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(FULL TIME ROLE) - Leading Elite Global Law Firm - Seeks a skilled Project Manager

Project status
Project start date
Not specified
Project posted
4 Jul 2014 09:02
Project duration (approx.)
396 Days
Budget (approx.)
£239.17 / day
Legal Services
Area of expertise
Information Technology, Project Management, Legal / Compliance, Strategy

Objectives and Key Deliverables

Our Client is looking for an elite project manager to come into one of the worlds leading global law firms to work alongside the Head of Project services .The role of the Project Services
team is to ensure that:

the firm’s investment spend on projects and
initiatives delivers maximum return on such investment (consistent with
applicable scope, budget and time constraints);

projects are set up for successful delivery and,
subsequently, well-managed;

project risks are well-controlled; and

change impacts are anticipated, communicated and
implemented in such a way as to minimise disruption to the firm’s business.The Project Manager role is focused on the successful
delivery of specific projects across all functions and all geographies of the
firm. Responsibilities include:·                   
leading the work to scope, structure and plan
different projects on behalf of practices/functions and, thereafter, manage
delivery of requirements to plan and within budget from set-up to close (reporting
to the Project Sponsor, and with responsibility for the work of project team
working with the Head of Project Services to
ensure proper governance, control and monitoring of such projects; ·                   
provision of ad hoc consultancy advice and assistance
to other projects (e.g. in relation to change management, budgeting,
communications, implementation); and

supporting the building of the firm’s project
management capability (e.g. via training or other best practice initiatives).Typical projects may include:

Technology enabled change projects e.g.
introducing new Document management systems, advanced learning technologies,
client relationship management tools

Organisation design projects e.g. restructuring
of functions, establishment of shared service centre operations for Business
Services (back office)

Merger and alliance projects e.g. establishing
alliances with other law firms or opening new offices

Strategy development / policy projects e.g.
implementation of new practice / sector related strategies

Business performance / process improvement projects
e.g. implementation of desktop tools and technology, initiatives to support
greater function or practice integration / collaboration

Requirement: do you live a commutable distance from London?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Are you flexible for travel globally on occasions?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: do you have a track record of delivering projects / programmes to time, cost and scope?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Do you have a Prince 2 or MSP certification?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Business and/or technical fluency in other languages?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: 2-3 years’ experience of delivering large scale, multi-functional, multi-geography projects within a world-class organisation?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Specialist knowledge of one or more relevant project management skills / disciplines (e.g. change management, risk analysis)?
Desired response: Yes

Requirement: Experience of HCDM systems?
Desired response: Yes

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