About The Role

Baker McKenzie is currently looking for a Senior Manager, Talent Management (Partnership and Careers) to lead a team which designs and delivers a range of partner and career related talent management initiatives for the region.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage and facilitate performance evaluations for Local Partners and Principals 
  • Global Leadership Performance Review process for Client Service Directors and Global Steering Committee members 
  • Manage and facilitate the annual Compensation Committee meeting, Management Committee (MC) appeals process and communication of compensation outcomes to Principals 
  • Manage the annual Counsel, Local Partner and Principal nomination and evaluation processes for promotion including facilitating Candidate Evaluation Committee (CEC) and MC determinations 
  • Manage the annual Career Path Assessment nomination and evaluation processes including the completion of 360 feedback surveys and facilitating CEC determinations and presentation of results to Principals
  • Manage the annual Principal Article 11 Third Year review, including facilitating CEC and MC determinations and presentation of results to Principals
  • Manage the annual Principal Article 11 Check-in process for 1st and 2nd year Principals
  • Manage the annual partner and counsel talent pipeline review process including reporting, presenting on Gender GAT progress to the MC and facilitating LIFT nominations and participant bi-annual check-ins 
  • Manage the annual succession planning process and presentation of results to Principals
  • Manage and facilitate the annual regional Local Partner and Principal induction programs
  • Propose and implement talent management frameworks, processes and tools to strengthen the talent pipeline, enhance engagement and/or manage talent risks 
  • Provide support to partners with respect to benefits, contracts, insurance, relocation approvals, retirement processes and any other firm documentation as required 
  • Liaise with the Global Firm, EC Liaisons, People and Leadership & Learning team on matters concerning Principals or Local Partners
  • Create and maintain a work environment consistent with the Firm's principles and values, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness and communication and instilling a high performance culture
  • Lead and manage a team, setting high standards and values, and embedding shared values of collaboration, creative thinking and client service across the team, and fostering positive and open communication
  • Other duties as assigned to deliver Firm strategy and operational effectiveness to the region and its partners

About the Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree focusing on Human Resources, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Development, Management, or other related areas
  • Extensive experience in HR/Talent management, preferably in a professional services firm environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact and influence at the highest levels of the Firm
  • Strong operational excellence, client service and cost management are a must
  • Highly disciplined approach to executing strategies and programs to achieve Firm operational objectives
  • Well-developed and sophisticated organization, communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to collaborate and build trust with partners and business professionals at all levels
  • Strong ability to lead, motivate and mentor other professionals, inclusive of diligently addressing performance concerns
  • Organized, detail-oriented individual with strong project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities in a time-sensitive environment
  • High level of discretion, diplomacy and a commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality; Strong entrepreneurial skills and business focused mind set to effectively drive operations in a diverse and multi-cultural environment

About Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities in all of our world-class business functions. 

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.