Prince Edward Island


Chief Operating Officer

Cox & Palmer is one of the largest, full-service law firms in the Atlantic region. With ten law offices that stretch across Atlantic Canada, 200 lawyers and nearly 300 support staff, the firm’s mission is to provide a full range of legal services, from corporate and labour, to tax and litigation. With 22 lawyers and 48 staff spread across four offices (Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and Alberton), the Prince Edward Island offices are a key contributor to the success of the regional firm. Cox & Palmer is ranked as a leading law firm within the local market based upon its superior service and relationships with clients. The firm prides itself on being leaders in both the legal profession and the community.

Reporting to the Managing Partner, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be responsible for operating the business, administration, finance, marketing, human resources, technology, facilities, and all other operations of the Prince Edward Island offices (Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague and Alberton). While ensuring sound operational oversight, you will work closely with the Managing Partner to develop and implement business plans which detail the strategic goals and objectives of the firm, as well as marketing strategies, operating budgets, cost controls, performance measurements, administrative and human resources policies, risk management policies, priorities and procedures. You will consistently anticipate and plan for the firm’s evolving needs and ensure that an effective and efficient organizational structure is in place; monitor key performance indicators to ensure established goals and objectives are being achieved; provide advice and regular updates to the partnership and the Managing Partner on compliance obligations and progress on all established fiscal objectives.

The ideal candidate has at least four years of senior management experience within a corporate or professional services environment, along with demonstrated business, operations and financial acumen. Good knowledge and exposure to the legal profession would be beneficial but equally important is an understanding of how to help manage in an owner-operated business.

The ideal candidate should be strategic, solutions oriented and creative with superior communication and relationship building skills, as well as a consensus builder and effective communicator who can make personal connections with colleagues.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application online by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. For more information, contact Jeff Forbes or Leah Cunningham (lcunningham@kbrs.ca) at 1-866-822-6022.

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