1+ months

Senior Project Manager

Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
Greenville , South Carolina 29601
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Our Greenville, South Carolina office has the opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join the firm’s expanding Project Management department. The Senior Project Manager (PM) will report to the Manager, PMO and is responsible for advancing the Project Management Office (PMO) by working with cross-functional teams in the implementation and efficient execution of all project-type initiatives at the Firm. The PM will provide portfolio level support of all internal operational projects across the Firm, working with and supporting project sponsors and owners.


Essential Functions:  

  • Assist stakeholders with the creation of business cases and project requests.

  • Guide and assist process mapping to create efficiency in key functions of a stakeholder’s business delivery of services, including utilization of lean methodologies.

  • Assist and guide teams in all phases of projects including ideation, defining project scope, goals and deliverables that meet the business needs of the Firm and our clients.

  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.

  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers, while anticipating and mitigating risks to projects.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations and status to team members, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and develop contingency plans, as needed.

  • Effectively applies appropriate PMO methodologies and enforces project standards.

  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.

  • Partner with the Firm’s Directors including but not limited to Accounting, IT, HR, Operations, and Client Service departments.

  • Develop and conduct training on project management processes for staff, and helps to guide and mentor junior members of PMO team, as appropriate.

  • Promote greater transparency, predictability, and accountability for all projects across the firm.

  • Provide metrics based and custom developed reports with analytical observations to program participants to best inform business decisions.

  • Develop trainings and tools, and think strategically about ways to further the dissemination of portfolio management as a best practice.

  • Also supports Senior Manager and Director of PMO with reporting functions and other directives, as needed.



  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management or in a related area with 4+ years of experience in a law firm, professional services, or in a related organization.

  • PMP certification required.

  • Deep experience in process mapping/design with requisite technology applications (such as Visio or other) to graphically represent process workflow, strong expertise in Smartsheet, demonstrated organizational skills.

  • High capacity to perform with urgency in a fast paced work environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and work closely with senior level leaders and teams.

  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Project administration and management experience beneficial. Previous experience in a partnership and professional services environment preferred.

  • Proven ability to readily comprehend business objectives and develop and execute appropriate business strategies.

  • Excellent communication, organization, multi-tasking and presentation skills.

  • Familiarity with Internet and web-based platforms.

  • Strong judgment and ability to make well-reasoned independent decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; strong reporting skills.

  • Self-motivated and independent, able to work with a minimum of supervision.

  • Comfortable working across multiple cultures and time zones in a matrix organization. Strong interpersonal skills, including pleasant nature and ability to influence others.

  • Organized, detailed oriented individual with strong project management skills.

  • Strong client service orientation. 

We are not working with outside recruiters for this position.



Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.


Firm Overview:

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for 10 consecutive years. For 2021, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.


We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted: 2021-03-17 Expires: 2021-05-01

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