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Global Legal Department Business Operations Manager

Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Global Legal Department Business Operations ManagerJob Ref: 4587498003 - Type: (a) Full-timeRocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 1,100 people strong and we're adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly and we are action-oriented.While other companies talk about it, we do it!Global Legal Department Business Operations ManagerThe Global Legal Department Business Operations Manager (GLBOM) is responsible for all the business and operational activity of the company's legal department including overall operations, procurement and maintenance of the legal department systems, budgets, cases, governance and matters management and legal record keeping. The GLBOM works closely with the lawyers and other professionals in the legal department and other departments to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the department, including managing business matters and billing, governance and record keeping and managing the department's applications and systems. The GLBOM participates in Legal department initiatives. A successful candidate will have experience as a business manager of a legal department and paralegal experience as well as a "can-do" attitude.Key Responsibilities:

  • Refine and promote the law department's mission, in collaboration with the General Counsel and the leadership team, and develop and execute on the department's short- and long-term operations plan
  • Develop strong relationships with general counsel staff and cross-functional colleagues, both inside and outside the legal department. Positively engage and communicate with stakeholders across the company, including customers, suppliers, and regulators to identify opportunities to enhance and improve the legal department's ability to deliver great legal work
  • Create, implement, and improve processes to mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies, and improve responsiveness such to enable the lawyers to practice law and minimize the time they spend on operational or routine tasks and projects
  • Design and roll-out metrics and dashboards
  • Works effectively with all staff to advance the goals of the company.
  • Works with in-house and outside attorneys explore alternative fee arrangements, if possible, and ensure budgets are met and seek to push cases along.
  • Design playbook/templates where applicable to standardize, automate and improve practices, and ensure widespread adoption.
  • Oversees development and implementation of department policies and trainings
  • Ensure and foster compliance with corporate and legal standards
  • Improve business processes and creating efficiencies within the legal department.
  • Create, sustain, and strengthen firm and vendor relationships that support the legal department needs. Onboard new vendors and firms quickly and efficiently. Annually evaluate vendor/firm performance
  • Managing other strategic plans or initiativesRequired:
    • Must be able to multi-task and be able to work in time-crunch situations if required for conducting negotiations, meeting deadlines, proposals, meeting preparations, and customer interface.
    • Abide by all applicable Health and Safety legislation and Rocket Lab policies and procedures.
    • Professional capability and resource management
    • Cross-departmental and cross-functional alignment
    • Must be able to travel if required.Important Information:
      To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

Keywords: Rocket Lab USA, Long Beach , Global Legal Department Business Operations Manager, Executive , Long Beach, California

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