Senior Program Manager, New Construction, Bulk Buy Strategy

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by CBRE

Redmond, WA 98052
Construction & Architecture
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not an IT-type job, but more akin to those with Corporate Program Management background, Bulk/Buy Strategy & Administration experience is essential.


The purpose of this job is to develop the overall program strategy and manage the sourcing, procurement, and management of suppliers and vendors in support of the delivery of construction project management services.

Characteristics of responsible projects/programs:

Complexity: Large

Risk: Large

Duration: Short term: 6 - 12 months

Value: Typically > $100k USD

Geography: National/Regional/Global

Oversees a Team


Develops overall program procurement strategy.

Manages and coordinates with the client, Tier 1 PMs, GC's, Architects and all applicable corporate block purchasing programs.

Designs and manages the RFP processes to support program goals and requirements. Works with internal and client stakeholders in establishing, managing, creating RFPs and analyzing purchasing projects.

Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard to moderately complex documents affecting real estate construction projects, including but not limited to: agreements/contracts, leases, work letters, and project charters.

Identifies project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists or through individual project qualification process; conducts standard request for proposals; completes bid analysis; recommends resources to clients.

Negotiates contracts for goods, services, supplies, equipment, etc., ensuring quality, cost-effectiveness, SOX compliance and timely delivery.

Works with Contract Administration and Sourcing teams to ensure quality of agreements.

Implements project documentation governance aligned with company and Client requirements. Ensure project date integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.

Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved timelines. Reports status and variances. Creates action plans to meet objectives.

Demonstrates ability to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.

Manages the supplier management and development program.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No formal and direct supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan, and supervisor assignments of lower level employees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in a technical area of study. Minimum ten years of related experience and/or training. Ground up construction experience is essential as well as a passion for driving value through a successful procurement strategy.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups. Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate complex figures. Ability to forecast and prepare budgets. Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.


Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions for a growing matrix-based multi-industry sales environment. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the company.


Strong process skills, negotiating, decision-making and analytical skills are necessary. Demonstrated ability in project management processes, tools and techniques.

Ability to build and maintain effective professional/client relationships.

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Responsible for setting department deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

Reference: 597593852

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