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Resource & Practice Management Advisor

Job Title: Resource & Practice Management Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Industry:
Reference: FSD/14084
Contact Name: Fleur Daniell
Contact Email: fsd@elliottscotthr.com
Job Published: August 20, 2018 17:34

Job Description

The Job:

  • Our Client, a highly respected International law firm, is hiring a Resource & Practice Advisor to sit within one of their practice areas.  Working closely with Partners and Associates, and acting as a trusted advisor to the Practice Area Management Team, comprising of the Regional Practice Area Leader (RPAL), Regional Business Manager (RBM), you will provide strategic advice on manpower planning and resource management, including the optimization of work allocation and the deployment of lawyers to maximize profitability and support personal development.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide information and advice in respect of manpower planning and resourcing

  • Identify appropriate assignments for Senior Associates, incorporating the individuals’ preferences and development goals where possible

  • For the Singapore office, review leave requests to ensure adequate staffing

  • Provide forecast and actual utilizing and availability reports for the RPAL and Partner group plus any other ad hoc reports that may be requested, in a timely and targeted manner

  • Highlight trends and patterns for potential resourcing issues to the RBM with the aim of fully utilizing existing staff within the regional offices and globally before resorting to external hires

  • Organize Partner meetings, team meetings and Annual General Meetings as required. Preparing agendas, materials and minutes and progressing agreed action lists

  • Ensure continued operational integration in the firm

  • Support the RBM/GM in carrying out the business priorities for the firm

  • Work with the firm’s business services team to facilitate service delivery and Best Practice to the practice areas

  • Provide assistance and support with ad hoc projects as directed by the RBMs and GM in SE Asia

  • Ensure, in conjunction with the HR Manager, that lawyers in the practice areas receive a documented annual appraisal and that career development plans are implemented and reviewed

  • Take ownership for and manage the work allocation tool, and ensure the integrity of the data included in the tool including annual leave and non-chargeable activities

 

Skills/Experience:

  • Previous resource allocation experience preferably gained in a large commercial environment, ideally Professional Services; or

  • A recruitment background with the desire to move in to the resource allocation field, with the right transferable skills and personable attributes to move in to this profession; or

  • Previous practice/business co-ordination experience in a professional services firm

  • Tertiary qualifications in business or human resources

  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels

  • Customer service focus

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

  • Proactive and self-directed, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Strong influencing and problem solving skills

  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong internal and external working relationships

 

For further details please contact Fleur Daniell on +65 6493 1873 or share your details at fsd@elliottscotthr.com, quoting job code: FSD/14084.

EA License Number: 14C6917

Registration Number: R1764804

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