Practice Group Manager

Employer
CMS
Location
London, England
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Vacancy Type
General Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

Are you an experienced senior operational business leader looking to further your career in a global law firm.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role

We are expanding our practice management function with the aim of hiring a senior, experienced operations professional to take on the role of Practice Group Manager across a portfolio of multi-million pound global business areas. The Practice Group Manager is intended to be the right-hand person to the relevant Practice Group Leader(s)/ Regional Managing Director(s) in helping set the strategic direction, goals, priorities and day-to-day running of the business and therefore, this role is central to both the business performance and strategy of the practice.

The purpose of the role is to become a trusted business advisor, developing a deep understanding of the dynamics of the practice group/ region(s) within their portfolio, the markets in which they operate and how the firm's strategy applies. The role holder will build strong relationships with colleagues in business and practice support to help drive operations management across the practice group/ region and act as the practice group/ regional lead for business / practice management. The practice group management role will ensure the practice group(s) / region(s) perform in line with key budget metrics and pursue a relevant and aligned strategy and business plan.

For each practice group/ region within their portfolio, the Practice Group Manager will be accountable and responsible for the key areas set out under the headings below:
- Strategic
- Operational
- People, Culture & Values
- Financial

About You

Educated to MBA-level and / or relevant senior management experience within a legal or comparable professional services environment, commercially astute with strong business acumen, you will be an experienced operations professional with a track record of delivering effective operational solutions in global, complex matrix-management environments, with experience of managing large scale change projects and programmes.

This is a senior role and an exciting opportunity for an individual who demonstrates a flexible, collaborative personal working style with the ability to influence a diverse group of global stakeholders and a proven track record in driving collaboration across business support teams.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive. For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please view the Diversity & Inclusion pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits, please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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