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Director - Legal Operations

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19-Sep-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  302561

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 

 

 

The opportunity

 

Legal departments are facing significant pressure to demonstrate greater efficiencies and value. New regulations, technologies and events are prompting legal departments to explore new ways to optimize their functions, reduce costs and provide value to the overall organization. Legal Operations is one of the fastest growing segments of the legal services market.  The investment in Legal Operations is at the centre of the growth strategy for EY Law. As a Director, you’ll be at the heart of that goal. It’s a role with far-reaching implications, so you’ll be working with stakeholders across industries with some of the most innovative tools available.  

 

We currently have a career opportunity for a Director in our EY Law practice. Our Legal Operations team works with clients to improve the performance of the legal function and add value to the overall organization. Legal Operations serves high-profile, national and multinational clients across the globe. We are a growing, dynamic practice with excellent opportunities for career development.

 

The EY Legal Operations team is focused on helping clients improve how they operate their legal function. Many client professionals are never trained on building effective legal departments and rely on groups like Legal Operations to bring best-in-class ideas and provide the insight and experience on how to implement these ideas. Our team is dedicated to helping companies assess the complexities of delivering value and managing risk in their corporate legal functions through the improvement of people, process and technology. Team members serve as business advisors and assist clients in transforming their legal processes from analysis phase to full implementation.

 

At EY, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

 

Your key responsibilities

 

  • Operating Strategy and Organization Design – assist the client in identifying improvement opportunities and developing responsive organization operating models and metrics.
  • Process and Controls Enhancement – design effective and controlled processes with enabling technologies to increase efficiency and reduce risk.
  • Efficiencies using off the shelf – assist the client in leveraging technologies they already have to improve processes, controls and data management (e.g., Case Management, Matter Management/ eBilling, CLM, IP, eDiscovery/Legal Hold, Document Management Records Management)
  • Experience with commercially available legal technology applications– assist the client in evaluating, selecting and implementing technologies that will bring faster and more efficient processing (e.g., KIM, Onit, Team Connect, RelativityOne).
  • Apply knowledge of emerging technologies – assist the client with opportunities to leverage RPA, AI, Self Service workflows, etc. to drive efficiencies and overall cost reduction across the legal function.

 

Skills and attributes for success
 

To qualify for the role you must have

 

  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 8 years of related work experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and address client needs, develop client relationships and define resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collection
  • Experience within a corporate legal department is also valuable
  • Excellent managerial, leadership, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Relevant experience in Legal Department Operations or Contract Lifecycle Management

 

Ideally, you’ll also have

 

  • Strong legal function knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to team with and motivate others; and
  • Demonstrated ability to build meaningful and influential relationships with clients and colleagues.

 

What we offer

 

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

 

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via contactrecruitment@au.ey.com or  phone +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2).

 

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.  

 

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

 

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider. 

 

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