A leading international law firm requires a Strategic Initiatives Manager to support the Executive Committee, Strategic Councils and Business Services Leaders in developing and implementing the firm's global strategic priorities. The role holder will be based in the firm's London office with some international travel expected in EMEA and the USA.
Reporting to the Associate Director Strategic Initiatives and the Director of Strategic Initiatives, you will act as a trusted advisor, working closely with individual members of the Executive Committee to ensure their success as leaders of the firm. Taking responsibility for assessing opportunities and managing change, you will advise the firm's Chair and EC members in relation to developments within the legal industry and its competitive landscape in order to enhance the quality of strategic decision-making and provide thought leadership and research to support the development of the firm's strategy and related strategic initiatives. You will work with the Strategic Initiatives Group to design and execute key projects and recommend initiatives and projects that will improve the firm's competitive position and financial performance. The provision of impactful research and analysis will be an essential element of the role and you will collect, collate, analyse and interpret relevant internal business, market and competitor data and produce in-depth written analyses with well-supported conclusions and recommendations. The Strategic Initiatives Manager will also facilitate communication of the firm's strategy and strategic initiatives through the production of speeches, talking points and presentations for EC members.
The ideal candidate will be a bright graduate or equivalent with strong and demonstrable experience in a corporate strategy team, professional services or management consulting role. Experience of working in, or consulting to, the legal industry in a major financial centre is strongly preferred. The jobholder will also possess a record of managing and delivering projects and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of project management tools and techniques. A self-starter with a proactive, resourceful and entrepreneurial approach, able to problem-solve in a pragmatic way, the Strategic Initiatives Manager will require gravitas to work effectively and build relationships at all levels within and outside the organisation, including with senior level stakeholders. A highly effective communicator, it is essential that you possess proven analytical abilities to review qualitative and quantitative data and evaluate its accuracy, reliability, completeness and relevance to the assignment.
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