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Sr. Account Director - Facilities Management

Company: CBRE
Location: Green Bay
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Sr. Account Director - Facilities Management

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GWS Segment

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Facilities Management


Green Bay - Wisconsin - United States of America, Milwaukee - Wisconsin - United States of America, Oshkosh - Wisconsin - United States of America

GWS Local is a tailored facility management solution at a local level with access to the Global CBRE GWS platform. We manage soft services through trusted best-in-class partners, and self-deliver hard services. Utilizing an AGILE delivery model with structure, governance, and accountability through employee empowerment. Partnership with Local also provides access to our "Best in Class" additional services: Sustainability and Energy Programs, Project Management, Moves & Changes, Security Consulting, Workplace Strategy, and Host Workplace Experience.

About the role

An Account Director provides leadership, management, and development of a client account, ensuring both financial and operational commitments are met and exceeded. This leader is the single point of contact for all operational needs for a $7m+ maintenance revenue, single customer account within GWS Local. An Account Director is responsible for delivering the full suite of FM services (hard and soft) to key client, working in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure exceptional service is delivered and maintained at all times.

What You'll Do:


--- Provide leadership, coaching and guidance to the account team, to ensure contractual commitments are met and exceeded.

--- Identify and execute opportunities for the strategic development of the account, driving organic growth through the delivery of extra works and projects, and ensuring the account is retained upon renewal.

--- Act as the single point of contact for overall account operations ensuring contractual compliance. Supervise, plan, and coordinate all aspects of operations, including preventative maintenance (PM), reactive maintenance, vendor services, help desk operation, soft service delivery where in scope, and extra works.

--- Ensure optimum staffing structures operate across the account, balancing cost reduction with the delivery of service excellence and employee satisfaction. Ensure structure supports peaks and troughs in workload, and disaster recovery.

--- Ensure appropriate account review, audit and governance regimes exist to meet regulatory, policy and contractual commitments, and ensure all required elements of the Local Target Operating Model are in place.

--- Ensure a customer focus within all areas of operational activities, and that effective relationships are maintained with key clients at various levels, including formal monthly, quarterly and annual reviews.

--- Communicate to clients regarding property profiles, emergency preparedness plans, site inspections, facility audits, work order progress, and other related reports in line with contract requirements.

--- Present written recommendations to clients including economic justifications, financial reports, and monthly summary reporting in line with agreed expectations. Generates a robust communication strategy and ensure accuracy of reporting and client submittals.

--- Drive innovation and thought-leadership on the account, engaging with subject matter experts to provide a diverse offering of solutions to complex client problems.

--- Work with other operational leaders to ensure the collaborative development of the business, effective teamworking, and a culture in keeping with the company's RISE values.

--- Support effective business communication internally and externally, with clients, CBRE team members, supplier partners, tenants, landlords, and all other business stakeholders.

--- Support the sales process through solution development, participation in presentations and consultation meetings, and hosting visits as necessary.

--- Support People Engagement and account DE&I objectives; Promote and maintain CBRE culture throughout account


--- Provide leadership, guidance, coaching and direct support to deliver service excellence and high levels of employee engagement and ensure effective performance management is in place.

--- Foster a learning environment, with appropriate training and development planning across the account.

--- Ensure optimum staffing structures operate across the account, balancing cost reduction with the delivery of service excellence. Ensure structures support peaks and troughs in workload, disaster recovery, and contractual commitments.

--- Ensure training needs are delivered, employees are fully competent to undertake their roles, and can reach their full future potential. Accountable for all key hiring decisions.

--- Ensure effective succession planning is completed account-wide.



--- Full responsibility for Profit & Loss including development of account financial plans for revenue and profit delivery, management of WIP, debt, cost control, and growth, ensuring that targets are met or exceeded.

--- Ensure business policies and processes are effectively communicated and implemented across account.

--- Drive effective commercial and financial governance through accurate reporting, and appropriate checks and balances.

--- Review purchase orders to ensure financial, contractual, and commercial accuracies.

--- Supply chain management, including supplier performance reviews, supplier negotiations and re-bidding, and the identification of additional scope opportunities.

--- Drive sustainable organic growth of the account - maximizing extra works and project opportunities.



--- Ensure the provision of a healthy and safe working environment on the account.

--- Maintain both client and CBRE health and safety policy and process, ensuring this is effectively implemented across all service lines, self-perform and vendor delivered.

--- Develop environmental health and safety procedures for facilities. These procedures include emergency action plans, disaster recovery, business continuity, and other related procedures.

--- Responsible for facility inspections for quality assurance on a periodic basis. Ensure facility procedures comply with local, state, and federal regulations.


Supervisory Responsibilities

Provides formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Plans and monitors appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labor, including overtime. Prepares and delivers performance appraisal for staff. Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's value.

What you will need

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; Requires 8 years or more of relevant work experience.

Communication Skills

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.

Financial Knowledge

Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages.

Strong commercial insight is essential, and experience of managing a P&L is preferable.

Other Skills and Abilities

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

Scope of Responsibility

Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.


We lead by example, guided by the needs of the cities we inhabit, the communities we build, and the world we live in. The more perspectives we have, the more dimensions we're able to see. A culture of respect, integrity, service, and excellence shapes our approach to every opportunity.

Our competitive and comprehensive benefits program was designed to make sure you feel valued with benefits that support the mental, physical, emotional, and financial health of you and your family.

Maintain your career momentum with the best tools and training in the industry. You'll have everything you need to thrive in your role: challenging work, dedication to results, fast-paced assignments, and a culture of constant learning.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are more than just values-they're a competitive advantage. By crafting a place where our employees are recognized for their contribution and given a chance to grow, we regularly open ourselves and our business to new opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity: CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Candidate Accommodations: CBRE values the differences of all current and prospective employees and recognizes how every employee contributes to our company's success. CBRE provides reasonable accommodations in job application procedures for individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance due to a disability in the application or recruitment process, please submit a request via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.


CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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