Area General Manager

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Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Executive Management


London - England - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management, are recruiting an Area General Manager to join the team located in London.

Job Purpose

Providing leadership, management, and development of an agreed portfolio of CBRE contracts, ensuring financial, and operational commitments are met and exceeded.

Key Responsibilities

•Provide leadership, and ensuring the planned development of a defined portfolio of contracts to ensure that contractual commitments are met and exceeded.

•Ensure that opportunities for the strategic development of contracts are exploited, to deliver increased turnover and profitability, ensure additional services and projects are added, and contracts are re-won on re-tender.

•Ensuring business policies and processes are effectively communicated, and implemented within contracts.

•Ensure that contracts provide a healthy and safe working conditions and that both clients and Company health and safety policy and process is effectively implemented across both CBRE and subcontractors activities, and systems operate to ensure regular review.

•Ensure optimum staffing structures operate across contracts, balancing cost reduction with the delivery of service excellence. Ensure structures support peaks and troughs in workload, disaster recovery, and the sharing of expertise across the portfolio.

•Ensure contracts are staffed by fully competent teams, taking direct responsibility for the appointment of contract managers, ensuring post holders are fully competent, and that effective succession planning arrangements are in place.

•Working with other Operational managers to ensure the collaborative development of the business, effective teamworking, and support to colleagues.

•Development of financial plans for revenue and profit delivery, reduction of WIP, debt, cost reduction and contract growth, and ensure that these are met and exceeded.

•Ensure appropriate contract review, audit and control systems to ensure statutory, policy and contractual commitments are met.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Proven track record within the facilities management industry.

•Managerial experience at Contract / Account Manager or above within technical and or hard services is essential.

•The development and review of teams, appraisal, and the application of effective people management practice.

•Excellent motivational and influencing skills, with high levels of personal integrity.

•Incumbents must be self-starters, confident and composed.

•Organised, able to prioritise and deliver within high pressure, business critical environments.

•Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical delivery for client satisfaction.

•Excellent understanding of health & safety legislation.

•Ability to gain trust and support of top-level management and key client decision makers.

•Experienced client relationship manager.

•Excellent influencing and negotiation skills.

•Excellent interpersonal skills for effective management of people at all levels of the organisation.

•Strong financial skills.

•Ability to manage conflict and crisis situations effectively.


CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a meaningful contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, leveraging the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at .

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