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Sr. Director and Head of Global Corporate Real Estate

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Hybrid

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It takes a village, and at BioMarin our corporate groups are the people behind our success. Groups such as IT, Finance, Legal, Global Compliance & Ethics, and our People Team provide foundational support of all areas of operation at BioMarin.  

Job summary
In this newly created role, the Head of Corporate Real Estate (CRE) will be responsible for BioMarin’s real estate strategy for our global portfolio, including strategic planning, site selection, negotiations, lease renewals, transaction management, and workplace strategy and implementation.
This individual will report directly into BioMarin’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and oversee a team of BioMarin employees along with indirect/outsourced team members.
  • Collaborate with key leaders to ensure the real estate portfolio is aligned with BioMarin’s overall strategy in all aspects of site selection, acquisition, and disposition
  • Lead, manage, and develop CRE programs, database systems, and projects regionally with an emphasis on collaboration with business leaders and stakeholders across the regions to understand and support local, regional, and corporate business initiatives and strategies
  • Manage and lead outside broker firms, related outsourced vendors, consultants, agencies and specialists as needed regionally to shore up technical or specific knowledge gaps in support of capital projects and leasehold improvements
  • Manage and develop budgets; be accountable within a global budget and work closely with Corporate Finance on cost initiatives and reporting
  • Effectively manage and oversee the execution of real estate transactions (leasing and/or purchase or sale) in the company's real estate portfolio using negotiating skills, appropriate vendors (e.g., brokers, legal support, lease administration, utility, other services), asset management, and financial analysis techniques
  • Responsible for understanding and maintaining local and regional governmental compliance in relation to Real Estate
  • Drive RE Workplace Strategy by ensuring cross-functional partnership and collaboration for all initiatives (space & occupancy planning, design, etc.)
  • Manage and lead CRE updates to Sr Executives on global portfolio transactions and renewal as needed
Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 10+ years of relevant experience in global real estate in a corporate environment
  • Strong executive presence with a track record of effectively engaging with a broad range of high level stakeholders
  • Leads with an Enterprise mindset
  • Extensive knowledge of lease documents, principles and practices relating to international real estate transactions; Ability to seek out and understand varying regulatory requirements
  • Leadership experience in on-going development and improvement of standards and integrated policies, processes, controls, and procedures across all corporate real estate functions
  • Ability to negotiate, consult, and influence decisions of key stakeholders, internal clients, and external vendors
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills with attention to detail; Ability to make strategic decisions in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Success in this role is highly dependent on the ability to collaborate and develop great working relationships with various teams across BioMarin such as functional leaders, individual country site management, and manufacturing and operations teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel ~10-20% to support projects as required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 213,800 to $ 320,600 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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