Global Head of Legal Knowledge


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Global Head of Legal Knowledge

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Posted on

2019-08-28 Wed

Age of Posting

348 days






GBP six figures


CB RTesourcing 

Job Link

https://www.cbresourcing.com/job/global-head-of-le ...  


London, United Kingdom


Knowledge Management

Industry Sector



Darron Chapman

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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

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