Senior Manager, Global Workplace & Facilities

San Francisco, CA
10 days ago
Full time role



San Francisco, California, United States

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Job Description

We're Cruise, a self-driving service designed for the cities we love.

We’re building the world’s most advanced, self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

Cruisers have the opportunity to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the forefront of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's an opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to play a part in making a positive impact in the world by advancing the revolutionary work of self-driving cars, join us.

About the role: 

We're looking for a Senior Manager, Global Workplace & Facilities to join our San Francisco office to build a world class facilities program supporting the Cruise portfolio. This role works closely with our Business Units, Real Estate, Project Delivery, and Supplier Partner teams to initiate and deliver the programmatic services that support our employees and the development of our product. This role will work with Cruise business leaders in understanding their needs as it relates to Cruises facilities, develop and communicate strategies, then work with Service providers in the execution of building operations, service contracts, facility projects and energy management. This role reports to the Cruise Director of Facilities, Workplace, and EHS.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensure facility reliability and performance across the portfolio

  • Drive operational and process improvements that result in savings, continuous improvement, and improved productivity & efficiency

  • Create and communicate a scalable Workplace and Facilities Management vision across the entire portfolio

  • Collaborate and build effective relationships across all Business Units, departmental service lines, subject matter experts, and with third parties to ensure a positive Cruise Workplace experience

  • Create and implement the Facilities and Workplace staffing strategy model, working with third party outsourced provider(s), for Cruise's locations across multiple markets, both nationally and internationally

  • Lead Global Outsourced Partner (contractor) strategy, develop and set SLAs, maintain and validate that they are met

  • Manage and forecast all operating budgets for repairs and maintenance as well as smaller facilities projects

  • Own the annual capital planning strategy for existing sites to address appropriate investment in preventative maintenance, including continuous evaluation of asset lifecycle costs & payback

  • Oversee negotiations for all contracts and services supporting facilities and workplace operations and food services

  • Ensure that all Cruise facilities are in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations, including partnering with the EHS team to maintain safe work environments

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Formal supervision of Workplace and Facility Program Managers

  • Supervision of 3rd party Facilities Service Partners and Food Vendor(s)

  • Matrixed management of other Cruise Real Estate Team members

What you must have:

Education and Direct Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 10+ years experience in facilities planning, maintenance, management, and design including Engineering Excellence, FM Operations, MAC, Minor Projects, Major Project Design Input (Equipment, MEP, Workplace), Workplace Operations, and Food Operations

  • Experience with R&D, Industrial, Distribution, and Fleet as well as Office infrastructure

  • Experience with CMMS Analytics and other technology supporting Facilities Management Operations

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions

  • Proven track record of comprehending, analyzing, and interpreting complex business documents

  • Mastery of written and verbal communication skills to create business cases for project funding approvals, proven ability to write compelling reports, manuals, speeches and articles 

  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups

  • Excellent management and leadership skills and the ability to motivate and work with and through others to achieve desired results

  • Meticulous financial analysis and budget management skills

  • Experience in managing a capital plan and ability to assist with capital planning efforts via cost estimation

  • Experience planning and managing multiple projects across multiple geographies

  • Experience in a variety of delivery methods (i.e. build to suits, TIs)

  • Ability to travel approximately 25% of the time

Bonus Points!

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Professional certifications:  CFM, CMRP, FMP, SFP, PMP, etc.

  • Direct experience in a transportation industry including electric vehicle charging and servicing

    Why Cruise?

    • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
      • Competitive salary and benefits 
      • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
      • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
      • One Medical membership
      • Subsidized mental health benefits
      • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
      • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
      • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
      • Fertility Benefits
      • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Cruise
      • Flexible Spending Account 
      • Monthly wellness stipend
      • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Plan for non-remote employees
      • CruiseFlex - a working policy for US-Based Cruisers that lets you and your manager find what working style is best for you, whether it’s primarily in-person, primarily at home or a combination of home and in-office time.
    • We’re Integrated
      • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
    • We’re Funded
      • GM, Honda, Microsoft, T. Rowe Price & Walmart have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
    • We’re Independent
      • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the edge of technology, but also define it.
    • We’re Vested
      • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow.
      • Recurring Liquidity Opportunity (RLO) - a unique equity program where employees, both current and former, have the option to sell any amount of their vested equity on a recurring basis, currently quarterly.

    Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives. 

    We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.

    Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email

    We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.

    Vaccine Mandate. 

    At Cruise, we’re tasked with leading in the communities we serve — and doing our part to help keep our communities and our teams safe. Our #StaySafe culture transcends and informs all we do, and because of this, as of October 31, 2021 Cruise will be mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all US-based Cruisers who need or want to access any of our US Cruise facilities and engage in any business travel — including attending any in-person Company-sponsored event. 

    If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or a strongly-held religious belief, Cruise will consider requests for an accommodation.

    Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.


    San Francisco, California, United States

    Cruise is building the world's most advanced self-driving electric vehicles to safely connect people with the places, things, and experiences ...

    View Company Profile