The Practice Group Talent Manager, NA Intellectual Property and NA International Commercial will work collaboratively with the NAIP and NAIC Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) and Associate Director/Business Manager of operations to accelerate practice group and individual lawyer performance and development, aligned with strategic direction, vision and values of North America.
Also the Practice Group Talent Manager, NA Intellectual Property and NA International Commercial will work closely with the NA Director of Talent Management and other Practice Group Talent Management Business Partners for North America; and play an essential role providing high-quality business partnering support to lawyers in the NAIP and NAIC Practice Group.
This is a highly collaborative role, which requires liaising closely with the PGLs and Associate Director/Business Manager of operations, while also working on a daily basis with office-based Talent Management colleagues. It is a hands-on position that requires proactive and reliable business partnering advice and service to the assigned PGLs and to the lawyers within the PG.
Operate as a Business Partner for the PGLs and Associate Director/Business Manager of operations to understand their strategic needs in relation to their people; liaise and coordinate with office-based Talent Management and Recruitment business partners to deliver:
Team planning and management for the Practice Groups: pipeline, succession and promotion, and, in partnership with the Associate Director/Business Manager of operations, capacity review and utilization, etc.
Recruitment: collaborate with the PGLs and Associate Director/Business Manager of operations to determine needs, evaluate staffing options, coordinate the on-boarding for the Practice Groups
Mobility: liaise with Global Mobility Advisory Group and office-based Talent Management on mobility requirements for the Practice Groups
Talent Reviews: support and coordinate the NA Talent Review process for the Practice Groups and work with the PGLs to identify and implement solutions and programs for high potential or underperforming talent
Performance Management: execute associate and local partner performance management processes (e.g., annual evaluation and promotion processes); evaluate performance results with the PGLs
Career Development: coordinate nomination for North America programs, assess and identify lawyer training needs and address in partnership with North America Leadership and Learning Lead, provide individual career development coaching sessions on an as-needed basis
Organizational Development: e.g., follow-up on BakerYou within the practice group, consistent with overall North America approach; focus on improving engagement
Integration: serve as key liaison to support and facilitate integration of North America lateral partners
Close coordination with office-based Talent Management to support the PGLs on people-related issues
Partnership with the People and North America leadership teams to help develop optimal People strategy, infrastructure and resources for North America
Other duties as assigned
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree focusing on Learning, Human Resources, Organizational Development, Management, or other related areas; JD/law firm experience beneficial; but not required
Extensive experience in Talent Management, preferably in a professional services firm environment
Experience working across multiple locations and jurisdictions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluent written and spoken English is required
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and drive results with a sense of urgency in setting strategies and executing against the objectives
Proven ability to influence, interact and consult with senior leaders, strong collaboration skills and effective stakeholder management
Strong coaching, counselling, business acumen, and overall communication skills
About Baker McKenzie
At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 6,000 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide and five (5) Service Centers, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.