Finance Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

VP, Real Estate

Company Intro:

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. During 2019, the Company had consolidated revenues and net income of $15.1 billion and $4.9 billion, respectively, and a current market value of approximately $60 billion.

Job Title: VP, Global Real Estate

Reports to and Location:

The VP, Global Real Estate will report to VP, Finance Optimization in our Norwalk office.

Job Overview:

The VP, Global Real Estate will be responsible for the strategic growth, planning and directing of all aspects of Booking Holdings real estate activities. This includes, but is not limited to: site acquisition, space planning, establishing/maintaining working relationships with property management organizations, and more. Come join our team!

Responsibilities and Duties:

Real Estate:

  • Provide unified approach to Location Intelligence, Site Selection, Leasing, contract negotiations and Scenario Planning
  • Provide global facility management leadership
  • Apply expertise in designing and implementing hybrid workplace models
  • Develop, advise and manage the real estate strategy including portfolio management, site analysis, cash flow analysis, and sale/lease strategy
  • Researches competitive position, industry standards and develops business cases, makes recommendations and executes projects to cost and schedule
  • Implement space utilization measurement technology
  • Create standard headcount/space reporting metrics
  • Develop direct lease vs. service office strategy
  • Support M&A portfolio diligence and integration process

Planning:

  • Workplace Strategy, Space Planning, Capacity Management & Forecasting
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with executive leadership and cross-functional stakeholders to ensure that services are aligned with business requirements
  • Management of key facilities management partner to ensure appropriate governance, service performance and delivery; creating and managing KPI’s in line with industry best practice
  • Create office consolidation scenarios where applicable

Finance:

  • Cost Modeling, Forecasting, Allocations, Capital Tracking
  • Manages a yearly overhead expense budget
  • Deliver financial results through focused management, allocating resources geographically based on business priorities and job functions across diverse workplaces
  • Create standard headcount/location/seat reporting metrics
  • Align closely with global procurement to ensure consistent global leverage and standards

Operations:

  • Manage all global day to day facilities operations
  • Oversee all project management and construction activity
  • Track KPIs and reporting structures to ensure performance
  • Manage all landlord relationships
  • Support various corporate employee experience initiatives including wellness, sustainability, and special events

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience across real estate and property management, facilities management
  • 10 years in global leadership roles with budgetary responsibility and a referenceable track record in value creation
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and drive tactical execution
  • Previous success overseeing both the physical built environment with focus on workspace and building infrastructure coupled with work psychology and occupational physiology
  • Strong understanding of technology required to enable a hybrid workplace
  • Superior program and project management
  • Ability to train, develop and manage regionally dispersed teams
  • Proven ability to understand strategic organizational issues, lead and influence major change efforts

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • Booking.com
  • KAYAK
  • priceline
  • agoda
  • Rentalcars.com
  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO  

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