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Job Title Document Production & Process Automation Analyst
Department IT
Role Business Services
Job Location Bristol

The role:

This key role within our Productivity Applications Team will be focussed on working with our lawyers to improve their working practices through the better application and use of technology. This will include activities such as:
• Working with our lawyers & legal business analysts to analyse lawyer working practices (e.g. document production, pitch creation etc) to ascertain where and how efficiency improvements can be made through the application of technology
• Identification of the most appropriate technologies to deliver the required improvements
• The design, build and test of solutions, working with our lawyers to ensure any solution built is fit for purpose and can be easily adopted
• Supporting our lawyers with the wider and better use of existing solutions to ensure that software is being adopted and used effectively
• Providing training on software solutions and support the hand over to support teams.

What will you do:

• Work with Business Partners, Business Analysts, Project Managers, IT and process SMEs and internal stakeholders (Partners, Associates and Professional Support Lawyers) across the firm's offices to ensure that the services offered fully meet their needs.
• Engage with Business Partners and Management to manage and prioritise work
• Deconstruct legal business processes into their component parts and assess suitability for automation
• Improve the quality and consistency of document production, to increase firm efficiency and to improve the effectiveness of our client offerings.
• Design, build and test automation solutions, using techniques that enable users to make further efficiency improvements and easily maintain their working practices themselves (e.g. automate document production using clause banks)
• Support the administration and organisation of the Firm's standard document collection
• Create and maintain templates using the Firm's template management tool
• Thoroughly review own and others' work to ensure that formatting is correct and ensure all documents are presentation, grammar and spell checked
• Complete all aspects of documentation following the production process and manage the transition of the automated document to production (including user and support staff training)

What we are looking for:

• Minimum 2 years' experience in application or infrastructure support
• A good understanding Microsoft Word to MOS Word Expert level (essential)
• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook (essential)
• A good working knowledge of iManage (optional)
• A good working knowledge of BigHand Outline or Legal Template Management applications (optional - training will be given if the right candidate does not have experience of the template management software).
• A strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including advanced formulas (beneficial)
• A working knowledge of SQL Query and PowerShell reading and writing
• A working knowledge of programming or scripting languages including VBA (beneficial, training can be given.)
• A working knowledge Power Apps (bonus)
• Exceptional communication skills
• Exposure to project and change processes

Here at Simmons & Simmons:

We believe our people define us. Our working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a friendly culture which we are very proud of. An inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.

• Competitive Offer Package including bonus's dependant on role/level, private medical insurance & pension contribution to name a few.
• Dress 'for your day' Code.
• Hybrid working approach of 2 days a week required in the office with flexibility dependant on role/team/client demands.
• A wide range of international offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin; Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore.
• All offices have their own artwork collections - with a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in the London office. We have a long standing history in supporting the art community especially up and coming artists.
• The creation of Simmons & Simmons Solutions - bringing together the best legal advice from our established legal teams with non-traditional capabilities that enhance, expand and differentiate the Simmons offering.
• We were ranked as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Top 30 Employer for Working Families in 2020.
• We have Social and Sport Committees contributing to Xmas & Summer parties, end of month drinks and various sporting events.
• We also have a range of Diversity Network Groups including LGBT+, Emerge (Race & Ethnicity) and The Number One Club (Women's network) who have organised various talks and events firmwide.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position then please contact the Recruitment Team with any questions. To apply for the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page/visit the career pages on our website, where there is also a detailed job description.

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