Leidos has a career opening for a Director, Real Estate Strategy, Defense Group, located in Reston, VA.
As a Director, Real Estate Strategy, Defense Group, you will develop, gain concurrence for and execute Leidos’ workplace occupancy strategy and reporting for owned/leased and operated facilities throughout the US and globally for your group. You will lead a team of multi-discipline professions to execute both the strategy and programs and projects associated with the group’s strategy. This is critical as workplace occupancy costs are the largest overhead controllable expense within the enterprise/group behind salary and benefits.
•Senior member of a multi-faceted team providing leadership and management of a corporate real estate portfolio for a $13B international company consisting of over 360 sites/~10M square feet in over 40 states/20 countries with a budget of over $275M in annual operating budget
•Provide overall leadership and accountability for strategic planning, portfolio alignment, metrics, reporting and utilization for the Defense Group.
-Manage a task-organized team of experienced specialist employees in multiple disciplines.
-Modulate team size/participants based on the complexity and scope of work.
-Contributes to the development of the strategy and own operational direction for Defense Group workplace strategy.
-Accountable for managing and communicating short and long-term direction within the team and to the group/ops/divisions.
-Typically negotiates and compromises to convince internal and external parties to accept concepts, practices and approaches of the area.
-Utilizes expert domain knowledge, professional principles and theories to develop advanced concepts, techniques, solutions and standards.
-Serves as a subject matter expert for real estate, facilities for the group.
•Lead and drive commitment to corporate financial goals via value capture efforts by providing overall leadership and management on all real estate/workplace related projects for the Defense Group:
-Creative leasing/occupancy strategies
-Footprint optimization/space consolidations
-Lead real estate aspects of bid and proposal efforts and current contract re-competes/bid & proposal to maintain current contracts while growing new business, pricing
-Provide overall leadership and responsibility of strategic planning, portfolio alignment, metrics, reporting and utilization.
-Negotiate all lease terms to include options, TI allowances, lease periods of performance, rights of first refusal, options out and renewal options to best align with contract and corporate requirements
•Liaison between senior business leadership (Corporate Executives, Group Presidents, CFOS and all operating business units) with corporate real estate and our external real estate partner (Jones Lang LaSalle)
-Communicates with parties within and outside of own project/family, and has responsibility for communicating with diverse parties external to the organization.
-Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.
-Arbitrator of competing priorities and requirements between operational units and corporate objectives
-Provide objective viewpoints and clarity for the myriad of multiple requirements across disparate organizations with separate and distinct requirements. Ensuring the best result for operational and corporate goals
•Daily coordination with finance, transaction management, project management, occupancy planning, and facilities management.
•Lead and facilitate meetings across groups with senior leadership, corporate services, individual contributors regarding workplace strategy
-Extensively analyzes highly complex problems to seek understanding of the underlying issue and root cause of the problem.
-Improves upon existing solutions, programs and processes using significant conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation.
-Requires ability to communicate with senior executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of strategic importance to the organization/project.
•Lead and Manage build out of special requirement spaces to include SCIF, SAP, customer communication requirements, data centers, training centers, conference centers, and generators to meet overall requirements for programs supporting national security
•The Leidos CRE department has the largest strategic partnership in the enterprise for functional services. With such, the CRE team members you will be working with are largely outsourced contract partners who are subject matter experts in their individual areas.
•B.A. or B.S. and 15 years’ experience in Business Management or related field; MBA or related graduate experience is a plus. Additional years of experience may be used in lieu of a degree.
•Minimum of 10-15 years’ experience in real estate finance, architecture or program management
•Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience managing or supervising teams of multiple discipline professionals
•Thorough Knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong analytical and research skills
•Demonstrated skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
•Ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels of the company
•Ability to work as a member of a multifaceted team
•Ability to see the big picture, as well as execute at the tactical level
•Demonstrated leadership skills
•Ability to be empathetic, listen, understand, translate, and communicate multiple requirements in a manner understandable to the lay person and synthesize into concise data points
•Strong relationship management skills; able to develop "trusted advisor" status with Group/business unit and mid and senior level management tiers
•Ability to make and drive critical decisions and influence and embrace cross-functional teams.
•Strong communications (written and verbal) skills, including solid negotiation, presentation and consultation skills
•Analytical and strategic problem-solving capabilities, including ability to leverage metrics to analytically assess and solve problems.
•High energy and enthusiasm define and drive this newly formulated position.
•Functional experience in corporate real estate, space planning, or construction project management
•Intellectual curiosity concerning business drivers and impacts
•Enterprise awareness, Group/business unit focused
•Forward thinking, able to visualize ideas
•Strategically minded with tactical appreciation
•Personable—able to work with potentially difficult people
•Effective people management capabilities
•Comfortable with senior management interaction
•Independent, aggressive self-starter
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Proj and Prog Management
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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