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Corporate, Department Management, Multinational Business
This position can be based in Glendale, CA or Mentor, OH
This person is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Law Department, reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel. The person in this role provides critical infrastructure, enabling the department to achieve its objectives. The four primary functions for which this person is responsible are Technology, Finance, Communications and Administration.
Manages department personnel to ensure that workflow is aligned to priorities and identify solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness
Develops the strategy for the delivery of global IT solutions to the department; works with IT to select and implement applications; ensures systems are used consistently and operating successfully
Leads department intranet strategy and knowledge management platform, including the reuse of data, proper document management and creation of self-help tools
Develops and implements the department’s global communications plan; ensures communications support department’s objectives; measures effectiveness and relevance
Identifies, drives and tracks department metrics, as well as cross-functional initiatives
Responsible for legal operations benchmarking initiatives, including spend analysis and third party surveys
Plans and manages staff meetings (developing agenda with GC); takes notes, documents and follows up on action items between meetings; proactively looks for opportunities to eliminate duplication and share best practices
Manages department’s linkages with other corporate functions, helping to implement corporate initiatives
Manages relationships with law firms and other third party vendors, including executing RFPs, structuring fees and managing Alternative Legal Service Providers
Liaises with Finance and Accounting functions to establish budgets and complete forecasts, reporting on spending to General Counsel and Staff
Manages office administration and the support infrastructure for department
Plans Department activities and team building events
Establishes or modifies department policies
Manages relationships with recruiters and placement agencies, including contract negotiations and renewals
Acts as liaison with Facilities and performs space management
Performs special projects and responsibilities as assigned by the General Counsel and Law leadership team
Performs general management duties, performance appraisals, promotions, and terminations. Responsible for developing staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, and meeting completion dates
Skills / Experience required:
Bachelor’s degree required
At least 6+ years of recent experience in a comparable role with progressively increasing responsibilities and accomplishments
Expertise with process design and leading change
Experience working in a fast paced, complex organization
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Track record of working effectively with executives
Capacity to think strategically, proactively identify issues and develop sustainable solutions
Ability to handle multiple assignments and manage major projects to successful completion
Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to be a self-starter
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
Exceptional customer-focused orientation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong customer-focus orientation
Demonstrated project management skills
Additional Salary Information: Annual bonus, 401(k) matching, vacation program, etc.
Internal Number: REF13690Q
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