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    PROPOSAL COORDINATOR (DALLAS)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Proposal Coordinator to help support Firm-wide business development efforts through the coordination, analysis and production of RFPs and custom proposals.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Assist in identifying sources for RFPs.
    • Analyze RFPs, produce high-level summaries and quickly provide snapshots of proposal requirements.
    • Manage content relating to the Firm’s RFP submissions and implement the Firm’s standards for responding to RFPs.
    • Assist with gathering critical information from past submissions.
    • Draft RFPs and prepare required documentation to ensure that RFPs in progress are in compliance with instructions.
    • Work with subject matter experts and other departments on procuring Firm-wide information such as financials, human resources data and insurance.
    • Monitor internal system for tracking RFPs; track and assess metrics related to RFP and proposal submissions.
    • Develop good working relationships with lawyers and Firm professionals.

    Education & Experience

    • Minimum of three years of experience in a professional environment (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus)
    • Undergraduate degree is required
    • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, edit copy, meet deadlines and delegate tasks
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with HTML templates, research and client/contact databases
    • Client-service oriented

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

    Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (CHICAGO)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist in its Chicago ‎office to help support the Firm’s business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of ‎driving and growing revenue.‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans.
    • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings.
    • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation.
    • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events.
    • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness.

    Education & Experience

    • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus).
    • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field.
    • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks.
    • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives.
    • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
    • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases.
    • Client-service oriented.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    DEPARTMENTAL OPERATIONS MANAGER (DALLAS)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    The Departmental Operations Manager will serve much like a Departmental Controller and will ‎be responsible for providing financial operations-related support to the legal practices ‎comprising their department. The primary objective is to optimize the operational effectiveness ‎and efficiency of the department to continually improve financial results. This position reports ‎to and works under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations Controller.‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • ‎Supports the Department Leadership and Practice Group Leaders as they develop practice ‎strategy and manage practice operations.
      • ‎Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and ‎future financial performance to the Business’ leadership.
      • ‎Track and analyze underlying drivers of practice revenue growth.
      • ‎Participate in strategy development and planning, facilitate the long-term ‎financial planning process and develop metrics to monitor the performance ‎against strategic objectives.
      • ‎Continuously monitor key performance indicators (e.g. billing efficiency, collection ‎realization, days sales outstanding, inventory management, revenue and profit) by ‎managing internal change initiatives as part of the Finance Operations team.
    • ‎Explain, present and analyze the financial performance and business verticals.
    • ‎Identify and prioritize business challenges, risks and opportunities while recommending ‎action plans.
    • ‎Deliver timely financial analytics and business counsel to effectively measure business ‎performance against strategic priorities.
    • ‎Perform pricing analysis and recommendations for new matters, particularly for Alternative ‎Fee Arrangements.
    • ‎Support an efficient and effective long-term planning and forecasting process that produces ‎accurate, achievable plans and forecasts that align with business’s strategic objectives.
    • ‎Serve as a catalyst to drive forward initiatives critical to delivering the business’ strategy.
    • ‎Support the business in protecting, growing and optimizing the assets of the Firm.
    • ‎Explain and analyze the business’ financials.
    • ‎Ability to draft clear and succinct written reports to explain validation methodologies, key ‎risk areas and recommendations for improvement.
    • ‎Drive initiatives in support of the business in achieving its strategic objectives.
    • ‎Provide regular and actionable mentoring, feedback and professional development ‎opportunities to their teams.
    • ‎Regularly communicates issues and progress to manager(s).‎
    • ‎Liaises with others as necessary, including international team members.
    • ‎Support and execute and hoc management requests.

      Education & Experience

      Education Requirements:

    • ‎Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or related subject.
    • ‎MBA or advanced degree required.
    • ‎CMA/CFA a plus, but not required.

    Experience Requirements:

    • ‎Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a law firm or other professional ‎services firm.
    • ‎Minimum 2-3 years’ experience leading revenue and business performance analysis‎.
    • ‎Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:‎
      • ‎Financial Reporting and Analysis.
      • ‎Team Management.
      • ‎Managing virtual teams.
      • ‎Working with Senior Leadership.
      • ‎Problem solving skills.
      • ‎Project Management.
      • ‎Change Management.
      • ‎Business process improvement.
      • ‎Providing thought leadership.
      • ‎‎Formulating and delivering action plans for high profile strategic initiatives.
      • ‎‎Developing innovative solutions to business issues.

