Corporate Services
Dec 6, 2022

Program Manager, Asset Management - Real Estate

Req Id: 394591


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Job Title

 

The Senior Manager – Asset Management & Workplace reports to the Director – Asset Management & Workplace and is responsible for strategic RE asset planning for the Bell Canada and BCE group of companies RE portfolio.

 

 

Role purpose

 

You will primarily act as the program manager to plan and deliver Strategic Real Estate Optimization Programs and multiple inter-related projects within a given business strategy. You will lead the implementation and execution of large-scale RE Portfolio transformation strategies such as the transition of Bell to a shared workplace model. You will be responsible for establishing strategies to improve strategic Real Estate asset planning for the Bell Canada and BCE group of companies Real Estate portfolio.

 

This position requires a strategic thinker with strong Strategic Planning, Program Management, Analytical and Communication skills. Someone who collaborates with teams across Real Estate and several business partners establishing strong relationships with stakeholders and peers. A strong contributor with Real Estate background and an excellent knowledge of process improvement.

 

Major Responsibilities

 

  • Leads a team of two Senior Specialist, Asset management & Workplace,  to deliver on multiple RE optimization strategies to generate cost savings and provide the best employee experience
  • Program management. Lead and own engagement-planning and program-planning activities. Manage project timelines, budget, risks, assumptions and dependencies. Identify viable solutions to adjust program/project. Work closely with the Program Sponsors to facilitate decisions necessary for program delivery. Ownership of program success in front of BCE leadership teams. Develop and maintain program documentation and provide updates. Responsible for Program analytics and business case revisions.
  • Strategic Real Estate planning. Initiate, develop and recommend real estate portfolio consolidation strategies to optimize Bell and BCE’s Real Estate portfolio, such as office space reduction, consolidation of assets, leasing and disposition strategies. Develop multi-year Business case iterations as required and complete financial cost benefit analysis for project approval including costs, savings, Cash Flow, NPV and payback. Interact as a RE business advisor on general portfolio management and formulate new strategies to the Leadership team and diverse stakeholders.
  • Project manage the planning and the delivery of multiple projects at varied conceptual, design and construction stages. Monitor project costs, recommend and develop revisions to original plans, challenge project budget estimates/actuals to ensure cost effective delivery and compliance of approved plans.
  • Develop and drive change management plans at a company-wide level to optimize the employee experience and employee adoption of new workplaces. Communicate and influence on RE strategies to internal stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Close collaboration with the larger Real Estate team, BGIS, and Finance to prepare financial Real estate reporting. Conduct continuous business intelligence by actively contributing to the reporting process and process optimization
  • Act as Bell Real Estate primary contact with all third parties, including corporate service providers (telecom planning and operational groups, environmental group) and external providers (architects, engineers and other experts) for strategic planning of land, space and buildings

 

Skills and Experience

 

  • Degree in Finance or Real estate, or other RE related education or experience
  • 5 or more years progressive experience in portfolio or asset planning in a Corporate environment
  • Self-starter, strategic thinker with excellent Strategic Planning and proven Project Management experience
  • Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Solutions oriented
  • Effective prioritization skills with proven success in managing multiple priorities with varying deadlines
  • Must be a clear, open and effective communicator with strong facilitation skills with the ability to lead and influence a large group of diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills
  • People leadership experience including coaching and developing others
  • Enthusiastic and team player!

 

 

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Adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

 

Additional Information:
Position Type:
Management 
Job Status: 
Regular - Full Time 
Job Location:
Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Toronto || Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Flexible work profile:
Mobile
Application Deadline: 12/30/2022

 

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.

 

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Created: Canada , ON , Toronto

 

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