Location:  Belfast

Workplace:  Hybrid

The Opportunity:

The Project Manager, New Business Intake (NBI) will be dedicated to all New Business Intake (NBI) projects, spanning; AML/KYC (Anti-Money Laundering / Know your Client) Compliance, Intake, and Conflicts Management service areas. The role holder will fulfill an important role, ensuring all projects are fully prioritized, and planned, and remain on track and aligned with broader strategic initiatives and deliverables.

Working at Baker McKenzie:

Baker McKenzie is the world’s leading law firm with offices all over the world. Our Belfast Centre is home to over 400 teammates in both legal and professional services such as finance, IT, marketing, and business support.

We offer one of the best workplace benefits packages in the business with comprehensive private health cover, income protection, life assurance and a full employee assistance plan. These and a host of other benefits make us one of the most desirable companies to work for in Belfast.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, diversity, and equity for all and are confident we can provide a career as individual and as exceptional as you.

About the role:

As part of this role, the successful candidate will:


  • Manage the requirements lifecycle, including working with stakeholders to understand, define, and record service objectives, requirements, and success criteria. 
  • Create, manage, and execute the project schedule, including defining the required steps to achieve the project objectives, the required resources, and work allocation, and the management of dependencies to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes.
  • Create and assume responsibility for managing project plans.  The project manager must ensure project plans reflect the status of work, and that milestones, deadlines, and action points are recorded and closed appropriately to deliver the project on time.
  • Oversee Risk and issue management, with a strong focus on identification, analysis, response, and escalation of the key project risks; able to report and communicate risk effectively to protect project schedule.
  • Proactive and effective stakeholder management, including reporting, organizational change, communications, training, and organizational engagement.
  • Report on project metrics including success criteria, milestones, resources, and overall project status.
  • Analyze and adapt key collateral for individual audiences. Ensure project quality and compliance through effective integration into the PMO and adherence to established standards and methodology.
  • Work effectively with a variety of internal stakeholders across Finance, Technology, Communications, and other business professionals and/or lawyers within the Firm.

Experience Required

Essential Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need:

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree related to business and/or a related field or equivalent work experience. 
  • Strong experience in post-college project management consulting, accounting, banking, technology, legal, or finance 
  • Project Management Professional or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification (strongly preferred)
  • Strong presentation and documentation skills, word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with Project management tools such as Project Portfolio Management software, Project, Visio, MS Office applications, and SharePoint
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment.
  • Independent practitioner who is comfortable working in an unstructured environment
  • Relationship building, gaining consensus, and adoption methods. 
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Continued drive for excellence and high quality, despite frequent iterations, changes in priority, scope, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent collaboration skills and comfortable with an agile and iterative development process that includes accepting and managing feedback from various stakeholders.
  • Experience working directly with senior counterparts on strategy and execution.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage time to meet deadlines.


  • Previous experience in professional services is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a global environment.
  • Power BI skills 
  • Six Sigma experience