The Occupancy Planner's primary focus is to oversee and provide tactical occupancy planning expertise in support of supply, capacity, and demand of Client's portfolio of space in a specific geographic region. The planner will generate space layout options and group reorganization options in response to business needs. Activities will consist of day-to-day change requests, project space planning and solution development, project support including client relationship manager and project coordination, site strategy support related to space and occupancy analysis, solution outcomes and utilization metrics.
Oversees all facility space and personnel move requests within assigned territory to maximize space efficiencies while implementing solutions in-line with client lines of business and corporate real estate goals
Establishes and maintains relationships with various client lines of business to understand their requirements and the impacts to the portfolio
Makes recommendations to enhance operational efficiency, service delivery, cost savings, and asset utilization
Collaborates with Strategy, Project Management, Facility Management and other CRE team members on all efforts
Interfaces with Client to develop options, finalize project concepts and prepare final documents for client approval
Serves as the primary client contact for relocation requests and collaborates with Move Manager to ensure client needs are met
Oversees group moves and moves with special requirements. Coordinates with Move Managers, and presents solutions to client
In conjunction with Project Manager and Move Manager, develops migration plans and sequencing of group-level relocations
Organizes all data into approved formats for planning and hand off purposes, including planning power point documents, proposed spreadsheet data and written descriptions of solutions
Ensures that the space management system accurately reflects current occupancy for assigned territories, and is updated to include new information obtained from site audits, A&I partners, CRE project managers and other valid sources
Maintains space management data that supports development of space allocation plans
Reviews and approves / or makes alternate recommendation for reconfiguration requests in assigned territory
Engage Furniture Coordinator, Workplace Strategist, Move Manager and Project Manager as needed for scoping and cost related to FF&E activity
Applying poly-lining methodologies and standards (i. e. BOMA Standard Method) Managing and reporting accurate and up-to-date space and occupancy related data
Thrives on working in a fast-paced environment, work collaboratively across functions to meet deadlines
Excellent verbal aptitude, presentation, and communication skills and be comfortable presenting to all levels of the organization.
Well organized, self-directed and able to balance multiple planning projects.
Proactive and solution focused with experience in managing projects of varied scope and complexity.
Enjoy working in a team environment with smart and creative individuals, a team player is a must, with the ability to also work independent and autonomous.
Possesses strong analytical skills and the ability to develop conclusions and recommendations.
Demonstrates proficiency in architectural and engineering drawings, concepts & design.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of various office furniture systems.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal relationship skills.
Able to build strong relationships with internal and external partners to deliver effective services.
Strong oral, written and presentation skills along with a strong attention to detail and quality.
Assumes ownership of requests to ensure successful completion.
Ability to handle concurrent projects with minimal supervision and direction.
MS Excel, Powerpoint, AutoCad, IWMS (Serraview, Archibus, iOffice)
Ability to track all work and key metrics
Ability to effectively interpret and apply policy and procedure
Basic understanding of Corporate Real Estate and Financial concepts
Education and Experience
BA/BS degree in a related discipline or field of study (i.e. Architecture, Interior Design, Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Management Planning/Coordination, Facilities, Project or Construction Management, etc.) 5-7 years of related experience
Development of site occupancy plans for short term and long-term scenarios to include: supply and demand: analysis of forecasted headcount, seat supply projections, supporting graphs, stacking plans, move scenarios, challenges and pros/cons for scenarios/recommendations
Minimum 5 years of experience in a corporate team environment
Management, coordination, execution of day to day service requests
Experience in communicating with all levels of management
Experience in reviewing architectural and engineering drawings, concepts & design
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