AirTrunk is a rapidly growing technology company that exists to reimagine, build and operate data centres to meet the needs of the world’s most influential technology companies today and into the future. Having opened Australia’s first and largest hyperscale data centres in Western Sydney and Melbourne, we set our eyes on rapid expansion across Asia Pacific. Since then, we’ve launched in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney North, and commenced development on a Tokyo data centre, set to open soon.

 

A Snapshot

As the Site Selection Strategy & Acquisition Manager, APAC, you will report to the Head of Site Selection, Asia Pacific and work closely with the rest of the Technology team, making your mark in a number of ways:

  • You will source and manage real estate transactions as determined by AirTrunk’s expansion strategy in various regions throughout Asia Pacific region
  • You will work strategically with internal and external stakeholders to source and qualify locations, drive the transaction process, identify and eliminate roadblocks, and provide updates to leadership and the wider organization

 

Your Day to Day

  • Drive process of acquisition of real estate for all new data centers within APAC region:
    • facilitate internal stakeholder input
    • engage with external parties
    • prepare business cases for executive committee
    • participate in legal negotiations
  • Represent site selection team in project meetings and work cross-organizationally to advance real estate deals
  • Coordinate internal stakeholder participation on transaction process and provide status updates to wider organization as necessary
  • Provide routine updates to the leadership regarding progress and roadblocks to acquiring or closing real estate deals
  • Ability to consult, motivate and negotiate effectively with client groups, co-workers, employees, vendors, contractors to take desired action
  • Partner with commercial team to formulate and underwrite original and alternative structure approach to real estate deals
  • Partner with business development team to build customer information database, to inform site selection activities and identify locational hotspots
  • Work with data analyst to build and maintain geolocation database using GIS mapping tools:
    • collect relevant geolocation data (customer location, internet infrastructure, natural risks, etc.)
    • design and populate mapping tools for use by wider organisation
    • establish and manage process for producing branded, detailed map-based deliverables for internal and external use

 

Requirements

  • You have 8+ years of strong real estate transaction experience with expertise in real estate acquisition and leasing in the APAC market
  • You have a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • You are familiar with data centre design and operation
  • Ideally, you have experience with utility agreements and/or real estate taxation
  • You have strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • You have strong organizational, time management, and planning skills
  • You have experience successfully managing in a matrixed organization
  • You are a quick learner, self-starter and adapt to change
  • You have excellent communication skills in English
  • You are proficient in Office tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

 

The AirTrunk Culture

The pace of our industry and the world of data means you’ll feel an electrifying buzz here at AirTrunk. 

AirTrunkers are ever-ready, adaptable and intuitive. We’re a company of challengers – constantly seeing every situation, big and small, as an opportunity to reinvent and change the game.  

Each and every AirTrunker brings their unique background, experiences and perspective to help us to be a place where the best, or those with the potential to be, come to work and thrive. 

 

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