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JR-365 Requisition #
Job TitleProject Manager
Business AreaGlobal Programme Group
Job TypePermanent
Global Career Band
Global Role Type
Business Advisor
LocationGSSC, Gurgaon
Days/Hours of Work

Standard working hours, flexible shift depending on business requirement


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.  Clifford Chance's aim is to be the leader of an elite group of law firms.

The Global Programme Group (GPG) works with the Firm's leadership to shape and deliver the Firm's strategy as part of an orchestrated programme of change.

The role of a Project Manager sits within the GPG Project Management team which is the function charged with delivering the business benefits of the GPG programme of change. The GPG Project Management team adds value through the attitude, knowledge, skills and experience of its staff.

Role Description

The role of the Project Manager is to deliver the business benefits outlined in the Business case within the agreed tolerances of time, cost and quality. The role incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of the full project lifecycle covering the overall, planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of multiple projects.


Key Accountabilities

The role incumbent will be responsible for delivering the full project lifecycle with a primary focus on benefit realization and will hold the following accountabilities:

  • Provide day to day project team leadership and matrix management to motivate and inspire multi-discipline project teams to deliver project milestones according to agreed project schedules;
  • Elicit business needs and requirements translating them into clearly documented application and operational requirements;
  • Collaborate with technical teams and subject matter experts to establish the solution and analyze compromises between usability and performance needs;
  • Contribute to the analysis, documentation and proposition of solution options ensuring the options are based on sound commercial and financial judegment;
  • Ensure projects start, progress and finish with a defined and detailed scope including time, cost and governance parameters;
  • Develops, reviews and gains agreement of project plans, allocates resources and work packages to accomplish project objectives;
  • Provide and maintain the link between business requirements and the delivery plan;
  • Ensure sufficient resources and skill sets are available in order to meet all project targets agreeing resource requirements throughout the project team with the relevant managers, escalating where necessary;
  • Undertake cost management, in liaison with the finance and commercial support teams, including time, resource and cost forecasting with associated change management;
  • Provide accurate project status reports against milestones, project expenditure against budget and benefit realization to all stakeholders;
  • Plan and mitigate project risks to acceptable levels to ensure project objectives and deliverables are achieved, communicating all risk mitigation steps relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare and communicate various project related documentation including; Project Board information, project briefs, exception reports and options papers;
  • Utilize the Clifford Chance project management methodology (the Delivery Framework) and project management tools to plan, manage and communicate throughout every stage of the project;
  • Participate in the development and organic learning of the Clifford Chance Delivery Framework and project management techniques;
  • Ensure projects comply with all internal Clifford Chance policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Develop and execute project communication plans; and
  • Contribute to the lessons learnt process and champion organizational learning.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

The role incumbent will possess the following skills and knowledge, preferably practiced in a law firm or other similar professional services company:

  • Demonstrable evidence of several years project management experience covering at least four full project lifecycle deliveries
  • Degree or equivalent;
  • Prince2, MSP, Agile Project Management or other recognised project management qualifications preferable;
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, including Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel;
  • Ability to lead, develop and manage multi-disciplinary teams across multiple global locations;
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness in dealing with global customers and suppliers;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business;
  • A strong customer centric approach and can lead by example; and
  • A strong desire to solve problems and contribute to a positive and supportive learning environment.
Client Focus

At Clifford Chance, we believe in bringing the client - both internal and external - to the centre of everything we do. To do this we need to understand, anticipate and fulfill the unique needs and expectations of each client.  We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit people who not only excel in their field but who are also client focused.

We are looking for people who:

  • Can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to understand their clients' priorities;
  • Are self-starters but also team players ready to help others and contribute to the overall success;
  • Listen, question and deliver; and
  • Are reliable and responsive, who can put the needs of the client first.

In short, we are looking for people who are motivated by client satisfaction and who strive to exceed the expectations of their clients.

Equal Opportunities

We believe in equality of opportunity for all job applicants and employees regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity or origin, disability, creed or religion, sexual orientation or age.

The Clifford Chance Principles embody what we stand for and aspire to be:

Exceeding clients' expectations

We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality that will consistently exceed their expectations.

Local excellence, global standards

We ensure we can benefit our clients by combining the highest global standards of business and law with local excellence of service and by maintaining the depth, quality and scale of resources necessary to meet our clients' needs whenever and wherever they arise.

Investing in talent

To deliver on our commitment to our clients, we recruit and develop the best people.  We believe that, by delivering great client service, we will be involved in the most interesting and challenging client work and, as a result, achieve the reputation and the high levels of profitability which are essential to attracting and retaining the best people.

An adaptable and approachable team

We believe in the power of collaboration, collegiality and teamwork and we have an open, approachable style.  We expect our people to be flexible and creative and to have the desire and drive to embrace new experiences and challenges.  We require everyone to put the interests of our clients and the Firm before their own.

Strength through diversity

We are proud of our firm and value the diversity of the people and cultures within it.  In our firm people succeed according to their merits.


Our strength comes from our one firm approach and our partnership ethos.  They underpin our ability to deliver excellent client service and create a working environment where talented people can succeed.  We are ambitious for our clients and ourselves but we understand the importance of making a positive impact on the community at large.

An ambition for success

We are determined to be the leader of an elite group of international law firms and to be at the top of the profession in each market where we practice.  Our aim is to be regarded as one of the world's leading professional services organizations.

Thinking Ahead

To be at the forefront of the legal profession requires foresight, a desire to share ideas and a willingness to have a voice on issues of importance.  We have the confidence to challenge existing thinking and to push boundaries.

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