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Director, Global Workplace Planning Niles, Illinois

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Architecture / Design
Postal Code
United States

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Are you passionate about workplace planning? Join our Global Facilities Team!

As the Director, Workplace Planning, you will manage Shure’s global workplace strategy through planning, optimization, execution, and project management.  You'll provide safe, secure, attractive, and productive work space and building support services to all Shure locations. This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work for a growing company with a global presence, helping to build facilities that promote Shure’s positive company culture and core values. This position is based at the corporate headquarters located in Niles, IL and manages three Regional Facilities Planning Managers (UCANZ, EMEASA and ASIA). 


  • Responsible for resource allocation, including, the forecast and budget, for the entire function.  
  • Works with global locations to develop space allocation plans and facility expansion/contraction plans and requirements to support short and long-range forecasts of future workspace and facility requirements.
  • Makes recommendations and executes new strategic workspace initiatives to drive efficiencies, support business needs, and enhance overall employee experience.
  • Develops, communicates and ensures compliance to global design, construction and facilities standards across all global sites, keeping in mind our philosophy of “globally consistent, locally relevant”.
  • Plans and ensures the strategic direction associated with space planning, global standards, and ergonomic configurations are carried out.
  • Manages Company real estate transactions, financial analysis and abstracts, including the management of the acquisition, lease, sublease, and disposal of land and buildings required for company-wide operations.
  • Plans and directs various facilities functions, activities, and services for the proper utilization of resources ensuring that consistency, quality, and cost-effective services are provided at all locations.
  • Develops and monitors departmental and facility operating budgets, forecasts, and capital expenditures.
  • Working in conjunction with corporate Procurement, ensures an effective vendor/contractor selection and management process.
  • Works in partnership with members of the Infrastructure team (HR, IT, Finance, Legal).
  • Effectively manages all aspects of project management including providing regular updates to key stakeholders and senior management.
  • Assists in the preparation of emergency management and contingency planning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Facilities Management, Real Estate, or related field. Graduate coursework is desirable.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in facilities management, commercial real estate transactions, and analysis, and five years of management responsibility.
  • Proven ability to manage and develop a global team. 
  • Able to direct and control the activities of facility renovation projects.
  • Knowledge of regulations (e.g. building and fire codes, ADA requirements, OSHA regulations, hazardous material regulations, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with other senior managers with establishing strategic plans and objectives.
  • Able to make final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures objectives are achieved.
  • Able to participate in the corporate development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
  • Demonstrated ability of working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth knowledge of the company.
  • Past interaction with executives and/or major customers involving negotiation and/or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Past experience of having overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending, and implementing change.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and CAFM
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Travel including international estimated at 20%.

Job Functions

  • Architecture / Design
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management

Job Sectors

  • Industrial
  • Office


10+ to 15 years

This job is no longer active.

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