Marketing and Business Development Manager – Legal Industry

About Our Client:

Our client is a top law firm.

Position Scope:

Reporting to the Strategic Initiatives Director, the Project Manager needs a combination of subject-matter expertise and project management skills. They must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and team leadership abilities, as well as the capacity to work with cross-functional teams to accomplish overall project goals.


  • Building, developing, and growing any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Effectively adhering to and applying industry project management practices and standards.
  • Developing and managing project specifications, technical design and requirements in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Creating and executing project work plans, setting project timelines, milestones, and deadlines and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path.
  • Proactively managing changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Managing day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope including budgets and resources.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations and progress to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Coordinating work with cross-functional team leaders and monitoring and reporting on project status.
  • Building, developing, and growing any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Identifying resources needed, assigning individual responsibilities and supervising work.
  • Coaching, mentoring, motivating and supervising project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Judgment with tasks at hand and appropriate communication with direct supervisors and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Report and escalate any variances in budgetary spend or requirements as needed.
  • Conducting project post mortems and creating a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in personnel management and leadership.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently and flexible during times of change.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong analytical and customer service skills.
  • Strong focus on delivery and quality; ability to ensure quality and accuracy of reports and deliverables, with a focus on attention to detail.
  • Expertise in requirements gathering for areas such as Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, or any aspects of a Law Firm.
  • Experience working within the legal industry an asset.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal).
  • Superior organization skills and attention to detail.
  • High level of confidence to make suggestions for process improvement and issues resolution.

Education and Experience:

  • University/college degree or equivalent industry experience plus 10 years of progressive project management related experience.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a requirement.
  • Exposure to SAP is a definite benefit to the success of this role.
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as Microsoft Project and Visio.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a resume to Jessica Alcock at

Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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Toronto, ON



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Marketing and Business Development Manager – Legal Industry

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