Sr Associate, Business Development in Chicago, IL at JLL

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

JLL seeks a business development associate to partner with internal stakeholders in the process of creating sales enablement materials (e.g., proposals, presentations, etc.) that position JLL competitively when pursuing new opportunities across core real estate business lines. Qualified candidates should possess demonstrated experience and expertise balancing technical writing, sales messaging and data visualization. The professionals serves the project management requirements of assigned deliverables to ensure the delivery of quality materials in a timely manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Innovate and drive the creation of new business pitch materials that reflect the brand while addressing specific clients’ needs
  • Initiate and lead discussions with internal clients to drive a strategic approach to new business opportunities
  • Manage the RFP response/proposal development process; includes assessing requirements, acquiring content from subject matter experts and team members, formulating clear and effective responses and complying with all solicitation requirements
  • Drive the presentation development process; includes synthesizing a high volume of stakeholder inputs, defining a story framework, mapping content to key messages and directing data visualization
  • Organize, attend and contribute to preparation meetings with partners, principals, senior-level brokerage professionals and subject matter experts to ensure alignment and responsiveness
  • Develop proposal content through original writing and the adaption of pre-formulated content
  • Develop customized presentation content to support key sales messaging at the new business pursuit level schedule
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and marketing team members against strict deadlines
  • Perform advanced document formatting and presentation design
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal direction to the satisfaction of internal clients
  • Ensure strict adherence to quality control methods and department processes required for the production of quality work product and timely delivery of submittals/deliverables
  • Maintain an internal best-in-class library of creative marketing materials/approaches
  • Track the results of and collect feedback for new business pursuits


  • Minimum of 5+ years of directly applicable experience in professional writing
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, and experience in technical writing, English, journalism, or related professional area
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience managing the sales pursuit process (i.e., RFPs, presentations)
  • Ability to convey thoughts, ideas, recommendations and technical information in a clearly understood and concise manner
  • Upholds the highest standards in spelling, grammar, syntax and style
  • Hybrid writing style for technical and creative content development
  • Strong proofreading/editing skills
  • Ability to organize use of time in a fast-paced environment, completing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to listen in a way that builds and maintains rapport with internal and external clients


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