Firm Administration

Current Opportunities

To apply for our current opportunities in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, New York and our Legal Services Center in Halifax, please email firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

Trust Accounting Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Accounting, the Trust Accounting Clerk is responsible for managing all trust fund activities as outlined below:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage trust fund activities including deposits and investments (pursuant to client instruction), and all associated tracking, filing, imaging, and record-keeping.
  • Prepare trust cheques and manage incoming/outgoing wire transfers.
  • Reconcile trust bank accounts on a daily basis.
  • Process and pay weekly payroll invoices, and monthly HST returns.
  • Coordinate the disbursement of inactive trust funds.
  • Analyze and address stale-dated cheques and book f/x contracts.
  • Coordinate the payment of LPIC (Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Insurance) and various legal memberships.
  • File annual T5, NR4 and T4A-NR supplementary returns with the CRA.
  • Manage annual CDIC reporting for Trust funds.
  • Assist in the completion of annual trust audits.
  • Assist with cash management, including daily bank reporting and initiating account transfers.
  • Update all bank records with signing authorities as necessary.
  • Provide support to the Accounts Payable team as required.
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders (lawyer, law clerks, legal assistants, banking representatives) in a prompt and professional manner.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong working knowledge in completing trust audits. 
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Experience with Elite 3E would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to work overtime (before 9 am or after 5 pm) when required to meet client demands.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should forward their resume to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Financial Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Accounting, the Financial Analyst will provide support to internal clients for business processes including; partner accounting, tax preparation & filings, financial reporting, account reconciliations, and support to the Accounts Payable team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage partners’ income allocation and conduct all reports related to partners’ compensation.
  • Oversee quarterly partner tax instalment payments; ensure payments made to the CRA are accurate and submitted on-time.
  • Prepare annual partnership tax forms and all related Canadian tax schedules, including T5013, RL15 and ACB’s.
  • File quarterly and annual tax related documents for the NY office and its partners.
  • Prepare weekly management reports and monthly financial statements.
  • Assist with the annual audit; includes creating and providing Partner Capital Schedules for drawings, contributions, taxable income, etc., co-ordinating NY Partnership tax filing, and providing backup as requested by the auditors.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts and Partner Capital accounts.
  • Responsible for the Firm’s general insurance renewal process, including responding to follow-up inquiries.
  • Document and maintain processes and procedures for role specific tasks.
  • Provide support to internal and external clients on accounting and processing matters.
  • Review large Accounts Payable transactions and assist with new vendor setups.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Finance; Professional Accounting Designation is required.
  • 3-5 years previously related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Experience in audit year end working paper preparation and financial statement presentation.
  • Experience with partnership accounting, and filing partnership returns and taxes is an asset
  • Strong technical skills with expert knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is required. Experience with Power Point,  SQL, or VBA is an asset.
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Elite 3E Financial system is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • The ability to quickly grasp complex assignments and plan, organize, schedule and deliver exceptional client service within tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.
  • Aptitude for structuring and processing complex qualitative and quantitative data with excellent attention to detail, while still able to maintain a big picture perspective. Proactive problem solver with exceptional analytical skills.
  • Excellent judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Coordinator, Practice Solutions (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director, Practice Solutions, this role works closely with the Practice Solutions team on legal professional-focused, high impact initiatives designed to improve the delivery of legal services for our clients.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Project Management

  • Administer and provide support with projects or components of large scale projects which includes collecting information, coordinating meetings, preparing presentations and communications (e.g., meeting agendas and minutes).
  • Coordinate the scheduling of training and installation for legal specific technical rollouts. Work closely with Information Services, Training and external vendors to ensure quality and timely solutions are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and track project expenditures on a monthly basis, and review anomalies or significant variances with Director, Practice Solutions.

Legal Technology

  • Under the direction of the Director, Practice Solutions, act as the liaison to translate business requirements of the program and/or process and oversee the build and delivery of customized solutions which includes liaising with stakeholders to define the scope. Participate in vendor meetings as required.
  • Work with the Practice Solutions team to identify and analyze internal website content and procedures; assess, develop and design processes and templates to ensure content is accurate, relevant and efficiently displayed. Make recommendations for enhancements as required.
  • Support stakeholders (legal professionals, assistants, administration) with legal technology issues and escalate complex matters as appropriate.

