Innovation Analyst

Employer
CMS
Location
London, England / Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Vacancy Type
Human Resources, Organisational development
Role Classification
Other Professional
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Job Details

CMS have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our Innovation, Transformation and Change team as an Innovation Analyst.


About CMS
CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.


CMS 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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role* The Innovation Analyst will be a key part of the Innovation team and will support the implementation of the Innovation strategy, to embed a culture of innovation, across CMS UK.
* The role will be a visible advocate of innovation across the firm, responsible for raising awareness of innovation activities, resources and materials to help partners and clients address their challenges - including by suggesting use cases for legal tech tools, alternative ways of working and different resourcing models.
* The Innovation Analyst will be part of our programme to engage with the practice groups to embed a culture of innovation. This will be through practicing design thinking and service design methods, running research projects, facilitating and participating in workshops, and supporting an internal champions group to ensure everyone is aware of our drive to move innovation forwards.
* The Innovation analyst will also have day to day responsibility for a number of innovation activities, for example researching new tools / running proof of concept pilots on new tools and writing reports and recommendations / monitoring key technology areas and providers / monitoring news and developments across the legal sector etc.
* Using a product management approach, our Innovation Analysts will take responsibility for managing and developing our range of legal tech tools along with the product owners. This approach will include ensuring that our tools are supported end-to-end in their lifecycle of use: eg; they are properly positioned and collateral and materials are up to date, that live projects are tracked and, working with Finance, costs are properly allocated onto matters, that users understand the use cases and are properly supported etc
* Advise partners, lawyers and clients on the benefits and use cases for products and develop into a 'subject matter expert' on the range of tools we have. Build up detailed knowledge of the functionality of products and comparative products in the market.
* Carry out demonstrations and awareness raising sessions of legal tech tools to practice groups and clients.
* Build relationships with a wide range of internal teams, in particular, build strong relationship with Legal Tech Tools team.


About You


* Experience working with senior stakeholders
* Business analysis skills and experience is required
* Demonstrable experience managing projects or initiatives would be an advantage
* Professional services sector experience would be an advantage
* Awareness and interest in legal technology and state of the market
* Experience carrying out research and writing reports/recommendations
* Process mapping / process improvement experience would be an advantage
* Solution oriented and self-starter mindset is essential

Equal Opportunities
At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.


For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.


Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.


Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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