Director Business Operations - CIM Group

October 13, 2017
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CIM Group

Los Angeles , California 90001

Position will assist VP, Operations in designing and delivering strategies to improve performance of the business through process implementation and strategy delivery that accelerate growth and value creation for CIM Group, LP. The Director and the strategic initiatives team builds the path between strategy, execution, and transformational results. The position will co-pilot company-wide and departmental initiatives as execution experts, create the conditions for strategic decisions to be made in line with Executive team priorities, and drive delivery and support of the long-term strategy.

• Under the direction of VP, Operations, work as the execution partner and expert with various functional groups and departments (e.g.: Investments, Property Management, Accounting & Financial Reporting, and Development) to improve and standardize business processes
• Manage the overall strategy roadmap for implementation and delivery of various initiatives across multiple functional areas.
• Drive stakeholder engagement for key initiatives. Utilize effective stakeholder mapping in combination with subject matter experts to ensure efficient and effective deployment.
• In conjunction with internal stakeholders and departmental leads, develop business case for all recommended process changes and new initiatives
• Manage communications strategies for individual deployments and act as key liaison between all departments impacted by new initiatives
• Assist department heads within CIM to document workflows, policies and procedures, as necessary to map out current processes for evaluation
• Work with Technology to automate business processes, where applicable, to achieve operational efficiency while maintaining data accuracy and integrity
• Coordinate with the Internal Audit team to ensure processes meet certain control environment
• Under the direction of VP, Operations, coordinate with various departments to prepare CIM for new funds/vehicles and new portfolio acquisitions to ensure smooth operations of various processes
• Perform ad-hoc projects as directed by the VP, Operations
• Assist VP, Operations to manage daily operational activities including but not limited to corporate expense monitoring and performing corporate cost analysis
• Supervision and management of Operations & Strategic Initiatives jr. staff

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS (including certifications, licenses, etc.):
• Bachelor's Degree in business administration, business management, finance, accounting or equivalent; MBA is a plus
• 10+ years of experience with process integration, corporate business operations, corporate strategic plan implementation, financial process improvement, and change management
• 10 to 15 years of industry experience including Private Equity or Investment Management, Real Estate Management, Mergers & Acquisitions,
• 5 to 10 years of experience with project management is a plus

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents and technical materials including financial reports and/or legal documents and policies
• Ability to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences such as peers, executives, external stakeholders and the like using various communication techniques including but not limited to interviewing, presenting, corresponding, discussing and reporting
• Ability to make recommendations and suggestions based on efficient and appropriate business process observations
• Strong report writing skills

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide
• Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis

• Strong analytical skills and an attention to detail
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

• Familiarity with project management software and due diligence related activities
• Familiar with PDF and Microsoft programs, such as Excel (i.e.: pivot table, filter, sorting, text to column, macro a plus), Word, and Vizio
• Familiar with ERP systems such as Yardi, SAP, MRI, Oracle, or Timberline is a plus
• Familiar with Argus is a plus

• Accuracy, including details of work product
• Timeliness of work product
• Ability to provide process recommendations based on observations
• Track record of managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders


  • Bachelors or better in Business Administration

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