Director, Real Estate Management
Toronto, ON
3d ago

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Job Description

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Senior Director, Program and Integrated Service Management, the Director, Program Management will support the Program and Integrated Service Management team whose mandate is to deliver program management and business service excellence to Enterprise Real Estate and Workplace Transformation (EREWT).

As a seasoned professional in project management, you will be responsible for overall program management, integration and reporting of enterprise real estate transformation projects including the Lease Exit, Decommissioning, and Swing (LEDS) program.

This will include integration with the CIBC Square Program governance processes and status updates. As the Director, Program Management, you will lead the program management team to ensure the successful delivery of the LEDS program, monitoring the completion of major milestones, and working closely with other teams across Enterprise Real Estate, the CIBC Square Program and external vendors.

You will prepare regular project status reports to leadership and to the CIBC Square Project team.

At CIBC we enable the work environment most optimal for you to thrive in your role. You’ll have the flexibility to manage your work activities within a hybrid work arrangement where you’ll spend 1-3 days per week on-site, while other days will be remote.

How you’ll succeed

Program management You lead and manage often large and complex projects, ensuring the project deliverables meet expectations.

You prepare project plans and execute the project or program plan in a manner that effectively balances quality, time and cost, ensuring that projects or programs are completed according to general / broad work plans.

You monitor the completion of major milestones and reassign project priorities to maintain the project or program schedule.

You monitor and justify expenditures against project or program budget and prepare frequent status reports, working with CIBC Square Program teams to refine approaches and leverage down costs.

You investigate and escalate, on an on-going basis, the timely resolution of issues. You provide regular reporting to Management when required.

You report and track benefits related to project initiatives.

Relationship management You build strong relationships, collaborate with team members and other workstreams to ensure the successful delivery of a project and ensure that updates and decisions are socialized with leadership in a timely manner.

You understand views of various stakeholders and facilitate problem solving to find the best solutions for our clients, employees and shareholders.

You build consensus among a wide range of stakeholders to ensure alignment on strategic decisions.

Leadership You provide ongoing thought leadership and guidance to a program team by providing direction and ensuring collaboration across workstreams.

As a team leader, you will develop the skill sets on the team to consistently maintain an accurate view of the project status for Executive updates and ongoing status reporting.

Enterprise real estate You have a good understanding of the end-to-end process required for the implementation of real estate projects in corporate office buildings.

Who you are

You can demonstrate 10+ years of project management experience . It’s an asset if the project management experience is in corporate real estate projects.

You have developed knowledge of strategic planning, project management skills sufficient to plan and execute a multi-faceted real estate program.

You're passionate about people. You find meaning in relationships, and surround yourself with a diverse network of partners.

You build trust through respect and authenticity.

You act like an owner. You thrive when you're empowered to take the lead, go above and beyond, and deliver results.

You embrace and champion change. You'll continuously evolve your thinking and the way you work in order to deliver your best.

You are a bold and accountable leader. Your leadership skills can achieve results within a matrix management environment involving specialists with skills, knowledge and orientations different from their own.

You have strong business acumen. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain successful working relationships with internal groups and outside vendors.

You have strong organizational skills. You have the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively, while managing multiple projects.

You are a strong communication. You have strong presentation skills.

You are digitally savvy. You have strong competency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values trust, teamwork and accountability.

What CIBC offers

At CIBC, your goals are a priority. We start with your strengths and ambitions as an employee and strive to create opportunities to tap into your potential.

We aspire to give you a career, rather than just a paycheck.

We work to recognize you in meaningful, personalized ways including a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, a health benefits program, defined benefit pension plan, an employee share purchase plan and MomentMakers, our social, points-based recognition program

Our spaces and technological toolkit will make it simple to bring together great minds to create innovative solutions that make a difference for our clients

We cultivate a culture where you can express your ambition through initiatives like Purpose Day; a paid day off dedicated for you to use to invest in your growth and development

What you need to know

CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience.

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You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit.

Job Location

Toronto-81 Bay, 33rd Floor


People Management, Program Management, Project Management Governance, Real Estate Project Management, Workplace Transformation

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