Research Analyst (Industrial & Technology)

Research & Analysis - Continental Europe

Ref: 373Friday 26 August 2022

Competitive - linked to location

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Exciting new role with a top global law firm. Our client operates a dynamic good humoured environment with a  focus on quality and creativity. This role may suit someone coming from an industry research provider or with a researcher / analyst background in consulting or law.

This role can be based in Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Munich, Hamburg, Warsaw, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bucharest, Brussels, Vienna or Budapest.

This role is part of the central commercial research function and can be based in any European office.

Led by the Head of Research, the international team provides business research support to offices across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  The nature of the team's work is to provide value add commercial research services and products such as deep company profiles, sector reports and market models. 

This is an exciting position, as your work and your market expertise contribute to the firm’s deep understanding of clients and the industries they are operating in.

You will have significant autonomy to take personal responsibility and work under your own initiative to effectively deliver the research products and support needed.


You will work closely with the research and knowledge team colleagues as well as the sector leadership and other stakeholders in the firm to define and develop the research service portfolio that will have highest impact on the success of the firm. As part of your role you will:

  • Analyse global developments in the sector and in specific markets, monitor client and competitor activity and provide regular briefings (written and in webinars/seminars)
  • Collaborate with other commercial research analysts, e.g., on cross-sector topics such as artificial intelligence to create products and services relevant also outside your core sector
  • Support research queries requiring specialist sector knowledge
  • Provide research input and advice for strategic sector activities like client events, training, external publications, pitches and other business development initiatives
  • Take responsibility for establishing a knowledge base for your sector
  • Assist in evaluating and procuring research and information resources required to support the sector knowledge needs of the business
  • Develop and deliver training related to industry knowledge and research tools


  • About 2-4 years of experience of conducting research into one of these industries, ideally working within a professional services environment or similar fast-paced corporate environment 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Familiarity with data visualisation tools like PowerBI would be beneficial
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal; ideally working knowledge of either a major European or Asian language
  • Experience of using major business informaton resources such as Orbis, MergerMarket and / or other major industry specific information resources. You will be generally proficient using the internet and finding publically available information as well as the ability to conducting research in print resources

Strong research skills are vital for this role, which means you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Think critically and analytically
  • Undertake research methodically
  • Summarise and abstract what you read and synthesise multiple information you find
  • Draw conclusions and provide insight, whilst identifying the foundation and assumptions to those conclusions
  • Package and present your research findings in a structured way

In addition, you will be someone who is:

  • Professional - You have a customer-focused attitude with a practical can-do mentality. You are commercially astute with a solution-oriented approach to work.
  • Confident and resilient - You are able to handle competing priorities and expectations in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner. You have strong probing, consultative listening skills coupled with the ability to negotiate and persuade.
  • Self-starter - You take ownership of tasks, progressing them independently but seeking direction and advice as appropriate. You can work autonomously with minimal supervision and take ownership of responsibilities, taking the initiative to do what is needed and following through as appropriate.
  • Quality-oriented - You apply a high level of attention to detail, have sound judgment and are willing to consistently make the extra effort if necessary to complete what is required to a high standard.
  • An excellent communicator - You are able to communicate effectively and clearly, both in writing and verbally.
  • A team player - You recognise the importance of the team. You build strong working relationships in both physical and virtual teams and are a reliable and flexible team member.
  • Self-aware - You take responsibility for your own self-development to ensure your knowledge and skills enable you to conduct your role to reflect best practice. You will have the aptitude and enthusiasm to learn new skills and to continuously improve who you are and your way of working.
  • Interested in international affairs and the impact of these on the business and legal environment - You have a general awareness of economic, financial and general business concepts and you are generally intellectually curious with an investigative mind.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop the role.

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