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Legal Project Manager

Elevate is recruiting for an experienced Legal Project Manager to work with a law firm in London on an initial 6-month contract.

The right candidate will be a dynamic, customer facing consultant with a background in legal project management, spend management, or legal sourcing who can help us support our customers and grow our counsel management offering.

Specifically you will:

  • Work with our Legal Business Solutions team to develop, roll out and run client initiatives related to:
    • Scoping large legal matters.
    • Running tendering / RFP and response exercises.
    • Supporting negotiations on large legal matters.
    • Provide direct legal project management support as either an embedded project manager for large engagements, or as a program manager for a portfolio of matters.
    • Conduct analysis on budgets and staffing to optimize the delivery of services.
    • Manage the operations of a matter to ensure budgets are met and managed.
    • Engage directly with senior staff to inform on matter progress.
    • Develop metrics and dashboards to track ongoing performance.
    • Work closely with lawyers across all practice areas (with a focus on litigation, competition and regulatory, M&A, or large commercial transactions), both in-house and at partner level with law firms.
    • Manage or assist in projects involving redesign or improvement of legal operations processes.
    • Develop a working knowledge of technology applicable to the field.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have led strategic or operational improvements to Am Law 200 law firms
  • Have direct prior legal project management experience
  • Have developed and used metrics and analytics as part of your solutions
  • Enjoy a culture of change that seeks out efficiencies, cost savings and ROI

Skills for success:

  • Project management.
  • Detail-oriented with an eye for accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • High energy, engaging and outgoing.
  • Understands how to build relationships.
  • Team player who works well across the organization.
  • General MS Office Skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables, vlookup, and conditional formatting.

Experience

  • 7+ years preferably a legal department or law firm.
  • Prior experience as a legal project manager, costs lawyer, or legal sourcing manager a plus.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Relevant legal qualifications for your jurisdiction preferred (JD, LPC, or qualified solicitors).

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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