At Stout, we’re dedicated to exceeding expectations in all we do – we call it Relentless Excellence(SM). Both our client service and culture are second to none, stemming from our firmwide embrace of our core values: Positive and Team-Oriented, Accountable, Committed, Relationship-Focused, Super-Responsive, and being Great communicators. Sound like a place you can grow and succeed? Read on to learn more about an exciting opportunity to join our team.
Stout seeks a full-time Manager to join our dynamic, growing Legal Management Consulting team. Our team assists corporate legal departments and law firms manage their business more effectively. We work with legal organizations, IT, business partners, and vendors to contain risk and cost through operational improvement, efficient data management, and technology usage. We serve both as advisors and as experienced, scalable hands-on resources. Our services include:
Process and Resource Optimization
Spend Analysis and Cost Reduction
Process and Program Improvement
Data Mapping, Migration and Remediation
Case Management and Managed Services
Assessment and roadmap
This role’s primary focus is Technology Planning, Selection, and Implementation. More specifically, this role will be assisting corporate legal departments build or enhance their legal operations function by deploying new technology, including but not limited to, contract lifecycle management (CLM), matter management / eBilling (MMS), business process automation (BPA), intellectual property (IP), reporting, or document management (DM) platforms.
The ideal candidate is a proven, self-sufficient leader with disciplined project management skills and strong legal technology implementation experience and subject matter expertise. Resources in this role provide direction on project strategy, build creative solutions, drive day-to-day project execution, manage and develop client relationships, mentor junior resources, and promote the Stout brand.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide objective guidance and/or recommendations on new technology solutions to implement; help support client system evaluation or RFP processes
Advise clients on how to best integrate their existing technologies together to enhance their overarching legal operations function
Serve as the lead project manager for implementation projects, including creating and maintaining project schedules and work plans, managing the project budget, providing routine status updates, scheduling workshops, and administering invoices
Facilitate workshops with client stakeholders to gather, document, and prioritize business and technical requirements, including integration, security, migration, and reporting; provide subject matter expertise on industry best practices and tool capabilities
Design technology-enabled processes and system integrations to create innovative yet practical solution frameworks
Support system configuration and testing to ensure the solution is setup according to design specifications and that designed workflows satisfy client requirements
Map data between any source system(s) and/or data repositories and the new technology solution; support migration and migration validation processes
Define and orchestrate the change management strategy and effort needed to ensure enduring change, strong user adoption, and a seamless implementation experience
Develop training curriculum and materials, as well as lead end-user and system administration training in partnership with technology providers
Guide, train and mentor junior team members in all facets of client execution and project management
Identify opportunities to continually enhance internal project methodologies and templates
Support engagement financials and practice operations, as well as business development and proposal efforts
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of contract lifecycle management, matter management / eBilling, or document management technologies
Proficient in process and data mapping
Advanced knowledge of legal department and litigation management processes
Familiarity with corporate IT project management methodology frameworks
Proven track record of successful project implementations and development of junior talent
Ability to create client deliverables with minimal oversight from senior level leadership
Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with peers, software vendors, other suppliers, management, and client contacts
Confidence and professionalism during client interactions
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Excels in a cooperative team environment
Eagerness to quickly learn and develop new subject matter expertise and business skills
Advanced problem solving, analytical, and research skills
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, presentation)
Demonstrates accountability and commitment
Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks
Experience independently managing multiple engagements and clients simultaneously
Maintains high standards for work product
Keen attention to detail
Advanced computer skills (primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio)
Education and/or Training:
4-year undergraduate degree necessary with an emphasis or interest in finance, accounting, business, legal studies, engineering, management information systems, or computer science
5+ years of relevant experience in the legal or consulting industry (i.e., in-house legal department, law firm, legal software provider, consulting firm)
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.
Stout is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of valid job requirements, qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
Interested in joining a rapidly growing group of bright, ambitious professionals in a work environment that values culture, diversity, and personal growth? Stout might just be the right place for you.
Stout is a global advisory firm whose core service lines are: Investment Banking; Transaction Advisory; Valuation Advisory; Disputes, Compliance, & Investigations; and Management Consulting.