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Global Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance (Chicago, IL)

JLL Boston Full-Time
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The Global Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance will lead the firm’s global corporate finance initiatives and serve as a principal intermediary between JLL and the institutional investor community.  This individual will drive consistent and brand enhancing corporate communications and messaging specific to financial results, growth opportunities, and business initiatives to the analyst/shareholder community in collaboration with internal stakeholders. The role will provide financial analysis in support of the global capital allocation strategy while maximizing shareholder value through long-term and near-term investments. The Global Head of Investor & Corporate Finance will partner with the Treasury team to evaluate capital funding sources to support new investments and working capital needs. Additionally, this individual will play a critical role in reviewing deal economics and structuring when evaluating merger & acquisition opportunities.

The position is based at our Chicago, IL headquarters and reports directly to the Global Chief Financial Officer with interface to the broader JLL senior management.

The Responsibilities

  • Develop investor confidence in JLL's vision for delivering shareholder value while creating a robust investor relations strategy, narrative, and framework
  • Responsible for monitoring the overall effectiveness of all investor relations programs, as well as for recommending new strategies/programs to broaden shareholder/Wall Street interest
  • Maintain an outstanding reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication with analyst/ investor community including recommendations and continuous improvements to JLL’s investor relations website and use of technology/mobile tools to allow for meaningful access to the firm’s financial information
  • Work directly with the global CEO and global CFO to lead the quarterly earnings release process including: developing themes and tone; drafting & reviewing earnings related documents; preparing for Q&A sessions; and following up with sell side analysts and investors post earnings
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive investor outreach and targeting program including investor road shows (NDR’s) and JLL’s Investor Day
  • Provide continuous feedback and make strategic recommendations to the CFO and CEO regarding the investment community’s perceptions of JLL, its actions and its peers. Provide strategic recommendations to enhance investor confidence
  • Monitor and engage the firm’s shareholder base to track significant movements in ownership and receive key messages from shareholders for JLL’s senior management and Board of Directors
  • Review and comment on the quarterly and annual filings and other collateral materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission ensuring accuracy, quality and enhancement of key messages and financial metrics
  • Drive the firm’s corporate finance and merger & acquisition activity including: collaborating with senior management on deal terms; managing investment banking relationships; oversight of financial modeling and analysis; governance of transaction approval by the investment committee; and leading the transaction documentation review/approval process
  • Collaborate with the global CFO and CEO on the firm’s strategic priorities
  • Manage the company’s 10-year corporate finance model including the long-term business outlook, the JLL Beyond Strategy target achievement and capital use forecasts
  • Evaluate capital funding sources and support execution of debt & equity issuance activities
  • Evaluate quarterly leverage profile and together with Treasury, manage relationships with credit rating agencies
  • Provide in-depth, comprehensive competitor performance analysis across the real estate services sector and provide relevant updates to the firm’s leadership
  • Widen the firm’s performance benchmarking to a selected group of peers outside the real estate services industry, proposing strategic and operational opportunities based on best practices among those peers
  • Responsible for developing a high-performance and agile investor relations/ corporate finance team

Attributes

  • Exemplary executive presence – has the gravitas and sophistication to appropriately command the room, both internally as a leader and externally to stakeholders
  • Innovative–inquisitive, challenges status quo, thinks outside the box
  • Cultural alignment - unwavering ethical standards; drives excellence and innately collaborative
  • Operational “heft” –comfort and experience with complex, large and heavily matrixed organizations
  • Strategic and critical thinking – exhibits strong levels of insight and intellectual curiosity
  • Digital savviness – ability to recognize and act on evolving technology trends impacting the business
  • Transformational leader–adjusts style to accommodate individuals and the various phases of growth
  • Collaborative-team with constituents who vary in approach and style to achieve results

The Requirements

The Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance must be a seasoned professional who has extensive experience generating results and leading teams with effective management skills. The role requires a corporate professional who has entrepreneurial style, looks to the future with optimism to envision what could be possible and implements best in class transformation.

Qualifications required include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or accounting; MBA preferred, CFA designation is desirable
  • 15+ years as a leader of in-house Investor Relations function in a publicly traded global organization(s)-preferably FORTUNE 500
  • Strong foundation in financial planning & analysis, corporate finance and interpretation of financial statements of a global listed company
  • Exceptional track record creating positive relationships with the investor community and  equity research analysts
  • Superior financial and investment analysis capabilities, including clear and thorough understanding of financial modeling techniques and valuation methods used by analysts and investors
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the capital markets, as well as a thorough understanding of key metrics for companies in the industry
  • A strong knowledge of macroeconomics, capital markets trends, competitor activities, industry dynamics, and customer trends
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring employees and investors
  • Extensive experience working collaboratively across global organizations and wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to command the room with C-Suite and Board level internal stakeholders
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment while meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel 25% of time—including globally
  • Ability to live in Chicago-relocation assistance will be provided

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About 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.

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