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Digital Realty


Legal, Risk, & Sustainability Operations Coordinator

  2323 bryan street, Dallas

Position Title: Legal, Risk, & Sustainability Operations Coordinator

About the Role:

Digital is seeking a meticulous, organized, and highly motivated individual to join our Legal, Risk, & Sustainability Team (LRS) as Senior Associate of our Operations – Legal, Risk, & Sustainability Team. This position will report directly to the LRS Operations Manager.

In this role, you will mature our legal, risk, compliance, and sustainability teams by building on and maintaining our departmental culture of efficiency and innovation.  This is a generalist role which involves managing and supporting projects and driving initiatives across the departmental teams, including Legal-Corporate, Legal-Commercial, Legal litigation & Compliance, Risk, and Sustainability. 

This position will require flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and business needs and must be able to work independently and proactively to identify areas of need. A high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with senior professionals inside and outside the company is key.


Primary Responsibilities:

Working closely with LRS Operations Manager:

  • Partner with FP&A to prepare and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Manage outside counsel and all LRS vendor relationships, including engagement, onboarding, policies, procedures, and training.
  • Maintain, update and enhance outside counsel management systems (SimpleLegal & SharePoint).
  • Manage the LRS vendor accrual process in coordination with Accounting.
  • Support ongoing global integration of E-Billing platform (SimpleLegal).
  • Support ongoing integration of E-Billing platform (SimpleLegal) and accounting platform (Yardi).
  • Primary responsibility for managing all aspects of the LRS team’s invoicing and purchase order (PO) processes, including:
    • Creating POs and invoice workflows in accounting system (Yardi) and managing approval workflows.
    • Communicating and follow up with Accounts Payable and other internal teams, as needed.
    • Managing all communications with vendors re: invoice inquiries and review.
    • Leading and managing initiatives to improve processes.


Other Responsibilities:

Working closely with LRS Ops Manager:

  • Support the development and implementation of a multi-year process improvement and technology roadmap, partnering with internal stakeholders.
  • Support implementation of KPIs and develop associated dashboards and reports, in coordination with EVP, General Counsel & the LRS leadership team.
  • Coordinate and manage team all-hands meetings and business partner meetings.
  • Coordinate and manage team offsites.
  • Support new hire on-boarding and training, new software training, and new process rollout training.
  • Support the selection and implementation of LRS department tools.
  • Assist with the curation and maintenance of knowledge management platforms.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of team records.
  • Assist with the maintenance and improvement of the LRS department’s SharePoint site.


Key Qualifications & Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience with invoice management and E-Billing platforms (SimpleLegal preferred) in-house or at a law firm (both preferred).
  • Technology or real estate company experience preferred.
  • Experience in implementing, and maintaining legal department technology solutions (e.g., demand management, document management, contract management, E-Billing (SimpleLegal preferred), self-service contracting, e-signature, and knowledge management, etc.).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (e.g., Accounts Payable etc.) to set objectives and produce meaningful results.
  • Experience with O365/SharePoint, ServiceNow, Yardi, and SimpleLegal preferred.
  • Willing and eager to take on projects involving unfamiliar subject matter.
  • Prior experience developing forms, processes, policies, FAQs, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently move projects forward by gaining support needed from stakeholders across the company and leading in a cross-functional role.
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated will need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements.


A bit about us:

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents.


A bit about our Digital team

Our Legal team works in a highly complex global business sector with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations. From ensuring compliance in different jurisdictions to supporting business teams with customer and supplier contracts, we’re involved in a variety of projects. Working in a dynamic commercial environment, we collaborate with colleagues across different departments and always have a new challenge waiting for us.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.

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