Review Services Project Manager (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Corporate Services

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asian region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. Our alliance with Linklaters connects our clients and teams with an international network of legal leaders that spans 40 offices in 28 countries.

We value personal growth and career progression equally. Through our in-depth career coaching, focus on innovation, and international secondment program, we aim to create future leaders in the legal industry.

Your role

We are looking for a Review Services Project Manager to join the Integrated Legal Solutions (ILS) team in our Melbourne office.

The ILS team's purpose is to deliver market leading and cost-effective data management, analysis and review solutions in support of Allens’ disputes, investigations and transaction matters and to clients directly. We provide an efficient, low cost offering for the firm in response to strategic drivers in the market based on client demand for competitive pricing of disaggregated high volume work.

As our Review Services Project Manager, you will be fully accountable for matters which you are overseeing. You will also be responsible for developing the strategic plan for each project & consulting to ensure specific client needs for each matter are met. Considering those needs, you will then develop the appropriate approach to resourcing, implementation of technical strategies and quality assurance approach to ensure accurate and timely completion of projects.

As a Project Manager in Review Services, you will:

  • Project manage a wide variety of document review work on multiple matters, including regulatory, litigation and transaction based matters;
  • Be responsible for team performance on matters that you are leading;
  • Use strong technical skills in the application of a wide variety of legal technology used on projects;
  • Explain review and technology strategies in a compelling and user-friendly way as part of consulting on matter, business development opportunities and pitches;
  • Develop strong professional working relationships with partners, lawyers, clients, colleagues, Corporate Services teams and external providers;
  • Assist with the recruitment of the Review Services team members and act as Performance Coach for one or more team members;
  • Assist in the development of national learning and development programs in order to build the capability of the team, drive high performance and deliver results;
  • Build an effective, collaborative, 'One Team' approach across ILS and with legal teams to deliver quality, cost effective results on matters and national projects;
  • Share knowledge openly and effectively with ILS team members locally and nationally to contribute to our overall commercial, legal, technical and project management knowledge; and
  • Assist ILS Heads of and Managers in developing and implementing the review services strategies to meet market demands and drive change.

About you

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • A Legal qualification, with 3-5 years' experience practising as a lawyer or supervising managed review teams, is required;
  • Experience leading teams of lawyers or paralegals on large scale document review projects;
  • Outsourcing and legal technology experience, especially in litigation eDiscovery or corporate due diligence is required;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, consulting and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and motivate teams;
  • Sound business development, analytical and project management skills to facilitate strong business relationships with partners, lawyers and contractors;
  • The ability to deliver under pressure and work to tight deadlines, and enjoy being organised and meticulous with thorough and methodical work practices;
  • An in-depth understanding of large scale document review processes either for litigation or due diligence and project management experience; and
  • A degree or equivalent experience in project management, legal information management, information technology or computer science is highly desirable.

This is also a great opportunity for a practicing Disputes Resolution or Competition Lawyer looking to step away from a practising role and wants to explore what else the Legal industry has to offer.

Our perks

Our benefits include:

  • Financial: market competitive fixed remuneration; salary continuance insurance, employee recruitment referral program, discounts at hundreds of suppliers including retail outlets, health and travel insurance, charity matched funding program.
  • Health and wellbeing: fully subsidised gym memberships, annual flu vaccinations, skin checks, in-house snacks and catered meals, subsidised sporting and social activities, emergency childcare, Employee Assistance Program including confidential counselling, wellbeing coaching and financial coaching for employees and their families and regular wellbeing sessions with our in-house consulting Psychologist.
  • Flexibility: hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support you in your work and life commitments and passions, equipment to support working from home.
  • Leave: ability to purchase additional annual leave, access to an enhanced, inclusive and flexible parental leave policy – 26 weeks paid parental leave with no minimum service for permanent employees and high quality executive coaching to support the transition.
  • Recognition: team based recognition including social activities and contribution based recognition activities, and annual Allens Values Awards to nominate and recognise the incredible contributions of our people.

Allens is also proud to invest in our communities, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs

How to apply?

We'd love to hear from you so please click "apply now". If you would like to find out more head to Careers at Allens or for a confidential discussion, phone Rebecca Lyness, Senior Resourcing Consultant, on +61 2 9230 4616  

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