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support to the team which includes scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms, coordinating travel arrangements, completing expense reports, preparing cheque requisitions and courier packages, printing, scanning, photocopying, etc.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education with a focus on project management, knowledge management or a related program.
  • Minimum 3 years’ similar experience, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Previous experience with design thinking, process mapping, prototyping, change management for large projects is an asset.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology.
  • An enthusiastic self-starter with a proven ability to work at a high level both independently and with others.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities with tight deadlines while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and presentation skills; ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; experience with MS Project, Visio and SharePoint is preferred.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply knowledge to create improved processes for legal professionals; experience working with new legal technologies is preferred.
  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously improve and learn from others.
  • Ability to work overtime to meet client demands when required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Translator (Montreal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Translator to join our Montreal office. The Translator is responsible for translating various forms (hard and electronic copy) of written content from English to French and French to English. Content will be directed to both internal and external audiences. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Consult with stakeholders to understand their translation requirements.
  • Translate written material such as correspondence, legal documents, website content, newsletters, bios, pitches, conference material, brochures, manuals, policies, etc. while maintaining context, content, tone and style of the original material.
  • Research legal and technical phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Assist in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Proofread and edit translated documents and ensure final version is grammatically correct.
  • Ensure all translated correspondence complies with the Firm’s brand, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure all French copywriting and proofreading conforms to client guidelines and to language laws in the province of Quebec.
  • Maintain and update the firm’s internal and external French website.
  • Prioritize work to be completed internally and determine work to be outsourced to third party vendors. Liaise with vendors to translate business requirements of the task or project. Oversee the work completed to ensure satisfaction and ensure the final product meets stakeholder needs. Work closely with vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in translation or a specialization in translation in English and French.
  • Certified translator or terminologist in the field of legal translation is required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a full time translator working in English and French.
  • Expert research skills for finding the correct terminology for translations.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and French (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares: jtavares@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Event Planner (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Events, the Event Planner organizes and executes large and small scale events for the Firm and Torys’ clients. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Plan and execute client and firm events across all offices.  Coordinate all aspects of event delivery (i.e. venues, food, alcohol, equipment, set up, communications, guest reception, programs, travel, etc.) to ensure execution exceeds stakeholder expectations.
  • Source, recommend and engage venues and vendors;  Act as the liaison to communicate business requirements and oversee the delivery of solutions.
  • Manage event logistics including establishing event schedule, building client lists, creating and distributing invitations and tracking RSVPs.
  • Monitor, track and maintain detailed costing and expenditure for all events and review anomalies or significant variances with the Manager, Events. 
  • Provide post event recaps, budget analysis and participant feedback and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Keep abreast of new trends, spaces, destinations and restaurants and make recommendations to the Manager, Events.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Business Development team and various stakeholders across the firm to ensure best in class service standards are met for all events.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field (e.g. business administration, marketing) or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience planning events in a professional services environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.  Familiarity with Photoshop and HTML is an asset.
  • Experience working with a CRM database (InterAction preferred) is an asset.
  • Experience with built-in and portable communication and presentation equipment is an asset.
  • Knowledge of trending tastes in food, beverage and entertainment and the government regulations and requirements regarding the serving and licensing of alcohol.
  • Strong client service  orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment; Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule and deliver within tight deadlines in a high pressure environment.     
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends as needed, occasional travel may be necessary.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Collections Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Client Accounting, the Collections Specialist is accountable for improving the effectiveness of cash collections by negotiating terms of payment on overdue accounts. This position requires an individual with proven collections experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting client relationships, mitigating credit risk and ensuring compliance with the firm’s credit policy.
  • Reduce the firm’s exposure by meeting targets to reduce outstanding A/R on accounts that are 90 days past due.
  • Maintain regular contact with lawyers and clients on collections matters; work directly with clients to resolve outstanding accounts by performing daily collections calls.
  • Accountable for meeting monthly collections targets and providing analysis and explanation if targets are not achieved.
  • Make recommendations to improve collections processes; work on best practices and communicate information about these processes and practices to the senior leadership team as required.
  • Ensure compliance with firm and client guidelines at all times.
  • Create and generate reports; conduct batch analysis to increase recoveries and improve the firm’s exposure.
  • Review files for settlements or closure. 
