Description

The Billing Project Manager will be part of the Delivery Management Team and Programme Management Office (PMO), and will play a strategic role in the implementation of Finance processes globally. This implementation will promote revenue growth, helping drive the Firm forward in its ambitious goal of being the legal firm of choice and the employer of choice for its people.
Baker McKenzie is modernizing its Professional & Business Services (PBS) functions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of how it delivers services to clients.
The Intake, Billing and Collections team manages all activities needed to run a best in class accounts receivable process with fast cycle times, high accuracy, minimal timekeeper interactions and low revenue leakage. This is a significant and strategic global programme of work incorporating the design and rollout of new services across the Billing client journey, with special emphasis on Pricing. 

Responsibilities:
 
  • Guide global transformation of a Billing service in 77 offices across the globe
  • Deliver on multiple, critical projects in Billing in partnership with Finance leaders 
  • Create, manage and execute the project schedule, including defining the required steps to achieve project objectives, the required resources and work allocation, and the management of dependencies to ensure delivery within agreed timeframes
  • Ensure compliance against agreed project framework, methodologies and governance
  • Proactive and effective stakeholder management, including organisational change, communications, training and organisational engagement; analyse and adapt key collateral for individual audiences 
  • Risk and issue management, with a strong focus on the identification, analysis, response and escalation of key project risks; communicate risk effectively in order to protect project schedule
  • Team leadership, including the day-to-day management and oversight of project analysts, ensuring quality and performance; lead and drive weekly scrum sessions with broader project team
  • Ensure project quality and compliance through effective integration into the PMO and the adherence to established standards and methodology
  • Focus on value-based outcomes both quantitatively and qualitatively
  • Collaborate for results and become a respected leader
 
Skills and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor's degree related to business and/or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Independent practitioner who is comfortable working in a matrix environment
  • Strong post-college project management experience in consulting, accounting, banking, technology or finance
  • Experience in professional services is highly desirable
  • Experience in relationship building, gaining consensus, and adoption methods
  • Experience working directly with senior counterparts on strategy and execution
  • Project Management Professional or PRINCE2 Practitioner certification (strongly preferred)
  • 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
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to prioritise and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation and documentation skills, word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint skills
  • Have confidence and experience in a deadline driven environment
  • Disciplined and thoughtful approach to client focus and consultation