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Dentons Canada LLP

Manager, Directories and Submissions



Company Information


Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Job Description


The Directories and Submissions Manager role supports the Firm’s focus on advancing our brand, quality rankings and our position in the marketplace. The Manager will provide strategic direction and advice to advance the Canada Region’s market position and will oversee the Canada Region’s submissions, lawyer nominations and surveys for key directories, league tables, media and legal publications.

This role will work closely with the business development, communications and digital teams to ensure we are presenting our most compelling stories for consideration by key directories, implementing best practices, tracking and reporting on our successes to the Firm and to the market. Managing the submission process from start to finish, this role will leverage outstanding writing skills to draft compelling nominations, and exceptional attention to detail to coordinate strategic submissions and meet deadlines, as well as facilitate quality data reporting from the Firm's experience database to support the process


Directories, rankings and league tables

  • Strategic and results-driven planning; budget management

  • Manage a calendar and program to ensure research schedules are monitored, stakeholders are engaged in a timely manner and quality submissions are submitted on time.

  • Maintain templates, documentation and training to support the submission and nomination processes and guide best practice.

  • Engage with Partners and BD on strategy and support the development of key practice and sector submissions, working closely with the BD team.

  • Manage Firm and lawyer profiles for key directories.

  • Manage the preparation of regular league table submissions, working closely with the BD team.

  • Manage referee submissions and guide best practice

  • Supervise data analyses and data entry to maintain the quotes, recognition and referees databases.

  • Provide regular reporting on directory and league table ranking results, including competitive analysis and year-over-year comparisons.

  • Develop key messages for directory ranking results and liaise with the Communications team to plan and execute internal and external promotion of results.

  • Proactive relationship management with directories and league tables.

  • Liaise with global colleagues to ensure alignment with planning, messaging and priorities.

  • Manage coordination of relevant website updates (bio, practice, sector and/or office).


  • Manage deal/case/matter tracking and reporting (by market) for directory, league table, media and legal publication submissions; harvest deals/cases/matters from submissions and oversee approvals process, data entry and data quality in credentials database

  • Liaise with the Communications team to plan and execute internal and external promotion of suitable deals/matters; develop content and supervise approvals process.

  • Oversee updates to website (bio, practice, sector and/or office) with relevant deals/matters.

  • Provide trends and results reporting, including competitive analysis and year-over-year comparisons.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree or college diploma/certificated, major in Business or Marketing an asset;

  • At least 5 years of experience in a business development or marketing/communications role, preferably with directories or awards submission experience in a legal or professional services environment;

  • Experience working with lawyers and other senior stakeholders to achieve goals and optimize processes an asset;

  • Excellent writing and editorial skills; exceptional attention to detail and strong communication skills with both external and internal audiences; ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the Firm;

  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships, and take direction and criticism in a positive manner;

  • Highly effective project management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and time management skills to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly and to ensure they are clearly communicated to an audience;

  • Energetic, self-motivated, and results-oriented; experience working within a virtual team setting an asset

  • Ability to consistently meet the needs of internal clients; including flexibility and perseverance;

  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, persuasion, conflict resolution, and relationship management skills;

  • Politically and culturally sensitive;

  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills with high level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts;

  • Commitment to privacy and ethics;

  • Bilingual (English and French) an asset.

  • Demonstrated commitment to privacy and ethical conduct.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter and resume by email to:

Human Resources

Dentons Canada LLP


Equal Opportunities:

We believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to the success and strength of our firm. We believe that a proactive approach where we support and embrace our individual talents and differences enriches our firm, our professional practice and our communities. It offers us a broader perspective to foster more creative ideas and greater effectiveness, which enhances our ability to provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. Dentons Canada is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requirements, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.


*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

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Dentons Canada LLP
Posting Date: 25-Sep-2017Marketing/Advertising/PR Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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