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Cost/Commercial Lead

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    Trade / Retail

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  • Published:

    6 days ago

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Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and overseeing commercial and cost management at mainly portfolio level but also project level when/as required. They will sit within the overall Programme Management team and support the portfolio and projects from a cost perspective. They must try to work with the global counterparts to drive global consistency whilst balancing regional nuances. They will also continually seek ways to improve the account from a cost/commercial perspective. Role Summary:

  • Work with the global counterparts to develop processes and ensure EMEA lens is applied

  • Provide cost management oversight/QA support to key projects as required

  • Review all cost management processes for EMEA and look for simplifications and improvements

  • Prepare annual benchmarking data for EMEA

  • Prepare the EMEA location factors report

  • Work with the team to establish/manage the client's capital plan

  • Work with the team to manage portfolio cash flow forecasting and accruals

  • Be the main point of contact with the client's finance teams to make sure finance processes can be adopted and that all complete as needed

  • Understand the account platforms (salesforce) and support data integrity and improvements

  • Build strong relationships with the account and client team and make good connections with the CBRE platform

  • Contribute to an ongoing Continuous Improvement agenda with ideas and take ownership of implementing process change initiatives

  • Perform additional duties which may be required from time to time as required

Candidate Description

  • Qualified Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) chartered quantity surveyor and/or a minimum 7-10 years of relevant quantity surveying industry experience

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role for a large global corporate client on (at least) a regional level

  • Demonstrated experience of working at both project and programme level

  • Graduate degree in a sector related subject

  • Professional background within a corporate office environment and involvement on complex corporate projects/portfolios

  • Demonstrable Continual Professional Development

  • Articulate, professional person

  • Excellent client relationship, communication, and facilitation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, confident and experienced in dealing with people of all levels

  • A team player that interacts effectively with colleagues and clients

  • Strong analytical and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload with an attention to detail and willingness to complete projects

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision when necessary

  • Proactive and positive attitude with a calm and methodical approach to work

  • Ability to learn new tasks, systems, and skills quickly

  • A 'can do' attitude

Employer Description

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a Cost/Commercial Lead to join the team located in London., About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions: As one of CBRE's core global businesses, Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) provides end-to-end services to occupier clients across the entire lifecycle of a building. Our teams help companies improve their operations and reduce costs, through expert facilities management, project management, real estate and energy and sustainability services. Our dedicated teams work across all industries, and support clients ranging from global Fortune 500 companies to single, iconic buildings. CBRE Group, Inc. is the world's largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2019 revenues of $23.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #128 in 2020. It also has been voted the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 19 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" for eight years in a row, including being ranked number one in the real estate sector in 2020, for the second consecutive year. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CBRE." Application Process: Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role. Taking into consideration the costs of sponsorship, the nature of the role and the financial resources of the account in question, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role. No agencies please.