Job ID: 7099
Updated: Apr 26, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Category: Administrative Management
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Project Manager (PM) role requires a results-driven professional who is highly organized, can effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, and has a strong ability to navigate complex situations to lead firm-wide change. This role will lead enterprise-level projects within the organizations, ensuring efficiency and enthusiasm for the future and positive adoption of changes with minimal disruption to business operations.
The PM will oversee multifaceted, cross-functional programs and project assignments across the Firm. The PM will have the autonomy to make decisions and recommendations regarding assigned projects per firm policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines and will have accountability to drive the performance of cross-functional teams involved in the planning and delivery of projects. They will also oversee organizational change management workstreams within more extensive projects/programs. For those projects/programs, the PM will be responsible for developing and implementing communications, training, post-implementation support, and change adoption.
The individual must implement effective and efficient business solutions, perform management and oversight of complex projects, and provide ongoing strategic direction to project teams. The PM will be able to contribute to the evolution of existing project/change management practices and impact potential business practices at Kirkland and Ellis. The PM is responsible for applying project/change management principles and practices to deliver projects on time and within budget. The PM is expected to work independently with limited guidance and be aware of when and how best to escalate project risks and challenges.
Qualifications & Requirements
This job operates in a professional office environment. Therefore, this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, iPhones, and Citrix for remote access.
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