Our Corporate Solutions Group, is currently seeking an Occupancy Planning Manager to work on developing a strategic plan for space usage and location of programs and business groups. This role will report in to the head of Workplace Planning, and partner closely with client facing Workplace Planning Managers, and Portfolio Manager who is responsible for the overall supply-demand analysis, to successfully develop a strategic occupancy plan that accommodates the growing and diverse needs of our clients.
What does this job involve?
Being in the forefront
As a Occupancy Planning Manager, you’ll be managing corporate-wide planning standards, company image control, and special, ad-hoc planning analyses, and also serves as manager to the entire team of occupancy planners, planning assistants and CAD administrators. This role will develop a 3-5 year roadmap for team locations that best meets their requirements. Use data, analytical insights and strong problem solving skills to develop and present multiple space scenarios to internal Facilities stakeholders. More importantly, the Occupancy Planning Manager will need to partner closely with the client facing Workplace Planning Mangers (three) to anticipate and understand the requests coming from different client groups, assess the space options available and develop options that account for competing priorities and requests; this requires strong relationship management skills along with dealing with very sensitive information.
Having the know-how
You’ll need to have a great knowledge in Corporate Real Estate. In this role, you will work with the Campus Development team and proactively drive the sizing and location of programs (client needs, amenities, campus needs) and make sure appropriate considerations and provision are made in advance. You will serve as liaison and will facilitates necessary communication between planning staff, and other Jones Lang LaSalle team members as well as account real estate staff as well as manages support vendors (architects, engineers, furniture, etc.) that may be required from time-to-time in order to deliver the services outlined (important to have “partner” mindset). Also, you will lead, develop, and manage the yearly Campus Re-stack process by leveraging demand needs and portfolio data analytics.
Being a trailblazer and breaking new ground
To be successful in this role, you will need to provide strategic space scenarios and negotiate solutions with team members, stakeholders to ensure a balanced planning and occupancy strategies that meet business needs while minimizing risks; guarantee that Jones Lang LaSalle’s continually evolving “best practices” are incorporated into the work product of the entire team; and make sure a strong collaboration with other JLL service lines. Moreover, you will be charged with assisting and participating in the development & integration of space management tools & processes to improve efficiency.
Sound like you? Before you apply, it’s also worth knowing what we’re looking for:
A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Architecture or other quantitative disciplines, or equivalent practical experience; also along with minimum of 10+ years in Strategic Space Planning, Architecture or related field. Previous experience in Project Management at a strategic level is highly desirable.
Dynamic and Highly Skilled
You’ll need to be dynamic and technologically savvy and utilize software to support planning solutions and communicate ideas clearly with planning team and lines of businesses. You will be successful if you have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (pivot table, vlook-up, cell calculations), and CAFM tools. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to consolidate data and floor plans into Power Point for presentations to client and lines of business is highly valued. You’ll be effective in you role by learning to ask the right questions to understand the underlying needs of our clients. You’ll discover how to be proactive and innovative with solutions your stakeholders.
Organized, Open and Flexible
Excellent communication skills are important – both written and spoken – and we’ll expect you to work independently, multi-task, and manage your time to meet deadlines. You keep on top of things as you’ll often need to reorganize your time day to day, to deal with your team’s changing necessities and requests. An individual with strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with executive level external and internal clients will successful in the role. Most importantly, you’ll want to work as part of a diverse supportive and talented team.
What you can expect from us
You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where we succeed together – across the desk and around the globe. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things. Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your ambitions in career, recognition, well-being, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.
With us, you’ll develop your strengths and enjoy a career full of varied experiences. We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.JLL is focused on winning in the marketplace and being the industry leader, executing better than anyone else and innovating to create great products and services. We operate in an atmosphere of excellence, integrity, respect and trust. We bring a sense of teamwo...rk, inclusion and diversity in everything we pursue. Our clients see the results as we address their needs, solve their problems and bring new ideas. As a distinguished market leader, we offer challenging career opportunities in an exciting environment. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract, develop and retain the very best people in the business.Our values define who we are, underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do.Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are:• A “best company to work for’ in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong• World’s Most Ethical Companies from Ethisphere Institute for seven consecutive years • America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies from Forbes Magazine• #1 Top Corporate Real Estate Firm 2013 from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive yearsThis partial list of awards demonstrates our record of achievement and our commitment to fostering an award-winning culture. For further information, visit www.jll.com.Information Security StatementEmployees are expected, at all times, to perform their responsibilities in accordance with the JLL Code of Business Ethics and the firm’s corporate policies. Employees granted access to the firm’s information technology are expected to follow the firm’s guidance designed to promote best practices for information security, data privacy and the appropriate use of technology systems.