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New Role: Senior Legal Project Manager

New role in from west country large law firm Burges Salmon for a Senior Legal Project Manager.

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About the job

We are looking for a Senior Legal Project Manager to join our team on a permanent basis. You can be based out of our Bristol, Edinburgh or London offices in our hybrid working environment.

As a Senior Legal Project Manager at Burges Salmon, you’ll be at the forefront of legal operations, collaborating closely with our talented lawyers and clients to ensure seamless project execution. You’ll be at the heart of strategic legal service delivery, providing crucial support through the following responsibilities:

  • Strategic Insight: Understand our clients’ unique needs and develop tailored strategies for efficient legal service delivery.
  • Planning: Planning and managing all operational aspects of legal matters throughout their lifecycle by using various tools and techniques to ensure projects stay on track and within scope.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks, ensuring projects stay on budget and meet deadlines.
  • Pitching: Contribute to pitch materials that showcase how our legal project management expertise elevates service delivery.
  • Champion of Excellence: Promote the value of legal project management and our Transformation and Projects team across the firm.

Starting from day one, you’ll have the chance to make a direct impact. Engage with clients, collaborate alongside legal experts, and contribute fresh perspectives to the team. We’re not looking for you to have all the answers – diversity of thought, a commercial mindset and multifaceted business experience will be valued in this role.

We are seeking a candidate with substantial experience in the role of a Legal Project Manager. The ability to communicate effectively and present ideas clearly is crucial for this position. The role requires building robust, long lasting relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a sincere interest in and passion for project management within the legal field. While experience in dispute resolution cases is preferred, it is not a prerequisite. This role values creativity and lateral thinking; we are in search of individuals who can bring innovative ideas to the table to aid in the efficient delivery of legal services.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect – are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon’ section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday’s ‘Best Law Firm to Work At’ 2024, for the third year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running. Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people.

It’s important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident Leader, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We’re committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process, please contact Jenna Hazel (Resourcing Business Partner) – Jenna.Hazel@burges-salmon.com or call on 0117 307 6060.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Legal Operations Analyst Intern

Interesting new remote entry-level legal ops role at GE Vernova for a Legal Operations Analyst Intern.

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About the job


Job Description Summary
An opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join GE Vernova’s Legal Operations team on a fixed term contract supporting its Chief Legal Operations Counsel (“CLOC”).

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join GE Vernova’s Legal Operations team on a fixed term contract supporting its Chief Legal Operations Counsel (“CLOC”).

The successful applicant will report directly to and work closely with the CLOC and will be part of the Legal Operations team. The role will also engage regularly with other members of the Legal Operations team, in-house lawyers, panel law firms and professionals across GE Vernova’s Law & Policy function and partner functions including Sourcing, Technology and Finance.


GE Vernova is a newly listed entity this is an opportunity to join a new and evolving global organization in the rapidly changing and growing Energy sector. The Legal Operations team in GE Vernova is also newly formed, and this represents an opportunity to join the team as it builds out new and enhance existing functional operating processes and tools to support the effective operations of GE Vernova’s Legal department.


This position may suit a newly qualified solicitor looking to enhance their legal operations and functional management experience as well aspiring solicitors seeking qualifying work experience to support completion of a period of recognized training as mandated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The CLOC is based in Hammersmith but hybrid working will apply to this role.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Legal Operations Manager/Counsel will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support the CLOC in the day-to-day operational services delivered to the GE Vernova Law & Policy function including but not limited to training programs, knowledge services and information management as well as maintenance of the functional intranet portal.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the operational processes required for administration of legal matters from engagement of panel law firms through to enterprise matter management system entry and analysis and payment.
  • Support the CLOC in setting up, managing, and reporting functional initiatives and priorities of GE Vernova Law & Policy and of the Legal Operations team.
  • Support to the CLOC in developing and implementing Lean working and identifying innovative ways to problem-solve.
  • Support the CLOC in the management of GE Vernova Law & Policy external spend including:
  • support for drafting, negotiation and documentation of outsourcing agreements;
  • recording and reporting spend;
  • utilization of on-line payment and matter administration systems;


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Honors Degree with a respected University having obtained at least a 2:1 class degree.
  • Experience working in a law firm or legal department of a large organisation including other professional services organisations (such as accountancy or Management Consultancy) would be an advantage.
  • Sound level of computer literacy (not only Word, PowerPoint and Excel but also experience of, or aptitude for, working with management systems, integrated communication platforms, self managed intranet sites). Training courses are available for a suitable candidate to develop their experience if the right aptitude is shown.


