Volvo Group Real Estate Manager in Gent (Oostakker), Belgium
As Manager Real Estate your role is to perform the Real Estate Services (RES) scope of supply, Property Management and Facility Management. You perform these areas of responsibility in a way that supports both the demands from AB Volvo, the RES Operation Plan, strategy and concept, the needs from the other business areas as well as existing legal requirements. You report to the Director Real Estate.
Scope and influence
Manage, control, develop and improve the total property- and facility management services at site level, including costs, through close co-operation with receivers/customer and suppliers.
Maintain and preserve the value of Volvo’s properties/facilities at site level, including costs, through close co-operation with receivers/customer and suppliers.
Secure that projects, activities and tasks are completed according to the Rea Estate Property- and Facility Management strategy and concept whilst, at the same time meeting the needs from receivers/customers.
Scope of responsibility is defined in the Real Estate matrix/criteria’s, e.g. it could be a large country or a major Volvo Group site or several small/medium countries.
Lead and develop the area for Real Estate’s delivery
Personnel responsibility for the employees in the area
Proactively work with the receivers and stimulate an effective teamwork that drives the total property costs of the Volvo group down
Lead the work within the area in a process oriented way in line with the Volvo Group’s processes
Responsible for the budget within area of responsibility
Responsible for area finance including budgets and follow-up for income, costs and projects
Manage Specifications and negotiations of contracts for maintenance, consultants and services in cooperation with Volvo’s Purchasing Function
Monitor supplier performance
Participate in relevant forums with receivers and suppliers
Participate in cross Division/Real Estate Services forums
Communicate on a high level to all levels within the Volvo Group
Implement Volvo Group and Real Estate Policies, Guidelines, Procedures and Decisions
Responsible for investments and divestments
Responsible for the execution of Property- and Administrative projects
Responsible for Site Master Plan execution
Inspire and motivate personnel in line with Volvo Way
Direct a team, as well as determine team structure and rules together with superior manager
Ensure that all activities undertaken are focussed on cost efficiencies, adding value and aligned with the RE Financial Business Plan and Operational Plan.
Provide input to the Global Function/SME Networks regarding developments and opportunities with new technologies, quality, new products or services and other beneficial information.
Identify receiver needs & changes in demand; giving advice & developing proposals on real estate issues.
Manage Real Estate performance using defined KPIs.
Actively participating in developing the master plan of the Ghent site
Examples of forums: traffic safety work group, infrastructure work group, environmental work group
Key targets and results
Customer satisfaction with the performance of key responsibilities
Process efficiency and effectiveness measures
Delivery within the budget
Delivery of projects in time within the approved investment frame
Master plans in place
Educated in Engineering or Business Administration or similar
Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in real estate and facility management
Thorough knowledge in financial control
Proven leadership skills
Fluent in English & Dutch both spoken and written
Leadership pipeline competencies
Hiring and staffing
Developing direct reports and others
Building effective teams
Integrity and trust
Ethics and values
Managing through systems
Learning on the fly
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
Volvo Group Finance contributes to realizing the vision of the Volvo Group by developing and providing a wide range of expert services from financial planning to accounting, business controlling, M&As, real estate services, financial reporting and investor relations. With Volvo Group Finance you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
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