Job ID: 4321
Updated: September 27, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Business Development
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
Kirkland & Ellis is seeking an assistant to support the efforts of the Contact Relationship Management (CRM) team within the Firm’s Marketing/Business Development (BD) function. You will report to the and will work closely with other CRM team members. You will also communicate and collaborate daily with the nearly 80 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader BD, marketing and communications efforts of the Firm. Our international BD team provides seamless service to our attorneys, with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness. In short, we are looking for a self-starter, with good judgement and an interest in a professional services career.
As a CRM Assistant, you will be responsible for ongoing maintenance and support of the Firm's CRM system and will collaborate with the CRM Supervisor to provide responsive and effective user support to attorneys, secretaries and BD staff. Your top priority will be to monitor and assure CRM data quality and integrity. You will be expected to adhere to data security/privacy rules and procedures as well as the Firm’s general policies and procedures. You will also partner with other administrative departments, such as IT and Secretarial Services, to ensure end-user troubleshooting is handled effectively.
Qualifications & Requirements
Strong organization and communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with high-level attorneys, staff and guests of the Firm are a must -- even at a junior level. You should be able to work independently while making intelligent, informed decisions. Kirkland demands quality work from every employee (often in high-pressure and deadline-driven scenarios) so you need to be able to multi-task and prioritize effectively. A history of taking initiative is essential to success in this position.
The position demands meticulous data entry, writing and proofing skills, and you need to possess a general facility for learning new software. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A basic understanding of Kirkland’s legal disciplines (e.g., transactional, litigation, IP, restructuring) would be helpful. This is a highly visible function within the firm, with aggressive deadlines and demands, so you will be expected to work additional hours as needed.
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