Project Manager

Term: Contract
Duration: 1 year
Department: Privacy & Data Protection
Location: London
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, Beijing 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 FTSE 100 companies.

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 600 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 Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

Our market-leading Privacy, Security and Information team is looking for an experienced Project Manager to assist it with the administration of its practice and the planning, management and implementation of large client data protection projects (including GDPR-readiness programs).

Responsibilities

• Working closely with the Partners to identify, allocate and manage resource across client projects
• Working closely with Partners on delivering large-scale client projects
• Planning, managing and helping to implement project plans for client projects to
• Tracking milestones, deliverables and dependencies, and produce periodic status updates to both internal and external stakeholders. Arranging appropriate meetings or communications to ensure that members of the relevant projects are adequately briefed and ensure that they are kept up-to-date about any relevant changes
• Preparing scope, resourcing and budget proposals for relevant projects and then track progress against those proposals, alerting the relevant stakeholders promptly to variances and recommending changes and developing contingency plans where necessary
• Involvement with business development tasks
 

Key Skills & Experience

• You will need to be credible and engaging with the ability to work proactively and build close working relationships at all levels
• Ideally you will have a solid background and experience in project/process management, gained in a professional services environment and/or legal process management experience gained within a leading law firm
• Diplomatic team player with the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
• Strong academic record - Prince2 qualification would be advantageous
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Good attention to detail and ability to work methodically
• Adaptable and proactive
• Highly organised with good consultative and facilitation skills
• Strong budgeting and numeracy skills

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.