• Business Consultant Real Estate Planning

    Post Begin Date 4 days ago(2/14/2020 9:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-33167
    Location
    US-TX-Dallas
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    22-Governmental Affairs
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

    Responsibilities

    The Business Consultant – Real Estate Planning is responsible for driving and supporting new and continued initiatives for the Real Estate Planning Team and Corporate Real Estate function. This position provides critical support to the Planning Team for delivering process enhancements and special projects, and serves as an expert resource for problem-solving, solution development, and change/project implementation. 

     

    WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:

    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

    • Maintains positive relationships with all internal (Airport Affairs and Corporate Facilities) and external Customers (Ground Ops, Network Planning, FP&A) to ensure that all Real Estate Planning activities are adequately informed and are performed in a collaborative manner

    • Collaborates with Leaders/counterparts throughout the Real Estate organization to deliver functional objectives, such as highly visible cost savings efforts

    • Drives internal and cross-departmental initiatives in support of Real Estate strategy and continuous process improvement

    • Delivers process enhancements and special projects across the Real Estate function

    • Performs project oversight to ensure that team work is planned, executed, and reported on in a timely manner and with high quality

    • Performs and interprets ad hoc research and analysis to assist with driving decisions when necessary, primarily utilizing excel

    • Develops accurate, timely, and comprehensive reports to facilitate management decision making

    • Researches and provides best practice recommendations for a variety of Stakeholders

    • Performs and maintains standard reporting as necessary

    • Develops Executive-level presentation materials to present to internal EVP level stakeholders

    • Excellent partnering and communication skills while working with various Teams.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    Required/Preferred

    Education

    Required

    High School Diploma or GED

    Required

    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

    Preferred

    Advanced Degree

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • With a bachelor’s degree: 5 years of experience managing business (non-technology) projects, or the business side of technology projects required

    • Without bachelor’s degree: 9 years of experience managing business (non-technology) projects, or the business side of technology projects required

    • 1 year of business case development experience building financial and non-financial justification for potential initiatives required

    • Must have experience building Executive level Power Point decks and presentations

    • Must have experience presenting to upper level management

    • Must have proficient knowledge of strategic and financial analysis

    • Must have proven analytical and quantitative skills; experience with spreadsheets or other quantitative modeling

    • 2 years of consulting internal or external customers preferred

    • Portfolio Management experience preferred

     

    PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

    • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

    • Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time

    • Ability to bend, stand, and sit for extended periods of time

    • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

    • Ability to travel long hallways in large buildings and in between campus buildings

     

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES/WORK STYLE:

    • Able to plan and drive complex projects and moderately complex programs to completion

    • Able to lead and assist with internal and cross-departmental initiatives in support of Real Estate strategy and continuous process improvement

    • Delivers internal department requests in support of Real Estate Leadership

    • Must have proficient knowledge of strategic and financial analysis

    • Must have proven analytical and quantitative skills; experience with spreadsheets or other quantitative modeling

    • Ability to understand corporate financial analysis and financial statements

    • Ability to design and conduct analysis, and synthesize recommendations based on findings

    • Must be able to partner and work effectively with different levels of Leadership to develop and implement Departmental and Company plans

    • Ability to assume a high level of responsibility and to provide direction in a Team-oriented environment

    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate complex issues in a structured and concise manner

    • Ability to develop and deliver presentations to audiences of 15+ People

    • Builds trust and influences without authority cross functionally and across diverse teams.

    • Sought out by Business Customer and Peers as an effective partner; expands functional understanding and works as a change agent to refine and improve business processes

     

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

     

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