International Director of Technology - Law Firm

London Permanent
  • Technology Director to establish international Technology strategy
  • Technology Director with Legal sector / Law firm experience preferred

About Our Client

My client are a well established, fast growing and award winning global Law firm who forge deep partnerships with their clients to best support them through significant transactions and disputes.

Carrying an enviable reputation with their clients, they have delivered impressive and consistent growth across their regions despite market headwinds. They are at a time of opportunity to make considerable improvements, efficiencies in processes, create new ways of working and establish digital solutions via technology to solve business problems. This is a pivotal role to join the leadership team and drive through their digital transformation. Role located in their London office.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer.
  • Work with senior leadership to support the creation, development, and change management efforts with respect to the technology strategy.
  • Responsible for leading and managing the Technology team and function including all employee development, retention and performance management
  • Monitor and analyze internal customer and client demand to determine the need for innovations or changes in technology.
  • Work with leadership to perform continuous gap analysis in technology platform and Technology equipment to ensure that it is meeting the short- and long-term goals at both a global and local level.
  • Prepare and manage local technology budgets and make investments while balancing the Firm's strategic vision and local office requirements.
  • Instil a culture of world class customer service within the Technology services support team.
  • Interact effectively with senior firm management and customers across all levels.
  • Provide oversight regarding the operational availability of all technology related equipment and Technology resources including laptops/desktops, printers, servers, data communication equipment, network infrastructure, telephone equipment, and audio-visual systems as well as non-US office renovations and moves.
  • Lead Technology meetings and projects.
  • Provide technical support and assistance outside of normal business hours as required
  • Travel as required given international remit of role (where applicable).

The Successful Applicant

Experience and Knowledge

  • Strong, demonstrable experience leading the Technology vision across multiple geo-regions and time zones.
  • Experience providing leadership in a Windows 10/11/O365 environment and various legal specific applications.
  • Experience in various cloud computing technologies, which include but limited to MS Azure/OneDrive, O365 and iManage or other similar document management solution
  • Experience providing overall Technology leadership in a Legal practice environment.

Leadership Skills

  • Experienced and skilled people manager with cultural sensitivity and expertise in recruitment, professional development, performance management, conflict resolution, and motivating diverse and inclusive global teams.
  • Develop trust, encourage and promote teamwork between local, regional, and Global Services IS resources.
  • Delegate efficiently and support team members in their professional development.
  • Ability to quickly pivot and proactively introduce change and make key decisions in fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Act as a leadership role model and inspire confidence in team members and other firm personnel.
  • Ability to elaborate critical strategies, often under compressed deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all needed matters.

Communication and Influencing Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking with ability to guide and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Listens actively and propose solutions that meet both the Firm's global technology strategies while meeting the local end-users needs.
  • An ability to inspire colleagues' respect, engagement, and teamwork.
  • Proven influencer with drive and vision.
  • Track record of achieving strong stakeholder engagement with change management strategies.
  • Track record of demonstrating credibility and gravitas to collaborate effectively across the business.

What's on Offer

The opportunity to work with a prestigious and top tier law firm based in London.

Very competitive Salary on offer

Annual Bonus


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Life Assurance and Group Income protection

Michael Warren
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2311

Job summary

Job function
CIO / IT Director
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Michael Warren
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2311
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