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Project Manager, Legal

Posted Jan 15
Full Time
On Site
Austin, Texas
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What to Expect

The Project Manager will support the Sr. Staff Project Manager and Legal team function by managing cost control, tracking, and reporting along with other tasks related to legal project management.

What You’ll Do
  • Utilize proven project management techniques to support the efficient management of the legal team including budgeting and monitoring; Develop and lead training and implementation of project management systems
  • Provide key information and reports on the status of projects to Legal Team Leads and Leadership
  • Work closely with the attorneys on developing budgets and staffing strategies
  • Coordinate and partner with Legal Team Leads and Finance to manage overall spend
  • Track projects with budget vs. actual spend that accounts for nuance and context beyond financial data
  • Identify opportunities to improve the creation of budgets and use of budget tracking for matters; Develop and refine RFP process focusing on external counsel spend
  • Any other assigned projects/tasks assigned by Leadership
What You’ll Bring
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a business-related field; 5+ years of project coordinating, project analyst, or project management experience in professional services (legal industry experience is a plus)
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement initiatives and knowledge management projects and, where appropriate, develop and evangelize best practices. Ability to manipulate data effectively and present findings to management and attorneys using data visualization tools (e.g., PowerBI) is a plus
  • Employ a strong understanding of financial terms and metrics with the ability to adjust necessary levers to improve client and matter performance
  • A proactive self-starter, with a drive to grow and enhance the function; Ability to develop, refine, and improve utilization of project management tools; High degree of efficiency and expertise in Excel and PowerPoint; Exceptional attention to detail in a high-pressure environment amidst tight timelines
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with staff, senior leadership, and attorneys; Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills capable of maintaining strong relationships
  • Highly effective creating business process & procedures; Financial modeling experience and ability to maintain complex spreadsheets (creative use of formulas, sophisticated data presentation, pivot tables, dashboards, etc.).
  • Optimizing work flow; Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving abilities; Comfortable with analyzing and managing data
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

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