Senior Legal Knowledge Manager


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Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location London
Area London, UKRest of the World, UK
Sector Knowledge Management
Salary Very high negotiable and competitive
Start Date
Job Ref R8955
Description
A prestigious global law firm with Knowledge Management at the forefront of many aspects of its strategy is looking for someone with a deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and this is a business rather than technology oriented role.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensure that the firm has a suite of market leading technologies that are designed to capture and share their knowledge across internal communities
  • Develop and maintain a detailed roadmap of integrated and/or stand-alone projects and services aimed at achieving the above, whilst contributing to the ongoing development of the firm's Knowledge Management strategy.
  • Identify new opportunities to advance the firm’s innovative use of knowledge through technology.
  • Ensure effective utilisation and exploitation of existing technologies at the firm and identify new opportunities to enable innovative and creative knowledge products and services
  • Set and provide regular performance and delivery metrics          
  • Ensure that knowledge technology products and services remain accessible, user-friendly, keep pace with technological developments and adhere to project management and architecture standards.
  • Assist in the formulation of global annual budgets
  • Manage, negotiate and implement contracts and service provider agreements
  • Manage and mentor a well established knowledge support team. 
 
Candidate requirements:
  • A degree in law, information management, computer science, or related field is preferred.  An equivalent combination of direct related education and experience may be substituted.
  • Proven experience in the areas of Knowledge Management and information technologies within a law firm or similar professional services environment. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a collegiate manner, excellent leadership and management skills and an ability to build productive relationships.
  • Significant experience in a lead role in knowledge systems in an international professional services organisation
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of subject matter expertise and thought leadership in relation to current and emerging knowledge management technologies
  • Demonstrable experience of taking a management role in the delivery of knowledge platforms and specific point solutions in an international professional services firm.
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills and with an ability to communicate clearly for an international audience
  • Proven team management skills, across geographic regions and multiple time zones
  • Pragmatic, robust, ability to think laterally, diplomatic resourceful and adaptable 
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