  • Participate in special projects as requested.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Business Management or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word. Experience with Elite and/or related accounting systems would be an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills; able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Litigation Support Specialist (1 Year Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Litigation Support Specialist to join our Litigation Technology Services team. The Litigation Support Specialist will work with stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks and legal support) in the overall planning and management of litigation discovery projects. These projects include advising and/or assisting stakeholders (lawyers and law clerks) with identification, collection, processing, organization, review, and production of data/document collections.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Act as point of contact regarding database design, document review processes, electronic discovery and software needs.
  • Advise stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, legal support) regarding work priorities and progress reporting related to deliverables and financials.
  • Responsible for documenting all case related decisions, requests, tasks, work production and actions taken throughout the life of a matter.
  • Manage, monitor and maintain documents and electronic data in adherence with firm and client standards.
  • Utilize a variety of litigation software (including Relativity) to provide user support and create deliverables.
  • Participate in the training of legal support on the use of software applications and techniques.
  • Perform electronic document processing including, data extraction, indexing, culling, keyword application, and file conversion and production/preparation of deliverables.
  • Analyze, develop and perform quality control measures to ensure work product is error-free.
  • Collaborate with technical team to develop and enhance workflows.
  • Ensure tasks/matters are docketed daily.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Working knowledge of litigation process with an emphasis on document production and electronic document management.
  • Proficient with software currently used within the legal environment and the ability to quickly learn and understand new technology/software.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple projects/client needs at the same time.
  • Ability to work under time pressures and to meet frequent and aggressive deadlines without follow-up.
  • Strong project and time management, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision) and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a broad range of audiences including lawyers, law clerks, legal support and clients.
  • Ability to establish and build trust-based working relationship with stakeholders.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Marketing Assistant (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Manager, Marketing, the Marketing Assistant is responsible for the following duties:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage and track the distribution of firm tickets (season tickets for all sporting events) for client hosting initiatives.
  • Coordinate all charitable sponsorship events, including: managing passes, ensuring tables are attended, and responding to requests for logos and giveaways (firm swag).
  • Process payments and maintain accurate records for the firm’s donations, subscriptions, sponsorships and association memberships.
  • Provide administrative support to the Marketing & Business Development team including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms, and completing expense reports.
  • Respond to requests from lawyers and clients (i.e. logos, invites, images, bios) and direct to the appropriate team member if required.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Marketing & Business Development budget. Track and analyze expenditures on a monthly basis and review anomalies or significant variances with Director.
  • Assist with updates for legal directories and new hire announcements.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem solving skills.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do approach.
  • Ability to be resourceful and independently identify and source out missing information.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Client Services Representative - Technical Support (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Supervisor, Meeting Services, the Client Services Representative – Technical Support, is responsible for the following duties:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Liaise with internal and external clients to co-ordinate technical service requirements for meetings and events. 
  • Proactively assess Boardroom Request System (BRS) booking details to ensure proper equipment is allocated for technical requests.
  • Proactively assess BRS tasking, self-manage time commitments and coordinate with Tech Support peer and/or Supervisor to ensure all demands for service are met.
  • Facilitate internal and external boardroom technical functions to ensure the firm’s established standards of quality and service are met. 
  • Provide technical assistance and support to client meetings for boardroom presentation, communication equipment and resolve and/or escalate to the appropriate department or vendor.
  • Provide technical training to clients and/or operational groups on boardroom equipment and technology.
  • Provide written instruction on boardroom equipment and technology for all offices including Calgary, Halifax, Montreal and New York.
  • Operate telephone switchboard, provide reception relief and be the first point of contact for clients and visitors.     
  • Respond to requests for assistance from reception and boardroom bookings and restock boardroom requests as required. 
  • Provide off-hours emergency technical support and backup assistance to the premises team in the set up and/or teardown of boardroom set ups.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Completed high school diploma or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 3 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Ability to operate equipment used in boardrooms including; built in and portable presentation equipment and teleconference units, video conference units, microphones, PC’s, fax machines, photocopiers, and switchboard phones.
  • Knowledge and experience in MS Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent client service orientation with the willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to service clients both internally and externally.
  • Strong organizational  and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision in a highly demanding environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)  with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds in the movement of boardroom equipment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting: firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Head of Business Development and Marketing (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Head of Business Development & Marketing leads the firm’s business development strategies, initiatives and operations, in addition to marketing programs across all offices. Reporting to the Managing Partner and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, this individual will lead a team of 20 professionals currently engaged in a broad spectrum of business development and marketing activities.

