Baker McKenzie is currently looking for a Leadership & Learning Manager to join our APAC People team in Singapore.

The role is responsible for the Firm's Leadership & Learning strategy in all APAC offices by designing and delivering virtual and F2F learning programs.

  • Consult with L&L Partners and PBS Directors to crystallise learning needs and plan L&L programs for their groups
  • Engage with the JAO and AP Talent Management Teams to develop pipeline candidates
  • Design and present in regional webinars and milestone/pipeline development programs
  • Align local office programs to regional and global L&L programs across all levels
  • Project manage and implement learning programs
  • Select and liaise with internal and external presenters
  • Collaborate with junior team members and teams located in service centres to: (1) discharge administrative work, (2) ensure attendance and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) records are tracked and are in full compliance with Firm and local offices' requirements and (3) improve on existing processes
  • Plan and manage L&L budget for the JAO offices
  • Manage Executive Coaching arrangements and coaching services for senior PBS Managers, senior lawyers and Partners

About the Team

The Firm’s People function has responsibility for recruiting, supporting and developing all of the Firm’s people, including our Partners, Lawyers and Professional & Business Services, working closely with the Firm’s leadership to design and deliver the Firm’s people strategy, building on the Firm’s core commitments to collaboration, excellence and inclusivity.

Experience Required

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Undergraduate qualification and/or progress towards a qualification in Learning & Development or a related field
  • Experience in a similar role in a large corporate or professional services environment. Law firm experience desirable
  • Strong consulting, design and facilitation skills including skills training relating to communication and interpersonal skills, presentation skills, leadership and management skills, and career management
  • Technical learning design skills and ability to deliver practical solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a matrix and geographically dispersed environment.
  • People management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to design programs, initiatives and materials in consultation with business leaders and subject matter experts
  • Growth mindset in developing self and others on the team
  • Ability to adapt to change and "can do" attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • People management and supervisory skills
  • Organizationally and culturally savvy, studying/working abroad experience highly desirable
  • Accredited in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator is advantageous