University of North Texas - Operations Business Manager

- Denton, TX

Full/Part Time: 
The primary functions for which this person is responsible are: * Staff Management and Development * Strategic Planning and Data Analytics * Finance and Budget Management * Outside Counsel and Legal Vendor Management * Legal Technology Support & Strategy * Department Administration and Communication For Staff Management & Development, this position will: * Act as the direct supervisor to various Support Staff personnel * Coordinate and oversee activities of the LD Support Staff * Develop in-house professional development programming, plan and schedule programs, identify topics and speakers * Act in a Human Resources capacity by managing the hiring process and overseeing the department professional development initiatives For Strategic Planning and Data Analytics, this position will: * Collect and analyze LD metrics, covering topics such as matter management, outside counsel, department productivity, personnel and operating budget * Develop and prepare reports of key performance indicators, including graphical display * Develop productivity dashboards * Support general counsel with LD strategic planning, goal setting, and measurement For Budget and Finance, this position will: * Partner with the LD leadership, Finance, IT and Procurement to develop and manage the LD annual strategic operating plan and budget * Improve the value of budget data: help determine and create the financial reports most beneficial to all LD groups; include spend analysis, efficiency initiatives and technology * Improve data integrity and analytical reporting capacity: Identify, collect, and report on key performance indicators and meaningful metrics For Legal Technology Support & Strategy, this position will: * Develop and optimize existing technologies (e.g.: Worldox, Amicus, Office 365) * Research and design a legal technology roadmap * Research opportunities for appropriate technology additions (Examples: automated workflows, document management, contract repository, dashboards, eBilling, RFP software, group communication platforms, etc.) * Champion the implementation and training process for new products For Outside Counsel and Vendor Management, the position will: * Act as the first point of contact for invoice processing, streamline invoice approval process * Supervise other Support Staff in the administration of the invoice approval process * Administer RFP and law firm convergence/evaluation programs * Research and suggest alternative pricing models for vendor engagements * Manage vendor relationships, expenses and incidents, track performance For Communication & Administration position will: * Develop department communications and presentations for the GC and Legal Department executives * Plan and execute executive meetings, both onsite and off * Participate in legal department senior staff meetings and communicate relevant information to staff * Perform and oversee special projects that are highly sensitive or complex in nature, requiring a high-level of independence and initiative in execution and implementation * Act as an executive assistant to the GC, serving as a trusted gatekeeper who understands the preferences of the GC in order to prioritize issues accordingly and oversee highly confidential work The successful candidate will possess a business or administration college level degree (or similar) with significant expertise in finance and budgeting as well as experience in a legal department or law firm. They must also have demonstrated proficiency in project management, administration, and legal technology. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * An ability to work collegially and in an ethical, professional, and tactful manner * An ability and willingness to engage in creative thinking and problem solving * An ability to establish cooperative working relationships with members of the Office of General Counsel and with the varied constituents within the UNT System and its component institutions * Excellent time management and prioritization skills * Demonstrated project management skills * The ability to work independently and to be self-motivated while handling multiple assignments in an array of areas with moderate supervision.



P.O.Box 292788 Lewisville, TX 75029-2788  |  Phones: (214) 222-1500  |  (214) 222-8884  |  (800) 594-7036

P.O.Box 292788
Lewisville, TX

  (214) 222-1500
  (214) 222-8884
  (800) 594-7036

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