Business Process Analyst - Legal

Feb 01, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. We empower the world's most innovative companies to deliver transformational products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software solutions, we help our customers solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Whether you are a software developer, product engineer, sales team member, or part of our corporate team, at Ansys we know that by embracing what makes us each unique, we become collectively better.

Summary / Role Purpose

The Legal Operations Analyst is responsible for assisting with the optimization of the Legal, Intellectual Property and Risk (LIR) services provided to this S&P500 company. The scope of responsibility of this role involves providing support to optimize the department's processes and policies, and includes supporting oversight of operational projects, with an emphasis on driving cross–functional effectiveness in this area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helps support initiatives for process improvements, including both intra– and inter–department initiatives and the use of internal and external resources, and working collaboratively with operational personnel in other departments.
  • Analyzes and documents current state processes, reporting, systems and workflows of various activities within the LIR department while driving efficiencies and streamlining processes.

  • Support the development and operationalization of 3rd party and custom–built technology applications including dashboards, toolkits, legal training, Q&A sites, contract guidelines, etc.

  • Helps support a culture of continuous improvement within the LIR department by fostering continuous improvement training and concept recognition across the department.

  • Works with LIR department stakeholders and IT to identify, implement, enhance and maintain technology needs of the department to support LIR work processes.

  • Maintains contract templates and assists in deploying changes to templates across the company's internal and external platforms.

  • Maintains clear overview, documents and provides timely updates of project timelines and progress against timelines, including documenting project outcomes and communicating lessons learned from the project.

  • Supports the department's communication on global initiatives as well as other communication activities with regional Legal teams.

  • Assists in the communication of the department's policies.

  • Maintenance of operational tools including SharePoint, Power Automate, and Forms.

  • Provide 1st tier support for legal operation initiatives.

Minimum Education, Certifications, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Years of experience may substitute for education

  • 3+ years experience leading process improvement projects

  • 2+ years of process documentation using MS Visio or comparable software

  • Strong analytical skills: ability to conceptualize complex business processes

  • Highly motivated by supporting team success

  • Positive attitude, with a passion for learning

  • Highly organized, able to prioritize under pressure, and excellent attention to detail

  • Creative approach to problem solving balancing multiple priorities

  • Proven ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive information

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Computer skills, including MS Office, SharePoint, and Automate tools (Power Automate)

  • Ability to use Project Management software (Smartsheet, MS Project)

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a fluid team environment

  • Ability to rapidly switch between projects, prioritize work, and anticipate needs of others on the team

  • Willingness to share solutions and incorporate feedback

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Lean Six Sigma Green belt certification

At Ansys, our diverse, collaborative teams give us the strength and insight to solve the world's most challenging engineering problems. Our ONE Ansys culture has at its core:

  • Customer Focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in servicing well–known, world–class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head–on. At Ansys, it's about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration. It's about the "what's next" as much as the "mission accomplished." And it's about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.

At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world–class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost. As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ–100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following awards: Bay Area Best Places to Work, a Pillar World Awards Gold Winner, Fast Company Best Places to Work for Innovators, a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, the FORTUNE Future 50, a DCA Silver Winner, an R&D100 Finalist, a 20% by 2020 Women on Boards winner, a 2020 Pittsburgh Tech 50 – finalist, and America's Most Responsible Companies.

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We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging where everyone thrives as ONE Ansys team.

Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.