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Director of Real Estate - Workplace Solutions, EMEA (1010015)

Location: London United Kingdom
Job ID: 1010015HV
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Finance

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Meet our Team

Currently comprising circa 3,000 employees and located across more than 20 locations, Hitachi Vantara's EMEA business is an established and growing concern, supported by a team of 25 administration and facilities specialists. The Real Estate - Workplace Solutions team are geographically dispersed and require a forward-thinking, mature people leader; one that can support and develop them in providing best in class services and solutions to the organisation.

Acknowledging the significant shift in traditional corporate ways of working and, recognising the important role that the forward-thinking provision of office space, solutions and services play in attracting and retaining talent, you will provide strategic and tactical leadership of real estate and workplace solutions for our EMEA region.



What you'll be doing

Partnering with regional and in-country leadership, you will gain a deep understanding of current and short / long-term projected needs and develop strategic facilities plans and creative workplace solutions that provide the right space, services, systems, processes and critical resources.

Ensuring the continued high performance of your team of direct and indirect reports, through effective coaching, performance evaluation, goal setting, training and career development to safeguard successful delivery of site support services and programs (maintenance operations, mail, copy, reception, meal / vending, janitorial etc.) necessary to support daily business operations.

You'll be responsible for running project teams and overseeing design, construction and vendor coordination activities to deliver to timescale and cost estimates. In collaboration with Human Resources, Risk Management, Global Protective Services and Legal Departments, you will establish and ensure that Hitachi facilities are compliant with applicable Environmental, Health and Safety (EH-S) standards and incorporate such requirements into the design of leasehold improvement and space planning projects.

What you bring to the team
  • Experience managing a diverse and complex EMEA real estate portfolio, ensuring that current and projected space inventory meets evolving business needs
  • An highly developed and nurturing leadership style with the ability to motivate and inspire a geographically dispersed team of facilities professionals to deliver an outstanding level of service
  • A track record of strategic planning, lease negotiation and developing space and occupancy utilization / optimization programs to accommodate inventory adjustments in a flexible and creative manner
  • A personable style with the ability to develop close working relationships with:
    • business leaders - both to understand and challenge their requirements
    • the outsourced real estate service firm contracted to provide services to Hitachi


Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.



Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and part-time arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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