Facilities and Real Estate Operations Director at CarGurus

| Cambridge
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Car shopping is complicated. At CarGurus, we use data and technology to make it simple, giving people the tools they need to confidently find, buy, finance, or sell a car. The best part? Our work’s made a real impact. We’re the most-visited car-shopping site in the US, and we’re expanding globally. Ready to come along for the ride?

CarGurus is seeking a Facilities and Real Estate Operations Director to join us in Cambridge, MA. In this role, you will provide strategic direction to the global real estate and facility strategy to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of workplace solutions for CarGurus. You will report to the VP of Finance and Accounting and will lead a team of three members as well as all external partners on a global basis. In your role you will lead the strategic execution of a major multi-million-dollar development project for CarGurus with the construction of a new Corporate Headquarter located in Boston. The project will include a high-rise commercial office building, hotel and public park and plaza, all with easy access to public transportation. CarGurus will be the anchor tenant occupying the top eleven floors of the new twenty-story sustainable office building, which we will custom design to optimize collaboration and reflect the Company’s brand and culture.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop effective business unit (BU) relationships to define business and enterprise strategies and requirements
  • Ensure alignment of the real estate and facility strategy with optimal business use and growth
  • Lead business-case development and scenario modeling to enable enterprise-wide strategy
  • Support mergers and acquisition transactions with analysis, integration planning, and due diligence process
  • Drive facilities project management including the selection and coordination of lunch providers while driving economies of scale across of CarGurus’ offices.
  • Examine relevant benchmarking, rationalize, and regularly report real estate metrics
  • Work with HR & Finance on headcount pipeline reviews to ensure forward-looking decision making
  • Maintain a capital improvement schedule, in partnership with the IT, HR, finance and BU teams
  • Prepare and present business cases to the appropriate governance and executive committees
  • Coordinate real estate delivery projects to establish deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor, and summarize progress of each aspect of all assigned workplace projects
  • Collaborate as a subject matter expert with multiple business partners to guide compliance and timely delivery of projects
  • Lead all aspects of the efforts of various outside design, construction, and service disciplines in the design, costing, alteration at various facilities
  • Lead a performance culture that selects the appropriate metrics to uplift talent development and builds a culture of continuous improvement and productivity
  • Build customer relationships and act as a trusted advisor to the leadership team members, business units and regional leaders to align the real estate and facilities’ strategy with the business strategy
  • Facilitate logistics for internal office moves and future space planning

Who You Are: 

  • Excellent communication and listening skills, able to translate needs into requirements
  • Experience leading a global team of internal and external associates
  • BS degree in real estate, construction management, finance, architecture or related field; MBA or related graduate degree, or comparable career experience is a plus
  • 10+ years of global business experience with increasing responsibility and strategic planning
  • Extensive experience in commercial lease contract negotiations and lease accounting
  • Ability to assess construction systems, building design, space and cost efficiency
  • Experience in planning and implementing large and small real estate transactions in global markets
  • Experience in planning and negotiating the capital and operating expense aspects of projects
  • Proven grounding in technology and how it helps identify metrics and it can aid decision making
  • Ability to adapt to change in priorities and direction in a quick-paced environment
  • Experience leading facilities projects including coordinating food providers and handling RFP and process selection with vendors
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%

 CarGurus Culture:

At CarGurus, we invest in our people’s professional growth with everything from learning and development programs to tuition reimbursement. Want to work on projects that expand your skill set without sacrificing your work/life balance? You got it. We also strive to provide perks and benefits that employees actually care about like free lunch, commuter subsidies, and more. That includes equity in the company—our way of showing that we want you here for the long haul.

We work hard every day to build the world’s most trusted and transparent automotive marketplace, but trust and transparency don’t just apply to our consumers. They extend to our talent, too. We aim to create a workplace where everyone feels they can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—where you don’t just fit, you thrive. We don’t discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

In addition to the US, CarGurus operates sites in Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the UK—with other markets on the horizon. We have offices in Cambridge, MA; Detroit, MI; Dublin, Ireland; San Francisco, CA and London, UK. Check out our careers page to learn more.

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What are CarGurus Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in Local Community
CarGurus participates in local volunteer activities such as the The Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup Challenge, The Freedom Run 5k, etc.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
CarGurus has committees that are re-elected annually and manage events and programs such as the Charitable Giving Committee and Community Council.
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
CarGurus offers company equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-Work Program Post Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a competitive benefits package including health, dental, and 401K match. We also offer 16 weeks paid primary caregiver leave and 2 weeks secondary caregiver leave. In addition, we also offer perks including gym memberships, commuter passes, daily catered lunches, company outings and more.

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