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Product Manager, Corporate Solutions in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/6/2018

Job Description

At JLL, we spend every day reaching for the sky – literally and figuratively. Our portfolio includes some of the best known, most admired and simply breathtaking places in the world. We are literally changing the skylines of our communities – and creating dynamic places where people live, work and play.

What we show the world publicly through the spaces we design and manage, is fueled by the same integrity, respect and ‘get it done’ mindset that drive how we work with each other and with our clients. Our passion to achieve ambitions is hard-wired into our culture and nurtures our promise and commitment to inclusion and diversity across our teams.

Our core values of teamwork, excellence and ethics underscore our commitment to clients and provide direction for everything we do. Our teams touch all aspects of commercial real estate, from managing iconic projects like 1 World Trade Center in New York City and BBVA Bancomer Tower in Mexico City, to structuring and financing public private development partnerships for higher education institutions.

We’re focused on becoming the best technology company in real estate and we achieve our ambitions by doing more than delivering results for our clients. We break industry boundaries, set new standards for creativity and functionality and are leading the way to the future of work.


Our unique culture has been recognized by industry experts and our peers. We are: 

  • 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 from Watkins Research Group, Inc. for six consecutive years 
  • A LinkedIn "Top Company: Where the World Wants to Work Now"
  • A Working Mother “Top 100” company
  • A “best company to work for” in multiple locations around the globe, including Chicago, San Francisco, London, Ireland, Shanghai and Hong Kong 

JLL has 5 key areas of business: Markets, Capital Markets, Corporate Solutions, LaSalle Fund Management and Spark, our prop-tech division. Our future success as a firm depends on our ability to attract and develop people who want to achieve ambitions. If our work excites you as much as it excites us, keep reading!

The Opportunity

The Corporate Solutions business provides real estate and workplace strategy, services and technology to corporate and public institutions globally. We provide a holistic approach to managing activities across the entire real estate life cycle (Portfolio, Capital and Operations). In addition, we ensure the technology, data and analytics drive business insights and decisions for our clients and the industry. Our goal is to enable our clients’ businesses and drive value for their enterprises.

We service 500+ accounts globally through a highly talented and diverse workforce of 35,000 colleagues. We annually generate $1.3B in net fee revenue, and $9.0B in GAAP revenue (2017). Our long-term goal to 2025, is to double the revenue of our business at increased margins. In GAAP revenue terms, the business is currently geographically weighted as follows: Americas 60%, EMEA 20% and Asia Pacific 20%.

Our over-arching strategic priorities for Corporate Solutions are to:

  • Transform our operating model globally for improved efficiency
  • Lead digital innovation in our rapidly evolving market
  • Enhance our European platform and growth with European corporates
  • Accelerate penetration in growth industries and enter new asset classes
  • Develop World-Class Product Management, Sales, and Marketing

The Role 
JLL’s Global Product Management group is seeking a versatile Product Manager who will play a critical role in developing  best-in-class approaches for managing a portfolio of global products. As JLL increases its focus on delivering leading edge products for our clients, the product team is focused on defining and building a product management process to streamline and simplify product/service offerings, increase product adoption with existing accounts, focus investment efforts in high-growth opportunities, minimize wasted product spend and increase portfolio profitability.

What this job involves:

This position requires a talented general manager of a product whose skillset balances a customer obsessed and analytical mindset.  This individual will:

  • Work closely with the Product Group Manager to develop and present financial product business cases according to set standards
  • Have responsibility for profitability of product/s managed, includes P&L accountability on a per product basis
  • Make recommendations for new, innovative operating models based on market intelligence, the competitive landscape and technology trends
  • Remain current on industry/market technology trends and market sizing and segmentation to ensure that we are optimizing revenue and profitability
  • Assess and ensure strength of the portfolio against competitive offerings 
  • Manage and lead teams through the product development process, including development of the product roadmap, generating product requirements, specifications and timetables
  • In partnership with product development and service delivery teams, assess and make a recommendation on buy, build or partner development strategies
  • Work closely with engineering teams to manage the delivery of product on budget and within defined schedule
  • Review various fee and pricing options and select optimal pricing strategies
  • In collaboration with product marketing, design and develop customer feedback loop
  • Lead and organize internal product development teams
  • Represent JLL at internal and external events and conferences, demonstrating forward thinking thought leadership
  • Review products under managements on a regular cadence to ensure product mix and lifecycle health
  • Develop plans to ensure overall health of the portfolio (i.e. maintain, update, reprice, replace, sunset, etc.)

The Requirements

Ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience working on global projects across a matrixed environment
  • ‘Achiever’ mentality – independent, self-performer with the ability to rapidly complete project initiatives and attain a multitude of team goals simultaneously and autonomously
  • Strong project management capabilities with demonstrated experience in driving a host of initiatives at once, managing budgets, team resources and project timetables
  • Execution skills in coaching product teams through design / launch and redesign
  • Articulate and effective communicator, comfortable presenting to large groups and senior executives
  • A passion for creative thinking, innovation and pushing the envelope
  • Strong experience with data management, especially to drive accuracy and inform senior leaders for decision making purposes
  • Strategic thinker with an emphasis on business strategy and the ability to identify solutions to business challenges
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and constant change in direction/focus, experience leading through transformation
  • Ability to cut down the complexity and work towards a simple solution and fast approach
  • Experience working in autonomous role
  • 10+ years in product management
  • MBA preferred
  • Experience in implementing a product management process
  • Entrepreneurial drive and ability to work at a fast pace

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, wellbeing, benefits and pay. We’ll offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

Join us to develop your strengths and enjoy a fulfilling career full of varied experiences. Keep those ambitions in sights and imagine where JLL can take you...

Apply today!

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