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IBM Global Data Center Strategy and Planning Leader in Austin, Texas


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Your Role and Responsibilities

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IBM is leading the hybrid cloud platforms and AI solutions that digitally transform the way we optimize our client value. Sustainability and innovation will be essential in solutioning the next generation of our journey.

This is an opportunity to influence, optimize and support IBMs business transformation from the enterprise in the hybrid cloud environments. This position is a key leadership role in the IBM Real Estate organization with substantial engagement of internal and external professionals. This position will be responsible several key areas including:

  • Lead point of contact for data center planning and strategy for transactions and initiating and optimizing delivery including sustainability within the global leasing process globally

  • Collaborating closely with IBM real estate professionals, internal business unit customers and other support groups, real estate brokers, and data center space suppliers / developers

  • Provide business and technical guidance on data center leasing projects to meet the cost, technical and sustainability objectives; support customer proposal responses and new client transactions providing innovative solutions from initial development through pricing and real estate approvals

  • Be the global focal point for corporate acquisitions / divestitures involving data center real estate commitments; support Corporate Business Development and involved business units to drive compelling IBM business terms and financials.

  • Lead and improve Cloud real estate strategic options to facilitate the lease renewal processes and recommend actions that innovate and optimize cost and capacity. New capacity expansion should consider a broad array of real estate options (lease, build to suit, IBM build) to drive cost competitiveness.

  • Support the development of Data Center Information Technology tools and metrics for the portfolio of data centers in IBM.

Location Preference is Dallas, Texas, but will welcome qualified candidates located anywhere in the US

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years experience in data center real estate leasing transactions

  • Experience working in the Data Center real estate market

  • Demonstrated business case and financial analysis skills

  • Knowledge of Data Center operations

  • Ability to work in cross functional and geographic teams

  • Demonstrated experience in solutioning complex issues

  • Understanding of Portfolio strategy and concepts

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4-year Degree in closely-related field of study

  • Strong Communication skills

  • None

About Business UnitGlobal Real Estate (GRE) is the IBM function responsible for defining and implementing real estate policies and strategy, program delivery in services in the areas of property, real estate projects, facilities management.

GRE should deliver a top-quartile location footprint. GRE partners IBM Businesses to develop business and regional portfolio plans and to manage the complex program of consolidation, co-location, and conformance to IBM workplace design standards.

GRE manages 1,400 locations comprising 73 million square feet of office, data center, manufacturing, development and lab space throughout the Group supporting 380,000+ FTEs.

GRE also manages the category strategies and all major contracts for all third-party spend in these areas.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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