Job Summary: Skadden is looking for a Business Systems Information Project Manager who will be primarily responsible for planning, delivering and supporting applications, application platforms, and application integration projects in support of our Client Administration, Finance and/or other Firm functional areas.
• Coordinates with Firm departments to understand application and business process needs, document requirements, identify appropriate solutions, and track project progress.
•  Ensures project objectives and requirements are clear and agreed to by all stakeholders.
•  Reports and keeps key stakeholders apprised of project status, challenges, and concerns through the entire project life cycle.
• Manages relationships with Firm departments, application development teams, data integration teams, various IT groups and external vendors to deliver and support superior solutions.
• Provides technical direction during the design, development, integration and/or customization, and delivery of application solutions and platforms.
• Leads and coordinates resources in the resolution of application and system problems as they arise.
•  Assist with budget development for identified projects and initiatives.
•  Identifies areas for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change in coordination with other departments.
•  Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
•  Manages Firm resources responsibly.
•  Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
•  Performs other related duties as assigned.


 Qualifications
• Knowledge of relevant computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
•  Maintains knowledge of current technologies, relevant industry direction(s), and best practices
•  Broad knowledge of project management methodology, requirements gathering, analysis and process design
•  Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
•  SQL, database structure, scripting and application configuration skills are desirable
•  Ability to identify and articulate solutions to problems as they arise or present themselves
•  Participation in industry groups such as ILTA
•  Excellent presentation skills
•  Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
•  Demonstrates close attention to detail
•  Ability to communicate effectively
•  Ability to defuse a tense situation
•  Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
•  Ability to meet deadlines
•  Ability to handle multiple projects with shifting priorities
•  Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
•  Ability to organize and prioritize work
•  Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
•  Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
•  Ability to travel to other offices as needed
•  Interacts courteously and effectively with others
•  Works well under pressure
•  Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs 
 

 Experience/Education

• Bachelor's Degree preferably in the field of Computer Information Systems or similar.
• Experience with legal specific applications supporting accounting (Aderant Expert), time and billing (DTE), new business intake (Flow), experience (Foundation), matter life cycle, and financial and management reporting are desirable.
• Minimum of seven years of experience in systems/application development and project management related positions.

To apply, send resume to Bob Ferris at robert.ferris@skadden.com or submit on-line at https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/application?id=0aa38ecd-afd6-468e-8501-47d6eee71e49