Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 850 lawyers located in 52 offices across the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico. Ogletree Deakins has been named a Law Firm of the Year six consecutive years by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In 2017, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Employment Law - Management category. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.
Our Greenville, SC office has an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager I to join the firm’s expanding Project Management Department.
We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.
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Summary of Position:
The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for advancing the Project Management Office (PMO) by working with cross-functional teams in the implementation and efficient execution of all project-type initiatives at the Firm. The PM will provide portfolio level support of all internal operational projects across the Firm, working with and supporting project sponsors and owners.
These are the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Assist stakeholders with the creation of business cases and project requests.
Assist teams in defining project scope, goals and deliverables that meet the business needs of the Firm and our clients.
Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.
Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers.
Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
Effectively communicate project expectations and status to team members, clients, and other stakeholders.
Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plans, as needed.
Effectively applies PMO methodology and enforces project standards.
Partner with the Firm’s Directors including but not limited to Accounting, IT, HR, Operations, and Client Service departments.
Develop and conduct training on project management processes for staff.
Promote greater transparency, predictability, and accountability for all projects across the firm.
Send system generated and custom developed reports with analytical observations to program participants.
Develop trainings and tools, and think strategically about ways to further the dissemination of portfolio management as a best practice.
Supports Senior Manager and Director of PMO with reporting functions and other directives, as needed.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management or in a related area.
5+ years of experience in a law firm or professional services organization or in a related area.
PMP certification required.
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Project administration and management experience beneficial. Previous experience in a partnership and professional services environment preferred.
Some experience within IT preferred
Proven ability to readily comprehend business objectives and develop and execute appropriate business strategies.
Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
Strong reporting, multi-tasking and presentation skills.
Strong judgment and ability to make well-reasoned independent decisions.
Comfortable working across multiple cultures and time zones in a matrix organization.
Strong client service orientation.
**We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.
Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, 9 Paid Holidays, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA)/Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an EAP.
If you have any questions about this opportunity or want to follow up on your application, please reach out to Megan Becker at email@example.com with “Project Manager II” in the subject line.
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Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins' labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occu...pational safety and health, and construction law.
With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients - Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies.
Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work.
Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today's business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider's view of the workplace issues of the day.