Occupancy Planning Manager

  • JLL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 5 days ago


Job Description

About JLL –

We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate.

We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 91,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions.

As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

That’s why we’re committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world.

We’re using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities.

Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we’re honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally.

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we’re headed in the future.

And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements below.

We’re interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

We are seeking a Director, Occupancy Planning Team Lead to work on developing a strategic plan for space usage and location of programs and business groups.

This role will report to the Account Director and partner closely with the client 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 client.

The manager also serves as the single point of contact for quality control in terms of consistency in planning processes, procedures and protocols, as well as workplace design solutions.

Role Purpose

As a Director, Occupancy Planning Team Lead you’ll be managing corporate-wide planning standards, company image control, and special, ad-hoc planning analyses, and serves as manager to the entire team of occupancy planners, planning assistants and CAD/CAFM administrators.

This role will develop a 3-5-year roadmap for key locations that best meets client requirements and priorities.

The leader will use data, analytical insights and strong problem-solving skills to develop and present multiple space scenarios to stakeholders.

More importantly, the Occupancy Planning Lead will need to partner closely with the client 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.

You’ll need to have a great knowledge in Corporate Real Estate.

In this role, you will work with the Global Occupancy Planning 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 provide a mechanism to engage swat teams were necessary to respond to unexpected needs.

You will serve as liaison and facilitate necessary communication between planning staff, other Jones Lang LaSalle team member, client real estate staff, as well as 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).

What this job involves

Key responsibilities include:

To be successful in this role, you should be able to ensure global consistency in delivery of services, by providing training and review of all deliverables; 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.

We are looking for a team leader with global responsibility who brings out the best in their teams and exhibits managerial courage when needed.

You will also have oversight on the space data management system, including recurring allocation and chargeback reporting.

Every day is different, and in all these activities, we’d encourage you to show your ingenuity.

Hybrid Office

On-site collaboration preferred weekly at Atlanta, GA Campus.

Able to consider candidates based anywhere in the Eastern and Central US time zones who are willing to travel up to 20% to Atlanta, GA region.

Sound like you?

To apply we recommend you have:


Extensive professional experience with a top-tier strategy consulting firm and/or global company

Strong communicator - written and presentation skills: promotes ideas and proposals persuasively

Exceptional stakeholder management skills

Proven track record of successfully working with senior executives

Strong organizational and planning skills

Process oriented and analytical

Director level leadership level minimum, global experience preferred.

MBA preferred

SkillsLeadership Skills: A leader with exceptional communication skills coupled with excellent active listening skills.

Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.

Establish and maintain strong relationships on all levels of organization.

Influencing and Team work: Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.

Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.

Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others.

Project Management Skills: Knows how to effectively structure, staff and manage projects and teams to insure there is clarity of expectation, timely execution, corrective action when needed and successful

Analytical Skills: Has a structured approach to problem solving with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics.

Drives to fix the ultimate root causes to drive sustainable change.

Character with high perseverance and resourcefulness required to keep driving and finding ways to get the required steps done.

Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations.

Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere.

Forward looking with a holistic approach

Behavioural Competencies

Think Big - Thinks strategically, simplifies the complex, solves complex problems, sees the big picture

Drive Change - Thrives on change, learning agility, intellectually curious, appetite for risks, digital drive

Helps others - Builds relationships, actively collaborates, helps others succeed.

Get it done - Acts decisively, drives results, passion to win, takes ownership, accountable, resilient

Business first - Focuses on customers and clients, business/financial acumen, JLL first

Inspire - Inspire others, creates vision and strategy, energizes others


What you can expect from us

We succeed together and believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your career ambitions, recognizing your contributions, investing in your well-being and providing competitive benefits and pay.

We can’t wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL.

Apply today!

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