GeoSearch, Inc.
Published
November 3, 2021
Location
"Houston", "San Diego", "Phoenix", Texas, California, Arizona
Job Type

Description

Job Summary

The Enterprise Team’s GIS Manager supervises and manages all aspects of production (e.g. map and app creation for project fulfillment) to our sales professionals and their clients for multi-market and/or high-value assignments. Recommends, collaborates, and implements changes to internal processes by working with stakeholders to improve the delivery of GIS and related content to our internal and external audiences. Provides guidance to management and sales professionals regarding specific data and products we use to provide deliverables. Coordinates and implements directives from the Location Intelligence Leadership team. Promotes and fosters relationships while serving as a liaison for clients; key participant in the research and development of new products and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as workload and traffic manager for the Enterprise GIS team in order to juggle and prioritize a large volume of projects. Additionally, provides guidance and direction where needed and manages expectations with stakeholders in high-pressure situations.
  • Serves as the expert on Location Intelligence deliverables and guides and consults enterprise team specialists to the highest quality, fully custom, outcomes for our clients and professionals.
  • Coordinates and manages large national projects, including new business pursuits, existing corporate accounts, and R&D product development. Assigns jobs to GIS professionals, provides and/or delegates backup assistance as needed. Maintains work logs of projects using a proprietary workload management system.
  • Intervenes when concerns or feedback is raised and addresses them with both the client and the GIS professional ensuring an optimal resolution for all parties.
  • Serves as a champion of the Location Intelligence platform and educates end-user groups on the capabilities of Location Intelligence services. Solicits feedback from clients and relays information to stakeholders in order to provide an excellent customer service experience.
  • Partners with the Vice President of Location Intelligence to source top talent and works closely with the Operations Director, D&T, and Trainers to ensure a seamless transition into Location Intelligence for new hires. Responsible for supporting team development, managing direct report's performance, and ensuring the team is engaged.
  • Makes recommendations to Location Intelligence leaders with ideas and improvements to current and new applications which involve the GIS Developers.
  • Develops and manages the analysis, research, design, and implementation of all mapping tools, templates, standards, and software.
  • Utilizes ESRI desktop and online products, modeling, and complex geospatial workflows to create highly customized site selection solutions, primarily for retail clients.
  • Informs and educates GIS personnel about new capabilities, techniques, templates, and products are being properly and consistently applied across all regions.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) or equivalent from a four-year college or university in Geography or a related field, plus a minimum of 7+ years related work experience to include GIS Technology (Master's Degree is preferred).
  • Requires at least 3 years in supervisory capacity managing a team of direct reports.
  • Priority is given to candidates with direct experience in site selection for retail, industrial, or commercial real estate settings.
  • Real Estate license preferred.
  • Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) or related certifications preferred.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex business documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues in a timely manner.
  • Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches, and articles. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management, and/or public groups.
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, top management, and client groups to take the desired action.
  • Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.
  • Ability to calculate complex figures.
  • Ability to read and manage budget line items related to compensation (I&B).
  • Conducts financial/business analysis including the preparation of reports.
  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Mastery of ArcGIS Suite (ArcGIS Pro for desktop) and all related extensions including Business Analyst, 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, and Model Builder.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Alteryx, and Microsoft Office Suite is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of GIS terms, concepts, and definitions with the ability to clearly teach all levels of users is highly preferred.
  • May require a strong working knowledge of python and front-end development (CSS and JavaScript libraries) as well as a firm understanding of CRE preferred and the ability to work with and speak to complex mathematical concepts and apply operations such as linear and regression formula and other standardized industry modeling concepts is preferred.
  • Ability to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations. Requires expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic GIS-based solutions. Draws upon the analysis of others and makes recommendations that have a direct impact on the line of business.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.

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