About Lumen Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumens network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, and YouTube: /lumentechnologies. The Role As a part of the Real Estate Transactions and Analysis group within Lumens Real Estate and Fleet Department, this position provides professional leadership in managing transactions for the acquisition and dispositions of real property assets for all types of leased or owned real properties. The department is committed to acquiring cost effective and strategically located sites pursuant to the companys strategic objectives. This is achieved through the independent application of judgement, financial acumen, and experience with real estate contracts that is used to set negotiation strategy for the external parties assisting Lumen in the completion of contract negotiations. On an annual average the Lead Transaction Manager will oversee the completion of about 100 transactions for $30 to $50 million of annual rent obligations or sale proceeds for a diverse global real estate portfolio of office, warehouse, network equipment sites, and data centers consisting of 22,000 sites and 55 million sq. ft. The Main Responsibilities Portfolio Analysis for Transaction Implementation Assist with the review of the portfolio where value can be added through renegotiations or sales Provide real estate market information and data reports for lease expirations to determine action Translate the strategic real estate plan into an implementation plan for transaction work Assemble site acquisition requirements and team for new location that require site visits Competitive Negotiations Manage multiple site acquisitions, lease renewals, disposition, projects Create and modify requests for proposals for competitive market financial terms Analyze site alternatives for quantitative and qualitative benefits Collaborate with decision making for the determination of recommended action Negotiations key business terms under a letter of intent or directly to a draft contract Negotiates final terms of a mutually acceptable contract that benefits the company Contract Management Ensures the timely and accurate communication and management over external service providers Determines the need to use the outside service provider based on the size and complexity of the transaction Coordinates the negotiation and contract process by interfacing with internal departments Qualifies landlords for retail store acquisitions and buyers for the sale of properties Solves contract disputes and offer solutions to contact issues to complete the transaction Seek solutions to landlord/tenant disputes to conform to lease obligations Report Generation, Tracking and Relationships Reviews lease expiration dates, early terminations, and other dates for peer departments Obtain and track recovered amounts for cost savings, sale proceeds or cost avoidance Prepare letters to recover security deposits and settlement agreements Establish cooperative working relationships with internal customers and landlords What We Look For in a Candidate 5+ years of experience demonstrating strong organizational skills. Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word, Power Point, and use of database systems. Ability to multi-task, set priorities, maintain a high level of attention to data/result integrity, Detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Bachelors degree in business, finance, or other business field. Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Education MBA, JD, CPA or profession designations such as CCIM, CPM, MCR Experience with a Fortune 500 company Requisition #: 235023 EEO Statement We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, protected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Disclaimer The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.