Description

The Information Product Management Manager (Regional) will ensure the effective procurement and management of all Information and Research (I&R) products, in alignment with the global and regional I&R strategies and the global Procurement strategy and guidelines; develop and implement global I&R procurement and supplier/contract management guidelines; co-ordinate with Regional I&R Leads and Managers to monitor and manage regional product usage and requests for new services; manage and develop End-to-End Information Product Management staff.

Responsibilities:

Service Orientation

  • Build and nurture strong, strategic relationships with Knowledge partners, Procurement, the Director of Information & Research, Regional I&R Leads and Country Managers, and with external suppliers for office, regional and global information resources and products
  • Together with the Regional I&R Leads and Country Managers, be responsible for managing, negotiating and reviewing global and regional supplier contracts in accordance with global Procurement policies and guidelines and budget parameters
  • Cultivate responsive, positive and productive relationships, delivering value through effective communication with stakeholders and key relationships, and promote the I&R brand and services across the Region

Knowledge & Expertise

  • Understand and articulate the suite of I&R resources and products offered by the Firm (globally, regionally and locally), promoting their role, features and functionality to other members of the I&R team
  • Manage the procurement of global and regional information products and resources, and set best practice standards for the procurement of local products and resources, in alignment with Procurement, Product Management and Collection Development policies and in consultation with the Regional I&R Leads and Country Managers. Effectively manage relationships with large vendors at a global and regional level
  • Instigate and encourage others in, and model, ongoing learning and professional accountability that cultivates communication and collaboration, fostering immediate and long-term goals
  • Oversee and support the delivery of information resources and product training plans, including tailoring training to educate specific groups and meet specific needs
  • Establish global and regional guidelines for new product requests, including business cases, trials and product assessments and feedback, and cancellations and rationalisations
  • Provide input into global and regional I&R subscription budgets, with a view to achieving best outcomes between budget parameters and appropriate product mix
  • Oversee the promotion of I&R products within the context of industry thinking, demonstrating mastery and ongoing development of technical and professional knowledge relevant to the business and complex issues

People Management

  • Effective leadership and line management of regional Information Product Management staff.  Engage in coaching, mentoring and support of regional Information Product Management staff, to assist in achieving strategic goals

Work Management

  • Act as internal champion for Knowledge, I&R and information and research systems, and research products, ensuring all I&R staff and lawyers engage with them effectively
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, prioritising and delivering all routine and non-routine work and the effective management of regional Information Product Management time and resources
  • Support, promote and participate in developing and implementing strategic plans, reflecting Firm's goals.  Align Information Product team goals with global I&R goals, PG goals, managing resources, and evaluating use 

Experience Required

  • Relevant undergraduate degree (post-graduate qualifications also advantageous)
  • Significant relevant experience with extensive experience of knowledge, information and research in professional services environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, build strong relationship virtually, communicate effectively, comfortable working in large, complex environment, highly credible and persuasive
  • Excellent people management and organizational skills; ability to prioritise and manage people's time to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and sense of urgency in setting strategies and executing against the objectives
  • Proven ability to influence, interact and consult with senior leaders, strong collaboration skills and effective stakeholder management
  • Strong communication skills, and highly credible presentation skills
  • Comprehension and strategic understanding of a diverse set of knowledge and information resources