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Major Projects & Planning Program Manager Canada & Caribbean

Markham, ON L3R
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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to IBM Global Real Estate (GRE) Head of Canada, in collaboration with GRE North America:

The candidate is responsible for planning, oversight and implementation of the Canadian and Caribbean IBM Real Estate portfolio. Also responsible for managing real estate acquisitions, divestitures, business development, RFP responses and asset sales.
This position will also lead GRE Canadas Data Center Colocation Program and work closely with legal, the Data Center teams across Canada, strategic Vendors and internal IBM clients.

Selected candidate will be responsible for activities including:
  • Providing support to Client Strategy Program Manager through the development of real estate strategy for owned and leased locations.
  • Work as the main point of contact between GRE and the Canadian Finance team, the Canadian CFOs office and Business Unit leads throughout Canada reporting up to the Head of Real Estate Canada.
  • Provide business case development, presentations and financial analysis for both internal IBM business units and with external agents, developers and landlords.
  • Manage interlock with key stakeholders to insure alignment on strategy and secure business case approvals
  • Canadian GRE lead for acquisitions and divestitures liaising with Corporate RESO and providing complete oversight for successful execution.
  • Canadian real estate lead for development of responses to RFPs, and the preparation of associated business cases (example ITS, GTS). Engage closely with both the deal teams & financial approvers in support of the RFP.
  • Canadian GRE lead for asset sales in collaboration with Corporate GRE.
  • Providing cross-organizational communication to ensure plans, schedules, key dependencies, progress to plan, etc. are understood and communicated
  • Identify and secure necessary resources, support and information from corporate and outside sources.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
University graduate with Accounting designation, knowledge of corporate real estate practices and business case development.
Real Estate finance skills are extremely beneficial, or having worked in a real estate controller capacity
Ability to work with a team, resolve disputes, move roadblocks and maneuver through the Corporation.
Professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Understanding of real estate industry, lease terms & conditions, industry practices
Understanding of technical infrastructure including electrical & mechanical elements, construction management, design drawings and space layouts
Experience in Project Management
English: Fluent, Second language French beneficial

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
Ability to manage complex projects, including effectively managing project risk and change
Ability to plan and organize a team effort.
Successful change management experience
Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams.
Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
Capacity to handle pressure.
Willingness to travel

About Business Unit
The IBM Finance organization is responsible for driving enterprise performance and transformation. We are the financial stewards of IBM, delivering IBMs financial strategy, developing new business models, and mitigating enterprise risk.Do you have a passion for creating business value? Join our team in accounting, financial planning, pricing, business controls, tax, treasury, business development (acquisitions & divestitures), and global financing.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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