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JR-908 Requisition #
 GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for overall management of the São Paulo, Brazil office. Opportunity for self-starter interested in learning and growing in an international role in a small office environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Office Management
  • Overall management of administrative departments.
  • Assist Managing Partner on special projects in relation to strategic and business planning.
  • Liaise with Director of Operations on real estate matters and imminent office move.
  • Assist with structuring and maintenance of São Paulo legal entities.
  • Coordinate regular meetings for business services staff.
  • Organize and manage client entertainment and special events (e.g., annual holiday party) including venue selection, invitations, follow-up, etc.
  • Oversee recruitment of legal and business services staff.
  • Manage business services colleagues as well as external service providers to ensure smooth daily office operations.
  • Manage annual performance appraisals of business services colleagues and administer associate appraisal process in conjunction with the Office Managing Partner.
  • Review monthly payroll and dividend payments, annual inflation adjustments; manage bonus and annual incremental salary increases.
  • Administer benefits programs and negotiate adjustments.
  • Work with Human Resources team and external local counsel to ensure that Firm policies and procedures are followed and that the office is in compliance with local human resources laws.
  • Handle employee relations including coaching, counseling and discipline.
Finance
  • Overall responsibility for preparing budgets and overseeing billing and collections.
Business Development
  • Develop pitches, capability statements, fee quotes and marketing materials to help win new business and build client relationships.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year degree and/or related experience.
  • Advanced fluency in English and Portuguese and required.
  • Experience in a Managerial role within a law firm required.
  • Experience with annual departmental budgeting responsibilities.
  • Exemplary interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Managerial experience in a professional services environment preferred (legal a plus).
  • Client service oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Familiarity with general accounting procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
 
FIRM SUMMARY:

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.

Alongside world-class legal careers, Clifford Chance offers excellent opportunities in the support functions that underpin its business operations. By joining the Business Professionals team, you will help us to innovate in the way we deliver our services and enable us to run a successful multinational business that never stands still.  The Business Services team is integral to the running of the firm and is critical to its success.
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES:

It has been and continues to be the Firm’s policy to provide equal opportunity and equal terms and conditions of employment to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, immigration status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic predisposition, or any other status protected by law.

Alternatives are available for individuals who are unable to use or access our online application system.  For assistance, please contact Clifford Chance's Human Resources Department at HR.Recruit@CliffordChance.com.

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