BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Regional Real Estate Manager in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Regional Manager - Real Estate is responsible for managing the Company portfolio of leased and owned properties on a regional basis (either in North America/Greater Asia or Europe/Middle East). This includes developing forward-looking views of the required spaces and acquiring and divesting space accordingly. Spaces requiring refit / renovations will be coordinated with the appropriate BD organizations and external suppliers. Additionally, a master database of leases, titles, etc. will be centrally maintained and coordinated to manage renewals, tax payments, and insurance assessments.

Strategic Orientation :

This role is the focal point for ensuring the value of global real estate and related taxes is managed appropriately and consistently with BD values.

Specific activities will include:

Facility Planning
  • Long Range Planning– identify areas of likely future corporate growth; make selective strategic acquisitions of land.

  • Master Planning– working with business units, develop master plan for sites when land and/or existing facilities are to be converted into active/different uses.

  • Acquisition– working with business units to identify and acquire (either lease or purchase as is appropriate) land / facilities.

  • Disposal– working with business units to identify surplus assets, reviewing potential uses across the balance of NEWCO, and disposal of the assets in the most effective manner.

Ongoing Asset Management:

  • Database Management– Maintaining the global database of all leased and owned property to enable timely reviews by internal departments (i.e., risk reviews by Risk Management, et cetera) and compliance with external requests.

  • Tax Management– Payment (or coordination thereof with the business and Finance) of taxes applicable to each facility. Appropriately challenging assessments as needed and as possible within locales to manage the aggregate tax liability.

Sphere of Influence :

Establishes a close and collaborative relationship with the business leaders to proactively understand and anticipate their real estate needs and incorporate these into the planning and ongoing management processes. Collaborates with peers across the Procurement community as well as site / business-based resources to ensure seamless process leadership.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

The Regional Manager Real Estate must demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

  • Real estate planning and asset management

  • Project management

  • Seamless, virtual global team leadership

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with Associates / Suppliers / Stakeholders / External Agencies at all levels and across all cultures

  • Supplier risk assessment and management


A minimum of 15 years experience in complex, global real estate management in a multi-national corporate setting (manufacturing bias) with a mix of Corporate and Field / Site-based experience.


  • BA/BS in economics or related field required

  • MBA preferred

  • Professional real estate or space planning certification desired

Travel requirements:

  • Up to 50% depending on assignments and the needs of the company

Degree of Accountability:

The programs and projects led by the Regional Manager Real Estate are in support of several key elements of the Global Procurement, Real Estate, and Construction agenda.

Financial Impact:

The Regional Manager Real Estate is responsible for ensuring the global facilities footprint and annual taxes are managed efficiently and effectively.


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional LocationsUSA CA - San Diego (BDB), USA CA - San Diego (Diagnostic Sys.), USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B, USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

Work Shift1st Shift 8am-530pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status