Director of Industrial Real Estate Construction & Delivery

    • Boston, MA

Wayfair’s logistics network is one of the fastest growing parts of our business. Our captive distribution network focuses on items that have historically been challenging for third-party logistics providers to handle such as mattresses, couches, and armoires. To ensure a great delivery experience for our customers we, as an organization, must think critically about where and how we build out our warehouse infrastructure. Our Industrial Real Estate team is responsible for delivering space to match or exceed rapid YoY growth. With millions of square feet of warehouse space under contract in North America and Europe, we are looking to create a strategic and programmatic approach to multiply that footprint in the coming years.

This leader will drive the building specification, site diligence, construction management, and on-going repair and maintenance program for Wayfair's industrial footprint. In partnership with the Director of Industrial Real Estate Strategy and Development, he/she will drive the roadmap for how we source, negotiate, and stand-up industrial space and how that aligns to Wayfair's broader national, and increasingly global, logistics strategy.

What You'll Do

  • Own construction management, repair and maintenance of all industrial facilities including new builds, move and decommissioning process, and capital projects for existing buildings
  • Build & lead a team to execute against Wayfair’s Industrial construction strategy, including national construction and maintenance management field teams
  • Drive development of a standard “Wayfair” building specification for each type of industrial logistics facility
  • Partner with Real Estate to own diligence of new sites and locations
  • Partner with Logistics, Operations and Industrial Engineering to ensure building solutions accommodate operations and automation/MHE requirements
  • Build a lean team of internal Wayfair employees and third party partners to deliver world class speed of execution and cost management
  • Proactively build relationships with general contractors and developers before, during and after active projects

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in construction management with a demonstrated track record building national construction and maintenance management field teams
  • Strong business acumen with a bias for action – comfortable balancing disciplined execution with the need to move quickly in a growing business
  • Team player capable of managing internal stakeholders, external partners and leading multifunctional teams
  • Moderate travel as needed to visit sites and manage global team
  • International experience (Asia and Western Europe) a plus

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