Who we are looking for:

  • Hard working and enthusiastic team player
  • Ability to grasp tasks quickly and work autonomously once instructed;
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn and high level of initiative.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt to different audiences Strong research and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • High degree of professionalism, and interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to work within a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Pro-active approach and ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Fluent in English


Depending on the above you may want to add: or other professional services organisations (such as accountancy or Management Consultancy)

About Us:

Building on over 130 years of experience and proven innovation, GE Vernova is
leading a new era of energy – electrifying the world while simultaneously working to
decarbonize it.


Addressing the climate crisis is an urgent global priority and we take our
responsibility seriously as the provider of technology that helps electrify 30% of
the world’s electricity today.


GE Vernova brings together and harnesses the collective power of GE’s portfolio of
energy businesses including Power, Wind, Electrification and Digital businesses.
Our mission is embedded in our name. We retain our treasured legacy, “GE,” in
our name as an enduring and hard-earned badge of quality and ingenuity. “Ver” /
“verde” signal Earth’s verdant and lush ecosystems. “Nova,” from the Latin
“novus,” nods to a new, innovative era of lower carbon energy that GE Vernova
will help deliver.


With focus, GE Vernova is accelerating the path to more reliable, affordable, and
sustainable energy, while helping our customers power economies and deliver the
electricity that is vital to health, safety, security, and improved quality of life.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United Kingdom for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of the pre-employment screening

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided:
No

  • This is a remote position

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New Role: Legal Operations Manager

Interesting new role just in from the Bank of England for a Legal Operations Manager (hybrid).

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About the job

The Bank of England is the UK’s central bank. Our mission is to deliver monetary and financial stability for the British people.

The Bank of England is a diverse organisation. Each of its 4,000 plus people are committed to public service and dedicated to promoting the good of the people of the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary and financial stability.

Join our award-winning legal team and work at the frontier of financial services to help maintain monetary and financial stability in the UK! We are looking for new colleagues who are willing to learn quickly, engage openly and rise to the challenge. We share information and insights freely. The work we do here is challenging and sometimes demanding, but always rewarding! This – together with the commitment of our 200 lawyers, paralegals and dedicated support staff – is what why The Lawyer and LexisNexis both named our Legal Directorate the In-House Legal Team of the Year 2022!

For more information on our legal team, please follow this link on the Bank’s legal career page.

Department Overview

Alongside the General Counsel’s Office, the Legal Directorate (LD) is split into five main teams:

  • Central Banking, which provides legal advice on the Bank’s constitution and governance; Markets and Banking operations; commercial contracts, procurement and intellectual property; notes procurement, production and distribution; data and information management; employment policy and employee relations matters; and the Bank’s financial and funding arrangements.
  • International and Domestic Reform Division, which provides legal advice on a range of trade and financial regulatory matters affecting the Bank including in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Practice areas include:
    • Advising policymakers on the reform of the UK’s financial regulatory framework.
    • Contributing to the Bank’s role in negotiating trade agreements with international partners.
    • Providing advice on EU and Brexit legal issues.
  • Enforcement & Litigation, which leads investigations and the imposition of any enforcement sanction within the PRA. It runs the investigative process from inception to recommendations concerning the appropriate sanction. It also runs any settlement process, and any litigation should a matter be contested.
  • Financial Stability, which provides legal advice on the regulation and supervision of Financial Market Infrastructure (such as central counterparties, payment systems and securities settlement systems), on macro-prudential policy and regulation and associated legal framework for the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee and on the Bank’s role as the UK’s resolution authority.
  • Insurance and Deposit Takers, providing legal advice to supervisors in relation to supervisory decision-making, and to policymakers in the PRA on capital, liquidity and other prudential requirements of banks, insurers and investment firms.

LD is also supported by a Strategy and Operations team, led by the Head of Strategy and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to whom this advertised role would report. Strategy & Operations works closely with the General Counsel’s Office and the wider LD Leadership Team (LDLT) to maximise the impact of LD and ensure the smooth delivery of LD’s strategic and business plans, new initiatives and the Bank-wide operational matters, including budgeting, communications and risk management. The team also works with Champions across LD to organise a rich and regular programme of legal training and to support the operation of LD’s Legal Wiki, a collaborative resource of internal legal know-how.

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Bank’s Legal Directorate (LD) as a Legal Operations Manager. The role reports to LD’s Head of Strategy & COO. It is a fast-paced generalist role requiring operational initiative, flexibility, adaptability, strong influencing skills, and a collaborative approach. You must be able to adapt to changing priorities and business needs and must be proactive in identifying areas of need and generating action plans.

