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Senior Director, Real Estate Programs

Req id:  40212

Richmond Hill, ON, CA


OpenText is a global leader in information management, where innovation, creativity, and collaboration are the key components of our corporate culture. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to partner with the most highly regarded companies in the world, tackle complex issues, and contribute to projects that shape the future of digital transformation.


As the Senior Director of Real Estate Programs at OpenText, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our workplace strategy and ensuring alignment with organizational goals. Reporting to the VP of Workplace Services, you'll lead a team and collaborate across functions to manage real estate transactions, optimize portfolios, and drive strategic initiatives.


•  Lead real estate transactions and negotiations across the Americas region, ensuring optimal terms within budget and timelines.
•  Identify opportunities for portfolio rationalization, cost savings, and investment to support overall organizational objectives.
•  Oversee global lease administration, cost management, planning, and reporting, ensuring compliance and alignment with business requirements.
•  Act as the lead contact for M&A due diligence and integration activities related to real estate and facilities, liaising with cross-functional teams.
•  Implement industry best practices to enhance real estate strategy alignment with organizational goals.
•  Develop and nurture relationships with stakeholders, business owners, landlords, asset managers, and suppliers to support real estate initiatives.
•  Lead real estate due diligence and integration activities for mergers and acquisitions, ensuring alignment with corporate development and facilities operations.
•  Manage rent verification processes for the Americas, including review and approval of rental payments and sublease billings.
•  Oversee global facilities budget planning and expenditure management, including operational and capital expenses.
•  Enhance departmental controls to ensure compliance and support auditing processes.
•  Support OpenText's global workplace strategy, brand, and image through strategic real estate initiatives.

•  8+ years of experience in a corporate real estate management role.
•  MBA or master’s level degree preferred, relevant to the role.

•  Proven ability to solve problems independently and drive tasks forward.
•  Strong commercial leasing negotiations and contract management skills.
•  Excellent financial and analytical skills.
•  Exceptional oral and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
•  Experience in team management, including interviewing and hiring.
•  Exceptional relationship building and client management skills.
•  Collaborative, consultative style with a strong customer service mentality.
•  Strong leadership skills with the ability to mentor, coach, and motivate a diverse team.
•  Ability to manage multiple tasks, exercise sound judgment, and prioritize effectively.
•  Outcome-oriented with a commitment to quality work.

Joining our team as the Senior Director of Real Estate Programs at OpenText isn't just about a job; it's about being part of a dynamic organization where collaboration, innovation, and excellence drive our success. As a key leader, you'll have the opportunity to shape our real estate strategy, drive business outcomes, and contribute to our continued growth and success.


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We create economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable. 

The world’s most trusted companies trust OpenText, and we demonstrate this in our actions as individuals, as a company, and as technology. 

We build global communities of purpose and challenge by supporting each other to exceed expectations and solve complex problems. 

We set high standards and exceptions, to learn, to be better. 

We tap into our creativity to deliver incredible experiences for customers, to ourselves, and for our planet. 

We believe a workplace should be human above all else. We ask excellence of our employees and reward it by creating an environment that is welcoming, challenging and that encourages real growth and development, not empty platitudes, or trinkets.” - Mark Barrenechea, CEO & CTO

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