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CNO Financial Group Vice President Facilities Management in Carmel, Indiana

Vice President, Facilities

CNO is looking for a Vice-President of Facilities. Major responsibilities include worksite strategy development, managing resources for day-to-day operations as well as capital improvements. The ideal candidate will be able to create a workplace environment that supports CNO’s culture and evolving workforce needs. The candidate will lead frontline staff, possess the required technical capabilities, demonstrate sound financial acumen, manage projects, worksite planning, and vendor negotiations.

The Vice President of Facilities oversees several worksite locations as directed by the CNO Executive Leadership and function as the professional-in-charge of the specific building asset(s) under management. As the lead professional, the Vice President is responsible for all aspects of corporate, client and tenant satisfaction as well as responsible for developing property-specific strategic plans within an operating and capital budget. The Vice President must develop a thorough understanding of CNO’s business units in 3 primary markets (Carmel, Chicago and Philly) and how the facilities department can assist or improve them.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will create a worksite environment that…

  • Supports CNO’s culture and evolving employee workplace needs and expectations

  • Optimizes the way work gets done to maximize efficiencies and effectiveness

  • Advances “green” initiatives

  • Links overall human capital and worksite strategies to reflect current market trends based on attracting and retaining talent

You have a proven track record that includes the ability to….

  • Inspire a facilities team to deliver best-in-class services

  • Lead overall existing and new facilities planning and design, space management, real estate transactions

  • Manage complex projects with competing deliverables

  • Work effectively in sourcing, negotiating, and partnering with external vendors/contractors

  • Ensure building maintenance, repair, landscaping, and janitorial work assignments are satisfactorily performed by employees, vendors and contractors

  • Develop and implement comprehensive approaches to manage the physical worksite environments to improve the effectiveness of main offices

  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements, building rules, safety requirements, and applicable ordinances

  • Play a lead role to prepare and administer departmental and program budgets; achieving maximum results within budget

We’re excited about you because…

  • You are a proven leader with exceptional high-level strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills demonstrating broad expertise in facilities development, property management, and construction with multiple sites

  • You have executive presence and strong client influencing skills

  • You have experience managing a wide variety of staff across multiple office facilities

  • You have flexibility to respond and react to any facilities emergencies on a 24/7 basis.

Education, Experience, Certifications, and Licenses

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent engineering or related field

  • Experience in Construction Management, Facilities Oversight, Engineering or related field

  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of relevant senior-level leadership experience in an organization with diverse teams of staff, customers and stakeholder groups in multiple locations

  • Real Estate license required within the first six months of assuming the position

  • CPM and/or RPA designation highly preferred

  • Participation in local associations, IFMA, BOMA or IREM

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