Legal Operations Lead
Company: EDWARD JONES
Posted on: May 15, 2022
At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious,
long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and
implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client
experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our
more than 7 million clients live and work.
A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with
clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who
enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with
clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide
support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver
an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch
offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to
grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.Our Legal
Division is expanding to enhance solutions for millions of clients
and their families. We are looking for a Legal Operations Lead to
join our team.
Legal Operations is an emerging discipline that broadly leverages
people, process and technology to optimize the value of the Legal
Division to the broader enterprise. This role is a chance for a
self-motivated individual with operations, technology, project
management and/or process optimization experience in a corporate
setting, to apply their skills to a legal division working on a
wide range of complex matters for a Fortune 300 firm. The
successful candidate will be versatile, able to connect tasks and
individual contributions to the "big picture" and have the
confidence to add strategic thought leadership to the team as well
as senior decision-makers.
--- Drive and influence advancement of Legal Division's maturation
in core operational areas such as strategic planning, technology,
firm and vendor management, change management, business
intelligence and project and program management.
--- Prioritize and connect Legal Operations initiatives to drive
facilitation of Legal Division's support of the firm's strategic
--- Lead or support Legal Operations projects, including ongoing
ownership of cross-functional initiatives such as implementation of
the Legal Division's Enterprise Legal Management system to evolve
matter management and outside counsel billing and management.
--- In collaboration with Legal Operations Director and Leader(s),
develop tools for tracking team initiatives and goals.
--- Identify measures of successful adoption, utilization,
proficiency, and risk mitigation in consultation with sponsor,
Legal Operations leader(s), and firm change team.
--- Develop strategies and collect data on measures of successful
adoption, utilization, proficiency and change risk mitigation to
share with the Legal Division and firm.
--- Evaluate the experiences of various Legal Division Associate
stakeholders to determine unmet Legal Operations needs and identify
opportunities to innovate leveraging people, process and
--- Apply Legal Operations industry research insights to develop
messaging, positioning and Legal Operations strategy.
--- Proactively collaborate with the Legal Operations Leader(s) and
support strategy development for Legal Operations.
--- Contribute to the strategic direction of Legal Operations
initiatives, in alignment with division and firm objectives and
--- Provide thought leadership to senior leaders on strategy, and
programs of responsibility in order to plan and implement execution
to meet relevant division goals and objectives.
--- Champion an innovation mind-set and create an inclusive,
engaging environment that supports and encourages change.
--- Engage in design thinking to critically reframe and scope
design problems to empathize, design, develop, prototype, and test
innovative products, services, and experiences.
--- Lead project teams and cross-functional groups to identify,
evaluate and implement innovative solutions for the Legal
The Legal Operations Lead will be based in St. Louis and could have
a hybrid (HQ Office/Home) work arrangement.
- Bachelor's degree required. Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) or
Master's degree a plus.
- Familiarity with and understanding of the legal operations
industry and competencies referenced in the Corporate Legal
Operations Consortium Core 12 is preferred.
- Requisite business experience with at least 10 years of
experience, preferably in fields like Legal Operations,
organizational development, change management, consulting,
communications, and project management.
- Excellent strategic and process thinking abilities; ability to
simplify complex issues and take a pragmatic approach to
- Ability to architect and implement large/complex change and
operate easily between concept and operation.
- FORTUNE 2020 - Edward Jones was named No. 7 on the 2020 FORTUNE
100 Best Companies to Work For - list.
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- Edward Jones Ranked No. 6 of the 100 best workplaces for
millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Magazine.
- 2020 Corporate Equality Index - Edward Jones joins the ranks of
680 major U.S businesses that received top marks in the HRC
Foundations 18th Annual Scorecard on LBGTQ Workplace Equality
- Edward Jones named a top company for training, ranking No. 25
on Training magazine's 2020 Training Top 125 list - the highest
ranking among the financial-services industry!
- Financial services firm Edward Jones has been named one of the
2019 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE
magazine. The firm ranked No. 5 on the list of 50 companies, up two
spots from last year.
- The Best Workplaces for Parents list is one of a series of
rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee
feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified--- organizations.
Edward Jones ranked No. 7 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work
for in 2019 list, the firm's 20th appearance on the list. The firm
also was ranked the No. 1 Best Workplace in Financial Services &
Insurance and the No. 6 Best Workplace for Millennials by Great
Place to Work and FORTUNE. Edward Jones does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age,
disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic
information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.At
Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their
contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a
rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial
security and well-being. to learn more about our total compensation
approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes
benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this
role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills,
experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential
Salary: $76798 - $130764
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