Lateral Partner Recruiting Manager in Chicago, IL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Bryan Cave LLP   •  

Chicago, IL 60601

Industry: Legal & Accounting

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 30 days ago

Position Overview

The Lateral Partner Recruiting Manager is responsible for implementing the strategy, processes and protocols for lateral partner hiring, together with and under the direction of the Lateral Hiring Partner. This individual will work directly with the Lateral Hiring Partner and closely with the Department Chief Operating Officers, Office Managing Partners, Department and Practice Group Leaders, the Chief Human Resources Officer, and will interface with the Chief Diversity Officer, the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, the Board, the UK Head of Recruitment, the US Director of Recruitment and Firm Partners on lateral partner recruiting candidates, initiatives and issues.

Responsibilities

Working directly with and under the direction of the Lateral Hiring Partner, and closely with the Department Chief Operating Officers, Office Managing Partners, Department and Practice Group Leaders, and the Chief Human Resources Officer the individual in this position will:

•Manage all aspects of the process of identification and assessment of, and decision-making as to, every US

lateral partner candidate

•Work closely with the Lateral Hiring Partner, Department and Practice Group Leaders, Office Managing

Partners and other practice and team leaders to identify partner needs, to develop recruiting efforts to

address those needs for both short and long-term, and to align strategies with the business needs of the

practices, teams and offices

•Create and maintain positive and effective relationships with recruiting firms and other external candidate

sources to identify and target appropriate lateral partner candidates

•Work closely with the Lateral Hiring Partner, Department and Practice Group Leaders, Office Managing

Partners and Firm Partners to identify and target, independently and without assistance from recruiting

firms, appropriate lateral partner candidates

•Work closely with the Lateral Hiring Partner and the Chief Diversity Officer to develop partner

recruitment methodologies that support and advance the Firm's diversity commitment and goals

•Develop tools for Department and Practice Group Leaders and Office Managing Partners to improve and

enhance lateral partner recruiting

•Use available recruiting tools, phone calls, introductory meetings, internal queries, etc. - to identify and

attract proper candidates for each assessed practice need

•Partner with the Firm's Marketing and Business Development Department to develop and update

recruiting materials

•With the Lateral Hiring Partner, update and maintain internal lateral recruiting documents, such as the

Lateral Partner Questionnaires, Lateral Hiring Questionnaires, and lateral partner fee agreements

•Raise the internal and external visibility and perception of the Firm's lateral partner recruitment efforts

•Develop a method to track recruiting leads and future hires through networking and research

•Summarize and provide feedback to the Lateral Hiring Partner regarding trends and suggestions for

improvement

•Partner with Human Resources, the General Counsel's Office ,the Conflicts Department and the

Accounting Department on candidate background checks, conflicts checks, financial analysis and

compensation

•Work closely with Human Resources and the Directors of Administration/Office Managers, as well as the

Chief Diversity Officer and the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer and Marketing and

Business Development Department, to ensure the smooth integration of new hires into the Firm

•Establish and maintain strong relationships within the Firm and the legal community, especially the

Department and Practice Group Leaders, Office Managing Partners and Firm Partners, as well as

Accounting, Marketing and Business Development, Human Resources and Information Services

•Maintain active membership, with Firm support, in the appropriate legal associations to ensure currency of

"industry" norms, benchmarks, practices, etc., and attend industry related functions to increase networking

opportunities while gaining valuable knowledge

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

•A proven track record of contributions relating to overall initiatives regarding the recruitment of lateral

partners/attorneys within a law firm or professional services firm environment

•Demonstrated ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly, concisely and diplomatically both

verbally and in writing with candidates, recruiting firms and all Firm constituencies

•Strong leadership skills which translate into an engaged, high-performance lateral recruiting team

•Ability to gain commitment from others and to embrace and achieve successes

•Knowledge of the practices, sources of information and commonly accepted standards of attorney

recruiting, hiring and development

•Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a group, facilitate the planning of events,

and maintain effective communications

•Ability to remain discreet and maintain confidentiality

NOTE: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position may have direct and indirect supervisory responsibilities.


Travel

Ability to travel up four (4) times a year domestically may be required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certifications

•Bachelor of Arts or Science degree required; law degree preferred but not required

•Minimum eight (8) years recruiting experience in a law firm or other professional services firm required

•Minimum three (3) years' experience supervising one or more recruiting personnel or other related support

personnel

Valid Through: 2019-11-11