Mayer Brown

Regional IT Project Manager

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(11/24/2021 12:28 AM)
# of Positions
Pos. Category
Information Technology - Project Management
Office Location
Hong Kong - Wong Chuk Hang
Pos. Type
Regular Full Time


Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in 26 key business centres across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres — New York, London and Hong Kong — we are uniquely positioned to advise leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex legal needs. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry.


We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realise their greatest potential. We also encourage all our people to use their skills to support the wider community through our pro bono and community volunteering programmes. At Mayer Brown the principles of mutual respect, dignity and understanding are central to the way we work and help to provide an environment where diversity and inclusion are embraced.


  • Manage multiple projects at one time, some projects will be IT projects and some non-IT
  • Work closely with the business functional areas, vendors, and other IT teams in defining project priorities, scope, approach, resource requirements, schedule, deliverables, and budgets; facilitate cross project coordination and communication
  • Obtain stakeholder buy-in and proactively manage expectations throughout the project
  • Responsible for vendor relationships throughout the project ensuring outsourced tasks meet contract expectations, firm standards, and are delivered on time
  • Assist with the development of RFIs and RFPs as required to enable third party solutions and IT services
  • Adhere to and promote PMO standard project management tools, procedures and best practices
  • Define project business requirements, analysis, and design; facilitate decision making sessions for project specific architecture, business strategy, operational processes, business processes, and organizational requirements
  • Meet with project stakeholders to clearly capture business requirements, critical milestones, and dependencies – may require travel to other offices
  • Coordinate the creation and follow up of project related surveys and end-user communications that clearly explain technical concepts using non-technical language
  • Provide the initial risk and compliance analysis the project may pose to the firm
  • Act as a liaison between IT stakeholders to strengthen understanding of business-aligned goals
  • Challenge the status quo

Qualifications / Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years successfully managing IT projects from inception to completion, overseeing direct / indirect reports and vendors. 8+ years of IT experience
  • Experience of delivering IT projects within Hong Kong, China and Singapore
  • Legal industry experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of project management principles and methods; preferred current Project Management certification such as PMP, Prince 2, Master’s Certificate, CSM or other certification / degree in project management
  • Agile and DevOps experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS-Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, Project
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English as well as either Cantonese or Putonghua and a keen level of attention to detail
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, focused on delivery of deadlines and adherence of quality assurance procedures
  • Proven ability to work under pressure; ability to handle multiple conflicting priorities
  • Team awareness – recognizes and understands both personal and team dynamics and relationships; empathetic to stakeholder concerns; recognizes motivational issues and effectively influences more desirable outcomes or provides incentive as necessary
  • Pragmatic and flexible in project management approach, tailoring their style to the needs of their projects, teams, and business partners
  • Strong business analysis skills and strategic thinker; experience managing high risk projects
  • Strong understanding of technology, architecture, development, and quality assurance
  • Change Management experience with complex business transformational efforts
  • Strong experience working with global teams; ability to adapt to different cultures
  • High level of discretion, comfortable handling sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
  • Good project planning and management skills
  • Ability to anticipate problems and make insightful, timely decisions in complex situations


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