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Project Manager - Legal/Prof Services Experience

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: ASI555176
  • Recruiter: Alex Simmons
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Project Manager - Legal Industry Experience Preferred

A Global Legal Firm is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager for a permanent position based in the City.

The main remit of the role is to deliver strategic IT Business Change projects reporting directly to the Programme Manager. These projects are key to the streamlining of IT systems across the business.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of the legal industry and ideally experience working with Law Firms, with a proven track record of project delivery in this sector.

Responsibilities:

  • To plan, execute, and finalise projects through to their successful delivery, in line with the agreed schedule, quality and budget
  • To define project objectives and oversee quality control throughout its lifecycle
  • Produce, update and own key project artefacts, including Project Governance, Project Plans, RAID Logs, Communications Plans, Change Impact Analysis, Resource Plans and Budgets
  • Execute projects within the defined project scope, goals and deliverable that support business goals
  • Effectively communicate project expectations & progress to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
  • Tracking and reporting of multiple projects into the programme board
  • Identify and seek to resolve issues and time/resource conflicts within the project team
  • Participate in project post mortems to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years' experience as a professional project manager, ideally having worked in more than one organisation.
  • Managing of large multiphase projects, with ongoing re-planning throughout, adapting plans to accommodate changes in priorities/issues encountered
  • Experience of building out plans based on incomplete information (assumption based planning & long-term modelling)
  • Negotiating timescales and resources with global delivery teams
  • Experience in change management (including cultural change).
  • Competency in project management tools (e.g. MS Project)
  • Knowledge of aspects of IT other than Project Management including technical infrastructure and/or software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of Professional Services platforms (e.g. Intapp)
  • Knowledge of Business Analysis techniques
  • PRINCE 2 or other relevant accreditation

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Adaptable and flexible approach - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Navigating Complexity & Ambiguity - Proactively and quickly making sense of complex issues; responding effectively to complex and ambiguous situations; communicating complicated information simply
  • Excellent communicator - ability to clearly and succinctly convey information to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others' thoughts and actions; engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. Adapting communication style based on audience or individual styles/needs

This is an urgent role that will give you the opportunity to work with a global Legal Firm currently undergoing multiple exciting IT Transformation projects so do please send your CV to Alex Simmons for immediate consideration.

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