The role holder will be responsible for:

  • Legal Directorate Budgeting: Planning for, and delivering in conjunction with Divisional Management Teams, budget monitoring and forecasting, and annual performance and salary reviews. Budget reporting to LDLT.
  • Risk and Supplier Management: Quarterly risk reporting, business continuity planning and other Bank-wide processes, including responding to internal audits. Coordinating LD’s supplier management, in collaboration with the Bank’s commercial legal team, and ensuring LD’s compliance with the Bank’s Supply Chain Cyber Security Risk Management standard.
  • Data Analysis and Management Information: gathering, analysis and presentation of data relevant to LD’s operations, to better inform decision-making. Analysis of staff survey results, tracking and monitoring progress against Bank-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion targets, and supporting Our LD Forums and Bank-wide Champions.
  • Legal Technology: Staying up to date with the rapidly evolving legal technology trends, and new entrants to the market. Exploring solutions to streamline and/or automate processes by using existing enterprise tech or evaluating legal-specific vendors. Planning and implementing a long-term process and technology roadmap and rolling out Bank-wide technology upgrades in LD.
  • Stakeholder Management: Acting as an alternate for the Head of Strategy & COO at Bank-wide COO meetings and operational forums. Building and maintaining strong relationships with LD’s Business Partners in Finance, Risk, Technology, Change & Planning, Central Services and People Directorates.
  • Leadership Team Meetings: Acting as an alternate for the Head of Strategy & LD COO, preparing the agenda for and chairing weekly LDLT meetings. Collaborating closely with other LDLT members and the General Counsel’s Office in the preparation of key updates, tracking the delivery of agreed actions and performing deep dives on priority matters.
  • People Management: Supervising and collaborating with members of the Strategy & Operations team to deliver the above responsibilities in a fast-paced Directorate of over 200 people. As a people manager you will be responsible for line management of up to four junior members of staff. You will develop your direct reports through sharing information effectively, coaching and mentoring, setting clear goals and smart stretching objectives that are aligned to those of the division and directorate. You will also be responsible for leading on all staff-related matters that may arise including performance, absence and sickness.

Number of direct reports: 4 to 6

Role Requirements

Minimum Criteria

  • Experience with legal project operations and management in-house in the public sector or at a law firm, or equivalent experience gained from leading teams and projects, involving an excellent understanding of operational risk, business planning and change delivery.
  • A proven track record of handling a complex matrix of stakeholders at all levels. This includes an ability to communicate on a wide range of topics and to different audiences.
  • Evidence of an ability to independently move projects forward by gaining the support needed from others while working in a cross-functional role.
  • Experience of acting as a trusted confidant and advisor for Senior Executives, able to persuade and advise with confidence, influence and impact.
  • Evidence of an inclusive approach to leadership and people management, bringing out the best in and developing the talents of each individual given a variety of different backgrounds.

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent numerical analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. Significant experience of relevant IT systems for financial forecasting, budget management and risk management.
  • Experience of operating successfully on multiple simultaneous and complex initiatives, particularly under time pressure, with constrained resource and in the context of fast paced events.
  • The ability to (i) translate business needs into project specifications, and (ii) spot issues early and collaborate with others to develop pragmatic solutions for in-flight projects.
  • Track record of leading and supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives and encouraging others to do the same.
  • High levels of ethical behaviour and very strong self-awareness, with a willingness to accept and learn from feedback and proactively identify areas for personal development.

Additional Information – External

The Bank values diversity, equity and inclusion – we want to reflect the society we serve better, we want the best people to work for us and we want our workplace to be inclusive. We value all forms of diversity, including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation. One way we support diversity, equity and inclusion is through our staff run networks.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive working environment, and are open to considering how the role might be carried out with flexible working. This role is therefore open to job shares, flexible and part time working patterns.

Where a role can be carried out from home, we are working towards colleagues spending at least half of their time in the office, so that we can all benefit from working together in person, while maintaining the flexibility offered by home working. From 6 June 2022, we expect colleagues to spend a minimum of 40% of their working time in the office per month. Subject to that minimum requirement, individuals and managers should work together to find what works best for them and their team.

We are also committed to making adjustments for candidates and employees where possible, and have partnered with external expert organisations to support us in this. We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, and people who wish to apply under this scheme should check the box in the ‘Candidate Personal Information’ under the ‘Disability Confident Scheme’ section of the application.

We anonymise applications so hiring managers will not be able to see your personal information when reviewing your submission, including your CV. Please fully complete the application form questions as requested, as any incomplete submissions may not be reviewed.

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2024.

Salary and Benefits Information

This specific role offers a salary range of £ 75,970 – 87,660.

We encourage flexible working, part time working and job share arrangements. Part time salary and benefits will be on a pro-rated basis as appropriate.

In addition, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package as detailed below:

* A non-contributory, career average pension giving you a guaranteed retirement benefit of 1/95th of your annual salary for every year worked. There is the option to increase your pension (to 1/50th) or decrease (to 1/120th) in exchange for salary through our flexible benefits programme each year.
* A discretionary performance award based on a current award pool.
* A 7% benefits allowance with the option to take as salary or purchase a wide range of flexible benefits. (Note that from April 2023 and for the Benefits year 2023/24, this will increase to 8%)
* 26 days’ annual leave with option to buy up to 12 additional days through flexible benefits.
* Private medical insurance and income protection.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: (Senior) Legal Transformation Advisor (Germany)

New role in today from Germany for a remote role – Senior Legal Transformation Advisor.

