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Graybar Director Corporate Real Estate Development in Clayton, Missouri

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  • Position is responsible for managing all real estate activities supporting a large portfolio of owned and leased facilities.

  • Develop and implement the company real estate and new location plan for the Company, as approved by the Branch House Committee.


  • Develop and review proposals for current and new locations to ensure their conformity with organizational plans and standards. Direct the execution of those plans, including Letters of Intent, Lease Renewals, and Contracts.

  • Develop best practices, templates, and checklists for the rapid establishment of new locations, including site selection, lease negotiation, supplier selection, initial inventory planning, warehouse setup and equipment selection, customer account qualification, and employee recruitment.

  • Work closely with corporate departments and members of District management to quickly and efficiently open new branches by coordinating Accounting, Information Technology, Pricing, and other associated activities.

  • Organize and manage the capital expense and maintenance budgets for all locations including remodels, renovations, additions, and general maintenance upkeep.

  • Assist business units with relocations or establishing sub-branches.

  • Work through purchase and sale of owned facilities in conjunction with tax deferral process (1031 transactions)

  • Collaborate regularly with Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Legal, IT and Human Resources and organize frequent cross-functional team meetings to ensure successful outcomes for new branch openings, facility remodels, relocations, and subsidiary integrations.

  • Oversight of day-to-day facility functions of all St. Louise/Corporate facilities; including security, janitorial, and maintenance/repair vendors.



  • 10 years’ experience: managing large portfolio of leased and owned corporate properties

  • Four-year degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, or related degree required.


  • Advanced degree in related discipline preferred

  • LEED and/or CCIM certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Knowledge of the Company's growth strategies and business systems

  • Knowledge of real estate practices and principles

  • Knowledge of building codes and construction

  • Knowledge of integration practices


  • Demonstrate leadership, management ability and problem-solving skills.

  • Analytical skills

  • Listening and consultative skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with all levels within the organization

  • Mathematical skills

  • Organizational and time management skills


  • Ability to determine risk/benefit scenarios

  • Ability to make decisions with limited information

  • Ability to work cooperatively with all levels of management

  • Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.

    Working Conditions

Office environment. Extensive travel required.

Why should you join Graybar?

At Graybar, our employees are the heart and soul of our company. We believe that employees with diverse perspectives bring the ideas and innovative thinking we need to solve our biggest challenges and compete in an ever-changing world. Consistent with our values, we welcome people from all backgrounds, cultures and experiences into our company because we believe it’s the right thing to do and the right way to run our business. We want each of our employees to know that they matter and to feel a sense of belonging, ownership and inclusion at Graybar. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and we work to build a collaborative environment where our employees have the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference, both as individuals and as part of the team.

That’s what our employee ownership culture is all about: working as one team and moving forward together, while honoring the unique value each person brings to our company.

Apply now and find out what’s next for you.

At Graybar, we are known for our comprehensive benefits and our employee stock ownership plan! As a full-time employee of Graybar, you will accrue THREE weeks of vacation during your first 12 months, and will have access to a wide variety of our benefits. Benefits include: Medical Insurance and Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Plan, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Profit Sharing Plan, 401(k) Savings Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays, Employee Recognition Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

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Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.