Success in this role largely depends on the ability to forge strong business relationships and serve as a true business partner to the 110 partners. Central to that relationship will be the ability to inspire and support partners towards business development success.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Work in close collaboration with partners to establish and drive business development and marketing strategies, plans and activities directed towards the acquisition of new clients and the expansion of business with established clients.
  • Direct all areas of business development planning and execution, ranging from strategic activities (opportunity identification and pursuit, competitive and market intelligence, pricing strategies, etc.) through to core activities (pitches, relationship mapping, lawyer profiles, etc) in an effort to deliver long-term, profitable growth.
  • Identify client/sector prospects in line with firm strategy and develop a pipeline of opportunities to further our reach with new and existing clients. Implement associated relationship plans leveraging appropriate tools and data to effectively manage and develop clients and sectors to their full potential.
  • Direct the development and delivery of pitches and proposals in a manner that captures the unique experience and qualities of the lawyers/practice groups that distinguishes Torys from the competition. Continually measure success rate and learn from failures to hone approach accordingly.
  • Oversee the collection, categorization and distribution of lawyer/practice expertise and client data to support the business development and marketing activities across the firm. Maintain awareness of current and emerging systems that will improve data management efficiency.
  • Develop and deliver plans to build upon Torys’ distinctive brand in key markets. Increase market awareness through the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies and plans. Deliver through a variety of means (website, social media, thought leadership, advertising, sponsorships, expertise rankings, media relations and client events) in an effort to maintain Torys’ prominence within the marketplace. Manage all related media and public relations activities.
  • Direct and develop department staff and related budgets. Work with managers to set performance plans that further firm and departmental objectives and guide individuals as needed through to successful implementation of these plans. Foster a collaborative, team-based environment that is committed to the highest levels of client service and operational excellence.
  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with other Directors and actively participate in the leadership of the broader Business Services group within the firm.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • An undergraduate degree is required.
  • A strong business acumen with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a business development and marketing role. Proven success building and leading a high-performing team for at least 5 of those years.
  • Proven experience building, enhancing and leading all functional areas of business development and marketing outlined above (strategy development, marketplace positioning/differentiation, branding, integrated communication/messaging, demand creation, proposal development etc.) as well as the analytical foundation to ground and track these activities.
  • Demonstrated success in furthering the business development pursuits of partners within a fast paced, intellectual, demanding, professional services environment.
  • While professional services experience would be ideal, candidates could also come from a variety of other non-traditional backgrounds, provided they are strong leaders with a proven track record of building and growing successful businesses.
  • Ability to translate marketing strategy into concrete action plans.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to build relationships at all levels with the ability to lead through influence rather than control. Skillful at building consensus to drive business strategies and decisions within a client-service-oriented environment.
  • A track record of leveraging creative thinking to drive growth, lead change and execute a well-crafted plan.
  • Executive presence. The ability to influence with credibility, facts, and sound judgment.
  • Decisive yet flexible, willing to change views or defer to others when new information is presented.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills. Equally comfortable and effective articulating ideas and concepts one-on-one as with a crowd. Engages in plain-speak, not consultant-speak.
  • High EQ with modest ego. The desire to build the profile of others and realize and appreciate personal success through them.
  • Positive energy level and drive; persistence and resilience; sense of humor; humility with understated confidence.
  • Strategically savvy, but focused on execution.
  • A “can-do” leadership attitude, in keeping with the Torys’ team culture.
  • Ideally technologically savvy.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Rosenzweig & Company: hwong@rosenzweigco.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Rosenzweig & Company: hwong@rosenzweigco.com.

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Careers Overview

At Torys, you will enjoy an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. We take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields.

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Student Program

Our student program is designed to allow you to take control of your career from the day you arrive at the firm.