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CWS Europe Director

Job Description

Job Description

  • Our industry-first approach to business problems means we can see the unseen and deliver continuous modernization.

  • Exceptional Digital Transformation Experience

  • Our origins are in data expertise and applications. We continuously invest in new technologies and talent to drive business outcomes.

  • A more flexible and responsive engagement model

  • We co-create with you on a shared vision that works toward your business success., This position is primarily responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Facilities Management Team in the EU/UK/I who execute critical day-to-day operations of all of Cognizant's Offices and Delivery Centers. The Director will manage 5-7 direct reports as well as oversee facility repairs, improvement projects, manage budget expenditures, establish performance goals and objectives, and measure outcomes to assure operations run smoothly and efficiently. There is some collaboration with other Regional and Global counterparts.,

  • Plans, organizes, and manages all activities of the Workplace Services Function including proper training and growth of staff. In addition, performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of team and achieving objectives within budget.

  • Supervises 5-7 direct reports and oversees WPS Staff of over 60 employees

  • Manage on-boarding process for employees, such as seat assignments, creating access and security badges and coordination of desk set-up.

  • Responsible for our Security Guard operations at each site, partnering directly with our vendor to ensure site goals are and coverage needs are met

  • Monitors flow and quality of work to assure timely completion of workload and adherence to the contractual Scope of Work, Service Level Agreements for each site, and Key Performance Indicators are met.

  • Develops, implements or guides property maintenance programs, services, policies and/or procedures.

  • Insures adequate inventory of supplies and approved requisitions for equipment and supplies as authorized.

  • Operates department(s) within established budgetary parameters; prepares budgets and related reports as required and continuously monitors financial performance; reports variances of actual to budgeted financial performance on an ongoing basis.

  • Order, track, and reconcile invoicing in appropriate systems

  • Identifies opportunities and cost saving potential.

  • Manages and ensures compliance with State, Provincial, or local regulatory and code requirements; ensures compliance with federal and local work place safety regulations.

  • Manage operations, space planning, restacking, power and cooling services, equipment installations, physical security, maintenance, janitorial services, landscaping, business continuity/disaster recovery for site(s).

  • Ability to respond for any afterhours emergencies required for the facility. Must assess emergency situations, notify management and decide/agree and best course of action.

  • Collaboration with Strategy/Project Management groups

Candidate Description

We are seeking a dynamic hands-on Director of Real Estate-European Union, United Kingdom & Ireland with the ability to lead, partner and solve issues to deliver high-quality and efficient customer service in a fast-paced, diverse and growing environment., The successful candidate must have strategic agility and good decision-making skills. They should also possess the ability to build and lead teams (local and virtual) and to work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. The role requires keen planning skills along with the ability to lead through influence and to be a proactive partner with a strong customer-service orientation. This leader should be able to solve problems at a tactical and functional level, have excellent oral and written communication skills, a solid work ethic and unquestioned integrity.,

  • Extensive years of experience in leading facilities management operations.

  • Must have hands-on experience of construction methods, processes and materials, including HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Maintenance.

  • Experience in Managing complex projects

  • Vendor management and procurement knowledge

  • Site acquisition and build out and facility relocation experience

  • Change management

  • Ability to meet travel requirements; Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.

  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, and MS Project

  • BOMA or IFMA certification a plus

    Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and lift objects of up to 30 lbs.

  • Work environment will be a combination of an office and the facilities being managed/supervised.

  • Must have the ability to travel to and from various sites using standard forms of transportation.

    Other Job Requirements

  • Must have a valid driver's license.

  • Must be able to successfully complete a background check process.

Application Description

Employer Description

Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH), a Fortune 500 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive technology and business services globally. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. Cognizant serves over 1,000 customers throughout the world.

Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With delivery centers worldwide totaling approximately 30 million square feet of space under management and approximately 290,000 employees currently. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.

Our Purpose

We engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life. We bring a powerful perspective to our work and envision, design, build and maintain solutions-always in deep collaboration with our clients. Modern businesses and institutions take full advantage of the most powerful technological innovations of their era. They never fall behind and thrive in the face of change.

We ensure our clients can dependably enhance the lives of people all around the world-from mobile banking to preventive healthcare to making sure trains run on time., Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.