Sr Transaction Manager, WW Ops Real Estate
Seattle, WA 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

This position will be based in Seattle, Washington and will require relocation to this area.

Amazon operates a world-class network of large, technologically advanced fulfillment centers across North America. The North American Operations (NA Ops) Real Estate Team is responsible for acquisition, and disposition of all facilities in the Amazon Fulfillment Network.

This candidate will be a key part of the NA Ops Real Estate Team. This individual will operate on both strategic and tactical levels and will be responsible for leading teams to continue the expansion of the Amazon fulfillment network throughout North America. The Sr Transaction Manager, WW Ops Real Estate will be responsible for site acquisition, due diligence, site development, entitlements, strategic partnering with developers, investors and other stakeholders, negotiation of transaction documents and related functions for large, complex projects.

This candidate will perform the full range of transaction management functions and lead internal and outsourced teams in an extremely fast paced environment with a high degree of ambiguity.

* Manage a high volume deal flow of large, complex existing building leases and build to suit transactions.
* Innovate and execute processes and tools to ensure the complete cycle from site search through deal execution is completed consistently and predictably at a fast pace.
* Create, innovate and implement a relevant system of metrics to plan, manage, measure and evaluate performance pertaining to the transaction process.
* Effectively communicate expectations, requirements and status of deals to key business partners - both internal and external.
* Manage an ever-changing variety of internal initiatives and projects.
* Continue to build a culture of speed, flexibility and frugality with all business partners.
* Closely collaborate with Amazon operations, legal, finance, treasury, capacity planning, economic development, transportation and engineering groups to deliver highly successful projects.
* Help grow the best transaction management operation of its kind in North America.
* Travel throughout North America up to 30% of the time.
* Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Architecture, Planning or equivalent experience.
* 5+ years' experience in deal management in an industrial real estate operation
* 5+ years' experience negotiating land options, contracts, leases, development agreements and similar documents

* Master's degree in business, real estate, finance, engineering or construction management.
* Juris Doctor degree.
* Ability to effectively communicate Amazon requirements to various audiences (e.g. senior management, peers, public officials, vendors, etc.).
* A track record of delivering high quality projects in an atmosphere where speed, flexibility, frugality and heavy workload are the expected norm.
* Experience with planning, permitting, leasing and development on-tarmac at airports.
* Experience developing and implementing process improvements to streamline the full transactions delivery system.
* Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with municipal, state and regulatory jurisdictions.
* 5+ years' experience in deal management in an industrial real estate operation with a national footprint leveraging a combination of internal and external resources.
* Experience building a network of investors, developers, contractors, consultants, engineers and attorneys as resources in maintaining deal flow at values of $20 million each and greater.
* 5+ years' experience negotiating land options, contracts, leases, development agreements and similar documents for transactions of at least 100,000 square feet.
Note: Residential brokerage experience is not relevant to this role and will not be considered in evaluating candidates' suitability as described above.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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