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Industry Strategy Manager (Hybrid)

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Job Description

Ballard Spahr has a new opportunity available for an Industry Strategy Manager who will be responsible for providing direct strategic and operational support across the Firm’s industry teams. Reporting to the Senior Director, Industry Strategy and Development, the Industry Strategy Manager will work closely with Industry Team Leaders, department and practice leaders, attorneys, and Firm administrative departments to support the Firm’s long-term business strategy in key client industries and current priorities to build sustainable competitive advantage.

The Industry Strategy Manager will assist with developing strategic goals for assigned industry teams; prepare and manage team implementation plans; identify and analyze market and legal trends; complete client and matter coding training; and prepare periodic reports on key metrics, strategic priorities, and industry trends and developments for senior leadership.  In addition, prepare annual meeting industry sessions within assigned industry teams; regularly promote internal awareness of the Firm’s capabilities and opportunities within assigned industries and execute internal educational programs to keep internal lawyers informed of industry developments. 

This hybrid position offers a work schedule of three days a week in the Philadelphia, Minneapolis, or Washington, DC office.

Required Skills

The selected individual will possess excellent oral and written communication, project management, interpersonal and analytical skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence along with significant business knowledge and experience and an intense and proactive client service attitude. The ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines and a strong work ethic and team player mentality are essential. Strong computer proficiency is required. 

Required Experience

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of related work experience including five years of project management and/or strategic planning and execution expertise.  Experience in developing business strategy in one or more of the following industries is a plus: financial services, education, health care, technology, manufacturing, and consumer products. Law firm experience is preferred but not required. 

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color and members of the LGBTQAI+ community, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Job Location

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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