Director, Legal Operations Transformation Services

KPMGTempe, ArizonaFull TimeOn Site



At KPMG, you can become an integral part of a dynamic team at one of the world's top tax firms. Enjoy a collaborative, future-forward culture that empowers your success. Work with KPMG's extensive network of specialists & enjoy access to our Ignition Centers, where deep industry knowledge merges with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative tax solutions. Join a diverse team helping high-profile clients understand, analyze, and respond to complex business opportunities and challenges. Develop your career through a range of multifaceted engagements, formal training, and informal mentoring. At KPMG, we believe nothing is more important than investing in our culture because it's an investment in our people, our future, and what we stand for as a firm

KPMG is currently seeking a Director in Legal Operations and Transformation Services for our Tax Practice.



  • Lead delivery teams on LOTS engagements, including strategic law department assessments, technology optimization, selections and implementations, organizational design initiatives, target operating model design, business process, governance models, strategic modeling, and decisions for legal departments, etc
  • Manage engagements according to KPMG's financial/cost management policies; develop and optimize approach to managing and executing engagements
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities for LOTS engagements and serve as clients' main point of contact for engagement specific needs
  • Supervise, mentor and manage staff working on assigned projects
  • Direct and lead change management initiatives to support the implementation of new legal processes, technologies, and systems with clients
  • Develop responses to requests for proposals and lead/support new business development opportunities



  • Minimum ten years of prior experience working in a corporate law department in a legal operations function and/or experience at a consulting firm with a focus on legal operations
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; JD, MBA, or Master's degree from an accredited law, business, or graduate school preferred, in addition to others on KPMG's approved credential listing; any individual who does not possess at least one of the approved designations/credentials when their employment commences, has one year from their date of hire to obtain at least one of the approved designations/credentials; should you like to see the complete list of currently approved designations/credentials for the hiring practice/service line, your recruiter can provide you with that list
  • Experience leading large scale legal operations projects with demonstrated strong project management skills, including experience selecting, implementing and deployment of various leading legal technologies (CLM, ELM, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of client stakeholders, including senior leaders and executives; prior experience leading sales and new business development support; able to supervise and offer guidance to staff, and work in and support a team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

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KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

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