Workplace Strategy & Design Manager

Date:  Nov 22, 2019
Property:  111 INNOVATION (0010)

Irvine, CA, 92617

Division:  Office (Office)
Req ID:  31163

Position Summary:

Irvine Company Office Properties is looking for a talented manager to help build and integrate our newly created Flexible Workspace offering.  S/he is comfortable collaborating in the definition of a new business line and being a champion of design while managing client’s experience, including directly interfacing with customers through the design and build-out process. The successful candidate will have a combination of architecture and interior design experience, operational experience and project management skills 


Working independently and collaboratively across multiple work streams is critical in this role. By supporting the Head of ICOP’s Flexible Workspace Portfolio and cross-functional team in driving revenue, square-foot expansion, and operational efficiency, this role presents an exciting opportunity to shape a new initiative that will become the solution of choice for companies seeking private, customized, move-in ready workspace with lease terms tailored to their business’ needs. 

Job Duties:
  • Develop standards and processes that scale, playing a key role in defining the product
  • Cultivate existing vendor partnerships as well as identify and select products and vendors that will be accretive to Flex Workspace+
  • Interface directly with customers and guide them from conception to move-in
  • Define and maintain the look & feel of a Flex Workspace+ office space while integrating messaging, color, texture, and arrangement, tailored to a customer’s needs
  • Be an intrepid innovator searching for innovative ways to shape the way our customers work
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and external partners through the design process
  • Own each customer’s experience from the project level,  coordinating the essential teams and elements that make Flex Worksapce+ space an unparalleled office solution

MARKETING/SALES ENABLEMENT:  Partner closely with marketing and leasing teams to activate Go-To-Market plans that maximize leasing velocity and generate a robust pipeline of qualified prospects.

Minimum Qualifications / Other Expectations:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years of experience in design, operations, and project management.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM software.
  • Solid presentation skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to upper management, internal departments and external prospects.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with ability to balance strategic and creative thinking with a bias for action.
  • Proven ability to manage across groups in a highly-matrixed, fast-paced, consensus-driven environment.
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Gmail, Calendar and Drive) & Salesforce, and high comfort level with technology.
  • Real estate experience a plus.
  • Experience with Project Management software (Jira, Smartsheets, etc) a plus 

About Us:
Irvine Company is a privately held real estate investment company and master-planner committed to creating and sustaining communities that thrive for generations.

Irvine Company is respected for its master planning and environmental stewardship of the Irvine Ranch in Orange County, including diversified operations throughout coastal California. Irvine Company brings to life neighborhoods and sustainable communities with a full range of housing, jobs, retail centers, schools, parks and open space.

We take as much pride in our employee community as we do the communities we create. It’s an environment populated with talented and experienced people, a collaborative spirit and abundant opportunities.

Apply today to join our employee community, and learn more about Irvine Company, our legacy and our guiding principles.

Irvine Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, termination, and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, age, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local law. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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