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Director-Legal Operations

Posting Location: TX - Houston
# of openings: 1


Position Title:  Director, Legal Operations



Position Summary


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced operations professional to launch and lead the Legal Operations function. The position will work closely with the general counsel and business stakeholders at all levels of the company.  The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying and implementing effective, scalable tools, technologies and processes to ensure effective operations in a high-growth environment.  The Director, Legal Operations is also responsible for effective change management and driving a culture of continuous improvement.



Essential Job Functions


  • Define and drive strategic and operational initiatives with on-time and on-budget results
  • Standardize and automate manual processes to improve workflows, knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Collect and analyze financial and other relevant data from department tools and industry resources; define objectives to provide metrics and dashboards that drive efficiencies and optimize spend; leverage data to make stronger business decisions
  • Leverage best practices across the legal functions and collaborate closely with other business lines (including sales, operations, IT and finance) to develop and produce reporting that drives increased financial visibility and accountability
  • Provide creative thinking to help identify and develop cutting-edge strategies for increasing value and reducing outside legal spend while maintaining high standards for legal support
  • Identify trends and recommend solutions to improve performance, retention and employee experience
  • Recommend strategies to raise the profile of the Legal team in the company, industry and community
  • Responsible for other projects, plans and initiatives as determined by the General Counsel




Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business or finance, JD and/or MBA preferred



Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • 8 years of relevant legal operations management or similar experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent planning and organization skills and proven ability to plan projects, develop milestones, and meet deadlines while working with multiple stakeholders, both within and outside the Legal & Compliance department
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver initiatives that require consensus gathering from multiple stakeholders
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing, and using legal department technology solutions
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel; advanced proficiency in developing briefs and reports with PowerPoint
  • Experience with legal, ebilling and matter management software
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills
  • Inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others
  • Ability to build relationships and influence others across a geographically-dispersed, complex environment
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines



Other Skills/Abilities


  • Project management experience



Organizational Relationship



Reports to:  SVP and General Counsel




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