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Asset Manager - Corporate Real Estate

Employer
Allianz (UK) Limited
Location
Guildford, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Sector
Banking and Financial Services
Role
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

* Closing date for applications is 28th June 2024 *

Hybrid Working - 2 days a week in our Guildford office

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you'll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.

Role Description

As an Asset Manager - Corporate Real Estate, you will report to the Head of Property & Workplace Services and be a key part of a multi-function Property & Workspace Services team, comprising Facilities Management, Project Management and Fit-outs, Physical Security, Property Strategy and Asset Management. This team acts as an internal client, utilising a best in class supply chain to deliver various real estate initiatives to the business.

Key functions of the role are:
  • Transaction Management - Lead property lease acquisitions of offices across the country, by engaging with agency and legal partners, interface with internal Project delivery and FM teams, providing estate management support, to deliver a completed project, supporting as necessary with activities such as Landlord's consents, Landlord and agents liaison, wayleave applications, acquiring additional car parking spaces etc
  • Asset Management - Support the head of Property and Workspace Services to deliver an asset strategy to include a decarbonized portfolio strategy by 2030, long term location strategy and support the Property Transition team with specialist property support as required such as total occupancy costs, market rents, etc
  • Estate Management - Take responsibility of the property database, manage the invoice processing and approval process, deal with lease events such as lease expiries, rent reviews and breaks management through the supply chain. Provide support to the FM function with Landlord relationship building and liaison and install best in class tactical estate management processes
  • Sustainable Asset Management - Experience of sustainable asset management and/or a keen interest in this topic is required. By working with various external specialist Sustainability Partners and liaising with various internal teams, embed sustainable asset management practices at operational, tactical and strategic level.

Responsibilities
  • Support and work closely with the Head of Property & Workspace Services to align the property strategy to the business strategy
  • Manage all property transactions from inception to completion, including initial requirement gathering, viewings, business case submission, liaising with Solicitors, interfacing and negotiating with property agents, directly or through appointed agents, liaising with Landlord's managing agents on Landlord's consent for alterations, negotiating wayleaves, interfacing with facilities management teams, project delivery team to ensure a successful delivery of a project
  • Work closely with the Head of Property and Workspace services to develop and implement various parts of the property strategy by interfacing with the Transition team, business functions and business partners such as HR and IT
  • Provide specialist real estate support on property availability, average rents and other real estate support as necessary
  • Support the facilities management functions, Projects and fit-outs and other physical security, property health and safety with estate management, Landlord & Tenant activities as required. For example, developing relationships with Landlords/Landlord's managing agents and provide any advice on leasehold obligations such as repairing obligations, demise clarification etc
  • Ensure that sustainability forms a key part of the asset management strategy at operational, tactical and strategic level, by using own experience, and specialist supply chain as required and by working closely with the Facilities management function and their supply chain to ensure that the asset is occupied as sustainably as possible
  • Act as a Corporate Real Estate SME supporting PWS and the business with various aspects of asset management, from operational through to strategic.

Skills & Experience
  • Chartered Surveyor, with 2+ years' experience within Corporate Real Estate specialism, gained in an inhouse Corporate Property team or as a supplier, working within the specialist Corporate management functions/Client solutions functions
  • Experience of the office sector (preferable but not essential), with a high level of commercial acumen and a good understanding of relevant UK property legislation
  • Good technical knowledge and experience of lease negotiations, lease renewals, lease re-gears, break management, rating management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfortable at presenting to senior internal and external audiences
  • Commercially smart, financially aware, confident negotiator with an eye for a deal, outside the box thinking, problem solver
  • Analytical, decisive, with an entrepreneurial drive to think strategically
  • Good IT skills - Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Confident, self-motivated individual with a passion to succeed.

What We Will Offer You

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that's perfect for you.

We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That's on top of enjoying all the benefits you'd expect from the world's number one insurance brand, including:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Car allowance
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Hybrid working
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail Discounts.

Our Ways of Working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it's right for our customers, our business and for you, then we'll do everything we can to make it happen.

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it.

Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building on inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations, Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, a Disability Confident employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion members, signatories of Business in the Community's Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

At Allianz, we encourage our people to advocate for what they need, we listen, and we act - this could include providing assistive technology, ergonomic specialist equipment, mentoring and coaching, or flexibility in the way you work, among a wide range other adjustments.

Join us - Let's Care for Tomorrow.

Company

About Us

In the UK, Allianz Insurance employs over 8,000 people up and down the country. The company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey, plus we have additional support services with over 1,000 people based in Trivandrum, India.

We offer commercial insurance with a full range of products for sole traders, right up to large commercial organisations. We also provide a range of personal insurances including, home and motor, musical, legal expenses insurance and cover for pets and horses.

We’re a global company, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture. Find out more about Allianz Insurance.

Flexible Working

Here at Allianz we believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity and you to thrive.

Helping you achieve a good work life balance is important to us. Lots of our colleagues work flexibly including part time hours and/or job shares and we are happy to discuss these opportunities with you.

Our Benefits

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from – including: retail discounts and discounted insurance cover - so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

  • 22 Days holiday & 1 addition for birthday plus bank holidays
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Annual company & performance-based bonus
  • Generous pension contributions and Life Cover up to 4 x salary
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Professional mental health support for all employees
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • We can offer full-time and part time hours
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts
  • Access to Learning and Development opportunities such as LinkedIn Learning and our mentoring scheme

Growing your career with Allianz

We’ll provide you with the tools to adapt and change with us, so you can grow your career, while building the skills needed for whatever the future brings.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that having a strong focus on Inclusion and Diversity enables us to better understand the customers we serve and the people across our teams. We recognise that people work in different ways and we value alternative viewpoints, celebrate individuality and foster a culture where everyone can bring their best self to work and feel a sense of belonging. It’s really important to us that we create a diverse workforce and we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.

We’re committed to providing reasonable adjustments and support to all applicants with a disability and we interview every applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Please contact us at hr-recruitment@allianz.co.uk to let us know if you have a disability and to discuss how we can support you throughout the application process.

Join us - Let’s Care For Tomorrow.

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