Program Lead, Real Estate & Building Operations

Westport, CT
Main Location
Westport, CT, United States
powertofly approved What Bridgewater Associates Has to Offer:

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors. Their mission to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies, naturally leads them to embrace diversity of thought, experience, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and more. Bridgewater offers their employees benefits like:

  • Competitive 401(k) with employer match
  • Equal fully paid parental bonding/care-giving time
  • Health coverage - 100% premium covered + concierge medical services
  • PTO package, unlimited sick days & remote work flexibility
  • Family planning support - adoption, egg freezing, & fertility benefits
  • Company events, affinity networks, & extracurricular interest groups
  • About Bridgewater

    Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

    Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

    Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.

    Our Culture

    Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

    About the Real Estate & Facilities (REF) Department

    The REF department manages and optimizes a portfolio distributed across multiple sites and delivers day to day services to ensure an excellent workplace environment for all Bridgewater associates, clients and guests. It is responsible to achieve sustainable excellence at this by delivering systemized planning, services and outcomes, even as the requirements of the business change over time. Services are delivered using a combination of subject matter experts with significant external experience, as well as general management resources with significant exposure and rotation throughout Bridgewater.

    About the Role

    The Program Lead for Real Estate and Building Operations (REBO), reports to the Manager of REBO, the hard services pillar in the Real Estate and Facilities Dept.  This role has an array of responsibilities, that help oversee an IFM with JLL, across governance and program management. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) governance and reporting, financial management, client (internal departments) engagement, project oversight, strategy development and vendor management.  The REBO pillar works closely with stakeholders across the company, including very closely with Technology Critical Infrastructure, REF Soft Services, REF CRM, Security and HR, as well as closely with the depts. across the company. 

    Role provides exposure to the Chief Security Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Department Heads across the firm.  There is growth opportunity for the right candidate through time.      

    You will drive the following responsibilities:

    • Drive and oversee Real Estate Projects through our partner project managers
    • Coordinate clients and stakeholders across depts., hold people accountable
    • Track and manage project budgets, assist in overall pillar financial management
    • Ensure delivery of excellent outcomes through high standard quality control, probing, and deep understanding of program goals
    • Support reporting and synthesis of program status to senior management
    • Support oversight and governance of outsourced IFM

     We are looking for candidates with the following minimum qualifications:

    • You have a background in project/program mgmt. and enjoy working across multiple workstreams & stakeholders.
    • Can manage delivering outcomes through an outsourced partner.
    • You are comfortable holding people accountable, managing through conflict, and working through the day to day with common sense.
    • Financial Mgmt. Experience (project budgets, dept., budget, spend, Workday, etc.)
    • Real Estate Experience (Project Management, Workplace Experience, Shared Services, etc.)

    Why Choose Bridgewater?

    It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

    One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

    • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
    • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
    • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
    • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
    • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
    • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
    • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
    • And more

    Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

    This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

    Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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