Senior Legal Knowledge Manager

Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location London
Area London, UKRest of the World, UK
Job 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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