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About the job

At smartvokat, we assist clients in optimising their legal service delivery and contracts management powered by ServiceNow’s state-of-the-art digital process management applications. We strive to be at the forefront of realising the untapped potential of making digital transformation accessible to all stakeholders.

As a member of smartvokat, you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals, management and technical consultants who apply a cross-disciplinary approach to legal, compliance and risk processes.

We are looking for new team members who share our passion for challenging the status quo of legal and compliance service delivery.

You have more than 3 (more than 5 for the senior role) years’ experience in designing and managing legal and compliance tech projects. Your outstanding project management and communication skills assist you in exploring unchartered territory with multiple stakeholders. Combining legal content, processes, and technology excites you.

As a geographically dispersed and diverse team, we are looking for team players with a passion for #doingsomethingdifferent.

Tasks

  • Our primary focus is on advising clients on legal service delivery portfolios, in particular the underlying processes and their digital enablement. We deliver end-to-end solutions from the conceptual design phase to the actual technical implementation of ServiceNow’s Legal Service Delivery, Contract Management Pro and Integrated Risk Management.
  • You will, as a senior team member, lead and manage complex legal and compliance transformation implementation projects involving corporate legal and compliance operations staff and smartvokat colleagues.
  • Depending on the project requirements, you may act as a subject matter expert translating legal content (e.g., legal process requirements, compliance policies) into new legal and compliance service delivery processes, aligned with multiple stakeholders, and devise the corresponding process maps and frameworks.

Requirements

  • A legal degree or equivalent, ideally combined with a tech or business education.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to direct and management multiple project streams.
  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the facilitating multi-stakeholder environments.
  • A sound understanding of working with, building and optimising processes and technology in the legal and compliance sector, particularly for legal and compliance operations.
  • Ability to independently translate complex legal and compliance content into comprehensive process maps and frameworks.
  • Creativity and open mindset coupled with a hands-on attitude.
  • Contribution of own ideas, accountability and a strong team player.
  • Ability to lead a small team.
  • A strong intercultural competence.
  • Fluent in English and preferably German. A second European language is a plus.
  • Although we collaborate as a remote team, your must be physically based in the CET +/-2 time zone.

Benefits

  • A team of entrepreneurial-minded colleagues.
  • A flat hierarchy with lots of opportunities to develop and own your space.
  • Mentorship and exposure to ground-breaking projects in the legal and compliance sector.
  • Working in a virtual international environment and still be part of an agile and highly collaborative environment.
  • Autonomous nature of working remotely and integrating work in your life (not the other way round).
  • Several perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance, such as the 9 for 10 programme.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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New Role: Legal IT Platform Owner

New role in from global bank HSBC for a Legal IT Platform Owner based in either Sheffield, Edinburgh or Birmingham (Hybrid).

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Job description

Join a digital first bank that’s powered by people.

Our technology team builds innovative digital solutions rapidly and at scale to deliver the next generation of banking services for our customers around the world.

You’ll have an impact on bringing digital-first banking to our customers by defining the future state architecture vision and strategies for our Global Businesses and Global Functions.

You’ll be developing business, data, software, and integration architecture standards to manage processes, systems, and technology complexity across the HSBC Group. Through dynamic, agile collaboration you’ll work closely with business partners to translate their requirements into integrated solutions that can be deployed globally using consistent service patterns for ease of deployment, support, and enhancement.

As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

Enterprise Technology is the Technology organisation responsible for the design, build and ongoing maintenance of the systems owned by the Group Functions (Risk, Compliance, Finance, Core Banking, Corporate Functions and Deputy COO). The organisation consists of over 8,000 people working in collaboration across 14 countries, to support over 3,000 applications.

HSBC Legal IT – A globally located team supporting all existing HSBC Legal IT systems and associated interfaces combined with the deployment of new technologies to facilitate the digitisation of Legal operations.

The Legal Technical Platform Owner will head a team of IT specialist supporting 30+ SaaS solutions along with internally developed interfaces, reporting and AI solutions.  Reporting into the Global Head of HSBC Management Services IT and working closely with the Legal IT Value Stream Lead and business stakeholders the incumbent will oversee significant transformation over the coming years.

The Legal Technical Platform Owner is accountable for enabling the technical development and run-time operation of all products and services within HSBC globally utilised by the Legal department.

