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Legal - Project Manager I - Documentation Strategy - Associate

Req #: 170097047
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. 
 
The Legal Department has a number of key operations to meet our obligations to various regulatory oversight and investigative bodies as necessary.  This includes obligations to regulatory bodies of legal entities, both domestic and international that regulate our business as well as to civil and criminal investigation authorities or adversarial counsel. Legal is organized by Practice Groups that conform to the organization of the Firm’s lines of business and corporate staff areas.  Each Practice Group has a General Counsel who is the Practice Group Head and who reports to the Firm’s General Counsel. 
  
The Firmwide Initiatives team in Legal has been formed to address large scale transformational needs that have firmwide impact for which Legal is the primary or significant stakeholder. Two of the groups formed to assist the firm with addressing these needs include Legal Documentation Strategy and the Office of Legal Obligations.
 
Position Overview
 
Documentation is an important area of focus due to external factors such as regulatory oversight and client experience, and internal factors such as efficiency and consistency in our document strategy.  The Legal Documentation Strategy team has designed a program to allow attorneys to perform a periodic risk adjusted review of client facing documentation.
 
The Legal Documentation Strategy team is seeking a project manager who will assist with implementing new documentation review processes and supporting the Legal Department in documentation related operations.  Broadly this effort will include (a) developing a strategic plan for process implementation and technology design, (b) executing program governance, change management/sustainability, (c) contributing to the firmwide documentation strategy as it evolves (d) ensuring documentation standards are aligned with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
 
This work will involve gathering and organizing data by interacting with members of the Legal Department, technology and operational colleagues in the LOBs and support functions, identifying and researching best practices and available tools to improve documentation practices.  Due to the nature of the program, a highly adaptable self-starter with strong skills in project management, data analysis, presentations and communication would excel in this role.
 
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of various documentation related processes
  • Deliver timely, fact based information about the progress of key initiatives
  • Measure, track and benchmark progress/performance against established standards on an ongoing basis
  • Develop clear and concise reports and presentation materials, with actionable recommendations that drive continuous improvement in business process control function effectiveness, to be shared with senior management and other relevant stakeholders
  • Liaise extensively with members across the department and LOB functional teams. Drive and facilitate discussions and activities across functional teams to ensure a coordinated effort
  • Develop standards and methodologies for analyzing large amounts of information and pulling out key messages
  • Demonstrable controls-based mindset
  • Facilitate continuous improvement by harvesting lessons learned and identifying reuse opportunities
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 1-3 years of experience working with key cross-functional groups in a complex line of business, implementing complex and new procedures, processes and systems.
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel (pivot table and data manipulation, lookup/index/match functions, etc.), MS PowerPoint is required. MS SharePoint development and Visio / process mapping experience preferred. Superior presentation skills required to provide status to key audience in a concise, informative and timely manner
  • Superior organization skills, strong attention-to-detail, independent, adaptable, self-motivated 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively partner with all levels of management across a diverse set of functions, locations and business. Exceptional interpersonal, relationship building and influencing skills
  • Strong analytic and questioning skills and ability to distill large amounts of information into key messages
  • Outstanding problem-solving capabilities –  ability to analyze situations with little guidance, perform self-guided research and offer creative solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and be successful in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working within a legal organization or financial services is preferred
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