Senior Manager, Strategic Research, law

Research & Analysis - London, United Kingdom

Ref: 488Monday 8 January 2024

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Exceptional Opportunity! A leading global law firm requires a Senior Manager to join their Global Strategic Research Group. The Global Strategic Research Group provides in-depth, bespoke research to client teams, using data visualization and data analysis methods to feed insight directly into strategic conversations. The Senior Manager oversees the direction and development of the research offering, identifying opportunities to standardise outputs and initiate new methods. The Senior Manager seeks out new opportunities for the group to support the firm through the development of relationships with internal stakeholders. This role works closely with the Global Head to develop the strategy and direction of the function.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Leads the development of the research service, developing new approaches to research and new products to enhance the service.
  • Works collaboratively with the managers of other functions within Research & Library to deliver its offering to the firm.
  • Proactively builds networks within the firm, developing relationships with lawyers and other senior stakeholders.
  • Reviews management information to support the growth and development of the service.
  • Provides expert advice on the use of business and financial databases.
  • Provides mentorship to colleagues within the wider function.
  • Has responsibility for the selection and recruitment of staff; their training and development.
  • Collaborates and contributes to the wider development of the service.
  • Takes an active role in the Management team.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Expertise in banking, and the wider financial landscape.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and visualization tools such as PowerPoint, PowerBI, or similar.
  • Ability to lead projects, negotiate deadlines, and develop resourcing plans.
  • Provision of research to external clients either on an ad hoc or project basis.
  • Strong writing and technical skills, including the ability to abstract and summarize complex arguments.
  • Numerical fluency and ability to present data in an effective fashion.
  • Keen commercial awareness and interest.
  • Excellent research skills and aptitude with specific expertise in the use of financial products such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, and FactSet.
  • Strong technical skills in the use of PowerBI, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Self-starting and creative, with the ability to command credibility at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage expectations and negotiate deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to lead and foster a positive working environment.
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