From Transformation to Growth

In this role you will:

  • Strategic priorities include workflow, contract management, efficiency, location strategy and data simplification.
  • The global rollout of our ServiceNow Legal Workflow portal will deliver faster and increase the breadth of capability and work types
  • Contract Management and Generative AI programmes will introduce significant efficiencies to the operational process across all countries in which HSBC Legal operates.
  • Simplification of Legal architecture will see a reduction in the duplication of data and applications across the globe
  • Significant focus on automation, resiliency and service availability improvements

Requirements

To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements:

  • Proven experience in leading a global IT team.
  • Current/Previous working experience of Legal IT systems utilised by financial organisations.
  • Strong product knowledge of Legal systems e.g. Thomson Reuters HighQ, Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker, Pursuit, eDiscovery & ServiceNow Legal Service Delivery.
  • Enterprise project management knowledge and experience of IT budget management of a multimillion-dollar portfolio.
  • Strong communication and people management skills including team coaching and individual team member personal development plans.
  • Previously involved in a digital transformation programme within the Legal department.
  • Proven experience managing relationship with Third Party Vendors.

This role can be based in Sheffield, Edinburgh or Birmingham.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Senior Project Manager

Another new role in from southwest UK-based law firm Osborne Clarke. This time for a Senior Project Manager.

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About the job

Description

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join Osborne Clarke as a Senior Project Manager. This role will involve managing and delivering a number of strategic projects which will help to drive change within the business. As a Senior Project Manager, you will also coach and mentor Project Managers to deliver successful projects across an array of areas, whilst engaging stakeholders and taking responsibility for the successful delivery of projects.

This is a permanent position that can be based out of our Bristol, Reading or London offices, with hybrid working and travel between our UK offices needed as and when required.

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke

Benefits

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke exists to drive strategic change across the firm, ensuring our Change programmes are aligned to our Strategic Goals. It consists of four teams who work together to deliver and embed effective change to drive realisable benefits for the Firm:

  • Portfolio Management Office governs the Portfolio prioritisation, resource allocation, financial management and reporting.
  • Business Analysis and Continuous Improvement Team supports the production of Business Cases or Continuous Improvement initiatives, with clearly defined benefits. They provide fact-based challenge of proposals to ensure the development of the correct solution aligns with business need and the strategy of the firm.
  • Programme and Project Management Team is responsible for effective delivery of defined solutions to time, cost and quality. They ensure the effective governance, tracking of benefits and reporting throughout the delivery lifecycle to completion before closure of the project and handover into business as usual.
  • The Change Management Team work throughout the life of a project to ensure the effective engagement of stakeholders, evaluation of the readiness of change recipients and the successful embedding of change initiatives across the firm to drive benefits realisation.

What You’ll Do

Main objectives of the role:

  • Direct and manage critical, complex projects from beginning to end with a specific focus on delivering and embedding the associated business benefits and outcomes (as aligned to OC’s strategic goals). This will include working on projects with a high level of ambiguity, matrix management of teams, and working effectively with senior stakeholders across our international business.
  • Embedding a focus on benefits management and the delivery associated business outcomes

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining (in collaboration with senior stakeholders) project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business in achieving their desired business outcomes
  • Ensuring successful delivery of projects to agreed timelines and budget and ensuring on-going achievability of planned benefits
  • Collaborating with our business analysis team as they draft and submit business cases, taking into consideration the holistic people, process and technology change required to deliver on the desired strategic goals & business outcomes
  • Developing budget proposals and subsequent budget changes where necessary, determining the appropriate type of spend (i.e. CapEx, Revenue and OpEx)
  • Developing and managing full-scale, integrated project plans, including the identification and management of inter-dependencies and the critical path
  • Delivering progress reports, proposals and presentations to ensure that key governance forums and stakeholders are able to make effective decisions, in a timely manner and that critical risks and issues are escalated as appropriate
  • Coaching, motivating and supervising project delivery teams (including third parties), influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Running effective project boards to ensure decision making is timely and well-informed
  • Conducting project lessons learned and creating recommendations reports in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

What We’re Looking For

You will be an experienced Senior Project Manager with a proven record delivering positive, tangible outcomes for complex projects. This experience will need to include all aspects of the project delivery lifecycle and regular c-suite level engagement including:

  • A focus on delivering tangible business outcomes, with a clear view for how change fits in to the broader business agenda
  • A high level of technical expertise in project management. A full and complete understanding of the project life cycle to facilitate the delivery of business benefits & outcomes. This will include an acute understanding that successfully managing change requires an effective use of project methodologies to deliver outputs
  • An approach that recognises the criticality of change management and benefits management (alongside project management) in successfully delivering sustainable business change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication allied with proven client relationship and stakeholder management skills and the ability to adjust style and approach for different audiences
  • Persuasive, encouraging and motivating with ability to build credibility quickly and collaborate effectively
  • A good understanding of change management and business analysis, ensuring you have a robust understanding of what the end to end delivery lifecycle requires in order to deliver on business outcomes and the needs of the customer

Salary And Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Project Manager

New role in from south west UK law firm Osborne Clarke for a Project Manager.

