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Innovation Analyst

Salary: £40,000 - £65,000Start date: ASAPLocation: LondonContract type: Permanent

Job description

Cordius are recruiting for a large international law firm. This position is an amazing opportunity to work with a top 50 law firm and gain access to work with industry-leading professionals.

This is a new role that will play a crucial role in the successful operation of the growing innovation team. The role will support our innovation strategy by surfacing and capturing opportunities, managing the assessment process, and ensuring the most promising opportunities are prioritised.

The role will also provide Project Management Office type support to the innovation team, helping to ensure that projects are delivered within time and budget, and benefits from projects are managed and monitored appropriately.
  • Supporting the identification of innovation opportunities
  • Contributing to the overall innovation strategy for opportunity identification.
  • Running internal workshops and hackathons to identify opportunities
  • Attending meetings and workshops with clients to support idea identification work
  • Supporting the implementation of, and then managing the idea assessment process
  • Leading/contributing to the design of the idea assessment process
  • Managing ideas through the idea assessment process – working with senior stakeholders
  • Providing PMO support to innovation projects
  • Implementing a light touch Project Management Office for the innovation team, helping to manage risk and ensure successful project delivery.
  • Supporting our network of lawyers with innovation responsibilities
  • Manage the implemented PMO processes
  • Ensure benefits are tracked and managed successfully
  • Create reporting required for management updates

General responsibilities
  • Develop strong working relationships with other teams within the firm – both lawyers and business service
  • To support other innovation projects and work as necessary, including managing smaller innovation projects and/or workstreams within the innovation project

Attributes/Skills Required
  • Sensitive to business needs, with experience of calibrating governance requirements to the level of risk and the culture of an organization
  • Demonstrates the firms values of individuality, commitment, teamwork and straight-talking
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Cooperative and collaborative in approach and able to develop excellent working relationships at different levels and roles
  • Highly organised and able to work to deadlines with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise realistically
  • High professional standards with commitment to quality work product
  • An interest in innovation and a passion for making things better for our lawyers
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Comfortable with presenting to colleagues at all levels of seniority

  • Experience of working in a professional services environment
  • Either experience of implementing and managing idea identification and idea management processes, or experience of working in a Project Management Office type role
  • Strong MS Office suite skills i.e., Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Highly Desirable
  • Experience of working in a leading law firm. Experience in working in innovation or business change teams, experience in working on projects
  • Knowledge of design thinking or other customer focused solution/service design methodologies, knowledge of LegalTech solutions
  • Experience in preparing presentations and management reporting

Should you feel suitable for the role or wish to pursue similar roles in the area, please don't hesitate to contact Daniel at Cordius - Derby on 01332 287766

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