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Dir, Corporate Real Estate Shift TypeFirst Shift in St. Louis, MO at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set?  At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future.
At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    
This position is responsible for managing the real estate portfolio for Bunzl USA which consists of over 150 locations including administrative, distribution, manufacturing and sales office properties. As we continue to optimize our portfolio, this individual will coordinate all activities related to real estate for the Company, including the search for new properties, the negotiation of lease agreements, and the on-going compliance with lease provisions and resolution of issues and problems related to the relationship with landlords.
  • Manage a large and complex real estate portfolio by matching business requirements with real estate footprint, ensuring the corporate guidelines and standards are followed in the acquisition, design, management and disposition of the facilities.
  • Access and develop opportunities to optimize cost and efficiency across the networks by managing lease horizons to corporate standard.
  • Interact/Liaise with the senior management in the region regularly to understand their needs and promote a collaborative working relationship with real estate.
  • Effectively communicate with local internal clients to ensure alignment with strategy and direction, ensuring lease terms are aligned with corporate and business objectives.
  • Manage the portfolio to drive global KPI’s and standards for cost reduction, space utilization, data accuracy to deliver net neutral deals.
  • Provide thought leadership, process improvements and industry best practices.
  • Manage our 3rd party provider in the development and execution of the real estate strategy together with traditional CRE work
  • Monitors timetables, schedules and costs while coordinating with other functions, suppliers and contractors to ensure real estate activities are completed within the schedule deadlines.
  • Reviews real estate contracts for compliance with company standards and suitability for occupancy.
  • Negotiates all lease agreements in conjunction with our real estate provider in order to ensure exceptional properties for the company’s operational needs that are cost-effective to support the company’s financial objectives.
  • Performs other assignments as required

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. (Real Estate or related Discipline preferred)
  • MBA or similar post degree qualification
  • 5-7 years of Real Estate and/or Procurement experience with technical market delivery experience preferred
  • Experience with Supply Chain Optimization Models preferred
  • Sound analytical depth as well as strong technical skills in real estate management, occupancy planning, transaction management, lease administration
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret real estate contracts and documents in order to draw valid conclusions.
  • Capability to align and coordinate with business partners on real estate need based on resource and business plans.
  • Capability to think strategically, develop proposals and alternatives, and provide comprehensive risk/benefit analysis on those alternatives.
  • Broad business knowledge and focus.
  • Ability to influence and drive change in the organization.
  • Excellent communication and presentation capabilities. Problem-solving, analytical thinking and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously are essential.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail and mental concentration are necessary for accurately performing tasks and tolerating frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to develop and execute a strategic vision that translates into achieving short and long-term objectives.
  • Proven team player with the ability to work with remote and with 3rd party teams to drive results
  • Strong financial background with the ability to manage a budget and develop appropriate financial models/analysis to support decision-making.
So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.
Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.
Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.
Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.  
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