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About the job

Description

Osborne Clarke are looking for a Project Manager to deliver exciting projects across multiple parts of the law firm and business services functions. This role will involve delivering a number of strategic or operational projects, taking responsibility for managing inter-dependencies, budgets, resourcing and any risks. You will need an acute awareness of how stakeholder engagement and change management activities are fundamental to delivering business outcomes.

This is a permanent position that can be based out of our Bristol, Reading or London offices, with hybrid working and travel between our UK offices needed as and when required.

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke

Benefits

The Change Function at Osborne Clarke exists to drive strategic change across the firm, ensuring our Change programmes are aligned to our Strategic Goals. It consists of four teams who work together to deliver and embed effective change to drive realisable benefits for the Firm:

  • Portfolio Management Office governs the Portfolio prioritisation, resource allocation, financial management and reporting.
  • Business Analysis and Continuous Improvement Team supports the production of Business Cases or Continuous Improvement initiatives, with clearly defined benefits. They provide fact-based challenge of proposals to ensure the development of the correct solution aligns with business need and the strategy of the firm.
  • Programme and Project Management Team is responsible for effective delivery of defined solutions to time, cost and quality. They ensure the effective governance, tracking of benefits and reporting throughout the delivery lifecycle to completion before closure of the project and handover into business as usual.
  • The Change Management Team work throughout the life of a project to ensure the effective engagement of stakeholders, evaluation of the readiness of change recipients and the successful embedding of change initiatives across the firm to drive benefits realisation.

What You’ll Do

Main objectives of the role:

  • To deliver projects and the associated business outcomes end to end ensuring that appropriate project methodologies are followed and adhered to

Key Responsibilities

  • Defining (in collaboration with senior stakeholders) project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business in achieving their desired business outcomes
  • Developing and managing integrated project plans, including the identification and management of inter-dependencies and the critical path
  • Delivering progress reports, proposals and presentations to ensure that key governance forums and stakeholders are able to make effective decisions, in a timely manner and that critical risks and issues are escalated as appropriate
  • Embedding a focus on benefits management and the delivery of associated business outcomes
  • Proactively identifying and managing project risks
  • Conducting project lessons learned and creating recommendations reports in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Collaborating with our business analysis team as they draft and submit business cases
  • Running effective project team meetings to drive progress and collaboration
  • Running effective project boards to ensure decision making is timely and well-informed

What We’re Looking For

You will be a Project Manager with a proven record of delivering positive, tangible outcomes. This experience will need to include all aspects of the project delivery lifecycle and a client-centric mindset, including:

  • A focus on delivering tangible business outcomes, with a clear view for how change fits in to the broader business agenda
  • Expertise in project management. A full and complete understanding of the project life cycle to facilitate the delivery of business benefits and outcomes
  • An approach that recognises the criticality of change management and benefits management in successfully delivering sustainable business change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication allied with proven client relationship and stakeholder management skills and the ability to adjust style and approach for different audiences
  • Persuasive, encouraging and motivating with strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Focussed on delivery on time and on budget
  • The ability to work autonomously and to schedule own resource appropriately, whilst playing an active and constructive part in the team
  • Behaving in an open and collaborative way that reflects Osborne Clarke’s core values and is considerate and respectful of colleagues and customers
  • A good understanding of change management and business analysis, ensuring you have a robust understanding of what the end to end delivery lifecycle requires in order to deliver on business outcomes and the needs of the customer

Salary And Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Legal Operations Manager (US)

New role in from Double Good for a Legal Operations Manager at their office in Chicago, IL, USA.

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About the job

Double Good’s mission is to create joy. We create joy with our delectable and award-winning popcorn. We create joy with our easy-to-use fundraising platform that raises a meaningful amount of money for youth sports and activities, empowering kids to pursue their dreams. We create joy through our Kids Foundation which hosts Double Good Days events across the country to bring all-ability fun to children with special needs and their families.

As featured on the Today Show, Double Good is not just about the product; we have a strong social mission.

In recent years, Double Good has seen 40% year over year growth, and we’re excited about our future! We’re excited about the possibility of you joining our mission. We are looking for a Legal, Compliance and Risk Operations Manager to join our growing Legal team.

This role will be hybrid – you will be based out of our downtown Chicago office but may be required to occasionally visit our Burr Ridge and Elmhurst locations to ensure connectedness and understanding of our business.

