Property & Workplace Manager

Property & Workplace

Job Reference



Property & Workplace


Business Professionals


Amsterdam, Netherlands



The role


We are looking for a Property & Workplace Manager who is up for a real challenge!

DLA Piper is a global law firm, recognized for our innovation and entrepreneurialism. Our diversity and reach; operating in more than 40 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, mean we are uniquely positioned to support our clients wherever they operate, whilst supporting our local communities and providing our people with rewarding global career opportunities.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

The department

The Property & Workplace (P&W) department is a core business service department providing property and project service alongside the provision of operational facilities services to support our lawyers. As workplace and facilities professionals, the Property and Workplace department are a service driven team of trusted advisors and trusted deliverers looking after both internal and external clients. You will work closely with the team consisting out of five. In this role you will report to the local Lead Business Manager and Head of P&W UK & Europe. 

The role

You will provide a first class professional Property & Workplace service which is client focused, commercial, innovative and supportive of the firms vision.

A big challenge and opportunity for our new P&W Manager is the move to a new location in the heart of Amsterdam Zuid-As. This move should be completed by the end of 2023 and this is an important challenge for the new Property & Workplace Manager!

Furthermore in this role you will oversee the delivery of Property & Workplace services and projects within their assigned area of responsibility.  You will be responsible for successfully directing all the Property & Workplace related activities within their assigned area through direct and indirect reports to ensure that the highest level of client and staff satisfaction within the Property & Workplace service provision is achieved. The delivery of services includes but is not restricted to, managing the firm’s premises in the areas you have responsibility for, maintenance, storage, archiving, mail services, logistics, catering, vending, reception services, hospitality and meeting room support, refurbishments, projects, relocation, property management and landlord liaison.


  • Ensuring a high standard of service is delivered in the office to support the needs of the business;
  • Ensure that staffing and resource levels in each assigned area of responsibility are appropriate to the activities, service levels, and available budget. Carry out effective and timely performance reviews for direct reports;
  • Responsible for ensuring the performance of suppliers and any outsourced services meet or exceeds the contracted service levels and key performance indicator targets;
  • Develop and implement innovative and effective processes and procedures that reduce cost, increase effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. Share best practice with colleagues.
  • Prepare the detailed office annual Property and Workplace budget control pack and monitor performance against the agreed budget. Develop a strategic business plan for the assigned areas of responsibility that is in line with, and supports, the overall Property & Workplace strategy and the firm’s strategic plans.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in operating in a similar role in a corporate environment and will possess a strong and thorough knowledge of Property & Workplace and the built environment. You should demonstrate flexibility, leadership, initiative, and a willingness to take responsibility.

  • Be able to develop good working relationships with senior level stakeholders;
  • Have the ability to prioritise and multi task;
  • Have the ability to maintain organisation and leadership through periods of change;
  • Have strong interpersonal and general management skills;
  • Be education to A-Level or equivalent standard.
  • Project Management experience;
  • Ability to drive through and champion change.


Do you recognize yourself in this profile? Apply via our website. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact our Recruiter Jordi Spijker ( or 06-22 650 834)