Associate Director - Commercial Team

Location
England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
Salary
£70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted
26 May 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2021
Ref
LPH/81750
Contact
Louisa Phillips
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PQE
7+ Years

Associate Director - Commercial Team

We are working on a new and exciting opportunity for a senior lawyer to join a new and growing team in a lead role. This role is within a global brand offering high quality commercial work within a dynamic and innovative environment. If you are at a senior level with experience of hiring and managing a team within a legal environment, this is a unique role offering high level work and progression prospects.

The Firm
This firm can offer the opportunity to:
· Join a global brand offering high quality legal advice within a commercial setting
· Be part of a forward thinking and innovative environment
· Help to grow and develop a new team, offering high quality legal advice to global clients
· Enjoy a commercial environment within a large well known brand with excellent internal opportunities
· Work in a friendly and collaborative North West team with ambitious growth plans

The Opportunity
Specific responsibilities of the role include:
· Manage a team of lawyers in providing commercial legal advice to high profile clients
· Take responsibility for growth of the team, including recruitment, appropriate supervision, identifying training needs and acting as a point of escalation from team members dealing with more complex legal issues
· Ensure efficient performance of work in compliance with service levels and KPI's
· Manage client requirements and business needs, ensuring efficient utilisation of resources to meet client requirements
· Utilise legal software and technology to drive efficiencies in the legal team
· Project manage client requirements and internal stakeholders across the business

The Candidate
Requirements for this role include:
· Qualified lawyer with at least 10 years' PQE gained either in-house or private practice
· Previous experience managing a team within a commercial legal environment, including implementing processes to drive efficiencies, working towards KPI's and SLA's
· Experience in growing a team, managing and offering support and mentoring to junior team memmers
· An ability to identify training needs, offering coaching and more structured training programmes where required
· Excellent leadership skills, working in an approachable and friendly manner
· A positive attitude and excellent time management skills, to manage conflicting responsibilities within a fast paced and dynamic environment
· Work effectively in building relationships with clients and key stakeholders across the business
· A team player with an adaptable and flexible approach inspiring confidence and a positive culture throughout the team

This is a role offering a real opportunity to make an impact within a well known global brand. Work in a friendly and collaborative environment with like minded lawyers, but with a unique opportunity to shape a new team for the future. This role is in the North West but can offer some home working and agile working pattern as necessary.

If you would like further information, please provide your CV or contact Louisa Phillips for a confidential discussion.

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