Development Operations Lead - Strategy
About WeWork - Development :
We believe in a team-based effort to achieve our common goal : To deliver the best quality product possible as we create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.
We encourage cross-pollination of disciplines
We are an international, interdisciplinary team, where a diverse array of functions, backgrounds and roles work together and support one another.
Bringing these groups together allows us to forge new paths and develop an integrated approach to bringing our product to life.
We are never afraid to blow things up
Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to completely wipe the slate clean and start fresh. We always consider new opportunities and methodologies in the interest of getting better at what we do, everyday.
About This Role :
As a Regional Development Operations Specialist, you will assist in designing and implementing operational improvements within your designated group and across all our business lines.
With the goal of helping the Development department continuously improve, you will work closely with the Regional Head of Project Delivery, Directors and Discipline Managers to optimize processes, create continued personal and professional growth for team members, and recommend strategies and insights to achieve goals.
Particularly important to the role is the ability to communicate effectively and to maintain open lines of communication with Development team members and stakeholders in your region.
Keep Your Eyes (and Ears) Open - Constantly listen to and engage with Development team members in your region to understand blockers that exist in current process.
Solve Problems - Think creatively to generate solutions for existing blockers within your region. Interface with both Functional Heads and with the Head of Development Operations to address needs in an innovative way.
Think Ahead - As a group, we want to be more proactive than reactive. So you should enjoy thinking about the future of the Development team in the region and formulate creative ideas to best prepare for the future from an operational perspective.
Assess and Strategize - You should regularly perform operational analyses to develop and support short and long-term strategies, decisions, and forecasts.
Take Initiative - We’ve got a lot to do! So it’s important that you feel comfortable taking initiative and beta-testing a solution to any given problem.
Manage Resources - Working alongside the Head of Development Operations and the Head of People, oversee Development resources to ensure our Corporate team is properly staffed to achieve goals.
Build Our Team - Working with the Talent team and the Functional heads, manage efforts to expand our team at the Corporate level.
Develop a cadence for recruiting and onboarding amazing regional talent.
Question. Always Question - We are a rapidly growing organization, and there always is something we can improve upon. You should be comfortable asking, What are we not doing, that we should be?
or Why do we do it this way? , and then get excited by finding the answer.
Communicate & Collaborate - Working well with all the other Development disciplines is key to succeeding in this role, so it’s important that you are a clear and concise communicator who listens to and weighs all opinions on the table.
Adapt - Our company is ever-changing and ever-growing. This requires team members who are adaptable and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
Respect Confidentiality - It’s of the utmost importance that you are able to respect the need for certain information to remain confidential, and to maintain the trust of others in this context.
Who + What We’re Looking For :
The Development Team is looking for motivated individuals with a love of learning and sharing skillsets who are eager to join a workplace built around the mindset of we over me .
We’re committed to investing in team member growth and encourage applicants to consider the direct and / or indirect ways in which they meet the following criteria.
Minimum of 4+ years in the development, real estate, or operations industry OR
Undergraduate or graduate degree in Project Management, Real Estate, Business, Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, or another related design discipline.
Impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written
Highly resourceful problem solver and quick learner
Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously; demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines
Reliable, focused, and detail-oriented
Excels under pressure and can maintain a calm demeanour
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment
Proficiency in Excel, Tableau, Sequel, or other data management system a plus
High command of English language (spoken & written).
Who You Are :
Passionate about people, process, and being part of a best in class design & construction
Habitually thinking outside the box and exploring new ways to solve problems
A team collaborator, clear communicator, and effective motivator
Committed to optimizing productivity and continuous improvement
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.