Track lease expiration and option notice dates and ensure timely management of all open store lease files.
  • Provide support to Real Estate department and franchisees on all property management matters, including lease interpretation and landlord coordination.
  • Contract administration
  • Communicate with landlord representatives to gather site specific information pre-construction
  • Analyze site plans and coordinate with Landlord designers to ensure accuracy
  • Develop and nurture relationships with existing and prospective Landlords, brokers, municipalities and other major tenants through meetings, industry functions and telephone calls.
  • Oversee timing of, and request Tenant Improvement Allowance payment from Landlords
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the Franchisee,
  • Collaborate with the construction team to ensure all needs are met before, during and after construction of new stores.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the VP of Development



  • 7 - 10 years previous experience in a Retail Real Estate position, within a retail or landlord/development organization.
  • Proven track record of new store count growth in retail environment.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience working in a retail environment.
  • Experience working with legal documentation and commercial lease interpretation.
  • Advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Familiarity with GIS is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout Canada.
  • Quick lube and automotive industry experience are an asset


Perks to working with us:

  • Great starting pay
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • Ample opportunity for growth
  • Join a great team of people who take their work seriously, but not too seriously!


About Us

Founded in 1976, we pioneered the quick lube industry in Canada.  We are the national leader in automotive maintenance services, delivering trusted convenience from coast to coast.  We are the leading brand in the industry and continue to grow market share in services such as oil changes, routine automotive maintenance and national tire services and sales.

Since 2012, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Mr. Lube

Mr. Lube


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