Director, Transformation – Chicago, IL 60606

Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 50,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create significant value for occupiers and investors around the world. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $8 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (branded C&W Services), global occupier services, investment management (branded DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation and valuation & advisory. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

Job Description


Detailed responsibilities include:
Manage teams and projects, lead business interactions and assist with transformation proposals within the organization

Identify transformation opportunities and business needs: maintain and utilize relationships as well as communication of value proposition

Develop efficiency or process improvement solutions based on understanding of strategy, operations and management within the finance functional area with partnership from other functional areas

Perform accurate analysis and design effective solutions to a variety or organizational issues.

Create strategies and blueprints that use machine learning to improve operations and refine processes

Evaluate and suggest improvements of business processes and systems / applications.

Responsible for maintaining effective communication within team and coordination with local office and other departments.

Develop presentation quality deliverables to leadership

Strategic management and partnership with external vendors

Driving intake and prioritization across the enterprise

Strategic analysis of ideation and prioritization of target opportunities to streamline efficiencies across the organization

Own and execute various large and complex strategic initiatives

Consulting with internal teams on their strategic initiatives


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, MIS or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus. MBA Preferred.

10+ years of related work experience in consulting practice or cross function services.

Skills/Previous Experience:
Ability to assess granular level details to facilitate strategic high-level decision making

Excellent communication skills / relationship management/ client facing / influence decision making

Strong attention to detail and data analysis including ability draw conclusions / glean insights / tell a story through data

Experience working for a global organization

Experience in robotics process automation (RPA), natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML)

Ability to multi-task and act with a sense of urgency

Management experience – small team

Core Competencies

Relationship management; ability to partner and influence at all levels within an organization

Strong project management capabilities to plan, organize, deliver projects on time and on budget

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


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