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New Role: Legal Technology Solutions Senior Manager

New role in from a multinational oil and gas company BP for a Legal Technology Solutions Senior Manager based in their London office.

About the job

Job Family Group: Business Support Group

About Us

Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world. In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, motivated by best-in-class insight and expertise. We’re always striving for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world’s leading energy company!

The Senior Legal Technology Solutions Manager is a high-profile position that reports to the Senior Vice President, legal, technology and works with legal and technology functions within bp to identify, vet, develop, deploy and maintain innovative technology solutions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing, directing and leading a team of legal technology professionals responsible for supporting bp’s global legal function:
  • Manage and coordinate tools and technology, including tools used for matter management, knowledge management, document management, and billing management
  • Develop detailed knowledge and expertise in working with the legal department’s tools and provide internal support and training for day-to-day operational needs of the department
  • Identify, evaluate, develop/procure, implement, test, train, and support new technology solutions
    Assessing, optimizing existing workflows with a focus on efficiency, accuracy, scalability and collaboration
  • Advise SVP, legal, technology on developments and trends in the use of new technologies to lead internal and external legal services
  • Serve as liaison and strategic advisor between legal and the technology departments on core business transformation initiatives and technology solutions
  • Maintain strong command of and supervise technology-related aspects of vendor management, onboarding, billing, invoice processing and troubleshooting executed by Legal Operations Coordinators

Job Requirements:

  • At least ten (10) years of experience working in a global corporate, consulting, or law firm environment, including at least 7+ years building and managing legal tools and technologies toward automation, optimization, and productivity improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, procuring, developing, implementing, and using legal department and corporate technology solutions (e.g., matter management, automation tools, contract lifecycle management, third party risk tools, etc.)
  • Experience with road mapping, product management, and developing strategic solutions
  • Recognized ability lead multiple, simultaneous projects, clients, and responsibilities in a highly visible role with considerable autonomy
  • Prior success in developing, communicating, collaborating, leading change, and effectively pursuing enterprise-level policies, programs, applications, and procedures
  • Experience of project management within a multi-disciplinary team, working with remote teams and working with different levels of an organization.
  • People management experience, with dedication to their development, supporting their work, and creating a team environment.
  • Experience with digital applications, including DMS, legal hold notice systems, case trackers, ticketing systems, “front doors”, document review tools, CLM, legal practice management and e-billing systems (T360 preferred) or similar software platforms.
  • Proficient in enterprise reporting systems (SAP preferred), and Microsoft Office suite; plus Microsoft Teams
  • Excellent writing and communication skills across a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills with a proven track record of building relationships.
  • Self-starter and personally driven to prioritize workflow, seek continuous improvement, and deliver superior work product and results
  • Consistently exhibits high ethical standards and strong work ethic
  • Creative at recognizing and solving problems or friction areas, particularly with respect to core administrative functions, systems, and activities
  • Strong ability to research, analyze, synthesize, and effectively communicate complex information with all levels within the enterprise including executives
  • Four (4) year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a computer or digital sciences field

Preferred Skills:

  • JD or equivalent
  • Experience with and a strong grasp of generative AI and other technologies applicable to/utilized in the practice of law

Why join bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

Travel Requirement:

Up to 25% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.). If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy. This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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