Job ID: 6490
Updated: Apr 13, 2022
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
We are seeking an experienced candidate to oversee the operations of our global Business Development & Marketing Department. Our Marketing Operations (Ops) team works directly with the CMO to ensure that budget/resource allocation, team dynamics, staff training/development and other internal marketing/engagement efforts are successful. As the Ops Manager, you will be the right hand to the Ops Director, supervising a team of three. You will serve as a key resource for the approximately 140 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the broader business development, marketing and communications activities of the Firm. Our international BD team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
Ideally, you would be comfortable -- even thrive -- in a rapidly changing environment, have the ability to manage a diverse range of projects and prioritize effectively above all else. We need someone who can be three steps ahead; anticipating needs and providing thoughtful solutions, developed with truly creative mindset. A desire to be original in your approach and communications, along with a bit of unorthodox thinking is encouraged. We need you to have a passion for engaging and developing the team, as well as a commitment to enhancing our Firm culture through storytelling and heritage initiatives.
You must demonstrate outstanding judgment and the capacity to assess and navigate complex situations. Discretion in handling confidential or sensitive information is necessary. Having a strong network within the Firm and building relationships with peers in Accounting/Finance, Legal Recruiting & Development, Travel/Meetings/Events, IT, among other functions will be critical, as well as managing relationships with external vendors and contacts.
While each week is unique in its demands, here is a sampling of recent tasks: worked with outside production agency to capture multiple new lateral partner intro videos; produced high-level variance report for CFO on current budget actuals; presented to new PAs on department capabilities and attorney allowance policy/procedure; reviewed job descriptions for new BD roles; refined content for BDU Bootcamp with team stakeholders; developed thematic approach and outreach for new equity partner highlight/intro reel for upcoming partners’ meeting.
A bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience in law firm or professional service operations is preferred but we welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds.
Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)
Work with Ops Director and CMO to oversee the department and global efforts, including but not limited to the following:
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
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