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Energizer Project Manager, Global Real Estate (Remote) in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Position Summary

The Project Manager, Global Real Estate will be responsible for leading the execution of real estate, construction, and technical projects in the 6 million sq. feet industrial, office and R&D global real estate portfolio. The Project Manager, Global Real Estate will define and develop complex scope and documentation, create, manage, and forecast project budgets and schedules. This position will design and build commercial office, industrial and R&D space using Energizer standards; In addition, to leading the design and construction, this position will source and onboard real estate suppliers by running the Energizer 7 step RFP procurement processes. The Project Manager, Global Real Estate Project will implement change management in all projects, this includes but is not limited to creating global communications, surveys and holding town halls to communicate and manage changes across the organization. This position is the project leader that will hold all project team members accountable to ensure all real estate projects are completed in accordance with the established construction standards, budget, and schedule. This position will interact with various levels of the organization from middle to executive management.

Accountabilities

  • Manage all facets of project management (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for real estate projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy and close out

  • Lead complex projects with the ability to hold team members accountable; Guide team to achieve the project goals

  • Identify project risks, lead constructability reviews, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans for project goals

  • Read, understand, and apply standards to complex documents affecting real estate projects, including but not limited to lease agreements, property contracts, work letters, project charters, surveys, drawings, etc.

  • Manage Energizer procurement processes to identify and qualify project resources; Facilitate request for proposals; complete bid analysis, lead evaluation interviews, make recommendations, formally award contracts and reject vendor proposals

  • Develop and implement project documentation governance aligned with Energizer project management standards; Ensure that project data integrity / documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated

  • Work closely with Sr. leadership to implement change management; Routinely assess such change, and make recommendations

  • Forecast project financials, schedules, and other various standard project reports.

  • Develop global communication plans and communications to support change management activities

  • Perform Lessons Learned exercises and complete project close-out reports and documentation

Specific Accountabilities

  • Undertake planning exercises with internal stakeholders and end users to define project requirements and scope, identify key resources, and define project roles and responsibilities

  • Compile and analyze data to determine project needs and ensure standardization of space metrics across the Energizer portfolio

  • Develop budgets and prepare business case for funding approval

  • Ensure internal costing and accounting procedures are maintained

  • Manage the design process by working with architects, engineers, and other design professionals, as well as internal design stakeholders including but not limited to IT, security, furniture and AV to develop design in accordance with project requirements

  • Perform value engineering exercises to find opportunities for cost reduction while maintaining Energizer standards and fulfilling project requirements.

  • Review existing leases for hand-back requirements for decommission projects and ensure spaces are prepared for lease exits

  • Monitor projects for risks and issues that may impact projects. Report and escalate as necessary to achieve timely resolution. Develop and implement corrective action plans to mitigate impacts to project schedules, budgets and business objectives

  • Utilize project management systems and tools such as MS Project to accurately document schedules and milestones

  • Perform routine internal reports and communications to project stakeholders and senior leadership to ensure project stakeholders are kept updated throughout the project

  • Perform or oversee project walk-throughs and job-site inspection to ensure quality is maintained throughout the project. Generate final punch lists, identifying and tracking any items to be rectified or repaired prior to the close-out of project

  • Review vendor progress claims and invoices. Manage the payment process in accordance with the contracts and Energizer’s internal payment processes.

  • Ensure efficient project close-out and hand-over to the end-user project stakeholder

  • Document and analyze KPIs across multiple projects

  • Provide on-going support to end-user stakeholders as necessary post-completion

  • Ensure that data integrity is accurate and on time through diligent project forecasting and trending

  • Administer sourcing events to procure architects, general contractors and other real estate vendors as needed with each project. (RFP, bid analysis, lead interviews, make recommendations, award). Set up new vendors in Energizer supplier management system

  • Negotiate complex contracts including but not limited to work letters, construction contracts, lease agreements etc.

  • Develop global communications related to change management

  • Chair regular project meetings and distribute formal meeting minutes

  • Other duties as needed

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or construction management certification

  • Minimum of 7 years construction/real estate corporate project management and financial management experiences

  • Knowledge to read architectural and engineering drawings

  • Knowledge of real estate financial accounting

  • Knowledge of lease structures and standard real estate and construction contracts

  • Strong ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Project Management experience and/or certification with commercial facilities construction projects

  • Prior experience in a supervisory role to delegate authority

  • Superior critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal, team-building, collaboration, and communication skills

  • Experience handling changing priorities and using good judgment when working in stressful situations

  • Experience with SharePoint

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Will report directly to the Sr. Manager, Global Real Estate

  • Will interact and lead project teams with Leadership, IT, Finance, and Operations project workstreams

  • Will be point of contact (face of Energizer) for real estate suppliers

  • Estimated 25% of Global Travel (based off project locations)

  • Weekend and after-hours work could be required at times for restacks and construction build outs

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, well-being and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

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