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Legal Operations Technology Manager

$130,000- $150,000/ year
Posted May 30
Full Time
On Site
Chicago, Illinois

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve the world’s most challenging problems, like designing a more resilient, inclusive, and equitable future for our communities and cities.

Our people-centered, “People First” culture and “One Firm-Firm” motto promotes integrated teams that unite to shape the future of cities. Gensler’s vision is to “Create a Better World through the Power of Design,” and we do that by our deep commitment to our clients and by fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive environment that enables our people to create impactful solutions together.

­­­Your Role

The Legal Studio is looking for an experienced Legal Operations Technology Manager to oversee and implement technology solutions within the Legal Studio, with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the legal team through the use of technology. A key initial priority of this role is to lead, develop and manage Gensler’s Contract Management solution. This role is highly collaborative in nature and you will need to work effectively with our matrix organization to determine business requirements. You will partner closely with our Information Services, Data Platform, IT teams and Regional Leaders to ensure successful implementations and product releases.

What You Will Do


  • Assessing the technology needs and requirements of the Legal Studio
  • Researching and evaluating new and emerging legal technologies
  • Implementing and managing legal software systems and tools
  • Providing training and support to the legal team on the use of technology
  • Working closely with the Legal Studio Leadership and other members of the legal team to understand their technology needs and to develop solutions to meet those needs.
  • Managing technology projects and initiatives, including vendor relationships and budgets
  • Develop a product road map for Contract Management System by collaborating with leadership and other stakeholders to establish long-range strategic plans
  • Manage and troubleshoot Contract Management system
  • Design, develop, implement new contract workflows in Contract Management System and effectively communicate status to senior leadership on a regular basis
  • Provide training to practioners and Legal Studio

Your Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5+ years of experience as a Legal Technology Manager in a legal department or Product Manager for a Contract Management Stystem
    • Experience implementing a Contract Management System
    • Experience with Ironclad a plus
    • Strong track record of owning end to end initiatives
    • Experience with agile software development processes
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • The compensation for this position is estimated between $130-150k, plus bonuses and benefits and contingent on relevant experience

Life at Gensler

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.