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Sr. Principal Workforce Planner

Company name
Symantec Corporation

Mountain View, CA, United States

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Posted on
Feb 04,2019

Valid Through
May 20,2019

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Sr. Principal Workforce Planner


Mountain View


About Symantec

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the global leader in cyber security. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, we see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.

Protecting the world’s information requires great people. There are people in 50 countries working on products and services that protect what matters most—from the most important information of the Fortune 500 to your family photos. Everything we do begins with what we’ve learned about keeping people’s information secure.

With the explosion of cloud services and the proliferation of mobile applications, enterprise security has never been more important. Symantec as the #1 enterprise security platform is uniquely placed to drive innovation and shape the industry.

We make the world a safer place by helping people, businesses and governments protect and manage their information, so they can focus on achieving their goals.

Job Summary

The Senior Workplace Planner is a member of the HR and Workplace Organization. You are a part of a complex team that oversees lease administration, real estate transactions, facilities, project management and planning for all our offices worldwide. This position is primarily accountable for keeping our global projects on track with the development of project and employee engagement plans. In addition to gathering business requirements for project implementation. Close collaboration with our Sr. Project Managers, Senior Leaders, Workplace Excellence Team, Facilities and Transaction teams.

Position Objectives

The Workplace Planning group is responsible for development of workplace occupancy strategies that are aligned with business objectives for the company. Work with senior management to understand business unit’s plans and develop innovative strategies that support occupancy requirements and associated timelines. Success in this position hinges on the ability to translate broad business and operating issues into effective operational real estate plans.

Develop strategies for short- and long-term real estate and space plans, that are cost effective to implement, can be delivered in a timely manner and are accurate to meet the needs of the business unit.

Main Responsibilities

Provide tactical and strategic plans to meet short and long-term space requirements for each business unit and the corporation within the assigned Geo.

Produces drawings and presentations for internal stakeholder(s) and client facing business leaders (Workplace Managers, Business Unit Directors, Leadership, etc.)

Responsible for programming and design of new and existing office spaces. Project coordination with project managers, architects, MEP design team, furniture, IT and operations team for all office projects for Symantec. Programming will be aligned with Symantec’s Global Workplace guidelines.

Produce occupancy reporting in the way of stacking plans, real estate performance reports, allocation plans and regular occupancy data to inform RE leadership and keep updated on occupancy performance against defined targets.

Utilize and update the CAFM occupancy data for assigned locations. Update building drawings, perform regular audits and update occupancy changes to ensure the accuracy of occupancy data.

Collaborate with peers in other regions to assure consistency and best practices globally

Manage multiple simultaneous planning projects.

Possess strong communication skills to work with Symantec employees at all levels of the organization.

Continually monitor customer requests and support move /service requests. Coordination to complete request with Workplace team members and vendors.


BA in Architecture, Interior Design or Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Workplace Planning, corporate environment preferred

Solid business judgment

Must be able to travel domestic and potentially international for site verifications, program requirements and business relationship management

Must be self-directing and able to adapt to quickly to changing conditions

Excellent communication skills, includes verbal, written and presentation forms. Strong influence skills, including presenting and communicating effectively with all levels of management and technical staff

Ability to maximize contribution from both external and internal resources

Proficient in AutoCAD and capable of producing multiple space planning scenarios or test fits using AutoCAD

Experience working with CAFM/IWMS applications, knowledge of Centerstone a plus

Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Relentlessly protect the world’s information. Make a difference at Symantec. Across the globe, we are an ‘essential’ partner to both consumers and businesses of all sizes. We combine our talents, our brains, and our creative energy to reinforce our place as a world-class technical community.

Our most critical asset at Symantec is the talent we hire - you! We look for people who have a desire to excel and reflect our values: Innovation, Action, Customer-Driven, and Trust. We recognize that every opening in our company is a chance to increase Symantec's competitive advantage, and we are willing to invest in you in order to win.

Symantec is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Symantec will respond to requests for reasonable accommodations to assist you in applying for positions at Symantec, or to submit a resume. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact HR Service Exchange at .

EEO is the Law. Applicants and employees of Symantec Corporation are protected under Federal law from discrimination. Click here at to find out more.

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Company Profile
Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

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