Senior Director, Space and Occupancy Planning
St. Louis, MO  / Chicago, IL 
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Senior Director, Space and Occupancy Planning

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Job Description

In this role, the Director of Space leads a team of professionals responsible fortranslatingbusiness requirementsinto effective solutions aligned with the client workplace model andreal estatestrategy in the areas of space,occupancy planning, design, moves, FF&E anddata management. This position is responsible for all space across the client's global portfolio. This includes developing a strategic plan for growth and superior delivery; defining immediate and long-term client goals concerning the management and oversight of occupancy and utilization analysis, support of site strategysolution development, recommendations for executableplanningsolutions and accuratereal estateallocation reporting; maintaining a strong partnership with the client organization; and developing a robust Space delivery organization that can adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. This position ensures that all Space deliverables are met includingSLAandKPIrequirements. This position will also partner closely with the Facilities and the Project Directors to achieve account-level strategic objectives in aclient-focusedmanner. Demonstrate astrong business acumenfor Space and potential impacts to client organization.

Job Description

  • Direct the overallplanningand development of new Space activities and the activities of current projects and programs
  • Work closely with the accountleadershipteam, other service lines and client representatives with regard to proper staffing, future projects, and maintaining proper client relationships
  • Prepareexecutive level presentationsand reportsillustratingbackground, conclusions, recommendations and risks/benefits.
  • Conduct meetings to inform, consult, request action and seek approval with accountleadershipand client executive team.
  • Prepareoperationalpresentations and reportsillustratingSpace pipeline, progress, challenges, opportunities and recommendations. Conduct meetings with clients,Space team members and cross-functional account members to inform, consult, request action and seek approval with internal and clientstakeholders.
  • Participate in structuring the selection of the vendors and other professionals and advise client on final recommendations. Evaluate existing and proposed project sites and facilities with respect to program requirements. Ensure the resolution of programming issues through project completion. Conduct meetings with owners and project team members to resolve project issues during theproject designdevelopment stages
  • Ensure compliance with core program standards - allC&W tools, processes, templates and outputs standardized and customized to the client
  • Demonstrateproactivesolutioning throughroot cause analysis,solution development, evaluation of options and alternatives and recommendation of the best course of action for projects, processes and overall program operations
  • Collaborate with facilities, PjM and client REleadershipfor alignment and day to day operations. Recommends adjustments to processes when mis-alignment is identified
  • Makes recommendations to enhanceoperational efficiency& service delivery. Ability to direct development of program tools and deliverables which accomplish recommended solutions.
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of playbooks, templates and tools.
  • Coaches the team in providing effective spaceplanningsolutions and move management delivery for all project types (Expansions, Relocations, Consolidations, Refreshes);client relationship management;vendor relationship management,talent managementandresource utilization.
  • Ability to direct the development ofplanningproposals, site assessments for space efficiencies, utilization metrics and supply & demand studies
  • Ability to direct the delivery of project activities including relocations, restacks, renovations and consolidations
  • Observe corporatepolicies and procedures. Implement government laws and regulations and adhere to established rulings of government authorities
  • Maintain high qualitative and quantitative standards of work performance across the globe through regionalleaders.
  • Strive constantly to improve skills and work knowledge; keep up to date in the field of specialization
  • Cooperate with other personnel to achieve corporate goals and objectives as to quality, service, cost and profit
  • Report to immediate supervisor(s) major problems and findings and results achieved with recommendations
  • Provideleadershipfor recruiting,selection, onboarding and retainment of team members for space services includingtraining, development, motivation and discipline for subordinates, as necessary, to meet established goals; review and appraise their work performance
  • Socialize and obtain buy in fororganizationalchanges, team commitments, and expenditures in excess of approved budget and for forecasted growth.
  • Establish goals and objectives with timetables for theorganizationalunit and sub-units supervised
  • Delegate to each necessary authority and responsibility for performance of assigned function
  • Develop, present and maintain headcount budgets, forecasting and gearing ratios.
  • Refine existing space services to meet potential client requirements. Communicate and promote these services to potential clients and to other Cushman & Wakefield professionals
  • Responsible for overall client Business Partner and Product Area relationships. Meet regularly with client leads to evaluateteam performanceand identify areas for improvement. Track and utilize client feedback data tocreate continual improvement cycles.
  • Ownershipandaccountabilityto develop and oversee theoperationalprogram budget and forecasting; evaluate period spend and apply corrective action as needed to maintain desired budget variance.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative? Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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