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Meta Site Selection Leasing Manager in Albany, New York


Meta designs, builds, leases and operates the most innovative and efficient data centers in the world. Locating, developing and managing this data center infrastructure the "right" way is synonymous with ensuring high uptime, capacity availability, flexibility and capital and operational cost efficiency. Meta is seeking an experienced Site Selection Leasing Manager to join the Data Center Site Selection Leasing team and help manage its rapidly scaling leased data center property portfolio. A strong Site Selection Leasing Manager candidate has experience negotiating large, complex deals and a strong knowledge of the legal agreements that accompany them and, more specifically, will have a background leading leased data center efforts. The Site Selection Leasing Manager has a keen ability to think both strategically and analytically, develop out-of-the box solutions and can navigate the challenges that accompany leasing projects and portfolios of large magnitude.As a Site Selection Leasing Manager, required strengths include both project management and administrative capabilities. This role requires the ability to lead multiple negotiation efforts concurrently, as well as manage day-to-day lease administration activities. It also involves significant collaboration and communication across multiple cross functional teams and geographical locations as well as internal and external stakeholders.

Required Skills:

Site Selection Leasing Manager Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the ongoing owner for Meta’s executed data center lease agreements.

  2. Evaluate, and develop key commercial terms in data center lease agreement templates, and lead efforts to revise contract language to reflect leading edge commercial terms.

  3. Drive and coordinate contract amendments in response to changes in business need, improvements in business terms or processes, and/or feedback from Engineering teams in the field.

  4. Negotiate letters of intent, lease agreements, service agreements, and other facility-specific agreements.

  5. Partner with internal organizations including capacity planning, site selection managers, energy teams, data center design, construction, network engineering, legal, policy, communications, and finance, to align on key business terms.

  6. Process contracts and agreements for internal approval and signature.

  7. Develop ideas for improving portfolio management metrics and tracking mechanisms (portfolio long term view and long-term capacity needs).

  8. Manage lease portfolio by partnering with lease accounting team and monthly reporting requirements.

  9. Review monthly rent roll and supplemental rent roll to provide approval for payment.

  10. Partner with IBOS (local warehouse site leads, regional managers, and process improvements team) and SP&A to address new and existing warehouse projects.

  11. Ensure alignment with cross functional teams to identify and update warehouse facility requirements.

  12. Manage the site selection efforts around identifying and recommending solutions for IBOS warehouse facilities.

  13. Communicate monthly warehouse updates for both existing and pipeline sites to key internal stakeholders.

  14. Primary contact for IBOS for all leased warehouse questions and issues.

  15. Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (0 to 25% at times).

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in a business, paralegal studies, or technical discipline.

  2. Experience in leased data center site selection, accounting, finance, logistics planning, contract management, and/or development of data centers or other large scale or mission critical capital programs.

  3. Experience leading complex negotiations.

  4. Seasoned professional that is experienced and astute at representing business interests to the senior leadership of potential suppliers, utilities, governments and other stakeholders.

  5. Experience managing multiple projects and coordinate with internal staff, consultants, vendors and external stakeholders.

  6. Analytical, creative thinking and communications skills with proven experience to effectively distill and communicate complex commercial, market and contractual details to all organizational levels.

  7. Proven organizational skills.

  8. Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Advanced technical degree, law degree or MBA.

  2. Background in contracts management and understanding of leases, experience with data center leases.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at