Director of the Office of the CIO Job at Vannin Chief of Staff, Chicago, IL

  • Vannin Chief of Staff
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Vannin Chief of Staff has been retained by one of the world’s leading law firms to find a Director, Office of the CIO in one of their major market hubs. Our client is recognized on The American Lawyer magazine’s A-List, which aims to identify the most well-rounded law firms based on a measure of their success in five areas: revenue per lawyer (RPL), pro bono, diversity, associate satisfaction and the percentage of women equity partners.

Director, Office of the CIO Role

Our client is seeking a Director of the Office of the CIO (OCIO). The role is responsible for the financial and personnel management functions within the firmwide IT organization. The IT organization is currently executing a modernization and digital transformation journey. This position will lead the effort to streamline and automate key processes that directly support the broader transformational effort including budget preparation, reporting and vendor selection for the implementation of a new purchase requisition system. This position is also responsible for the development of staff engagement functions such as Career Path Framework, Welcome to IT, Skills Matrix and Training Plans.

The ideal candidate possesses a keen technical foundation and strong business acumen, with a blend of strategic, operational, project and change management skills. Additionally, they must be a proven leader, adept at collaborating, influencing and solutioning with colleagues across the matrix organization. They are biased toward action and enjoy the dynamism of a fast-paced, innovative environment.

This will be a full-time , exempt position, in a hybrid capacity located in a key major market (Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Salt Lake City or Washington, D.C.).


Operational Excellence and Strategic Coordination:

  • Facilitate and coordinate meetings to track the execution of IT strategy and roadmap
  • Improve processes for operational excellence
  • Collaborate on communication and change management initiatives within the IT organization, in coordination with other firmwide departments including Human Resources and Finance

Budget and Procurement Management:

  • Lead the IT firmwide budgeting and procurement processes and supporting the financial analysis of third party RFP’s and SOW’s
  • Handle budget preparation, financial reporting, and purchase order requisitions
  • Ensure alignment with valid contracts and planned budgets
  • Provide training and documentation for budget owners and purchasing requestors

Personnel and Organizational Management:

  • Oversee IT personnel management, including headcount tracking, organizational alignments, and onboarding programs
  • Maintain the IT Career Path and Skills Matrix
  • Coordinate with Finance and Human Resources on IT personnel matters

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with experience in financial management.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a Chief of Staff or senior management role, preferably within the professional services industry, leading large scale IT transformations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in process development, vendor management, project management and change implementation.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with an ability to manage teams and collaborate across functions, and comfort in working within a matrix organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and build relationships at all levels.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced environment, with a proactive and can-do attitude.

Compensation Range : Dependent on experience and location, $200-$240K + bonus and benefits

What to Expect from Our Selection Process

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional to contribute to the success of a leading global law firm by providing strategic leadership to ensure the delivery of a transformational digital roadmap within the Office of the CIO. If you are a driven individual with a bias toward action and passion for collaboration, we invite you to apply. The process includes:

1. Vannin Chief of Staff Screening: 15 minute phone interview & 30 minute video interview
2. Client Interview 1: Virtual interview with firmwide IT group HRBP
3. Client Interview 2: Virtual block interview with hiring manager & team members
4. Client Interview 3: Onsite interview with CIO

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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