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VP, Real Estate Operations

Egham, United Kingdom
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VP, Real Estate Operations

The VP, Real Estate Operations EMEA, is responsible for leading all office operations and services management for Gartner locations in EMEA. He/she is responsible for providing a superior and productive work environment in existing and future Gartner premises in these regions. 

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure safe, functional and comfortable working conditions at all Gartner in-region offices, contributing to associate productivity and retention
  • Build and manage customer relationships with regional business and office leaders (GVP, MVP, VP, etc.)
  • Manage all FM, Food, Mail, Reception, Conferencing, Moves/Adds/Changes and Security & Safety related services for all in-region offices with a strong focus on hospitality, user experience, wellness and sustainability
  • Manage regional facilities, office support personnel budgets and expenses interacting with finance
  • Manage and develop regional operations team(s) of external resources
  • Manage vendor relationships with all external service providers and landlords who service our offices
  • Collaborate across different Gartner functions (IT, HR, Communications, etc.) to deliver enhanced associate experience
  • Build strong team spirit and culture across all internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with global Security and Safety to minimize risk and manage crises
  • Collaborate with Workforce Planning, Transactions and Capital Projects around the regional footprint strategy, workplace design, annual financial plans and periodic reporting
  • Partner with IT organization on developing and implementing best in class technology platforms to ensure productivity and collaboration in offices minute 1 within associate arrival, and mitigate any disruptions throughout the work day.
  • Practice and compliance to occupational safety regulation, address and resolve any workplace safety issues that may arise.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) required; graduate degree (MA/MS/MBA) and/or industry certification in hospitality, facility management or related fields preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive management experience with proven ability to manage multi-location teams
  • 5+ years of client service/hospitality experience
  • 5+ years vendor management experience
  • Experience on both client and vendor side preferred
  • Strong customer focus, responsiveness, interaction and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills to prioritize self and team in a fast paced environment
  • Space planning, building infrastructure, hospitality operations and vendor contracting knowledge
  • Intermediate Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Budgeting, financial analysis and business-case development skills

Additional requirements:

  • Proactive problem solver with the ability and curiosity to understand customer, business and people
  • Able to dedicate 20% to travel across the region 50%??
  • Innovative and creative to enhance associate experience and service delivery effectiveness

What we offer:

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner associates enjoy exceptional compensation and benefits, including:

  • An upbeat, positive culture. Integrity, objectivity, collaboration, results and a no-limits mindset are central to our values
  • Limitless growth. We work with you to help you meet your goals and advance within the company
  • Encouragement to be innovative and challenge status quo
  • Exposure to industry leading training and development
  • Performance based recognition and rewards

Job Requisition ID:50841

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