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CBRE Workplace Experience Director in Beaverton, Oregon

Workplace Experience Director

In search of an enthusiastic, driven, and proven hospitality expert to lead our experience services and manage a team on client site in the Portland area. The experience team serves as the heart of a broader service model, interfacing across the organization and integrating with all other workplace services to ensure timely and seamless delivery of amazing outcomes. Not your average front of house, the experience services program is all about curating an engaged workplace, responding to a wide variety of on-site requests, and creatively exceeding expectations. The key to this dynamic environment, the experience lead will manage a team that anticipates and tackles challenges before they arise to make it easier for individuals to do the work they were hired to do while bringing delight to the workplace so that it is the desired destination to innovate.

What you do: Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

You Create Great Impressions through:

Active engagement with all who enter and depart the workplace with a special emphasis on visitor care (including personal service to VIP and longstanding visitors).

Building relationships that enhance knowledge of employees and the business (including name-knowing and professional connection-making) to enhance professional experience onsite.

Communication and diligent preparation for all events, working with partners and ensuring value, impact, and mission alignment as well as execution without incident.

Proactively crafting pertinent and on-brand communications through multiple channels to bring information to employees before they have to ask.

Tirelessly creating opportunities for you and others to find enjoyment in the minor and major workplace moments.

You Create Great Outcomes through:

Leading a connective tapestry among service providers and across employee arc of day to anticipate and resolve obstacles in the workplace.

Having a passion for crafting the future of work and creating workplace conditions that enable employees to adopt new and evolving ways of working.

Maintaining the welcome desk and equipment, and managing all purchasing requirements as established by CBRE leadership.

Communicating with after-hours staff to help resolve any issues that may arise.

Implementing and monitoring standards of service to meet and exceed expectations and tirelessly seeking opportunities to improve efficiencies and outcomes.

Consistently collecting data, maintaining effective systems through which to assess and refine service delivery, reporting on outcomes, and delivering on improvements.

You Create Delight through:

Building community from the inside out and proactively engaging with the broader organization to make the workplace THE place for employees to connect and grow.

Making connections to support all who enter the workplace and tirelessly seeking new ways to surpass employee expectations of how the workplace can support them.

Activating curiosity to inform an ever-growing knowledge-base about the workplace and surrounding areas and proactively sharing knowledge and opportunities to spark joy across the day.

Keeping a finger on the pulse of the local culture and establishing relationships with local hot-spots and vendors to provide information, ticketing, and reservations for office visitors and employees

Where You’ve Been:

Working in hospitality or a similar service field for a minimum of ten years

Partnering with facilities, food services, security, and technology leaders

Managing expanding teams of direct reports and creating opportunities for them to grow

Interfacing with complex service lines and creating proven outcomes

Proving that expectations are meant to be exceeded

Fueling curiosity towards the benefits of proven client outcomes

Exercising personal growth and leadership, written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Owning and organizing diverse sets of initiatives and completing projects in a timely manner, including under pressure

Managing budgets and improving efficiencies over time

Deploying mastery of standard and advanced software systems and social media platforms

Seeking and enjoying the best life has to offer you and all around you

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

Frequent standing and walking

Occasionally engaging with (lifting, pushing, pulling) packages weighing up to 25lbs.


This position is responsible to serve as the primary client contact for delivery of all workplace experience services for an account. Develops and oversees all operating and administrative policies; Develops procedures aligned with the client's business needs, goals and objectives.


Directs the Workplace Experience team to deliver service levels within the prescribed scope and budget; Services include, but are not limited to:ConciergeReception / SwitchboardConference & Meeting Room ManagementA/V SupportMeeting & Event ManagementCommunity ProgramsWorkplace Coaching & OnboardingFood ServicesParking & CommuteBicycle & Local ShuttleSupported EmploymentCompany StorePet ProgramsDocument ServicesMail ServicesRecord ArchivingOffice Supply ManagementMoves, Adds, ChangesFurniture ManagementSpace ResetWorkplace OnboardingReviews client's strategic plans and determines appropriate staffing levels to meet expectations; provides direction on personnel management, including recruitment of talent, performance management, and financials.Creates and manages the overall workplace expertise operating budget and determines annual budgets; Establishes savings goals and creates action plans to improve financial position(s).Manages accuracy, production, quality and retention of program materials. Ensures client and company materials comply with client and company brand guidelines.Utilizes and maintains integrity of databases and other digital tools, which may include administration of SharePoint sites or similar associated with service delivery, as requested.Remains informed about developments within the Workplace Experience industry, and networked with in-company subject matter experts to bring world class solutions to bear for the client.Manages negotiations for contract services; Maintains relationships with vendors that provide services and goods to the office. Ensures all vendors used have current proof of insurance and contractual documentation in place, per requirements.Reviews various workplace experience services reports. Meets with client management team and appropriate departments to discuss and resolve discrepancies.Collaborates with company and client IT teams to assess technology, training needs and implementation of program(s), training and tools for Workplace Experience teams and clients.Ensure safety standards are met by those delivery workplace experience services; whether company employees or third-party service providers.Reviews business continuity plans on a semi-annual basis and conducts testing as required.Performs other duties as assigned.


Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports. Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination. Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval. Monitors appropriate staffing levels and reports on utilization and deployment of human resources. Leads and supports staff in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.

QUALIFICATIONSTo 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.


HS Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or other relevant vocational training preferred. Minimum of 10 years related (e.g. Front Desk, Concierge, Hospitality, Room Management, or Customer Service) roles preferred. Previous supervisory & customer service experience preferred.




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.Comfortable meeting and engaging with new people.Warm and engaging demeanor. Ability to assess circumstances, empathize and offer help.


Requires in-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles. Reviews complex financial/business analysis and reports prepared by subordinates. Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures. Approves and oversees department budget.


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.OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIESIntermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint, OneNote, Outlook, etc. Comfortable with and embracing of new technologies and digital tools; such as Apps, databases, financial management, work order management, social networking, cloud technologies, handheld mobile technologies and applications, and communications.Best candidates will have a genuine interest in in anticipating and serving the needs of others. A warm demeanor and desire to collaborate with others is key.Physical ability to assist with warehouse operations. Able to lift 50 lbs.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve complex results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.SAFETYComplete at a satisfactory level all required and assigned HSE trainingFollow all activity policies and procedures, including all HSE related requirements at all timesParticipate in all HSE related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.Report any condition which you feel could result in an accident or injury and / or stop work if requiredIn addition:As a Manager:1. While adhering to all HSE requirements established for CBRE employees, supervisors and managers are required to:a. Provide sufficient distraction free time for employees to complete all required HSE training & support the HSE training program implicitlyb. Investigate and resolve (if possible) all reported unsafe conditions / acts and communicate results back to the affected stakeholdersc. Support stop work authority when it is exercised in good faithd. Communicate any / all potential workplace hazards and workplace procedures

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans