Business Director

Financial Operations Tampa, FL


Greenberg Traurig (GT), a global law firm, has an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Business Director of our Tampa office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary:

The Business Director will manage the daily operations and administration of approximately 23 attorneys and 26 business staff employees for the Tampa office. The Director will closely collaborate with the office’s Managing Shareholders, the firm's Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officers to support and reinforce the culture, provide strong leadership for strategic initiatives, and implement firm-wide objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with Managing Shareholders, Talent Services (human resources), and other Business Directors to ensure consistent practices/procedures in the office
  • Leads operational/administrative managers, in conjunction with the managers’ national department directors, especially when the managers encounter any multi-administrative department matters
  • Provides support to Practice Group Department Leaders on ad hoc operational issues
  • Routinely drafts officewide communications and policies, and monitors adherence/enforces compliance with those policies
  • Collaboratively manages accounting/finance/revenue management functions of the office; develops and oversees office budgeting
  • Partners with the talent services and talent acquisition teams to attract, retain, and develop the office's talent both attorneys and business staff
  • Leads the annual staff compensation review process
  • Assists with the facilitation of the annual associate compensation review process led by the Managing Shareholders
  • Liaisons with the marketing, technology, records management, office services, hospitality, reception, and facilities team to provide the highest degree of client service in the office and troubleshoots daily issues
  • Plays key role in expansion and renovations efforts and office space planning; manages office assignments and relocations
  • Continually reviews staffing levels to maintain effective secretarial staffing ratios and monitors paralegal usage and workflow as needed
  • Assists with integrating new attorneys, including lateral shareholders, into the firm; for departures, completes attorney departing procedures
  • Directly engages where and when needed to support office operational functions to ensure office needs and services are met
  • Reviews and approves/denies expense reports submitted for reimbursement by attorneys and staff in accordance with firm and office policies
  • Creates and fosters a collegial environment of teamwork and esprit de corps

Skills & Competencies:

  • Business acumen must include uncompromising integrity, sound leadership experience, and the ability to effectively manage change
  • Ability to apply financial information in a dynamic business environment to not only keep fundamentals strong, but to influence positive change
  • Proven success in working well, being influential, and communicating effectively with senior leadership and staff, including presenting ideas in a clear, succinct manner
  • Highly motivated with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver on-time work products
  • Adapt to a fast-paced, high pressure environment to achieve business goals and objectives
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving skills, takes initiative and uses good judgment, excellent follow-up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), professional demeanor, and presentation

Qualifications & Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Organization Development, Human Resources or related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a management or leadership position in a professional services organization
  • Strong business experience in accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, technology, and facilities management
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Exceptional computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications quickly

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Greenberg Traurig are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.

In support of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, GT participates in the Mansfield Rule Certification Program. The program, which is administered by The Diversity Lab, seeks to increase diversity representation in the legal profession and within law firm leadership roles. In 2019, GT achieved Mansfield 3.0 Certification, and in 2020, we achieved an even higher standard: Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus. GT is currently participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Program. Providing your data during the application process helps us with achieving that goal and with meeting reporting/record-keeping obligations under federal and state law and other legal requirements.