Head of Premises Projects & Facility Management

Application due: 15-06-2020

On behalf of our client, Danske Bank, we are looking for a strategic and visionary leader for Premises Projects & Facility Management to be a part of a strong Management team that takes Group Real Estate to the next level. A level where Group Real Estate is a strategic and trusted partner for the Danske Bank Group.


Group Real Estate: A strategic and proactive business function in Danske Bank

The Group Real Estate (GRE) Management team is searching for an experienced and collaborative leadership-colleague, who has a broad and solid knowledge for working with integrated Facility Services and can be an active player in a Management team with different competencies and professional areas. GRE believes that shared accountability and a common voice is the key-driver to be a holistic and proactive business function in Danske Bank.


GRE is organized in 10 new strong teams, anchored in three departments; one of the departments; Premises Project and Facility Management (PPFM) is looking for a new leader. 


The PPFM monitors and controls all execution from capital projects, security, hard and soft Facility Management, in close collaboration with an integrated facility service provider. Danske Bank Real Estate portfolio is based on leases and is placed in 13 different countries divided into 700.000 square meters.   


The position as Head of Premises Projects & Facility Management

The Head of Premises Projects and Facility Management operates on a strategic level ensuring that GRE delivers high quality in premises projects and facility services. You are leading through four team leads, which are responsible for their team and budget. Your core role is to develop and coach the four team leads and ensure a fruitful and successful collaboration with external partnerships. 


You have the role as the focal contact point for senior stakeholders, ensuring ongoing dialogue about how the premises and facility service supports good customer and employee experiences in line with the strategy of Danske Bank. 


Finally, you balance the diverse interests of the end-user, stakeholders, and partners to support the business demands, ensuring Danske Bank a competitive edge at the Facility Management area. This calls for great stakeholder management skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships.


Being part of the Management team and referring directly to Head of Group Real Estate, Christian Østeraas, you are expected to work collectively with the rest of the team to support GRE’s mission and strategy. Together with the Head of Group Real Estate and the two other Head of departments; Real Estate Insight and Performance and Real Estate Strategy, you are setting the strategic direction for GRE.    


Strategic leader within the field of premises and facility management

GRE, Danske Bank is looking for an experienced profile that represents relevant experience with premises and facility management in an international environment based on outsourcing models. 


Moreover, you

  • Are an experienced leader of leaders.
  • Have solid experience working with integrated Facility Services, focused on soft as well as hard Facility Management.
  • Are a natural stakeholder manager, seeing business demands at the right time, at the right cost and at the right service level.
  • Have several years of relevant experience working with projects and portfolio management encompassing good results and delivering projects within time scope, quality and budget. 
  • Have solid experience managing financial, technological, organisational and legal risks in a large project portfolio. 
  • Have a demonstrated history of assuming a team of different nationalities and personalities, leading them to success within a matrix and multidisciplinary organisation, just as you hold a professional business English.


Personal qualifications

As a person, you are ambitious, committed and courageous, encompassing a holistic and strategic mindset, which you accumulate into strategies, objectives and milestones. In addition, you attract, retain and develop people in successful teams by creating a high-performance culture, where change is perceived as an asset. You are proactive by nature, initiating actions without hesitation and actively seeking influence.


Moreover, you establish and maintain relations with people on all levels, making others feel at ease. You reach agreements by approaching disagreements with diplomatic skills. You are a team player, robust, calm and intelligently observant, that is a valuable player in a leadership team and easily contributor in a common strategy.  


In stressed situations, you are keeping your head calm during troubled times, representing stamina and a positive attitude. Finally, you are easy-going, honest and authentic with excellent communication skills, and a high level of integrity, easily gaining trust and respect among colleagues as well as collaborators.


About Danske Bank

Danske Bank is a Nordic bank with strong local roots and bridges to the rest of the world. For more than 145 years, they have helped people and businesses in the Nordics realize their ambitions. Danske Bank has more than 21,000 employees in 13 countries around the world who serve their 3.4 million personal, business and institutional customers. In addition to banking services, they also offer life insurance and pension, mortgage credit, wealth management, real estate and leasing services.


Group Real Estate

GRE is a separate business function within Danske Bank Group, providing premises and integrated facility services that create an open and welcoming experience for their customers and a productive, dynamic, and safe work environment for their employees.


GRE is responsible for the entire premises budget, footprint strategies for corporate offices and branches, workplace and utilization, maintenance and facility services. GRE maintains and develops a property portfolio of 700,000 sqm. and delivers and develops facility services to 21,000 employees at 550 locations in 13 countries.


Apply for the position

You apply for the position by following the link Søg Stillingen in this job description. Questions about the position can be directed to, Partner & Head of Research at MINDWEISS A/S, Julie Sommer: js@mindweiss.com.


We look forward to receiving your application.


For more information about Danske Bank, please go to: www.danskebank.com

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