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Senior Analyst, Legal Project Management

Employer
White & Case
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Job Details

Are you ready to make your mark as part of our Legal Project Management Team? Then you’ve come to the right place. At White & Case, we’ll support you, give you responsibility and welcome you as an integral member of our diverse, international team from day one.

The Senior Analyst, Legal Project Management, sits as part of the Firm’s global Legal Project Management (LPM) team and will provide support for all the Team’s initiatives. The team works with our lawyers to increase familiarisation and the adoption of LPM to manage Client portfolios and to co-deliver projects. The team also works with our Clients and their in-house legal and operational teams. While the main focus is on legal project management, the Team is also involved in innovation, process improvement, client relationships and legal operations. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that is implementing significant change, by focussing on client service excellence and process innovation. This Senior Analyst role is a key part of the Firm’s strategy to deliver an enhanced client experience, increase profitability and demonstrate operational efficiency.  

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers and staff operating from more than 47 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.

It’s not just about our global network of offices and shared services centers; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Key Responsibilities

As the Senior Analyst, you will work to support the LPM leadership in the Firm’s ongoing adoption of LPM on their matters

  • With supervision, support the operational management and co-delivery of legal projects/matters by:
    • Coordinating meetings with appropriate agendas and records and conducting project planning/scheduling
    • Assisting with project resource planning and onboarding activities
    • Tracking actions, timelines, deliverables, and dependencies, and monitoring financials/budgets
    • Supervising progress, escalate changes, and report costs, as well as managing risks and providing mitigation option
    • Assisting in post-project review and Lessons Learned workshops
  • Applying project management tools for drafting project-related documents and fostering collaborative communication between lawyers and clients
  • Utilising project management tools and techniques for document drafting, artifact creation, submitting budget proposals, and, with support from the Finance team, tracking and analysing actual project costs against budget, proactively addressing budget variances
  • Supporting collaborative communication strategies and recommending LPM best practices and roles, maintaining a focus on lean principles and the use of innovation/business process mapping to contribute to the continuous improvement on the LPM Team’s processes
  • Preparing financial and client status reports, driving continuous improvement in LPM processes
  • Managing individual projects under LPM Leadership oversight, handling concurrent tasks with a proactive attitude
  • Acting as a primary global contact for LPM, fostering collaboration across departments and aiding in client portfolio management

Qualifications and skills

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience including an emerging competency in Project Management (required)
  • A strong academic record, preferably at Graduate level, and/or a formal Project Management Qualification e.g., APMQ or PMP (advantage)
  • Understanding of professional services environment (required)
  • Motivated self-starter, delivery-focussed, and a team player adept at collaboration
  • Proficiency in various software including Microsoft Office, Legal Tech, and SharePoint sites, Visio, Project, and PowerBI
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and multitasking abilities 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction at all levels
  • Understanding of law firm financial metrics and ability to analyse reports
  • Detail-oriented problem solver willing to challenge assumptions
  • Ability to work well under pressure and prioritise tasks
  • Strong organisational, time management, and adaptability skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences in project teams

What We Offer

When you join us, you’ll be working directly with partners, business leaders and many other inspiring colleagues across our global network of offices. We live by our values—to be pioneering, united and human—and we believe that you’ll experience them from your first day. We will give you the support and development opportunities that will help you achieve your potential.

We believe that consistent high performance merits reward and support. Our compensation package reflects your calibre as a Project Management professional, and our benefits are designed to support your changing needs and priorities across different life stages.

About White & Case

We are a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. Our on-the-ground experience, our cross-border integration, and our depth of local, US and English-qualified lawyers help our clients work with confidence in any one market or across many.

Location & Reporting

This role is based in London, and reports into the Senior Manager, Legal Project Management.

Our standard office hours are 09:30-18:00, with a current requirement for 3 days in the office per week.

Firm Benefits

We offer a flexible range of benefits, services and programmes designed to help support your lifestyle requirements. Some of the benefits currently available include:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension plan with matched employer contribution up to 7.5%
  • Yearly wellbeing fund
  • Income protection
  • Holiday purchase
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Private GP services
  • Travel insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Cycle to work
  • Holiday purchase (available during annual enrolment)

Equal Opportunity Statement

White & Case is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is our Firm’s policy to recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law.

If you require assistance and/or accommodation to participate in our application and/or interview process, please email the recruiting contact listed for the relevant position. We are a Disability Confident (Committed) Employer. We will be happy to work with you.

Note to recruitment agencies: Our internal Recruitment team are responsible for all end-to-end lateral recruitment processes. All agencies must sign White & Case terms of business, which are office specific. Candidates submitted by an agency without terms of business agreed with the appropriate office, and/or outside of our online application tracking system, will not be considered a formal introduction.

Any applications and CVs sent directly to White & Case Partners and employees will not be accepted as formal introductions. If you have any questions, please contact the London Recruitment team. 

When engaging with agencies, we are supported by our preferred suppliers.

Company

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. 

It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.

Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 7532 1000
Location
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
GB

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