Req Id: 250710
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If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.
Corporate Services is at the centre of the action, providing the support that enables Bell’s industry leadership. Our Corporate Security & Responsibility, Communications, Human Resources, Procurement & Value Creation and Real Estate teams work collaboratively to drive our corporate strategy forward.
The Senior Specialist – Asset Management 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.
As part of a team, participate in the planning of organization-wide real estate (“RE”) needs, and ensure cost effective delivery of assets to meet those needs. Arrange for the purchase or construction, renovation or decommissioning of facilities and/or negotiate leases, renewals or termination agreements of facilities in order to optimize return on assets and effectively control RE costs. Create and implement strategic plans with reference to site locations, business requirements and availability. Maintain standards for the protection, security, maintenance and aesthetic quality of company properties. Recommend appropriate solutions for the disposal or reuse of properties.
Manage Bell's and BCE’s RE portfolio, owned and leased. Interact with third party landlords.
Approve and ensure Authorization of all RE documentation is completed in accordance to policy (interaction with clients, corporate groups, policy of authorizations, etc)
Maintain historical and monitor current status of the portfolio & develop and monitor corporate budget for asset management and specific budgets for project implementation
Initiate and develop portfolio optimization studies
Assist client group studies to optimize their portfolio
Ensure completion of financial cost benefit analysis for project approval
Advise Bell Canada RE groups on planning strategies, scenarios and economic analysis
Develop and monitor strategic budget
Act as Bell RE contact with 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
Primary and daily functions
Conduct buy / sell / lease / redevelop studies
Plan and document capital and expense budgets for corporate projects
Analyze detailed input from other RE groups Finance, the RE Service provider, from other corporate service providers (telecom planning, development, finance, environment and operational groups) and external service providers
Monitor business cases prepared by BGIS (3rd party RE outsourcer) for corporate or business units’ approval
Prepare Business Cases for strategic Bell Canada RE projects and have them approved by Bell corporate finance with the support of Bell RE finance for Senior Capital Investment Council approval
Accountable for and assist BGIS and Project Management with client strategy, scope, approvals and communications. Provide direction to BGIS Transactions group with leasing, acquisition and disposition implementation.
Assist BGIS & Bell Operations group with building lifecycle and maintenance program optimization
Interact with Bell’s IT, Network Planning, Provisioning, Risk Management, Legal, Environmental and Comm. serv. groups for planning and project evaluations
Interact with Bell / BCE related or associated companies on general portfolio management suggesting strategic plans, consolidation studies and cost reduction initiatives
Interact with any necessary third parties according to RE matter
Knowledge and experience
5-8 years experience in portfolio or asset planning in a Corporate or Investment environment
Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Architecture, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Finance (and /or other RE related education and experience)
Sound knowledge of the Canadian and US RE market
Knowledge of economic and business case evaluations
Experience in Project Management
Proficient and current computer skills with specific expertise of MS Office
Capable to manage and monitor diverse RE portfolio (approx. 6,000 locations and greater than 20M sq ft)
Skills and competencies
Excellent financial and RE analytical skills
Strong leadership skills with the ability to oversee, influence and stimulate change
Ability to promote new ideas and concepts
Excellent oral and written communication skills; has to prepare studies and perform presentations
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
High tolerance of ambiguity as well as possessing diplomatic skills
Number and nature of jobs supervised
The Senior Specialist has to support and supervise BGIS outsourced groups and any outside professionals, providing guidance and coaching to help them accomplish Bell’s RE goals. S/he may also have to directly supervise Asset Specialist(s) to help them accomplish their activities and functions.
Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.
Position Type: Management
Job Status: Regular - Full Time
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Mississauga || Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Application Deadline: 05/16/2020
Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.
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Created: Canada , ON , Mississauga
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