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Technology Resource Allocation Manager

Job ID: 7373

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


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

As a Technology Resource Allocation Manager, you will play a critical role in optimizing and allocating resource of Kirkland & Ellis to ensure efficient operations and project execution. You will be responsible for strategically planning, coordinating, and managing resources to meet project deadlines, budget constraints, and organizational goals. This role requires strong organizational skills, communication abilities, and a keen understanding of resource allocation.

The Technology Resource Allocation Manager plays a pivotal role in ensuring that K&E’s resources (both full time employees and 3rd party resources) are effectively utilized, enabling us to achieve our strategic objectives and deliver successful projects. If you are a resourceful and detail-oriented professional with a passion for optimizing resource allocation, we invite you to apply for this position and be a valuable part of our team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  1. Resource Allocation:
    • Collaborate with business leads and project managers to determine resource requirements for ongoing and upcoming projects.
    • Allocate human resources, including employees, contractors, and freelancers, based on project needs and team availability.
  2. Capacity Planning:
    • Monitor resource utilization and capacity, identifying areas of overallocation or underutilization.
    • Develop and implement strategies for optimizing resource allocation, ensuring maximum productivity.
    • Forecast resource needs and make recommendations for hiring, training, or outsourcing as necessary.
  3. Schedule Management:
    • Create and maintain detailed resource schedules, ensuring that project deadlines and milestones are met.
    • Adjust resource allocations as project priorities change and communicate changes to relevant stakeholders.
    • Coordinate with project managers to resolve scheduling conflicts and resource constraints.
  4. Resource Tracking and Reporting:
    • Maintain accurate records of resource allocation, utilization, and costs.
    • Generate regular reports and dashboards to provide visibility into resource allocation and performance.
    • Identify trends and make data-driven recommendations for resource optimization.
  5. Stakeholder Communication:
    • Foster effective communication and collaboration among project teams, department heads, and senior management.
    • Act as a liaison between project managers and resource providers to address resource-related issues and concerns.
    • Present resource utilization reports and recommendations to leadership.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, project management, or a related field.
  • 5 years minimum experience
  • Proven experience in resource management or a similar role, preferably in a project-based organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Proficiency in resource management software and tools.
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Problem-solving mindset and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Attention to detail where needed.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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