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Digital Knowledge Technology Manager (12 month FTC)

A&O Shearman
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Marketing and Communications, Marketing systems management
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

Job description

We are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Technology Manager to join our Marketing department on a 12 month contract basis.

Department purpose

Our digital & technology team is leading on a game-changing digital transformation programme to reimagine and develop a best in class fully integrated client & employee experience across all of our channels.

Our market leading global Knowledge team operates with various tools to drive client engagement. One of these tools is our knowledge portal (AOhub) that offers a range of free online legal resources for internal and external clients/users. The AOhub can be accessed via a single login portal and offers access to a wide range of legal resources, including articles, case law, and legislation. A comprehensive guide section looks in-depth at areas of key interest such as lending, capital markets, compliance and competition. Via an integrated alerter service clients/users stay up-to-date with legal news and developments. All content pieces on the AOhub are produced by our experienced, global network of Knowledge lawyers.

The role of the Digital & Marketing Technology (MarTech) team is to implement and manage the firm’s integrated digital marketing communication channels. The team is responsible for the technologies that support core BD and marketing processes, and more broadly, manages our digital channels including our public and client websites, mobile apps, content libraries, social media, blogs, RSS feeds and news aggregators. These two areas of marketing technology activity support each other and overlap, helping to provide a 360° view of our interactions with a client.

Both teams work closely together as they both operate with tools to drive client engagement, aligned with key global trends and the firm’s strategic roadmap.

Role purpose

The Digital Knowledge Technology Manager is responsible for helping to deliver our strategy to harness cutting-edge technology:

  • Work with leadership in Knowledge, Technology and Digital & MarTech to define and develop the strategic direction for a world-class client knowledge offering
  • To deliver best-in-class processes and solutions, positioning A&O Shearman as market leading in this area with our clients
  • To deliver resource and time efficiencies and an improved quality of work output by utilising relevant techniques and systems

This Digital Technology Manager role will support the Global Head of Legal Knowledge Tech to drive forward and successfully implement these key aspects of our strategy.

Key relationships

  • Global Head of Legal Knowledge Tech
  • Global Knowledge Community Lead
  • Global Head of Digital & MarTech
  • Global Practice Group Heads of Know How
  • Marketing and BD teams globally
  • The IT department, including change management and IT training
  • Partners, Knowledge lawyers, fee earners and PAs
  • External suppliers

Role and responsibilities

  • Work with leadership in Knowledge, Technology and Digital & MarTech to define and develop the strategic direction for AOhub and other client knowledge channels, ensuring alignment with client and internal knowledge strategies and advising on technology best practice to inform best-in-class user experience across our platforms
  • Owning the technology roadmap for client knowledge solutions and leading the delivery of a programme of transformation and continuous improvement
  • Working with Marketing and BD teams to ensure the firm’s client knowledge offering meets & exceeds the needs of our clients and internal stakeholders  
  • Liaising with our Digital & MarTech team which handles the website aspects across the business to maximise synergies for produced content
  • Acting as champion for AOhub and other client knowledge platforms; driving adoption amongst client and internal audiences
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining the technical resources required to support our global client knowledge offering
  • Acting as product manager for client knowledge platforms. This will involve:
  1. Acting as primary point of contact for internal stakeholders
  2. Developing best practice processes & training collateral for the platform 
  3. Acting as the key point of contact with the supplier for all business-as-usual activities and project work
  4. Acting as a point of escalation for more complex queries
  • Driving the adoption of our client knowledge platforms within the organisation through:
  1. Providing consultancy and sharing expertise with our knowledge content creators, understanding variations in legal practice and industry drivers and helping to bring change and buy-in for the use of our available technologies
  2. Advising on integration with other (new/existing) platforms to improve business workflows and client engagement
  3. Developing and promoting content lifecycle management guidance for content creators
  4. Developing and promoting enhanced user reporting
  5. Liaising with our inhouse legal team on all legal, platform related aspects (data retention/cookies/ disclaimer/legal notices/privacy policy)

Data, insight, and analytics should sit at the heart of our decision making. Harness this insight to continue to learn, optimise, improve, and develop how we do things, driving efficient, automated ways of working and develop tailored user experiences.

Key requirements

  • Understanding of the advanced use and development of knowledge related technology as well as lead generation and content related technologies in B2B industries
  • An ability to translate complex technical knowledge into simple concepts and language
  • Experience of managing external suppliers/agencies
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of acting as an internal consultant or adviser
  • Effective people manager and an ability to help and develop team members
  • Superb communication skills; written and oral
  • Responsive, proactive, and innovative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with all levels and across cultures
  • Tenacity and commitment – focused on delivery and end results
  • An ability to work under pressure
  • An ability to pick up new technologies quickly

Additional information - External

A&O Shearman is a new global industry-leading law firm, with 47 offices in 29 countries worldwide. Our fluency in English law, US law, and the laws of the world’s most dynamic markets, enables us to provide unmatched insight and seamless delivery to clients. We work on challenging and important deals and disputes that have the potential to shape the future.

We offer exceptional opportunities for our people; opportunities to work for the world’s leading businesses; to transform the status quo, and to deliver your best work, helping you and your career to thrive, while delivering unparalleled outcomes for our clients.

Whether you're helping clients solve complex challenges, transforming the ways we manage our business, or ensuring the smooth-running of our operations, this is an environment where you can belong and excel. We provide first-rate training and development, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we provide support and ways of working that help you optimise your wellbeing.

What truly defines a career with us? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. And together, we will redefine success.

Should you require additional support at any stage of the recruitment process due to a disability or a health condition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our recruitment team who will work with you to provide any reasonable adjustments as required.

We are an equal opportunities recruiter and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

We recognise that our people are our most valuable asset, which is reflected in the wide range of benefits that are available to our employees. Some of these benefits include: our occupational pension scheme, group income protection cover, private medical insurance, mental health resources and free apps, health and wellbeing services encompassing an onsite gym, wellbeing centre and GP service, emergency back-up care support, parental and special leave, holiday entitlement increasing with length of service, holiday trading, season ticket loans and online discounts and lifestyle management services.

We recognise the value of flexible working and embraces hybrid working, allowing our people to work from home up to 40% of their working time. We do however remain committed to working together in person for the remaining 60% of time so that we can learn, grow and succeed together.



A&O Shearman is global industry-leading law firm with 48 offices in 29 countries. We are a partner and trusted advisor to some of the world’s most sophisticated companies, governments and financial institutions. With the combined strengths of our legacy firms, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling, we offer unmatched global breadth and depth, a forward-thinking perspective on the future and a one-firm culture of excellence to achieve unparallelled outcomes  for our clients and for each other.

We're at the start of an exciting journey, and this offers exceptional opportunities for our people. Whether you're helping clients solve their most complex challenges, transforming the ways we manage our business, or ensuring the smooth-running of our operations, this is an environment where you can belong and excel - whether you’re starting out, or taking the next step in your career.

We work to attract and retain the very best people – and we support them to build their future with us. As part of our high-performance culture, we have high expectations of one another in everything we do. We foster a working environment based on collaboration and mutual respect, where everyone is trusted to do their very best work in the way they see fit, to a standard we all share.

With us, you will constantly be learning and growing. We invest in you by offering exceptional professional and personal development – providing training, mentoring and practical support. And we nurture an environment and ways of working that promote positive wellbeing.

We have a powerful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Your unique perspective, attributes and experiences are valued here and we invite you to bring your whole self to work.

What truly defines a career with us? We recruit the best, we ask for the best of you, and we support you to achieve your potential. And together we excel.

Company info
+44 (0) 20 3088 0000
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
United Kingdom

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