Review Services Project Manager

  • Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Expiry Date

We know there is a lot of talk in the market about innovation and how firms are responding to disruption. Our client doesn’t innovate for innovation’s sake. They are committed to ensuring that they are delivering real, tangible results for our clients. That’s why they have been named one of the AFR’s most innovative companies. Their Integrated Legal Solutions (ILS) team is looking for a Review Services Project Manager to join their national team.

The Firm

Our client is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for their clients, their people and the communities in which they work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous ‘firsts’ across a range of industry and community issues, it is in their DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

This firm values personal growth and career progression equally. Through their in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, they aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

The Role

We are looking for a Review Services Project Manager to join the team in Melbourne. This role will provide you with an opportunity to develop the strategic plan for matters to ensure specific client needs are met, while also contributing to projects across their innovation network.

As a Project Manager in our Review Services team you will:

  • Project manage a wide variety of document review work on multiple matters, including regulatory, litigation and transaction based matters;
  • Be responsible for team performance on matters that you are leading;
  • Use strong technical skills in the application of a wide variety of legal technology used on projects;
  • Explain review and technology strategies in a compelling and user-friendly way as part of consulting on matter, business development opportunities and pitches;
  • Develop strong professional working relationships with partners, lawyers, clients, colleagues, Corporate Services teams and external providers;
  • Assist with the recruitment and coaching of the Review Services team members;
  • Assist ILS Heads of and Managers in developing and implementing the review services strategies to meet market demands and drive change.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity; however, the firm supports flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you. They also support a hybrid working model, where working from home and the office is part of the norm.

About you

You will have:

  • A law degree and legal admission, with 3-5 years’ experience practising as a lawyer or supervising managed review teams (required)
  • Experience leading teams of lawyers or paralegals on large scale document review projects;
  • Outsourcing and legal technology experience, especially in litigation eDiscovery or corporate due diligence is required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, consulting and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and motivate teams;
  • Sound business development, analytical and project management skills to facilitate strong business relationships with partners, lawyers and contractors;
  • The ability to deliver under pressure and work to tight deadlines, and enjoy being organised and meticulous with thorough and methodical work practices;
  • An in-depth understanding of large scale document review processes either for litigation or due diligence and project management experience;
  • A degree or equivalent experience in project management, legal information management, information technology or computer science (highly desirable);
  • A desire to learn, grow, network, mentor others; and
  • A story to tell – there is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our people’s differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements enrich our firm. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

This is also a great opportunity for a practicing Disputes Resolution or Competition Lawyer looking to step away from a practising role and wants to explore what else the Legal industry has to offer.

The Perks

Benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

For more information or for a confidential discussion, please contact Alexandra Starke
D: 02 9236 9076

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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