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Director - Knowledge Management

Company: DLA Piper UK LLP
Location: Reston
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. If you are a highly talented Director of Knowledge Management, we want to hear from you! Director - Knowledge Management Reston, Virginia New **13 additional locations Minneapolis, Minnesota Baltimore, Maryland Wilmington, Delaware Boston, Massachusetts Short Hills, New Jersey New York, New York Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois Baltimore, Maryland Washington, District of Columbia Atlantic City, New Jersey Albany, New York Raleigh, North Carolina Business Administration/Management 19000385 Requisition # 3 hours ago Post Date EEO - Protected Veterans/Disability * DLA Piper is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact our Recruiting Team. DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills. If you are a highly talented Director of Knowledge Management, we want to hear from you! This position is located in the Reston, VA office. Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy. Minimum Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Management, or a related field * 10 years' experience in knowledge management * 5 years' experience in a leadership position * Experience building/managing an operational department * Experience working across multiple geographic areas * Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles and practices * Leadership skills, including the ability to work productively with lawyers and staff of all levels across all offices * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Ability to transform the ideas of management and implement appropriate solutions in the organization * Analytical problem-solving and decision-making ability * Sound judgment and the ability to make good business decisions under pressure * Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple initiatives concurrently Preferred Requirements: * Juris Doctorate Degree * Experience managing the knowledge management program of a law firm or large professional services firm * Understanding of law firm environment and operations What will your day look like? As Director of Knowledge Management for the firm, you will be responsible for creating and deploying a Knowledge Management program. You will develop policies, procedures, and systems necessary to launch a program that capitalizes on attorney knowledge and provides ongoing support to maximize the information sharing process. You will manage the operations, budget, and staffing of a geographically diverse team of knowledge management attorneys and subject matter specialists. This entails creating a metrics program to measure organizational benefits including the support of revenue generation and efficiency of attorney time. You will identify the best software programs to support knowledge management and innovation initiatives. You will also propose a budget to adhere to. By doing so, you will enhance legal service delivery, business development and marketing initiatives, and improve practice economics. You will secure leadership support and promote adoption of the KM program throughout the organization. In addition, you will provide strategic oversight, day-to-day management, training, and guidance on the firm's Knowledge Management program. You will work alongside practice groups, sectors, and business services departments (e.g. Professional Development, Pricing, Experience Management) that perform various aspects of KM work to clarify roles and responsibilities, realigning as necessary to support all knowledge base needs. Additionally, you are responsible for maintaining an understanding of the Knowledge Management programs being implemented across DLA Piper's international offices and the potential for integration and collaboration. To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success. Agency applications will not be considered.* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Management, or a related field * 10 years' experience in knowledge management * 5 years' experience in a leadership position * Experience building/managing an operational department * Experience working across multiple geographic areas * Strong understanding of Knowledge Management principles and practices * Leadership skills, including the ability to work productively with lawyers and staff of all levels across all offices * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Ability to transform the ideas of management and implement appropriate solutions in the organization * Analytical problem-solving and decision-making ability * Sound judgment and the ability to make good business decisions under pressure * Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple initiatives concurrently Preferred Requirements: * Juris Doctorate Degree * Experience managing the knowledge management program of a law firm or large professional services firm * Understanding of law firm environment and operationsWe offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

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