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Director of Cloud Transformation

Job ID: 7299

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

Cloud computing is a key driver of business innovation that will enable attorneys and staff to realize the value of modern technology. This role will serve as the leader responsible for developing the business value associated with cloud transformation and then be accountable for delivering that value through the cloud transformation work to the associated business stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Accountable for the development and communication of business value associated with cloud transformation.
  • Accountable for the delivery of the stated business value for the applicable cloud transformation work.
  • Work with the technology leaders responsible for cloud transformation to define, document, and articulate the business value of cloud transformation.
  • Work with the business, Enterprise Architecture, technology leaders, and others to develop a roadmap of cloud transformation work.
  • Responsible for understanding the capabilities and business value of the business applications, underlying platform(s) and technologies for the cloud transformation work.
  • Travel may be needed from time to time to meet with key stakeholders or to enhance understanding of various business applications, underlying platform(s) and technologies.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Ten (10) years of experience in product leadership, product management, or services leadership roles especially where business case development or product/service P&L are involved.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in strategic planning and delivery, with global experience preference.
  • 3-5 years of experience in IT/technology. Experience in cloud implementation and transformation required.
  • Significant executive presence, including strong listening, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in matrix organization and in managing service providers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, information technology or equivalent experience.

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