Workplace Intelligence (Strategy) Consulting – Senior Director

  • Company:
    Avison Young
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    15 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

Our small Canadian-born business was founded in 1978 and has become a global organisation that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. Our expansion has been rapid, but what matters most is the common belief that drives all 5,000 of our people to be a different type of real estate organisation. We believe that the places in which we live, work and play have the power to make us happier and healthier, and we are united by a shared sense of purpose, to have a positive impact on people’s lives. In short, we are a global commercial real estate advisory firm with a simple aim for real estate to play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact. Why Work For Us: We believe that our industry is changing, and we want our business to be a melting pot of curious minds, passionate hearts and strategic intelligence. Your gender, religion and race are all highly respected, but are less important to us than your ability to step up and change the game. We provide you with a place where you can do just that, with like-minded people. Collaboration is embedded in the way we work – our people have the autonomy to collaborate on client relationships, engage teams across the business, lead operations, work collectively on projects, participate in strategy and are ultimately responsible for our growth. Our distinctive Principal-led, privately-owned model puts us in the enviable position of being able to offer every employee the opportunity to own a share of our business, and inspires and allows anyone to become a Principal. This role carries voting rights so our people have a very real say in the future direction and operation of our business. This means that we are able to attract, engage and retain the best talent from the industry.Avison Young (AY) is seeking a highly talented individual with deep knowledge and expertise in thought leadership, business development and project delivery in workplace intelligence (strategy) consulting services. As Director / Senior Director of a rapidly growing team, you will be responsible for pursuing new business, strengthening existing client relationships, leading the successful delivery of workplace consulting projects, and coaching team members.You will be entrusted to enhance, grow and be an integral part of the existing Workplace Intelligence service line focused on developing, creating and implementing the optimal work environments for our clients. You will enhance our clients’ performance by driving the use of information and technology through strategy, process, system, structural and behavioral change across a wide range of sectors. You will develop strategies derived from understanding our client’s business, operations, strategy, talent, technology, real estate and space while integrating organizational change management.This role will be part of an ambitious team that is changing the way operations and real estate decisions are made. You will have a high-level of autonomy to work when and where you prefer, assuming you deliver per your engagement agreements with clients.Work with Leadership to develop and produce business, define project scopes, write proposals and deliver projects – on time and within budget. Develop, communicate and act on business plan including market position, and revenue projectionsSeek out innovation and best practice across all areas of the role – bring new ideas and thinking to client work and to internal processes and operations.Provide training and develop tools for AY Brokers to increase business collaboration and add value to existing clientsLead and manage a team that will serve multiple client projects across varying stages of progress and effectively balance a diverse set of responsibilitiesManage project specific staffing support and resource allocation to meet deadlines and deliverablesOversee workplace intelligence (strategy) engagements and work directly with client stakeholders to develop and implement comprehensive workplace strategies and environments, including end user interviews, utilization studies, employee surveys, benchmarking, and visioning work sessions that align with the business strategy.Ensure that services consider both an organizational demand and building supply perspective, with a great understanding of the relationship between the two.Demonstrate knowledge of experience in qualitative and quantities research methods, agile/flexible/activity based working concept design, space budgeting, test-fit creation/oversight, workplace concept/guideline development, and the use of technology as an enablerUnderstand, negotiate, and enforce client contract termsProduce workplace Intelligence (strategy) engagement deliverables per AY’s methodology and approach.Bachelor’s degree in design, sociology, urban planning, behavioral psychology, or equivalent.15+ years’ workplace intelligence (or similar) and ideally management consulting experience with proven leadership and management skills, including the ability to develop collaborative relationships that lead to successful results, internally and externallyFamiliarity with architectural drawings; furniture, fixtures, and equipment; design and space planning concepts; construction costs and schedules.Computer skills, proficient with use of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, AutoCAD and/or REVITAbility to influence and manage client stakeholders using superior relationship building, communication, and leadership skillsAvison Young practices as an equal opportunity employer in all services locations around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a workforce diverse in experience, skills and knowledge with uniformity in service excellence, commitment and integrity. The firm maintains a strict policy to ensure employment opportunities are equal and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, protected veteran or military service status, or any other elements protected by law. For those requiring assistance with disabilities, information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Avison Young is committed to employing the best talent with the most fair and equitable recruitment practices. Apply with us TODAY