Head of Real Estate & Projects - Global Facility Management

About us 
At Topsoe we’re leading the way in decarbonization, by supplying technology, catalysts, and services for the worldwide energy transition. It's a journey through science that we began over 80 years ago, with a philosophy to question the limits of possibility and inspire others to think further. Today, we’re a community of over 2,000 problem solvers who are working together to find the answers to the world's biggest challenges. So, whether your expertise is in engineering, operations or broader business roles, we’re all united by a desire to go solve. At Topsoe we value diversity, embrace differences, and we are constantly committed to creating a culture, where everyone feels safe, valued, respected, and included.
We are headquartered in Denmark and have offices and operations globally. Find out more at topsoe.com 

Who we’re looking for
This is the opportunity to apply for the position as Head of Real Estate & Projects in Global Facility Management. We are looking for a candidate with well-rounded expertise to play a key role in Topsoes international growth. In our pursuit of becoming a global leader we are working in a global setup to align across all our sites in the global organization.

If you are supportive and a collaborate leader with an ability to build and provide helpful direction for development, planning, execution, and delivery - you are our ideal candidate.

You will lead a team of talented project leaders to support our business. You will collaborate with a wide range of global teams and external partners including landlords, developers, brokers, and advisers to lead and complete new location development as well as renegotiating existing leases.  

What You Will Do: 

  • Collaborate with internal business partner to validate our real estate strategy including lease terminations, consolidations, expansions, renewals and relocations
  • Provide empathetic and clear direction for department employees including hiring, training, coaching, and performance evaluations 
  • Support with disposal and acquisition of real estate assets
  • Evaluate needs along with gathering and analyzing economic, demographic, and other real estate market data to identify and prioritize future key Topsoe markets
  • Work with internal business partners to create business case justification
  • Work closely with CapEx Project managers, design manager and finance teams throughout the lifecycle of a real estate deal from site selection to project completion
  • Actively optimize lease agreements through market benchmarking and proactive renegotiation of priority leases and understand ideal location suitable for development
  • Implement a CAPEX project portfolio management methodology to ensure a comprehensive decision process and to coordinate project evaluation, prioritization, and review through different Topsoe functions
  • Set up the tools to ensure an accurate follow-up of all Capital investment projects
  • Coach CapEx Projects managers and help to ensure a respect of the rules and the governance defined
  • Maintain a culture of a high service level and a proactive behavior to meet stakeholder expectations.

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 6 years in international real estate role including project management and development.
  • Experience with contribution to the overall strategic direction and general management of a large organization with the ability to work comfortably and collegially with senior executives and leaders
  • Understanding of commercial real estate appraisals and the methods used to determine market value
  • A collaborative mindset 
  • Team management skills and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, exercise sound judgement and manage time effectively

Why join us
You should join us if you part of super exciting journey working with skilled colleagues and if you are driven by the following:
VISION – We want the Real Estate function to be the Preferred Provider, deliver excellent service, great value and strive for a sustainable future.

THE ABILITY TO LEARN AND GROW - Working for Topsoe with a high growth rate and expanding into new markets, means that you will have plenty of exposure to new challenging assignments. As our business grow more and more in terms of product, services, and markets, we need talented leaders like you. 

THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR MARK – Working for a growing company like Topsoe, presents new opportunities for you to make an impact. Being able to apply your skills to develop the Real Estate function as well as the Global Facility Management department present many opportunities for you.

How you can apply

Please contact René Jacobsen, phone +45 3077 1532 email if you want to know more about the position.

If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and professional colleagues in an informal organization, please submit your application and resume in English and enclose a copy of your references through our website www.topsoe.com.

Application deadline:

October 4, 2023