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New Centre Opening Project Manager - West Africa

Date Posted: 12/Nov/2013
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


ob description

Due to the continuing expansion of the business a position has become vacant within the MEA management Team to support the opening of New Centres.

The New Centre Opening Project Director (NCOPD) will be a single point of coordination of the activities related to building new Centres. The NCOPD will work closely with the Development, Finance, Operations and Sales teams to coordinate and manage the delivery of new centers across the MEA region following Regus design guidelines.

General summary:

  • Responsible for management of the construction and installation of New Development, Expansions and Renovations Projects.
  • Manage the NCO team (Project Managers, Back Office and Space planning) and suppliers, ensuring that all corporate standards are met. Works with Design team to develop/enhance
  • Corporate design, construction and installation standards.

Key tasks:

  • Work closely with the Development team in MEA to establish the feasibility of building new Centres in potential target buildings / cities.
  • Review specifications and agree scope of work with landlords, developers and JV partners.
  • Develop and implement project strategies with key suppliers to take schemes through the full Project Cycle. Select, order, coordinate and administer all elements of the “fit out”.
  • Manage the effective transition from building site to business center,
  • Prepare the capex budget in conjunction with the centralized sourcing team for each new project.
  • Manage each new project to assure timely delivery of the Centre within budget to the quality standards required.
  • Work with the Development, Operations and Sales teams to design efficient layouts that will deliver successfully operating centres.
  • Implement and review construction tender process efficiency.
  • Work closely with Sourcing team on cost savings for “fit out” programs.
  • Initiate and coordinate all outsourcing agreements with constructions companies, architects, project managers.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Educated to degree or diploma level and financially astute. Project Management certification a plus.
  • Previous experience in managing multiple projects, preferably in the area of property or construction.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, communication and influencing skills (orally and in writing).
  • Flexibility to accommodate frequently changing customer needs and changing workloads within the team.
  • Demonstrable understanding of safety, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power and office technology installations and the issues which effect building and architectural considerations within projects.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • English bilingual or native.
  • Can be based in any of the Western African countries and speak the local language


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