The Business Manager – Banking & Finance and Real Estate will coordinate and support business operations for the Banking & Finance (B&F) and Real Estate (RE) Practice Groups across the EMEA+ region with the aim of driving and enhancing practice performance and decision-making in line with the global practice strategy and the overall strategy of the Firm.


  • Advise and support the Associate Director of Business Management and the Practice Group Leader on strategic, business, and operational matters across the EMEA+ Alliance.
  • Develop, update, and monitor the business plan of the practice and help set and manage the budget proactively to ensure effective implementation of the Firm strategy
  • Drive improvements in operational and financial performance by monitoring and analyzing key performance indicators at practice and service line levels, ensuring alignment with planned targets (including cost management, working capital, staffing, and margin contribution)
  • Ensure cross-practice and cross-functional initiatives implementation at the Practice Group level and coordinate resources from other Business Professional functions supporting the same
  • Practice Group to ensure proper coverage and effective strategy execution
  • Formulate and operationalize strategic initiatives leveraging our geographic, industry, and client reach, with a clear view of building market presence and generating revenue
  • Capture efficiency and innovation opportunities for the main service lines by leading and participating in initiatives, aligned within the global practice and with other Practice Groups
  • Ensure appropriate resourcing model, headcount planning, staffing, and talent pipeline (including training and performance management) leveraging support from, and in coordination with, other Business Professional functions
  • Coordinate interactions with Industry Groups making sure that go-to-market and service delivery is appropriate for clients in those sectors
  • Monitor and ensure effective implementation of client and business development plans leveraging support from other Business Professional functions
  • Coordinate internal Practice Group engagement activities and meetings fostering positive and open communication
  • Leverage services provided by shared service centers and specialist functions within the Business Professional organization to drive excellence and efficiency
  • Lead and participate in projects for the practice

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree required 
  • Good professional management experience in a global setting, ideally in a professional services environment
  • Proficiency in law firm operations, legal accounting, and finance
  • Proficiency in using MS Office applications, including PowerPoint and advanced functions of Excel
  • An understanding of the elements of law firm profitability at practice group, service line, client, matter, and attorney level
  • Strong business sense and good judgment in problem-solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Effective communication at all organizational levels
  • Experience with business management, including an understanding of the challenges of operating in different markets regionally
  • Ability to manage multiple complex operations with continual attention to detail (including accuracy with numbers)
  • Experience conducting complex qualitative and quantitative analyses, interpreting results, and suggesting action plans
  • Experience coordinating people in different locations and cultures
  • Ability to work effectively in informal teams and collaborate cross-practice and cross-function in a global organization