Global Head of Legal Knowledge

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    11 months ago

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    Darron Chapman

Superb opportunity! A leading global firm requires a Global Head of Legal knowledge Technologies to lead and promote the development and adoption of relevant technologies serving the global requirements of the firm’s lawyers and clients.  As technology is transforming the practice of law and a new landscape is emerging this role is pivotal to the firm’s aspirations and success.  Having a knowledge and technology focus, this role reports to the CTO and a knowledge Partner and is part of the technology leadership team.

Main responsibilities include:

  • maintain an expert awareness of innovations and trends in legal knowledge technologies
  • fully leverage the opportunities that a new global DMS with search technology creates for the way knowledge services are delivered to the firm's lawyers and clients
  • provide strategic direction for the firm's knowledge management technology, ensuring alignment with individual practice group strategies
  • bring renewed focus, energy and delivery in the area of Knowledge Management Technology
  • build and nurture collaborative relationships with the firm's senior know-how and PSL's communities
  • prepare and contribute to strategy papers and discussion concerning legal knowledge technologies
  • partner with colleagues in the CTO’s office and with the Head of Legal Technology to create and maintain legal knowledge technology ‘roadmaps’
  • act as sponsor for programmes of work undertaken pursuant to these roadmaps
  • effectively manage the firm’s portfolio of knowledge technologies
  • be accountable for the budgeting of both project and BAU activity
  • effectively manage and develop the central knowledge technologies team and partner with key stakeholders
  • provide expert advice in this area to legal and support teams globally
  • working with colleagues in IT design and execute business change and adoption campaigns

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • be able to demonstrate extensive, highly sophisticated knowledge management experience gained in a global operating environment
  • keep up to date knowledge of best practice in Knowledge Management
  • evidence of developing strategy and delivering solutions internally and externally 
  • have excellent industry knowledge and understanding of the work and needs of individual lawyers and practice groups and the potential opportunities and cross-overs in developing, adapting and deploying different technologies
  • able to establish a high degree of credibility with partners, support heads, PSLs and other senior stakeholders and colleagues
  • collaborative and inclusive team player with a highly client orientated approach
  • be capable and committed to working and supporting colleagues in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • have excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to build and sustain strong client and colleague relationships in a global matrix organisation
  • experience of managing budgets, external consultants and technology providers
  • a strong and proactive commitment to excellence and execution
  • dedicated and resilient, solutions-focused, with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • be able to demonstrate a career characterised by a clear pattern of success and achievement
  • a qualified/previously qualified lawyer with top tier international firm (desirable)
  • have strong commercial/business acumen
CB Resourcing operates as both an employment agency and an employment business. Applicants will need to be able to provide us with proof of their eligibility to work in the UK on request.