Are you looking to join a senior leadership team in a role that will provide you with the opportunity to change the way the firm it uses its knowledge? Would you like to shape the future of knowledge management for this newly merged firm?
About the role
This is a pivotal and highly strategic role providing knowledge management across the firm, taking into account both client facing knowledge as well as operational knowledge – everything around how the firm harnesses and deploys all of its intellectual capital for the benefit of clients and the firm.
The firm wants to be able to harness its communal knowledge to drive key strategic decisions as well as giving fee-earners easy access to up-to-date information, so that they can create, share and apply it to serve clients in smarter, faster and better ways.
The Director of Knowledge Management (KM) will be expected to add real value to the partnership, increased commerciality by taking a ‘fresh look’ at all systems and practices, including the international operations.
Although the majority of your time will be spent within the London office, this role can be based across other CMS locations within the UK.
Reporting to the Director of Business Strategy and Integration, he/she will be tasked with maximising value through innovation, cost-control and effective sourcing decisions and will be accountable for defining, developing and driving the firm’s KM strategy and to provide the means to organise and locate relevant content and expertise to address specific business tasks and projects. The Director of KM will be supported by a Head of Knowledge and may also wish to appoint a Head PSL in due course.
Some of the key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;
The successful candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and characteristics:
CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.
On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.