Space and Occupancy Planner



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services with 270 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
We are seeking a Space & Occupancy Strategist and Planner, reporting to the Director of Space & Occupancy Strategy, to support the planning of existing Netflix offices, lead on the development of space programming for new Netflix spaces, while tracking changes of workplace occupancy of Netflix’s evolving real estate portfolio in the UCAN region.
The S&O team are strategic partners to the business. As part of Netflix’s Enterprise Operations team, we plan, execute and implement real estate and spatial solutions to support the rapid growth and needs of Netflix as the business continues to evolve and expand globally.
The focus of the Space and Occupancy Planning role will be the strategic planning and analysis of Netflix existing and planned corporate locations within the UCAN region. The role will collaborate and communicate with other members of the global space and occupancy team as well as stakeholders from across the company

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise, influence, and build relationships with local/regional business partners, Director’s and VP’s, to ensure their business’ allocation, adjacency, and spatial needs are met, validating yearly headcount projections and short-term spatial programming/technical requirements.
  • Subject matter expert on space and occupancy strategy and planning; lead for co-developing space planning methodologies at a macro level and bridging those strategies to the micro level to support individual sites and teams.
  • Monitors tracks and reports space and occupancy trends based on local headcount forecasting, business org changes, and space requirements.
  • Proactively analyze and report on space and headcount trends; partner with the global S&O team to strategize long-term occupancy and spatial solutions.
  • Partner closely with the cross-functional regional team in defining short and long-term needs for new and existing sites.
  • In partnership with the regional workplace teams, lead monthly efforts to ensure data accuracy within the CAFM system for all UCAN/LG space and occupancy data.
  • Utilize space and occupancy metrics and best practices to inform real estate decisions.
  • Perform spatial analysis to develop scenarios on the most strategic use of space; including implementing seating strategies that maximize space utilization.
  • Be a champion of change management for end users - creating, contributing, and maintaining employee resources to navigate workplace strategies (assigned seating, flex seating, hybrid work, etc).
  • Partner with the Workplace and MAC teams in the execution of move and migration plans with space allocations and occupancy data.
  • Closely partner with the global Space & Occupancy team on developing workplace strategy pilots specific to the region to support the hybrid workplace.
  • Contribute to presentations for highly visible projects for a wide range audience (ie: senior leadership) containing but not limited to workplace standards, agile work environments, and complex phasing.
  • Provide conceptual space occupancy plans and recommendations to stakeholders subsequently preparing block plans or stacking diagrams.
  • Keep up to date with emerging trends and insights with regard to workplace strategy, design, and best practices.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Travel up to 25% of the time.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Space Planning.
  • 5+ years of experience in workplace strategy, occupancy, and space planning.
  • Expertise in space planning, user research, occupancy planning and strategy, and space programming.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, open, collaborative environment.
  • High degree of flexibility and the ability to collaborate, problem solve, and multi-task.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, GSuite (specifically Google Sheets), and CAFM systems.
  • Knowledge of ADA requirements and building codes.
  • Ability to read and interpret floor plans and construction documents.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, team-based, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Ability to develop business cases and service requirements while creating and managing strategic alliances.
  • Ability to build internal networks and work cross-functional.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce reports/documents.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $160,000 - $390,000.
Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.
Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.