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Director, Real Estate Business Partner (Industrial)

Irving, Texas Job ID JR0086453 Category Corporate Real Estate Post Date Mar. 28, 2023

Position Summary:

The Director, Real Estate Business Partner will lead all client relationship management and ongoing real estate activities for our Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services division.  The position will function as the primary real estate advisor to the business unit, leading and driving all real estate-based strategic discussions and decision-making.  This business partner role will direct, confer and collaborate with all other real estate functions to support the needs of the client.  The successful candidate will mostly lean on their own experience in real estate advisory and/or functional management and investigative analytics to direct the decision-making process, including but not limited to portfolio planning, site selection, performance benchmarking, differentiation strategies, and other key initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Client Relationship Management

  • Function as a real estate business partner, managing through influence and relationship building at all levels of the business unit’s leadership
  • Act as single point of contact on all client related matters
  • Understand and keeps up with all aspects of the business, profitability, strategies, challenges and opportunities
  • Use real world real estate experience and leveraging industry insights and analytics
  • Devise, prepare, and present appropriate business unit reporting including quarterly business reviews that includes analysis of portfolio health and specifics

Portfolio Planning

  • Drive portfolio and site planning across the total business real estate footprint and regionally based on its structure and labor and location strategies
  • Lead all business unit real estate specific M&A activity, master planning and integration/implementation
  • Advise and coordinate on all scenario and modeling across all real estate functions including space planning assumptions, real estate transaction terms and project scope and budgets (buildout costs)

Financial Planning & Management

  • Coordinate and assist in all real estate financial planning matters, including annual budget preparation/submission as well as all annual capital planning, tracking, focused on advising the business on real estate financial matter and ongoing activities
  • Lead the preparation of the real estate business case for all projects being contemplated (new or existing) in coordination with business unit strategy and finance teams and all other real estate functions (e.g. finance, transactions management, and project delivery teams), driving critical analysis and professional expectations


  • Align business unit real estate strategy with enterprise goals, objectives, and initiatives
  • Partner cross-functionally to identify opportunities for the business unit and solve through collaboration using performance analytics and structured and specific action plans
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in all real estate related matters, including resourcing, increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintain communication with project delivery teams and prepare reports for client’s executive and local leadership teams to explain progress and identify potential issues
  • Maintain communication with all outsourced teams to eliminate potential conflicts or hurdles to project success

Job Requirements

  • Minimum10 years real estate experience.  Fewer years required with relevant Master’s or Doctorate qualifications
  • 3 years in a client advisory role or leading a real estate strategic function or similar

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree preferred

Critical Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership experience that includes managing diverse opinions and stakeholders to deliver successful project outcomes
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on interdependent complexities and relational challenges
  • Significant experience developing successful partnerships and leading through influence where no reporting relationship exists
  • Strong financial acumen with ability to analyze and opine on financial models and transaction terms
  • Executive presentation and communication skills in both physical and virtual formats
  • Detail-oriented and analytical approach with ability to independently set and deliver on deadlines and solve problems as they occur
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail

Remote locations will be considered. 

At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$124,400 - $207,400

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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