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Country Real Estate Manager



New South Wales, Australia
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Country Real Estate Manager

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Real Estate function’s objective is to effectively support ABB’s business activities by securing the most efficient and profitable use of ABB’s real estate facilities/assets. This requires local, professional real estate expertise, to ensure optimum results across all Business Areas and Divisions. The Country Real Estate Manager will work within a collaborative environment located at Moorebank, NSW and will report directly to the Country Holding Officer and dotted line to the Real Estate Manager for Process Automation Business Area.

Your responsibilities

  • Working with all Business Areas and Divisions to establish a Real Estate strategy aligned with the business strategy of ABB’s operations
  • Developing strategic real estate plans for the medium term to enhance the Local Businesses’ facilities for both current and future needs. The outcome is a real estate master plan with required investments and space requirements to meet the strategy of the businesses
  • Maximizing efficiencies through consolidation and sub-letting initiatives. Managing the financial performance of the function to meet or exceed committed performance level (e.g. budget and forecast). Ensure financial accountability of the real estate function and accountability for all assets under Real Estate responsibility
  • Managing assets in a cost efficient and economical way to improve profitability, productivity, and flexibility
  • Establishing and regularly updating detailed corporate real estate inventory of all ABB owned, leased sites, plots of land, offices, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, storage, parking, cafeteria, etc.
  • Leading or supervising all major real estate investments in owned or leased facilities and ensuring such investments are submitted for formal approval and in line with group policy. Benchmarking, monitoring, and reporting on related real estate occupancy costs for all facilities
  • Managing Real Estate activities with a focus on:
  • Space efficiency through corporate workplace design guidelines
  • Identification of energy efficiency projects
  • Optimized facility services through Integrated Facility Management to ensure high quality levels across all sites
  • Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) to ensure the implementation of the HSE requirements related to facilities with own and subcontract employees and to ensure safe working environment
  • Acting as prime point of contact for local authorities for regulatory and compliance purposes. Establishing an excellent working relationship for mutual trust and respect with ABB’s various Divisions and the countries’ management to pro-actively support its operational achievements and business targets
  • Ensuring (with HR Partner support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates, and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration, Accounting, Industrial Engineering or related field. At least 5 years of professional real estate experience in a corporate or global real estate environment. Solid understanding of facility management and commercial / industrial real estate
  • Strong focus and leadership in HSE practices within all real estate facility / project activities. Experience with facility management, real estate occupancy costs, commercial lease negotiations and knowledge of lease accounting
  • Familiarity with construction systems and building design to understand construction documents and achieve space and cost efficiencies. Experience in real estate transactions
  • Knowledge of financial analysis (discounted cash flow and P&L)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders at country and global levels, architects, engineers, developers, commercial brokers, contractors, and others
  • Strong organizational skills to collaborate with multiple support functions to achieve a positive working environment for the achievement of common business and corporate goals
  • Excellent negotiating and presentation skills and availability to travel locally and abroad

More about us

Our Process Automation business offers a range of solutions for process and hybrid industries, including our industry-specific integrated automation, electrification and digital solutions, control technologies, software, and advanced services, as well as measurement & analytics and marine offerings. Based on its deep domain knowledge, experience and expertise in delivering world-class automation products, systems and solutions, a wide area of complimenting digital and collaborative solutions across applications and sectors, the Process Automation business helps customers remain competitive, improving their ROI and running safe and productive operations. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Recruitment Agencies please be aware that this role is being managed by the internal ABB Talent team directly. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require support. Your adherence to our process is appreciated. Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid

Publication ID: AU89442359_E1

Important: In order to be employed by ABB you will need to fully comply with/fulfill all local ABB employment requirements/processes.

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