CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. We deliver consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.
Job Title: Account Transition Director (Life Sciences)
Reports To: Divisional Transition Director (DTL) - Global Transitions Team
Location: Americas - Time Zones: EST Preferred; CST, PST & MST Optional
This person will lead multi-disciplined project teams as part of the Global Transition Team (GTT) organization to ensure overall success of projects and programs supporting strategic business in Global Workplace Solutions (GWS). This work is predominantly mobilizing new client accounts and expansion/transformation of existing accounts. This individual will provide on-going leadership and direction for these projects by facilitating planning sessions and client meetings, assessing risk, implementing mitigation plans and communicating with key decision-makers.
Accountable for transition success & primary point of contact for client on Americas or small multinational projects.
Responsible for setting and driving transition objectives and performance indicators; works with PMO to drive timely completion of all transition milestones
Escalation point for core and extended project team. Recognizes, applies and captures lessons learned all throughout the process.
Responsible for hand-off to Account Team and assists with Stabilization.
Occasionally participates in pursuit process, representing qualifications of the GTT Team.
Escalation point for core and extended team on the project. Recognizes, applies and captures lessons learned all throughout the process.
Supports the client pursuit process, including solution and transition strategy development and yellow pads/presentations as needed.
Lead transition planning efforts post-award prior to Kickoff, including team mobilization.
Leads the core and extended transition team to ensure all transition commitments are met and delivered in the agreed timeframe following the GTT transition process. This leader typically delivers exceptional outcomes.
Manages and strives to control the transition budget, forecast any deviation, and provide required reporting.
Lead the Go Live strategy and "war room" to ensure successful Day 1. Ensure contract obligations are met and transition deliverables are satisfied using the GTT best practices, tools and processes. Manage project closeout process including Transition Improvement Process (TIP) completion and operational handoff to account leadership.
Shows proactive leadership, can guide and lead in the absence of a DTL; knows all transition roles and responsibilities and can execute autonomously. Proactively steers direction through transition and can seamlessly interact with all stakeholders and clients.
Lead matrix project team made up account Alliance Director, Divisional Director and SME's from functions and business for any project type and under any complexity (Demobilization, Transformation, Global Projects).
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES
Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Facilities Management, Business Administration or related field
Minimum 15 years progressive leadership experience
MBA or advanced degree preferred
Professional background with systems implementations, mergers/acquisitions, re-engineering or other large/complex projects
Deep operational knowledge in complex organizations
International work experience preferred
Life Sciences experience is highly desired
Responsible for planning efforts leading up to Transition Kickoff; hosts client facing transition kickoff events. Review Transition Bulletins and reporting from relevant project teams.
Able to understand current processes and can proactively explore new ideas to increase quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and able to lead others through process improvements.
An expert in presentation, oral communication and written response.
A change leader, able to drive improvements across the organization partnering with stakeholder groups across all of GWS.
Understands impacts and cascade effects of managing time and expenses. Understand transition budget developments and how to expertly manage to each established budget.
AUTONOMY / IMPACT
Expert at ensuring all scope is accounted for within the transition plan; can proactively develop custom components based off client needs and can lead the development of new components into the standard plan.
Can predict possible risks and proactively develop mitigation plans with the appropriate stakeholders. Can lead teams through solutions and enable successful outcomes.
Internal Number: 21010385
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.