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Global Director, Strategy and Operations

Colliers International

This is a Full-time position in Vancouver, BC posted January 23, 2023.

Make your next move an expert one.

At Colliers it’s not our success that sets us apart, it’s how we achieve it.

Our people are passionate, take ownership and always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.

Why Colliers?

Our enterprising environment needs your expertise to facilitate Colliers’ continued growth as an industry leader.

Our nimble, decentralized culture can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn about our business and quickly gain experience to accelerate your career.

Reporting to the Global CEO, Real Estate Services, Colliers is seeking to fill a Global Director, Real Estate Services, Operations.

In this newly created leadership role, be a part of a high performing leadership team to drive strategic growth across a complex and global Real Estate organization with annual revenues of $3.5 billion dollars, and $92 billion of assets under management.

The Global Director will be responsible for decision making support and driving cross functional projects and transformation initiatives to meet the organization’s strategic objectives.

Highly business and relationship oriented, the Global Director, RES Operations will serve as a trusted advisor to a world-class senior leadership team and partner effectively with regional stakeholders.

The Global Director, RES Operations will be responsible for: Driving strategic projects: Lead strategic projects across the globe; partnering with leadership and diverse teams to implement.

This will involve conducting research, financial and operational analysis, structuring solutions, identifying growth opportunities, developing frameworks, preparing presentation materials, providing thought leadership, and using hypothesis-driven approaches to solve complex problems and influence/support corporate decisions Project based communications: Manage and communicate cross functional strategic projects status to senior management and to the broader organization.

Presentation preparation: Prepare and present “executive ready” presentation materials and deliverables, with a strong ability to craft compelling narratives for board meetings, internal and external audiences.

Research and decision support: Develop rigorous, fact-based, quantitative analysis to support executive decisions.

Ensure strategic and financial soundness.

Competitive analysis: Monitor performance and strategy vs.

peers and develop recommendations for Colliers Metrics management: Define, establish, track, and refine metrics and KPIs that measure the business health and successful execution of strategic projects and initiatives.

Lead course correction plans and communicate results.

Operations management: Manage Global RES budget, develop global policies, and drive global CEO meeting agendas & meeting follow-ups.

Programs best practice sharing: Identify and partner with regions to implement best practices company-wide and across specific business units and functions Advisor/trusted partner: Build meaningful relationships as a trusted advisor and strategic partner to the business About You: You are an expert.

You have 8 years’ experience with decision making support and driving complex cross functional initiatives with multiple partners at large professional services organizations.

You have excellent business acumen, can conduct analytical projects autonomously and translate business requirements into priorities, solutions, actions, and results.

You have a superior ability to distill, interpret and summarize large sets of data as well as strong project management skills and the ability to create reporting and processes to hold people accountable in achieving goals.

Degree in business and/or and MBA is preferred.

Commercial Real Estate experience is considered an asset.

You collaborate.

You have experience in a matrixed environment, influencing multiple and varied stakeholders at various levels across the organization.

You are a team player who contributes to and fosters a high performing, collaborative, results oriented environment.

You listen well, bring structure to complex situations, see the big picture, challenge the status quo, build collaborative relationships, seek constructive outcomes, while maintaining objectivity and independence You invest in relationships.

You have strong executive presence and presentation skills, and a proven track record of effective partnership with senior leaders in a highly visible analysis and advisory role.

You build powerful relationships and can constructively challenge and easily build credibility both internally and externally.

You are enterprising.

You are an innovative individual who can challenge the status quo in a way that inspires people to think bigger and broader.

You are hard wired to see what pressures leaders face and find ways to lessen them.

You are comfortable in ambiguity, willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done and can determine and prioritize the highest value work.

You are responsive, act with a sense of urgency and keep team momentum on high priority issues.

You do what’s right.

You role model inclusive behaviour and always hold yourself and others to the highest ethical standards.

LI-CS1 Make your next move an expert one and join us as we lead the industry into the future.

Direct applicants only please, no agencies.

Colliers is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce.

Colliers encourages applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants’ disability-related needs, up to the point of undue hardship, throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact the recruitment team by email at