Solutions Development Manager

Jones Lang LaSalle

Job Description

We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We shape the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. As a Fortune 500 company, we help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. We have nearly 300 corporate offices across 80 countries, with a team of more than 93,000 individuals and believe a diverse and inclusive culture is one where everyone succeeds. That’s why we’re committed to creating an environment where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential.

With us, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections and be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions—join us at JLL.

The primary purpose of the role is to lead and coordinate the development of winning outsourcing solutions for prospective clients, including development of the organization staffing model, identifying detailed savings and improvement plans, technology solution, service delivery processes and tools and the financial analysis that demonstrates the value proposition to our clients. 

Will embrace a high energy level, thriving in a fast-paced environment having a track record of exceptional performance with the ability to manage many competing demands, while coordinating and producing meaningful solutions. The Solutions Manager partners with sales leaders, functional subject matter experts and marketing to put forth the most tailored, competitive solution possible for each client. Coordinating the development of clear, articulate, and winning value propositions for presentation to our prospective clients.

The Solutions Manager assists the sales leader in the contracting process by helping identify best business terms language, develop contract exhibits and conducting get-give analysis as needed. The Solutions Manager will participate as part of the Solutions Team to ensure that there is an ongoing exchange of best practices and creative solutions across all pursuits. Solutions Managers can also partner with selected Service Line leaders to act as a single point of contact from the Sales team to guarantee a high level of collaboration and understanding across sales of each service line offering, value proposition, resourcing and pricing. The Solutions Manager role was created to improve our win rate, improve our profitability and reduce the risk we take on in every deal. It is viewed as a key differentiator to our ability to compete in an increasingly complex market with more sophisticated buyers and stronger competition.

Area of Responsibility:

Management / Teamwork / Leadership

Ability to lead through influence, not direct management

Proven track record in leadership or complex roles

Demonstrated ability to partner, critical for success when working with internal Subject Matter Expert’s

Ability to work in a high pressure environment

Ability to make quick decisions

Build successful relationships

Able to respond to different personality types (internally and externally)

Maintain a thorough knowledge of the competitive environment and articulate the firm’s value proposition.

Managerial Courage – willing share unpopular position in the sales process when appropriate.

RFP Process

Accountability and ownership for the process and coordination of overall solution and components

Maximize Firms internal network to support the creation of creative and customize solution

Own these deliverables that will be key for RFP response and business planning;

Conduct and coordinate Site Tours

Integrated solution

Participate in client-facing yellow pads to help diagnose client needs and customize our solution

Coordinate solutions resources across geographies to ensure quality of proposed service offering

Portfolio cost modeling (details involved in client RFP)

Financial pricing model (internal proforma used during approval processes)

Proposed org structure

Scope clarification

Corporate functional reviews

Assumptions, risk and risk mitigation documentation

Communicate with the transition team and account management organization to help facilitate operational handoff

Excellent capacity to listen, articulate back what was heard, and mold this into a solution

Ability to articulate and present account team, solution structure, delivery approach, maintenance strategy both internally and to client

Ability to present in front of many different types of clients and flexibility with presentation style

Able to receive constructive and critical feedback while rehearsing presentations and role playing

Ensuring our best solutions, practices, value prop and pricing is applied to every deal.

Strong grasp of real estate outsourcing in order to design the right solution based on what the client is trying to solve

Help identify additional potential sales or growth opportunities during the RFP process


Proforma owner during RFP negotiations to validate scope and price changes on P&L

Partner with Contract Manager to ensure all details from pricing and bid make it into the final MSA

Develop needed benchmarks and analytics to support estimating and pricing, in particular when scope is lacking

Identifying any financial or delivery risks for JLL, including completing the internal profitability analysis for JLL

Financial acumen to create, understand and articulate a value proposition impact

Process & Project Management

Strong organizational skills, detail focused, tenacious follow up skills.

Ability to prioritize competing priorities.

Strong Project / Process Management skills.

Ability to drive and attain output from multiple and diverse disciplines and team members.


Ensuring that Sales is leveraging their internal best practices and tools on every deal.

Substitute for the SD lead as needed during the pursuit process

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


Bachelor's degree

MBA is preferred 

Years of relevant experience

10+ years of JLL or industry related experience

Sales experience is preferred

IFM Product Knowledge preferred

Skills and knowledge

Proven track record in leadership or complex roles

Strong background in Operations (on account), ideally depth in IFM or TAS/Portfolio Strategy

Strong leadership and organization skills

Strong writing skills including the ability to communicate the complete holistic solution in a clear and concise detailed narrative and executive summary

Other abilities

Excellent communication (oral, written and presentation) and analytical skills

Ability to work in a collaborative environment and with competing priorities

Relates well to all levels; establishes confidence and trust; highly thought of by peers and leaders

Ability to lead development of creative or unique solutions– thinking beyond what we have always done, creating a vision of what could be, driving through hurdles, leading teams to develop unique solutions

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