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Director, Legal Operations (Virtual)

Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Location: Teaneck
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

At Cognizant we have a diverse legal team working closely with business, sales and marketing, and other corporate functions throughout the United States and the world to deliver digital and information technology solutions for our customers around the globe. The Cognizant Legal Ops team seeks a lead position to oversee the day-to-day legal operations function. This role will report to the deputy head of Legal Operations. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating all Legal Ops activity, strategic planning, process optimization, and assisting with all kinds of random matters. Activities will include overseeing all programmatic activities including financial reporting, vendor engagement, pricing negotiations, data driven decision making, vendor usage reporting, supporting identification of preferred firms and technology. Candidates must prior experience managing a Legal Operations team and an executive level.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the deputy head of Legal Operations with the development of expense plans and accurate forecasts.
  • Manage monthly financial close processes including analytical review of expense accounts and accruals. to ensure accuracy of financial results and managing charges for expenses funded by CTS business units.
  • Create monthly and quarterly management reports and ad hoc analysis.
  • Work with region Legal staff to ensure timely updates for staffing and other critical forecast components.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities, collaborate and share best practices with other Legal Ops team members.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience required.
  • Demonstrated financial management, planning and analysis capability.
  • Practical knowledge of law firm billing practices and common legal matter progression (e.g., course of litigation, basic procedure in the US, UK or other jurisdictions, basic corporate or financial transactions).
  • Expert knowledge of budget, forecasting and accruals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Power BI & PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint, Teams & Word.
  • Strong project management skills, including leading large, cross-functional initiatives.
  • Strong relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting.
  • Developed leadership skills, including teambuilding, conflict resolution, and management.
  • Strong business acumen and technical knowledge within area of responsibility.
  • Ability to educate teammates and clients through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on team projects and establish positive working relationships with the client and team members alike.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, problem solve and work under minimal supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with employees at all levels of the company.
  • Demonstrate professional maturity in all situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to set priorities.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

Work Experience:

Prefer someone with prior experience managing a Legal Operations team and an executive level.

Keywords: Cognizant Technology Solutions, Paterson , Director, Legal Operations (Virtual), Other , Teaneck, New Jersey

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