My client is looking to appoint a senior knowledge management professional to architect procedures and processes to create a new practice / function within their financial services business.

Lead the design of solutions for Knowledge Management projects and programmes, through expert architectural skills, negotiate and agreement of the KM scope, translate high level knowledge requirements into technology architectures that align to IT strategic architecture for Knowledge Management.
Direct and control large specialist teams to undertake the delivery of a comprehensive KM design.
Manage senior business stakeholders to secure strong engagement for the proposed solutions and ensure that the delivery of the project aligns to longer term Knowledge Management strategic roadmaps for IT.
Work as part of the programme management team on large programmes, governing and shaping the delivery of projects.
Work closely with external suppliers to ensure solution makes best use of technology and meets requirements.
Simplify the existing architecture, delivering reusable services and cost saving opportunities in line with the policies and standards of the group.
Lead collaborative working with other areas within Enterprise Architecture and Design to ensure that all solutions are complete, operable, conform to business processes and meet the business needs with the agreed quality of service.
Responsible throughout the entire project lifecycle for the end to end solution of the project.
Provide clear, continuous and consistent solution architecture leadership at a detailed level within the project. Provide mentoring and coaching for architects across the groups.
Ensure knowledge solutions are fit for purpose, meet the needs of different functions across IT, the agreed requirements and are both pragmatic and supportive of the overall strategic architecture direction to support the Knowledge Managment capacity of the IT organisation.
Lead and participate in the peer review and QA of project architectural artefacts across practice through governance forums. Report key architecture decisions and implications to the architectural governance forums.
Identify and communicate appropriate resource requirements and work breakdown structure based on skills profile and best fit to complete the end to end solution design, and ensure project plans and finances align with this working with the Project / Programme Manager and KM Practice Manager.
Monitor technology developments to ensure that our client is effectively positioned to respond to and leverage opportunities that enhance competitive position through adoption of new practices or technologies. Maintain a forward looking perspective on emerging technology developments and their relevance to both Business and Technology Strategies.
Participate from time to time in the supplier selection process, evaluating usefulness and cost of products and making appropriate recommendations.
Expected to carry out core accountabilities with minimal level of supervision for complex tasks and no supervision for more routine matters.
Has a comprehensive understanding of Solutions Architecture, Microsoft products knowledge / experience an advantage.
As needed provide leadership and direction on business and IT strategy, portfolio shaping.
Support the Head to build, lead, develop, appraise and motivate a team of architects that is capable of satisfying the accountabilities described above.

You will already understand the challenges faced to create a knowledge management practice, creating a promoting a culture where you share knowledge rather than held in silos. Capture and Share knowledge, end to end knowledge, centralise knowledge and share as a group are the many challenges required to be faced.

If you have the above skills and experience and would like to know more detail then please contact Zac Stephens.

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