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San Francisco, CA, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior

The Workplace Experience team is the organization that is responsible for planning, designing, building, and managing all properties around the globe. Working under the direction of the Director, Global Workplace Experience, and in partnership with their local & regional teammates, this role is responsible for nurturing a collaborative and supportive team environment across functions and partners in the US and LATAM. With a focus on excellence in customer service delivery, this person develops key relationships within the AMER region, and is ultimately responsible for supporting service delivery to each location.

The Workplace Experience Manager takes the lead in setting expectations/priorities, process, governance routines and risk management to deliver on real estate planning/forecasting, capital and expense project delivery, and internal customer satisfaction. A high level of understanding what, when, and whom to communicate will enable this role to achieve a great level of success.

  • Key contact for senior business leaders within the region
  • Supports internal customer engagement, providing relevant and timely information to regional business leaders
  • Creates an environment where people management and development is the number one priority
  • Builds, manages, coaches, and mentors a team of office support staff
  • Leads via a lens of creating internal customer satisfaction as a constant goal
  • Manages overall performance of all vendors/suppliers and takes corrective action as necessary
  • Demonstrates urgency and takes thoughtful risks
  • Proactive identification of facility opportunities, issues and risks
  • Commits to delivering with integrity, transparency, and quality
  • Manages the portfolio in line with financial objectives (cost/head, space, cost/sf, etc)
  • Coordinates Workplace initiatives, in support of global program development
  • Manages all sites within the limits and requirements set out in negotiated leases
  • Assists in the negotiation of leases
  • Actively engages and assists in regional real estate portfolio pipeline management reviews to ensure decisions are made in advance of critical events
  • Helps identify and define regional real estate opportunities and develop appropriate solutions to optimize the portfolio
  • Maintains region-specific market intelligence in order to capitalize on opportunities, as well as to react to time sensitive projects and initiatives in advance
  • Ensures that the department’s policies and procedures are complied with across the regional portfolio
  • Assesses, develops, and implements process improvement and ways to improve workplace productivity
  • Bachelor’s degree, equivalent work experience or military experience
  • CFM, or demonstrated equivalent experience in the core competencies defined in the designation
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a manager, in a Workplace/Facilities environment
  • At least 3 years’ project management experience in commercial tenant improvement projects across the AMER region
  • At least 3 years’ experience with capital and expense budgeting for the real estate & facilities function
  • Experience negotiating long-term leases of at least 50k square feet
  • Presentation (Keynote) and Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Ability to grow and lead a team
  • Ability to converse with internal and external team members with a high degree of confidence and assertiveness
  • Ability to laugh and have fun while doing a million things at once
  • Ability to manage stress, competing priorities, and solve problems
  • Knowledge of construction terminology and ability to read plan documents
  • Experience with ProLease or similar product would be preferred

Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Learn more at

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