Legal Project Manager

Legal Project Manager

Cognia Law | Cape Town, WC, ZA

Posted 18 days ago

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Cognia Law is recruiting a Legal Project Manager with solid experience in the legal field. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a global team driving change in legal services delivery COMPANY PROFILE Cognia seamlessly extends corporates, banks and law firms’ legal capability to deliver sustainable outcomes. Our goal is to connect the legal sector, moving it from a siloed approach to integrated partnerships. We help in-house legal teams by bringing simplicity to complex matters and replacing broken procedures with efficient processes.Cognia is a Chambers-ranked law company which integrates how legal services are provided so our team, partners, clients and communities thrive together with people at the heart of what we do. We encourage our people to bring their whole self to work and focus on enabling them to realise their full potential.For more information, please visit ROLE DESCRIPTIONYou will be working as part of a team of legal professionals to provide LPO and LSO services to Cognia Law’s clients.This will include providing support as required across all of Cognia Law’s legal service lines, including contract management accounts/ projects, contract analysis/ summarisation projects, transactional due diligence accounts/ projects, and litigation support accounts/ projects.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES End-to-End project management of legal projects: from project scoping and set-up, through to execution to successful completion.Working as part of Cognia’s Delivery team to understand our clients challenges and requirements, and help deliver practical and innovative solutions.Facilitate team briefing and training (material creation and execution)Managing teams (10+ resources) productivity and qualityProactively managing risks, issues and changesInternal and External project reportingStakeholder managementLessons learned and close out activitiesScope and budget controlManage relationships clients, end-clients and other external stakeholdersPlan, organise and control delivery of workDevelop new Project Management tools to control deliveryREQUIREMENTS A tertiary qualification in Law, Commerce or Information systems – with law being advantageous4+ years experience as a business facing project manager in Legal services, Financial services or Professional services sectorMaturity and professionalism to be directly customer facing with international law firms, corporate clients and investment banking institutions.Articulate and confidentExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsHigh attention to detailAdditional Beneficial Skills Admitted AttorneyProject management certificationLegal Tech certification (e.g Relativity, Nuix, RAVN, Kira)NumeracyData Analytics/AI Data ModellingCANDIDATE COMPETENCIES Honest communicationEffectively articulates own views and rationale for themCommunicates complex topics/concepts in simple waysPractices active listeningWhere they do not know the answer, they will be open but then take steps to find out and provide an updateBeing agileSelf-starter that is results focusedMake suggestions for improvement from observations of other areas of the business or from external marketQuickly understands complex information and applies it to current situationsAdapts to fast-moving work environment where requirement and deadline frequently changeBringing the values alivePrepares own development plan and takes responsibility for driving it, whilst utilising the resource and opportunities Cognia providesSuggests ways to further reinforce the Cognia valuesHighlights if other team members are struggling to balance work and wellbeing.Building strong relationshipsTakes time to understand team members’ pressures in a wider contextPublicly acknowledges help from othersActively encourages collaboration with others from across the business in projectsDevelops network inside and outside CogniaDelivering excellenceViews work as an opportunity to highlight ability and value to CogniaRetains focus and delivering best outcomeUses own time productively to deliver best outcomeDelegates effectively but remains accountable for outcomeKeen to take on tasks that benefit the wider business