Sidley Austin LLP

  • Project Manager

    Recruiting Location US-IL-Chicago
  • Summary

    The Project Manager will support the Strategic Sourcing Manager and be responsible for managing various projects by working with individuals of various levels across all offices of the Firm. He or she will work on projects in procurement analysis, construction project financial management, new office openings and vendor management. The Project Manager will also be involved in performing economic reviews and developing process improvements at both the Firm and office levels.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Manage projects of varying size and complexity from beginning to completion.
    • Analyze and manage key vendor relationships including the evaluation of the cost of services and the identification of cost savings opportunities.
    • Assist with contract negotiations for key vendors and perform contract reviews including the evaluation of pricing and contract terms.
    • Assist in managing the Firm’s construction projects including working with administrators and consultants to effectively budget and report on the cost of the Firm’s construction projects.  
    • Support the budgeting and fixed asset needs of the accounting department.
    • Has oversight and implementation of various Firm and office initiatives.
    • Manage and facilitate information requests.
    • Perform various types of analysis to support Firm management and decision making - including: economic, cost/benefit and profitability.
    • Develop and produce financial reporting as needed.
    • Ability to travel on an occasional basis (5%) and in some instances for an extended period of time for certain projects.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).


    Education and/or Experience:


    • Bachelor's degree.
    • A minimum of 4 years of progressive financial analysis and project management experience.
    • Demonstrated project management skills and demonstrated ability to keep projects moving forward to deliver results.
    • Advanced capabilities and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.



    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • Previous experience working in a client service environment or professional services firm.


    Other Skills and Abilities:

    The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Good judgment
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
    • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities


    Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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