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Workplace Lead

Singapore , Singapore

Ref#: 9677247436

Date published: 5-Feb-2020

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Key Responsibilities

The Workplace Lead is responsible for providing leadership, vision and direction with matters relating to Workplace, Design and Occupancy for the client's account. Given the nature of Workplace, the role plays a key integrator role across all key account functions (AM/TM/Strategy/PM/FM). It also plays a crucial role in supporting the client's Property to maintain their status as a key advisor to the business by continually aligning the Workplace strategy with the business strategy and objectives.

The Workplace Lead’s key responsibilities include:


  • Provide subject matter leadership/expertise on matters relating to Workplace, Design and Occupancy, including but not limited to
  • Workplace Strategy and Change Management
  • Flexible working (a.k.a. activity-based working)
  • Strategic occupancy planning
  • Business/enterprise alignment
  • Scenario planning/portfolio optimisation
  • Space management systems and utilisation data
  • Design management, translation and alignment
  • Development of design standards (commercial and retail) 
  • Workplace experience and wellness
  • Continuous workplace improvement programs
  • Workplace enablement technologies
  • Continually evolve the CBRE offering to the client by identifying and implementing improvements and innovations to processes, systems, structure, ways of working and thinking etc.
  • Review and define the appropriate inputs and levels of detail when identifying, developing and delivering workplace strategies and opportunities
  • Actively engage with non-client-account parties (e.g. other CBRE accounts, CBRE platform, industry events/groups), to keep up to date on industry best practice and innovation

  • Manage a team of global and regional SME resources (either directly or functionally) to enable them to provide suitable solutions, advice and guidance for their respective areas of expertise.
  • The team is currently organised into 4 disciplines - workplace effectiveness, flexible working, design, and analytics - as well as by geographic region to align with client's geographic structure
  • Responsible for hiring suitable candidates, setting and monitoring annual performance plans, and driving staff development plans
  • Ensure the P&L is managed and meeting or exceeding plan, which includes future planning, forecasting and budgeting with finance teams

  • Manage the strategic relationship with key stakeholders within the client's Property team (e.g. Group Property MT, Group Property Workplace SMEs) 
  • Engage with senior management within the client's business drive alignment between Workplace, Property, and business objectives
  • Manage the client’s expectations with regards to scope, cost and desired outcomes

  • Ensure the workplace function's objectives and direction is aligned with other functions of the account, especially
  • AM/TM/Strategy in integrating workplace inputs into strategies early on in development, and
  • PM/FM to ensure the workplace strategy is delivered and operationalised effectively to maximise long term benefit
Required Knowledge and Skills 
  • 8-12 years of professional experience in the occupancy-related field (e.g. strategic planning, systems management, tactical solutions)
  • Experience in Banking & Financial sector a bonus
  • Background in systems administration or process governance a bonus
  • 4 – 8 years’ experience in dealing with occupancy data 
  • English essential, with a second language, preferred
  • Fluency in reading drawings
  • Strong data software skills
  • Meaningful international experience in at least 3 countries.
  • Possess superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appropriate IT capabilities.
  • Demonstrable team leadership skills and managing the performance of teams.
  • High level of personal credibility, customer relation management, networking, and interpersonal skills;

Qualifications and Education 
  • Tertiary education in business administration/management, corporate real estate, built environment (e.g. architecture, engineering, interiors, building science etc.), or equivalent.