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Senior Workplace Experience Manager

Company: CB Richard Ellis
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Workplace Experience Manager

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Reston - Virginia - United States of America

Hi, we're Host!

We believe your office should allow you to feel comfortable, productive and inspired in your working life. Because when people feel inspired, great things happen.

As the heart of the workplace, you will help foster a sense of community by putting the well-being of others at the forefront. As you collaborate with colleagues to create a culture of support, you will have countless opportunities to inspire moments of delight and pursue amazing outcomes each day.

With Host, you can join a team that elevates the office experience by delivering world-class services that make coming to work better than it's ever been.


The Senior Workplace Experience Manager serves as a strategic leader and primary client contact for the delivery of facility and workplace experience services in the Washington D.C. market. In this role, you will assemble the team charged with growing the mid-Atlantic market in alignment with the client's needs. The individual in this role will lead strategically, have world class written and verbal communication skills, and will possess the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of business leaders and stakeholders.

  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with their key Real Estate Portfolio Manager client. Conducts client meetings, communicates to clients regarding portfolio facilities performance. Communicates to clients regarding property profiles, emergency preparedness plans, site inspections, facility audits, work order progress reports, and other related reports.
  • Manages the operations and maintenance of facilities within a portfolio.
  • Develop strategies to enable workplace experience team to anticipate changes within the customer group and foster a culture of a growth mindset within the team, to continually improve the experience for all that visit the portfolio's sites.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure that client contract specifications are fulfilled.
  • Manages facilities staff to deliver expected service levels to the client within the prescribed budget.
  • Drives consistent, quality, service through supervision of other Host employees and third parties supporting multiple experience service types throughout a large campus or multi-site portfolio.
  • Services include, but are not limited to: Concierge, Reception, Room Management, A/V Support, Meeting & Event Management, Community Programs, Meeting Supply Equipment, Food Services, Parking & Commute, Bicycle & Local Shuttle, Supported Employment, Company Store, Document Services, Mail Services, Record Archiving, Office Supply Management, Moves, Adds, Changes, Furniture and Cable Management, Space Reset, Space Management, Entrance Screening Protocol and Workplace Onboarding.
  • Manages a team throughout a large campus or multi-site portfolio; provide direction on employee management (e.g. recruitment of talent, performance management, employee engagement, employee development, etc.); makes recommendations on budgets and cost reductions.
  • Creates and manages the overall Experience Services operating budget and determines annual budgets; Establishes savings goals and creates action plans to improve financial position(s).
  • Negotiates with clients, partners, and associates to resolve conflicting priorities. Sets goals and direction to meet and exceed client expectations. Sets achievable goals that are linked to the objectives of the organization.
  • Ensures consistency in support provided by the team through continuous review and improvement of multiple Experience Services throughout a large campus and multi-site portfolio.
  • Reviews various Experience Services reports. Meets with client management team and appropriate departments to discuss and resolve discrepancies throughout a large campus or multi-site portfolio.
  • Ensures safety standards are met by those delivering Experience Services, whether company employees or third-party service providers.
  • Collaborates with company and client IT teams to assess technology, training needs and implementation of program(s), training and tools for Experience Services teams and clients.
  • Manages negotiations for contract services; May inform strategic plan for utilization of vendor partnerships. Ensure all vendors used have current proof of insurance and contractual documentation in place, per requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors who provide services and goods.
  • Identifies content and manages creation of workplace orientation materials and delivery throughout a large campus or multi-site portfolio.
  • Deliver the Service Business Continuity plan on a semi-annual basis and conduct testing as required throughout a large campus or multi-site portfolio.
  • May be responsible for managing large programs delivered by third party vendors, such as food, transportation, events or mail.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


HS Diploma or GED required or equivalent combination of education and experience (equivalent work experience = 2 years' experience for every year of higher-level education). Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or other relevant vocational training preferred.

Minimum of 8+ years of related experience, with 3 of those in management or supervisory capacities preferred (e.g. Front of House Manager, Lead Concierge, Hospitality, Rooms Manager, Experience Manager or Event Manager).

Prior supervisory & customer service experience is highly preferred.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.

Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

Comfortable meeting and engaging with new people.

Warm and engaging demeanor. Ability to assess circumstances, empathize and offer help.

Utilize a high level of attention to detail as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Have a positive attitude and a strong sense of urgency in resolving any issues that may arise.

Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.

Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, OneNote, Outlook, etc. Comfortable with and embracing of new technologies and digital tools, such as Apps, databases, financial management, work order management, social networking, cloud technologies, handheld mobile technologies and applications, and communications.

Ability to work flexible work schedules based on office needs.

Strong problem-solving skills. Highly adaptable and flexible. Ability to work independently with little supervision.

Ability to work requiring significant walking or through other means of mobility. Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time. Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull and frequently lift up to 20 lbs. and occasionally lift/move up to 40 lbs.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause mid-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.


Responsible for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by your work. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Complete at a satisfactory level all required and assigned HSE training.

  2. Follow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE related requirements at all times.

  3. Participate in all HSE related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.

  4. Report any condition which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if required.

As a Supervisor / Manager:

While adhering to all HSE requirements established for CBRE employees, supervisors and managers are required to:

  1. Provide sufficient distraction free time for employees to complete all required HSE training & support the HSE training program implicitly.

  2. Investigate and resolve (if possible) all reported unsafe conditions / acts and communicate results back to the affected stakeholders.

  3. Support stop work authority when it is exercised in good faith.

  4. Communicate any / all potential workplace hazards and workplace procedures.

Keywords: CB Richard Ellis, Reston , Senior Workplace Experience Manager, Other , Reston, Virginia

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