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U.S. Bank Senior Legal Project Manager - Strategy Execution in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At U.S. Bank, we’re on a journey to do our best. Helping the customers and businesses we serve to make better and smarter financial decisions and enabling the communities we support to grow and succeed. We believe it takes all of us to bring our shared ambition to life, and each person is unique in their potential. A career with U.S. Bank gives you a wide, ever-growing range of opportunities to discover what makes you thrive at every stage of your career. Try new things, learn new skills and discover what you excel at—all from Day One.

Job Description

The U.S. Bank Law Division’s Legal Operations team drives strategic initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Law Division in delivering expert legal counsel and excellent business outcomes.

We are seeking an experienced project manager to support the Director of Outside Counsel Relationships in the execution of two large-scale, enterprise-wide, transformational strategic initiatives. There may also be additional projects with significant impact in the Law Division. This is a senior role in the dynamic and rapidly evolving legal operations sector, with the opportunity to have an impact across the legal profession through our relationships with law firms.

  • Design and manage project plans and use data and enterprise/industry knowledge to problem solve and deliver projects on time

  • Persistent and collaborative information gathering, data collection, data analytics and visual advocacy to draw out meaningful insights that help make better decisions

  • Create transparency with clear communication plans, deliverables and recommendations for leaders and stakeholders

  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts to develop bold, innovative, agile and cost-effective tools and solutions

  • Nurture relationships and coach stakeholders and impacted individuals to embrace transformative change and new tools and solutions

  • Manage program-wide accountability with discipline, track and report measurable business outcomes, and develop templates, playbooks, systems and processes to institutionalize best practices

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • 10 or more years of experience in project management activities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Finance, Data Analytics, Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 10 or more years of related experience (for example, managing projects and using data analysis to drive transformation, strategic solutions and on-time completion)

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with complex interrelationships between internal and external stakeholders and clients, a variety of working styles, uncertainty, change, and resistance to change

  • Ability to work independently with tenacity while proactively maintaining clear lines of communication with managers and key stakeholders

  • Excellent leadership and time management skills, with strong resilience and perseverance to complete and deliver tasks and projects on time, leveraging skills and experience using project management and data analytical tools and technologies

  • Agile, growth, DEI and relationship mindset, with passion for leading and serving teams across differences in working cultures and communication styles

  • Passionate about efficiency, process improvement, data analysis, visual presentation of information, playbooks and templates

  • Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, mentorship, professional development, allyship, well-being of teams and colleagues, and nurturing teams with a diverse range of skills, styles and experiences

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills and strong commitment to learning and developing advanced technology skills to support powerful data visualizations and insights that drive better decisions and clear, persuasive communications

Helpful Skills/Experience

  • PowerBI


  • Project management qualifications

  • Agile experience and qualifications

  • Experience in a law firm, in-house legal team or legal industry vendor

  • Familiarity with the legal profession and/or finance industry

  • Statistics

  • Infographics design

The role offers a hybrid/flexible schedule, which means there's an in-office expectation of 3 or more days per week and the flexibility to work outside the office location for the other days.

Successful candidates for a position in the U.S. Bank Law Division will support U.S. Bank’s core values, which guide what we do every day:

  • We do the right thing.

  • We power potential.

  • We stay a step ahead.

  • We draw strength from diversity.

  • We put people first.

In the U.S. Bank Law Division, we honor those values through our mission: “we guide our clients to remarkable results with expert legal counsel and ethical leadership.” Our commitment is evident in the work we do, not only for the Bank, but for our communities. The Law Division has received several awards for its pro bono contributions, including the Minnesota Corporate Pro Bono Council’s “Excellence in Pro Bono Award,” and we encourage our legal professionals to contribute time and expertise to pro bono work as part of their role. In addition, the Law Division has been recognized for its leadership and engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

We are proud that U.S. Bank has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute and has been named the #1 Most Admired Superregional Bank by Fortune magazine.

If there’s anything we can do to accommodate a disability during any portion of the application or hiring process, please refer to our disability accommodations for applicants (https://careers.usbank.com/global/en/disability-accommodations-for-applicants) .


Our approach to benefits and total rewards considers our team members’ whole selves and what may be needed to thrive in and outside work. That's why our benefits are designed to help you and your family boost your health, protect your financial security and give you peace of mind. Our benefits include the following (some may vary based on role, location or hours):

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision)

  • Basic term and optional term life insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Pregnancy disability and parental leave

  • 401(k) and employer-funded retirement plan

  • Paid vacation (from two to five weeks depending on salary grade and tenure)

  • Up to 11 paid holiday opportunities

  • Adoption assistance

  • Sick and Safe Leave accruals of one hour for every 30 worked, up to 80 hours per calendar year unless otherwise provided by law

EEO is the Law

U.S. Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants can learn more about the company’s status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (https://eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf) EEO poster.


U.S. Bank participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program in all facilities located in the United States and certain U.S. territories. The E-Verify program is an Internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Learn more about the E-Verify program (https://careers.usbank.com/verification-of-eligibility-for-employment) .

The salary range reflects figures based on the primary location, which is listed first. The actual range for the role may differ based on the location of the role. In addition to salary, U.S. Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package, including incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase 401(k) contribution and pension (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Pay Range: $116,280.00 - $136,800.00 - $150,480.00

Job postings typically remain open for approximately 20 days of the posting date listed above, however the job posting may be closed earlier should it be determined the position is no longer required due to business need. Job postings in areas with a high volume of applicants, such as customer service, contact center, and Financial Crimes investigations, remain open for approximately 5 days of the posting listed date.