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Head of Real Estate Strategy & Portfolio Planning

Company: BNP Paribas
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description - Head of Real Estate Strategy & Portfolio Planning (053991) Head of Real Estate Strategy & Portfolio Planning - ( 053991 ) At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We're investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people's lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we're a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

The Head of Real Estate Strategy will be responsible for leading the real estate portfolio transformation at the Bank of the West (BOTW). This role will oversee the workplace strategy function including the occupancy planning and workplace experience to manage portfolio changes and use design and innovation to drive the workplace of the future. The Head of RE Strategy will lead mobility transformation, operational transformation, design of workplace standards, as well as change management and employee experience for BOTW. This is a key role for driving the company's long-term real estate strategy, capacity planning and workplace experience. He/she will manage a team of internal real estate professionals and external strategic suppliers to achieve the organization's objectives and improve efficiency. The role will also interface with regional leadership in understanding and shaping regional location strategies. The RE Strategy role will be responsible for ensuring financial results are aligned with business parameters and with overall goal/direction of the organization. --The BOTW real estate portfolio consists of 5m sq ft. of 700 owned and leased facilities, including retail branches, across 25 states.

Essential Job Functions

  • Real estate portfolio performance management, strategic planning supporting all Bank of the West businesses and functions.
  • Partner with senior business leaders to create and execute a BOTW location strategy.
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.
  • Work collaboratively within CRE and other functional teams to ensure real estate strategies and executed plans incorporate agreed stakeholder needs.
  • Building optimization recommendations including Enterprise, Business Unit and Regional plans reviewing financial implications of long term strategy at a metro and site level.
  • Identify best-in-class industry benchmarking standards and key metrics and set appropriate goals to ensure these standards and metrics are met or exceeded to optimize real estate portfolio performance.
  • Provide financial leadership and accountability in managing operational expenses, one-time project expenses, and capital asset replacement budgets in the development of facilities plans.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with internal customers, senior and executive management, legal, tax, risk management, landlords, vendors, consultants, and outside brokers. Work closely with senior business leaders to develop real estate and location strategies.
  • Oversee business relationship management function to understand, and enable business strategy. Represent BU strategies for investment prioritization, workplace strategies and portfolio optimization opportunities.
  • Lead a team of internal and external professionals to deliver efficient and effective real estate plans, including all aspects of people and performance management Other Job Functions
    • Manage vendor relationships, contract negotiation and financials with third parties.
    • Manage and lead cross functional project teams. Required Experience Requires advanced business knowledge, general management and leadership capability to lead business or functional teams. Typically has broader practical experience across multiple professional disciplines within the organization, combining theory, past practical experience and the organization's business practices.

      Skills Required--
      • 15+ years business experience with functional experience spanning strategic planning, facilities management, real estate transactions, financial analysis, project execution, and supplier management.
      • Seasoned tenure in global corporate real estate encompassing the management of a diverse global portfolio across both leased and owned properties.
      • Major multi-national organizational experience and experience working in a matrix reporting structure with multiple business lines and driving transformational enterprise-wide change initiatives.
      • Demonstrated ability to build strong team relationships and to recognize and capitalize on organizational synergies.
      • Successful experience in delivering against aggressive timelines, continuous change, and challenging expectations. Education
        • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Facilities Management, or related field
        • Master's Degree preferred-- Profile
          • Strategic Thinking and Planning--- Must be comfortable working both at the conceptual and detailed levels, so that they can make informed decisions and work effectively with senior business leaders, technical experts and cross-functional teams demonstrating deep functional knowledge and business acumen. Ability to pro-actively develop strategies and solutions and achieve buy in. Ability to understand business needs, speed to execute, ability to add value, and mitigate risks (i.e. right type of site, right size, in the right condition, at the right location, at the right price, with the right own vs. lease decision, etc.)
          • Relationship Building--- Ability to build key relationships inside and outside of organization to ensure partnership at all levels of leadership. Become a business solution partner, trusted advisor, and get a seat at the leadership table of the businesses served
          • Influencing- Seeks to understand the level, needs, concerns, hot-buttons, and interests of the businesses served prior to delivering messages or conveying ideas. Does not invoke position authority to compel business leaders to follow his/her lead.
          • Motivating/Developing Talent--- An orientation towards coaching and mentoring others in real time; takes time to get to know their team and addresses each individual's specific motivators; able to connect with and relate to multiple cultures.
          • Communication- Clearly and effectively communicates with the organization, ensuring that the organization's strategic priorities continue to be understood and implemented at every level.
          • Goal Accountability--- Ability to develop clear goals, track and manage progress, and deliver consistent results are baseline qualities for BOTW leaders.
          • Decisiveness--- Proactive in terms of decision making instead of always reacting to actions.
          • Innovative--- Thinks of new ways to complete tasks and solution against business need.
          • Risk Taking--- Ability to balance taking some risk around doing things differently without putting the company at a huge risk.
          • Listening and Receptivity--- Listens to others, asks questions to learn from others; is inclusive in communications with others, seeks to involve and collaborate with employees/ teams.
          • Collaborative & Flexible--- Motivated, strong interpersonal skills/team player who is able to accept direct feedback. A team player who has worked in matrixed organization and is able to drive results and actions through working with regional leads.
          • Geographic Diversity--- Ability to adapt and relate to a diverse and multi-cultural environment. Awareness of impact of local rules and regulations and the capabilities of the marketplace and incorporating and seeking appropriate advice to understand them,
          • External Perspective--- Understands the business drivers, requirements and strategic priorities of key customers.
          • Workplace Experience - Ability to develop and implement strategies that improve ability to attract and retain top talent, improve productivity and collaboration and improve employee engagement. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

            Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

            Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

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