      Capability & Skillset Requirements

    • Advanced Financial Analysis skills are required.
    • Accountability for Results: Holds self and others accountable for ensuring that results are achieved; Seizes opportunities to produce results without direct supervision; Takes action on items beyond formal job responsibility; Sets high expectations for self and others.
    • Leadership: Possesses strong leadership capabilities, strong executive presence and organized and able to drive the productivity of others.
    • Communications: Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written, and ability to create as well as deliver effective presentations.
    • Creating Quality Deliverable: Establishes deliverable structure and content to ensure high standards for quality deliverables; Reviews deliverables to ensure that they meet end-user expectations.
    • Developing thought leadership/innovative ideas: Generates innovative ideas that are sound and progressive; Fosters creativity throughout area of responsibility.
    • Problem Solving: Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires critical thinking and strong analytical skills.
    • Providing Exceptional Client Service: Manages self and others to provide exceptional client service by responding with a sense of urgency, practicality, accountability, and integrity.
    • Motivating Others: Exhibits enthusiasm, positive professional attitude, integrity, reliability, and leadership.
    • Building Rapport: Leads by example, actively listens; Respects the opinions and perspectives of others; Demonstrates strong personal commitment to others; clearly states thoughts, ideas, and expectations.
    • Decision-making: Decision making skills, and ability to challenge, negotiate, and influence.
    • Accounting: Understanding financial statements, financial ratios and billing cycles.
    • Technology & Other Requirements.
    • ‎Advanced Excel Skills (PivotTables, VLOOKUP, nesting of formulas, and other ‎advanced functions)‎.
    • ‎‎Understanding of SQL a plus.
    • ‎‎Understanding and using an ERP/CRM system (SAP, Hyperion, Dynamics, etc.) and other ‎financial applications.
    • ‎‎Strong proficiency in MS Office applications.
    • ‎‎Writing and developing formal communications and presentations.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility.

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – ‎ Little to no travel is expected for this position.‎

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

     Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    SECRETARY (ATLANTA)

    General Duties and Responsibilities

    The Secretary position in the Litigation department is responsible for preparing a variety of ‎litigation pleadings. This person will have extensive client contact including handling incoming ‎calls, as well as correspondence and appointment setting, creating and maintain files and e-files ‎along with other administrative support.   ‎

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Prepare and process legal documents such as; corporate documents, closing documents, summonses, subpoenas, complaints, appeals, motions, and pretrial agreements, etc.
    • E-File documents in both State and Federal Court.
    • Create and edit documents, mail merges, charts, graphs, tables, etc.
    • Maintain electronic and paper files.
    • Maintain and manage calendar. Schedule appointments, meetings and travel arrangements.
    • Handle administrative tasks such as billing, time recording and expense reimbursements.
    • Mail, fax, or arrange for delivery of legal correspondence and other documents to clients, counsel, witnesses, and court officials.
    • Receive and place telephone calls.
    • Make photocopies of correspondence, documents, and other printed matter.Scan and clean up documents utilizing scanner equipment and software.
    • Assist attorneys and paralegals with all preparation and logistics during trial, including coordinating meals, travel arrangements for attorneys or witnesses, scheduling court reporters or witnesses as needed.

    Education & Experience

    • Direct experience supporting Litigation attorneys.
    • Experience entering time into DTE or other time capture system.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
    • Ability to read and comprehend complex materials involving legal andtechnical matters.
    • Ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information.
    • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
    • Customer-focused attitude, with high level of professionalism and discretion.
    • Familiarity with MS Office suite.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Keyboarding skills of at least 65 wpm.
    • Knowledge of format, legal procedures and specialized terminology.
    • Working knowledge of windows applications, including e-mail and document management systems.
    • Knowledge of Georgia State and Federal Court Systems, including electronic filing and rules.
    • Flexibility in working overtime as requested.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.‎

     Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

     Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

     Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    BUDGET AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS SUPERVISOR (DALLAS)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Budget and Financial Analysis Supervisor in its Dallas office. The Budget and Financial Analysis Supervisor is a key member of the finance and operations team. This position is responsible for managing the organizations budgeting system, policies, and processes and working with department budget owners to create and monitor operating budgets. This position is accountable for preparing and providing reports and analysis to senior management and the executive committee. This position is under the supervision of the Senior Operational Controller and is expected to provide leadership in the areas of budget and financial analysis identifying areas for improvement and taking initiative to implement and manage processes to support the firm’s growth

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Budgeting and Planning

    • Lead planning and budgeting process (both revenue and cost). Includes developing and managing the project plan for the annual budget process, communicating with and training the stakeholders throughout the process as appropriate.
    • Develop and maintain templates and policies related to budget management
    • Work with department budget owners across the organization to monitor financial and project budgets throughout the year and life of project(s)
    • Participate in monthly reviews of financial results compared to budget and provide explanations for variances.
    • Ensure compliance with current budget and spending policies, and propose improved policies and systems regarding spending guidelines, cost savings, cost allocation, and annual planning.

    Analysis

    • Provide ongoing, thoughtful financial analyses and presentations for leadership.
    • Oversee, prepare, and coordinate with other departments the submissions of Locke Lord data to various peer survey organizations. Establish systems for mapping firm data to unique survey definitions. Review and prepare for executive review with thorough explanations of variances and suggest corrective actions where the firm lags it’s peer group.
    • Manage the extraction of data for analysis from Enterprise systems with a thorough understanding of firm data structures and SQL and other tools to produce accurate results.
    • Support the Operations Management function and work closely with operations managers to extract data from systems, produce ad hoc reports and provide meaningful analysis of the information.
    • Liaise with the development team and understand information systems to ensure that across departments there is financial continuity, accuracy, and adherence to key processes such as clear cost and revenue accounting, reporting and compliance
    • Work with the finance team to streamline internal reports and reporting processes to deliver more efficient, more effective, and more useful reports and analysis

    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
    • 7-10 years of budgeting, financial reporting and analysis and financial ‎systems work experience
    • Advance proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SQL and experience with ‎financial systems integration
    • Experience in budgeting and planning including development of annual ‎budgets, forecasting and variance analysis
    • Experience in financial scenario and model building
    • Demonstrated project management and problem solving ability and skills to find creative solutions
    • Proven ability to prioritize projects and initiate follow through with meticulous attention to detail
    • Excellent data presentation skills and ability to write clearly and concisely and consolidate detail data into executive level information
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills; tact, patience, diplomacy, confidentiality and integrity
    • Strong leadership and organization skills
    • Experience in professional services or legal industry a plus, but not required
    • Comfortable working in matrix management structure including setting expectations and prioritizing deliverables.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – This position will supervise the Financial Planning & Analysis function including supervision of financial analyst(s).

    Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

    Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with additional hours as required. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com


    SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston)

    Locke Lord LLP is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to support and grow the Firm’s social media presence.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Plan, develop and post daily content for the Firm’s social channels; maintain editorial calendar.
    • Work closely with Communications Manager to develop and implement social media strategies informed by analytics to further enhance the Firm’s social media presence and engage target audiences.
    • Work closely with Communications Manager to encourage and drive social advocacy among our lawyers surrounding Firm initiatives.
    • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business Development team to develop compelling content supporting business objectives.
    • Monitor, analyze and report on social engagement.
    • Other projects and duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field.
    • Minimum 1-3 years of relevant social media experience, particularly with LinkedIn and Twitter; experience in B2B or public relations agency preferred.
    • Experience in social media content development; photography and video production skills a plus.
    • Experience with social listening and analytics.
    • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Advance Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software as well as the ability to learn software.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to learn quickly and to perform in a fast-paced environment, meeting frequent deadlines.
    • Flexibility to adapt to quickly-changing priorities.

    Additional Information

    Supervisory Responsibility – No supervisory responsibility

    Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.

    Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time position. Days of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with additional hours as required. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

    Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.

    Locke Lord is not working with search firms (no recruiters please).

    Locke Lord is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

    Interested candidates should submit their application to Office Management: Tina.lema@lockelord.com 

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