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JR-620 Requisition #
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Experience:
  • a solid background in project management, preferably gained in a law firm or a professional services environment. 
  • significant experience of managing teams and supporting complex, multi-jurisdictional matters or engagements (ideally, in a dedicated project management capacity).
Skills:

Business awareness:
  • understands law firm financial and performance metrics, the link between effective matter management, profitability and delivering value to clients
  • strong analytical skills; able to analyse financial reports of varying levels of complexity

Client focus:

  • ability to build strong relationships with clients keeping them directly informed and up-to-date with developments
  • understands how client organisations function internally and shows sensitivity to cultural factors and the difference between clients

Problem solving with commercial insight:

  • able to absorb and explain complex issues clearly and concisely
  • able to understand the commercial rationale underlying a client's matter or the Firm's business, and demonstrate an understanding of data and concepts appropriate to the business problem
  • willing to challenge and question assumptions; proposes alternative and sometimes novel solutions
  • justifies recommendations and is able to handle objections and counter-proposals rationally
  • rises above the detail to see broader implications, in terms of both long-term consequences of action and effects on the business analysis and areas outside of own field of expertise
Communication:
  • produces clear, high-quality documents (for example, timetables and status reports) that clients can readily understand
  • demonstrates consistently high-quality communications: written and oral
  • demonstrates an understanding of the audience's needs and the nature of the information being shared
  • has good negotiating skills, including the ability to listen to other points of view, uses reasoned argument and finds compromise where necessary
Leading and managing
  • provides project management support for the conduct of a matter, including regular updates to the client and monthly billing
  • has strong planning skills: ensures client matters are resourced, monitored and progress in accordance with client expectations and deadlines are met
  • able to work under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritise appropriately and delegate to others
  • anticipates risks to implementation of a matter or project and can deal with problems
  • clearly communicates the demands of the task to all concerned and briefs team members appropriately
  • ensures collective experiences of best practice are captured and utilised to good effect

Relationship building and networking:

  • demonstrates commitment to the team by supporting other team members and helping them deliver high-quality service to clients
Qualifications
  • It is essential that you have project management experience with a strong academic history.  Although not essential, a formal project management qualification, such as PRINCE2 or PMP would be desirable, as would a prior career as a lawyer, but neither is essential.

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Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. We believe that each and every one of us should experience an equality of opportunity and an equality of experience here. We are always working to develop and deliver the best and most innovative approaches to make that happen. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.


We are therefore committed to treating all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.


The firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.


We have a number of initiatives and networks that support our aspiration to be the Global Law Firm of choice. These include our LGBT, Gender Parity, Ethnicity and Disability networks.


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