About the role:

In this role, you will:

  • Work with the General Counsel to build out a new legal function with a company that has seen tremendous growth in recent years.
  • Own the company’s Contract Lifecycle Management System and build out efficient processes for the review, approval and management of commercial contracts;
  • Collaborate with other departments and functions to create and track metrics related to risk mitigation efforts across the company;
  • Create and share “knowledge management” tools with relevant stakeholders throughout the org, including creating and managing a content center for legal self serve info and tools;
  • Expand on legal intake processes and procedures to ensure efficient triage of legal requests;
  • Collaborate with General Counsel on data privacy compliance initiatives;
  • Depending on experience and interest, manage processes for trademark renewals and create internal tracking mechanisms in coordination with outside counsel, and
  • Have the ability to take on additional projects and responsibilities depending on areas of interest and prior experience.

Experience & Skills we value:

  • 5+ years of legal operations, paralegal, and/or contract management experience in a corporate legal department
  • Proficient in Ironclad or similar contract lifecycle management tools and willingness to adopt and learn new tech products
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing efficient processes for legal intake, reporting and resolution
  • Exposure to and interest in legal operations and risk management metrics to demonstrate value and progress;
  • Prior experience reviewing contract terms and executing on revisions and approvals based on a playbook;
  • Capable of communicating effectively with a wide variety of audiences

Nice to have and/or you’ll learn:

  • Prior experience managing a trademark portfolio Exposure to data privacy compliance concepts such as data access and deletion requests
  • Exposure to manufacturing operations compliance concepts

We’re on a mission to create more joy in people’s lives, and that includes our internal employees. We create a place people love to be a part of, where people can discover and practice their unique skill sets, a place where they can contribute and do their best work. We do this by offering our employees:

Benefits and Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account / Health Savings Account
  • 401k with 4% Company Match
  • Generous PTO
  • 11 Holidays in the year
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to all employees 24/7
  • Company sponsored disability and life insurance
  • Monthly Popcorn Allowance (yup, free popcorn)
  • Volunteer opportunities with charity partners and the Double Good Kids Foundation
  • Company events (Happy Hours, Ice Cream Trucks, Summer Shindig, Holiday Party)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We want our employees to reflect the diverse communities we serve. We embrace the uniqueness in everyone, and we encourage each person to be their true selves. Your age, skin color, beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, parental status, vet status, gender identity are valued here. We do not stand for discrimination or harassment of any kind. Come as you are.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Legal Operations Analyst II (US)

New role in from US-based Redfin – this is a hybrid role based in their Seattle office.

More details below:

This position is a hybrid role requiring employees to work from our headquarters location in Seattle, WA every Tuesday and Wednesday, and remote all other days.

Redfin is redefining real estate in the consumer’s favor by combining our own technology and agents to create a service that’s better, faster, and costs less. As a Redfinnian, you’ll make a difference in one of life’s most important events—buying or selling a home. Our hiring standards are high, yet our culture is humble. We’ve got all the perks, but if what you value most is doing great work in a creative, collaborative, and disciplined environment, join us.

As Legal Operations Analyst II at Redfin, you’ll help us support the Redfin Legal on various day-to-day matters. You will partner with the legal operations team in implementing systems and processes to manage workflows more effectively.

The Role 

  • Provide proactive day-to-day support to Redfin’s legal team
  • Screen incoming legal requests internally through Zendesk and assign to the right lawyer 
  • Manage and maintain legal matters in Brightflag, including summarizing complaints and demand letters, and creating a corresponding Brightflag matter
  • Implement the terms of Redfin’s Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines and work with law firms and our finance team on invoice payment status and monthly accruals.
  • Create and manage legal holds in Exterro, as well as other eDiscovery-related assignment
  • Prepare and track settlement, referral fee, legal vendor and customer concession check requests via Coupa

Desired Skills & Experience 

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of providing legal support in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in a legal setting is a plus.
  • Detail Oriented. You have outstanding organizational skills, reading comprehension and follow-through
  • You produce results! While people are talking theory, you’re taking action
  • You have an ability to remain calm under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and manage changing priorities
  • You have a passion for providing excellent customer service. You are comfortable writing an email or hopping on the phone to provide friendly, concise, and professional service
  • You love efficiency and process improvement. You focus on working smarter, not harder
  • Team Player. You enjoy collaborating with your teammates to problem solve on the tough issues

The compensation information is provided in compliance with job posting disclosure requirements in Hawaii, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Washington, and California.Base Pay Range: $65,500.00 – 98,100.00. Actual base pay will depend on varying circumstances, including the position, location, individual qualifications, market finances, and other operational business needs. Depending on the position, compensation may also include commissions, bonuses, and equity.Redfin offers a generous benefits package that includes 15 paid vacation days, 12 paid holidays, paid parental leave, sick leave, and flex days; medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits; flexible spending account, health savings account, life and disability insurance; fertility benefits, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Programs; and 401(k) employer match.#LI-Hybrid

Redfin is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

A diverse, inclusive culture is vital to Redfin’s mission of making real estate better for people from all walks of life. We’re proud that Redfin is a place where different points of view and backgrounds are encouraged and respected. We constantly strive to build a company that reflects the world around us, based on our conviction that pursuing and developing talent of all types is the right way for a business to thrive over the long haul.

