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Senior Manager - Legal Project Management

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Role
You will be part of our Legal Technology and PMO team working closely with KPMG Law and other KPMG member firms.
The roll will work hand in hand with our legal technologists, process experts, developers and offshore resource to continue building our Legal Project Management offering.
Candidates will ideally have had experience working in a legal project management offering as part of a large law firm or big four and be familiar with LPM process methodologies, best practices and with technologies such as:
• HighQ
• Contract Express
• Jira
• Confluence
• Azure DevOps
• PowerApps
• PowerAutomate
• UI Path

Role behaviours
The successful candidate will be required to:
• Work across a large team of lawyers and technologists interfacing with other parts of the KPMG’s member firm network as required.
• Coordinate project definition, including project scope, objectives, and constraints.
• Coordinate and plan project delivery, agreeing key milestones, deliverables and resourcing requirements.
• Deliver projects following agreed LPM methodology, using a suite of tools.
• Provide regular updates to the engagement leader and to the client.
• Respond to and participate in RFP’s including contribute to and attending client pitches.
• Collate and produce management information in relation to billing and project timelines.
• Manage and run regular project review meetings in line with scope, keeping project team informed and updated.
• Share progress against key milestones with the legal team and clients.
• Coordinate KPMG’s global project network to ensure deadlines are met.
• Support continuous improvement through identifying tactical small-scale improvements to working practices and technologies on ongoing projects.
• Feed functional requirements to legal technologists and process optimisation colleagues to implement changes.
• Encourage lawyers to use project management best practices and tech tools available to improve performance on projects.
• Provide training on use of legal project management techniques and technologies used in project delivery including feeding into global project management training and development and coaching.
• Capture best practices and lessons learnt, to improve future project delivery and fee management.

Professional Skills
• Previous legal project management experience with a consultancy, law firm or other big four accounting firm.
• Prince2, Lean Six Sigma (or other standard) Project Management certification.
• Strong interpersonal, team building, team management, organisational, problem solving and motivational skills.
• Experience of working with senior stakeholders both internal and external.
• Ability to convey ideas and recommendations in a clear, compelling and succinct way in written and verbal communications.
• Good attention to detail and an ability to analyse and use data in decision making.

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