Project Manager, Managed Discovery Axiom Law
Axiom, a new model professional services firm in the legal industry, is seeking a Project Manage for our Chicago-based Managed Discovery business.
Who We Are
Founded in 2000, Axiom saw the need to rethink the way legal services were delivered. Today, Axiom comprises a team of 1,000 across 11 client service offices and 4 delivery centers on 3 continents and has grown at 50%+ CAGR since inception. Axiom serves nearly half of the F100, and has 90% client retention. Our clients include Cisco, Google, Honeywell, NBC, Avon, Yahoo! and many of the world?s largest financial institutions.
Driving much of this growth is Axiom?s Managed Services division ? a recognized pioneer in delivering Managed Legal Solutions. Indeed, the Legal and Compliance industries have historically lacked a delivery model that integrates both legal know-how and operational excellence. In-house departments tend to be sub-scale, law firms lack process DNA, and traditional BPO providers lack legal know-how. Axiom?s process and technology driven model delivers legal and compliance processes with tighter risk management, better service, and lower cost.
In recognition of the above, The Financial Times? 2012 Innovative Lawyers Report recognized Axiom as the leader in ?The Business of Law? and ?The Most Innovative Firm in Corporate Strategy.? Axiom?s unique approach has also been recognized by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, and BBC. For more information, please visit our website, www.axiomlaw.com.
What we?re looking for
This is a truly rare opportunity for an attorney with a background in managed discovery that has superior project management skills and a passion for training to lead project teams for Axiom?s Managed Discovery Division.
The Project Manager will supervise project teams training them on best practices and maintaining overall responsibility for quality control of client deliverables. Axiom Managed Discovery (?MDS?) provides an end-to-end managed discovery solution that includes:
Collection, processing & hosting (thru partnerships, managed by Axiom)
Primary / secondary document review
Witness summaries / deposition preparation
The Project Manager will:
Work under the direction of the Head of Project Management as part of the project management team by leading an attorney review or consulting team to accomplish project objectives.
Accomplish human resource objectives by assisting with orienting, training, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and enforcing policies and procedures.
Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing client & internal budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Our ideal candidate has:
Budget/Cost Control ? Plans for and uses resources efficiently, always looks for ways to reduce costs, creates accurate and realistic budgets, tracks and adjusts budgets, contributes to budget planning.
Meeting Management ? Holds appropriate number of meetings, develops a meeting agenda, sets clear goals for meetings, involves appropriate people, encourages and balances input.
Initiative ? Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development
Project Management Skills ? Establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles & responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.
Problem Solving/Analysis Skills ? Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues can simplify and process complex issues, and understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
Customer Focus ? Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.
Dependability ? Meets commitments, work independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
People Management ? Defines roles and responsibilities, motivates and challenges employees, delegates effectively, rewards contributions, manages collaboratively.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have led 3 or more project teams for Axiom or have equivalent lateral experience
Preferred to have worked 4000 or more cumulative hours (approx. 2 years) for Axiom Managed Discovery Division or have equivalent lateral experience.
Active Member in good standing of any State Bar
JD, with 2+ years of litigation experience, including knowledge and understanding of discovery projects
Must have worked on 3 or more privilege log projects and be able to teach and write on all areas of privilege and knowledge of law surrounding privilege
Experience in litigation review tools and/or information management solutions
Experience working with law firms, in-house legal departments, or other detail-oriented, deadline-driven environments
Must have demonstrated leadership, teaching/mentoring, and positive attitude
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
High attention to detail
Experience leading quality assurance
Demonstrated leadership in managing staff groups and major projects
Delegate responsibilities effectively
Organizational fit for the Axiom culture, that is, exhibit the core values of Irresistible, Fresh, Committed, & Thoughtful
Sound interesting? Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to email@example.com with subect line "Project Manager, Managed Discovery - CHI".
Axiom is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce.
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