Head of Business Services

Term: Permanent
Department: Central Management
Location: Hamburg
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley.

The Team

We are looking for a Head of Business Services who will be responsible for BD/Marketing, Finance-Reporting/Controlling, HR and IT.

Responsibilities
  • Managing, coordinating and developing business services
  • Creating and implementing core processes in German offices
  • Responsible for strategic business development projects
  • A good understanding of the firm's key requirements in IT, Finance, Business
  • Development/Marketing/Communications
  • Experience in dealing with Partners in a high performance culture
Key Skills & Experience
  • Master's degree
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally in a law firm or alternatively other professional services firm
  • Ability to work with a broad range of people and a can-do attitude
  • Hands-on approach
  • Cooperative leadership style
  • Proactive and willing to take responsibility to create change
  • Proven success in the management of various business areas
  • Pragmatic, able to deal with conflicts
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Willing to work in other German offices (Düsseldorf and Munich) as well as in other international office when occasionally.

If this role is of interest, please email your CV and cover letter, as well as your salary
expectations and availability to stefanie.mueller@fieldfisher.com.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role