Sr. Manager, EMEA Transactions, GREF Global Strategy, Transactions & Business Intelligence | Amazon


Job Title: Sr. Manager, EMEA Transactions, GREF Global Strategy, Transactions & Business Intelligence
Employer: Amazon
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 10826_d94756324ad8aef877a0ee72cbf16849


Job Details:

Sr. Manager, EMEA Transactions, GREF Global Strategy, Transactions & Business Intelligence

Job ID: Amazon UK Services Ltd.

• Significant experience managing transactions of Grade/Class A commercial office space across a multi-country portfolio
• Bachelor’s degree
• Highly competent with productivity software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
• Exceptional communication skills; ability to write concisely and effectively
• Demonstrated experience as a leader with senior management responsibilities
• Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams through influence versus direct management
• Deliver Results – demonstrated experience and successful track record in both leasing and purchase (and sale) of Grade/Class A assets, land, and redevelopment opportunities


As a member of the Global Real Estate & Facilities (GREF) team overseeing corporate office space – this position will lead transaction management activities within the EMEA portfolio.

This role combines transaction management, portfolio strategy, project management skills, and team leadership including vendor team management. We seek a highly experienced leader who demonstrates proven success in a high-volume real estate organization delivering a large volume of simultaneous, complex transactions under demanding timelines.

The successful candidate must operate as a trusted advisor to business leaders, and partner to Finance, HR, and other functional areas. They must demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain relationships with integrated vendor partners. They must be comfortable operating on both the strategic and tactical levels, simultaneously acting as an internal ambassador, educator, analyst, solutions architect, and implementer.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, vibrant, and engaging professional who is customer obsessed and will excel within an entrepreneurial culture – they have an ownership mentality, providing expertise, vision, leadership, and exceptional communication skills. They will own transaction strategy and execution for their respective portfolio. They will dive deep, actively negotiate, and maintain intimate knowledge of each transaction in their remit. They will draft and present monthly real estate spend requests demonstrating deep knowledge of both the specific transaction and how it fits into the overall strategy. They should also be a truly authentic leader, balancing the need for effective delivery with the need to be accessible and build relationships, develop talent and demonstrate self-awareness and overall emotional intelligence.

This position will include regular travel throughout the EMEA portfolio.

Key job responsibilities
• Manage high volume deal flow and negotiate high-value and complex leases/build-to-suits, yield on cost structures, and purchase/sale transactions under demanding timeframes.
• Directly manage brokerage and integrated vendor partners to draft and negotiate Requests for Proposals (RFP), Letters of Intent (LOI), Leases, Subleases, Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA), and License Agreements from inception to execution.
• Work with internal and external legal counsel in preparing all documentation relating to any transaction, including RFP’s, Letters of Intent, Lease Agreements, Amendments, etc.
• Prepare and present high-level presentations, proposals, and analysis summaries to senior business and finance leaders for review and approval, including spend approval documentation for each transaction.
• Support strategic portfolio planning in drafting papers and leverage complex financial models to guide business decisions and influence multiple business groups.
• Work with vendor partners and GREF Finance, generate comparative financial analysis including lease cash flows, lease vs. buy analysis, P&L underwriting, building valuations, etc., and direct analysts’ qualitative and quantitative analysis relevant to each deal and the overall portfolio.
• Closely collaborate with Amazon operations, lease administration, legal, finance, treasury, FP&A, economic development, transportation, strategic planning, and design and construction groups to deliver highly successful projects.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal business partners (CFO, Finance, Divisional and Business Unit Heads).
• Effectively communicate expectations, requirements and status of deals to key business partners – both internal and external.
• Ensure all active and known deals are captured in annual operating plans with respect to capex and opex.
• Create, innovate and implement a relevant system of metrics to plan, manage, measure and evaluate performance pertaining to the transaction process.
• Continue to build a culture of speed, flexibility and frugality with all business partners.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

London, GBR


• Master’s degree in a related field (MBA, Masters in Real Estate, etc.)
• Experienced with legal terms and structures for standard commercial lease and purchase and sale contracts
• Proven self-starter who sets goals and consistently gets results
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and successfully execute tactics
• Effective resource management and project management skills
• Ownership mentality willing to raise their hand and take on whatever is needed to achieve objectives
• Strong ability to identify and solve ambiguous problems

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