Redfin provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you need accommodation in the application or recruitment process because of a disability or special need, please contact recruitingteam@redfin.com

Redfin encourages individuals with criminal record histories to apply for employment and considers such individuals for employment consistent with the requirements of any applicable fair chance acts, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Acts. Philadelphia applicants can access a copy of Philadelphia Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards ordinance poster here.

Redfin accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

More information and how to apply here

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New Role: Legal Operations Co-Ordinator

New role in over the weekend from Chanel – this is for a Legal Operations Co-Ordinator based in London, UK.

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About the job

CHANEL:

At CHANEL, our values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work.

Legal@Chanel:

In the Legal Department, our ambition is to always be an interesting, welcoming and diverse workplace for the best talents and to allow them to grow, with a strong focus on legal service delivery for the Company. Our values reflect such ambition: excellence, integrity, agility, resilience, generosity, curiosity & collaboration.

Your role in Legal@Chanel:

An exciting opportunity to drive changes to the UK Legal Department and implement efficiencies across the business. This role would suit someone who is excited by the opportunity to impact change in a small legal team and is passionate about technology.

Working in Chanel’s head office in London you will have the opportunity to work with the Global Legal Operations team as well as being an integral part of the UK Legal Team. You will work closely with other business functions within the Chanel organisation (including Indirect Procurement and IT).

What Impact You Can Create At Chanel

  • Design, implement and maintain appropriate solutions to streamline and automate legal processes bringing greater efficiencies to the team and the way in which they work;
  • Core to the role will be leading on legal innovation for the UK Legal Team, working closely with the global Legal Operations team, supporting the implementation and roll out of new systems including the new document and contract management system;
  • Lead on data privacy processes and use of the One Trust portal playing an integral part in the UK’s participation in the global privacy programme;
  • Manage compliance processes including; cosmetic product portal notifications, conflict of interest notification tool and secure file transfer tool;
  • Developing automated contract templates whilst being the key Legal contact for supplier onboarding;
  • Work with other functions to ensure a collaborative approach to servicing the business. Implementing joint processes and tools, whilst encouraging the business to utilise these tools through change management;
  • Tech Acumen: attending AI and tech conferences in order to ensure the team are ahead of the game and using up to date tools;
  • Act as a key contact and face of the UK Legal Team, providing support and knowledge on business processes;
  • Docusign – proficient in the use of the Docusign e-signature tool including use of powerforms and templates;
  • Microsoft proficient – using Microsoft forms, flows and other tools to create easy to use automated solutions for the business;
  • Enhance project management for legal initiatives – Project Management Qualifications desirable but not essential;
  • Educate the business on legal processes and tools as required.

You are energised by

  • Learning about new trends around new technologies and innovations and sharing this knowledge with others;
  • Working in a highly collaborative environment whilst also being able to work autonomously to drive change;
  • Expanding your knowledge in compliance and data privacy;
  • Collaborating with others and building authentic relationships that both parties can learn from.
  • Supporting a busy legal team which requires the following skills: problem solving, using initiative, working independently, managing multiple projects, team player.

What You Will Bring

You are a problem-solver; able to spot opportunities for further efficiencies and to recommend new ways of working, striving to constantly improve the operations of the UK Legal Department.

What Chanel can offer you

  • Being part of a dynamic and collaborative Legal community;
  • Exposure to the workings of an integrated in-house legal department with the opportunity to learn and develop legal and commercial skills.

Qualification

  • Legal degree (or equivalent) preferred
  • Solid IT skills, specifically Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), Word, PowerPoint are essential
  • You have ideally worked in a legal environment (but not essential) either in private practice or in-house within a legal operations team.
  • Paralegal experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Understanding of data privacy processes, e.g. data subject access requests, data incidents, is preferred but not essential.

Benefits At Chanel

Have been created to support you across your professional and personal life by offering you:

  • Physical Wellbeing: Private Medical Insurance covering pre-existing medical conditions and ability to add family members, Online GP App with 24/7 appointments available within 24 hours and Cycle Scheme participation for a tax-exempt bike and/or accessories
  • Financial Wellbeing: Pension, Life Assurance and Retail Discounts across multiple retailers including Supermarkets, Gyms, Days Out and 100s more
  • Mental Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programmes and Other Support Lines
  • Lifestyle: Arts & Culture Ticket Discounts across major London attractions and CHANEL Product Discounts
  • Employee Recognition: Service Awards Programme offering CHANEL Products, Retail Vouchers and Additional Holidays across milestones
  • Benefits are eligibility dependent and subject to change at any time

At Chanel, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures encourages personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complimentarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL.

More information and how to apply here