Legal Operations Manager



Legal, Operations
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Job Details

Main Office - Columbus, OH
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree


About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. Economic development is about creating a place where companies can thrive and individuals can enjoy a higher standard of living. JobsOhio plays a leading role in economic development and serves as a catalyst to accelerate growth by investing in communities, helping Ohio’s businesses expand and attracting new companies to the state – all contributing to job creation, greater payrolls and more investment.

Summary of Position

JobsOhio is looking for a qualified Legal Operations Manager (LOM) to join its Legal Team. The LOM provides support to the Legal Team by assisting in the successful operation of the legal functions of JobsOhio and its affiliates, JobsOhio Beverage System (JOBS) and JobsOhio Growth Capital LLC (JOGC). The LOM will take charge of contract and data management and reporting while working closely with the Legal Team to help identify opportunities for improvement and help implement necessary changes. The LOM will maintain JobsOhio’s contract lifecycle management systems, develop playbooks and processes, generate reports, and implement data-driven strategies to control costs and monitor internal and external resource performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administers the Legal Team’s contract lifecycle management processes and maintains accurate records within the JobsOhio CRM regarding all JobsOhio agreements.
  • Support requests for contracts from drafting to execution stage, track progress to completion, and receipt of executed agreements
  • Provide administrative litigation management support
  • Assist with the preparation of agreements from approved templates and/or coordinate third party provided agreements for attorney review, as needed
  • Maintain and coordinate contract expiration dates
  • Assist with finalizing agreements including securing all necessary signatures
  • Develops reports and processes to monitor risk and/or gain strategic insight from non-program agreements within the JobsOhio CRM.
  • Communicate and present information to stakeholders about contract-related matters
  • Assists in accomplishing organizational goals for the Legal function by accepting ownership of tasks and successfully meeting objectives.
  • Explores avenues and /or opportunities to add strategic value to the organization by proactively developing possible solutions when trends due to volume or repetitive activities prove a need to rework processes to improve efficiencies.
  • Works with the Legal Team to ensure internal compliance with company contract processes and procedures, and the maintenance of all program and non-program agreements within the JobsOhio CRM and related document repositories of the organization.


Experience Requirements

  • At least 2-4 years of experience in legal operations or contract management
  • Ability to train and/or educate internal staff and/or customers to understand the processes, guidelines, and requirements needed by JobsOhio to execute a document once approved by legal.
  • Individual must be comfortable with teamwork and collaboration
  • Friendly, courteous, professional, outgoing, business-minded yet customer-service oriented
  • Experience with a broad range of corporate legal department matters, with a key emphasis on contract management
  • Experience with legal analytics and legal terminology
  • Strong business acumen and ability to formulate a compelling point of view
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other cloud-based CRMs
  • Comfortable making suggestions to improve and create processes that add value to the organization, current processes and clients.
  • Ability to work with multiple data sets in order to make informed recommendations
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Capable of independent and strategic thinking
  • Engaged, flexible, motivated, and success driven
  • Proficient in business applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel (reporting – Pivot tables and V-lookups)

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

JobsOhio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, familial status, or veteran status.