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Legal Operations Associate

Verisk
Posted Jun 28
Full Time
Jersey City, New Jersey

Company Description

We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.

Job Description

Join our corporate Law Department in our global headquarters located in Jersey City, NJ where we have a flexible hybrid work model.

  • Implement and support processes and solutions that enable Legal, Compliance and Audit (LC&A) to efficiently execute its day-to-day operations; enable LC&A team members to focus on their craft and serve customers more effectively by applying the best and right-sized business and technical practices to the delivery of LC&A services
  • Play a key role in simplifying and streamlining legal contracting. Relevant duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Organization and management of the administration, processing, storage, and reporting associated with all corporate sell-side agreements
    • Facilitate operational efficiencies in Verisk’s contracting environment, leveraging appropriate tools (including CRM and CLM) and staff alongside re-visiting processes
      • Align with relevant stakeholders on business needs and opportunities to develop an actionable roadmap for contracting
      • Assess and identify opportunities for improvement in contracting practices; stay ahead and informed of emerging technologies and capabilities, incorporating them into the roadmap as appropriate
      • Re-design complex workflows and develop simplified, elegant solutions keeping ease of use and user experience top of mind
    • Serve as the business contact and departmental representative for the CLM system
    • Along with fellow team members, facilitate the establishment of a contract administration “Center of Excellence”
    • Generate reports and develop dashboards on contract activity
  • Participate and partner in requirements gathering and problem-solving with internal stakeholders to contribute towards solutions and recommendations to meet desired departmental and organizational objectives
  • Assist in evaluation of technologies and underlying process requirements to assess future needs and make recommendations; identify scalable tools and implement them. Also, drive the use of technology and automation systems to improve department operations.
  • Support LC&A learning and development, including inform management of recurring issues or when additional team training may be required; also, develop and coordinate training for LC&A team members on relevant topics and systems
  • Participate in and contribute to legal spend management initiatives, as well as budgeting and reforecasting
  • Support and facilitate the establishment and use of metrics, KPIs, OKRs, and success criteria across operations, activities, projects, and efforts
  • Facilitate and enhance knowledge management through maintaining resources on the intranet, Sharepoint and Teams
  • Participate in various special LC&A projects and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or the following equivalent work experience:
    • Preferably 4 to 5+ years of experience (no less than three years) in business operations for a law firm and/or in-house legal department, with particular exposure to and knowledge of contracting and best practices in contract administration. Candidates with a strong project management and/or lean six sigma background will also be considered for the role.
  • Demonstrates superior initiative and ensures strict confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent analytical skills, with commitment to continuous improvement
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to work on multiple projects; possess a track record of managing to project plans and managing to timelines and deadlines
  • Stellar problem-solving abilities to understand team member pain points and troubleshoot as challenges arise
  • Superb communication skills; communicates clearly and is effective with verbal and written communications; adapts communication style to needs of the audience.
  • Committed team player, with experience in building trust, a strong rapport and collaborative relationships (including with team members in legal, compliance, audit, sales, sales operations, IT, finance, and more)
  • Quick and motivated learner, desirous to jump in and take on new challenges to improve work product
  • Tech savvy, ideally possessing experience with legal technology systems as well as CLM and CRM tools. Familiar with Smartsheet and Microsoft 365 suite of applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, Forms, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power BI)
  • Experience with designing, developing, documenting. mapping, and implementing processes and workflow improvements

Additional Information

For over 50 years, Verisk has been the leading data analytics and technology partner to the global insurance industry by delivering value to our clients through expertise and scale. We empower communities and businesses to make better decisions on risk, faster.

At Verisk, you'll have the chance to use your voice and build a rewarding career that's as unique as you are, with work flexibility and the support, coaching, and training you need to succeed.

For the eighth consecutive year, Verisk is proudly recognized as a Great Place to Work® for outstanding workplace culture in the US, fourth consecutive year in the UK, Spain, and India, and second consecutive year in Poland. We value learning, caring and results and make inclusivity and diversity a top priority. In addition to our Great Place to Work® Certification, we’ve been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Best-Managed Companies and by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and Best Employer for Women, testaments to the value we place on workplace culture.

We’re 7,000 people strong. We relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation. And we are looking for people like you to help us translate big data into big ideas. Join us and create an exceptional experience for yourself and a better tomorrow for future generations.

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Verisk Maplecroft — provides intelligence on sustainability, resilience, and ESG, helping people, business, and societies become stronger

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability . Verisk’s minimum hiring age is 18 except in countries with a higher age limit subject to applicable law.

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