US Business Analyst, (Hybrid, remote working) law

Business Information Researcher - United States, North America

Ref: 407Wednesday 23 November 2022

Investing in your progress! A leading global law firm requires a Business Research Analyst to join their Strategic Research Group which complements the Enquiry & Research Service by offering indepth, bespoke research support to client teams. Research work encompasses legal, business, and financial work, and continues to evolve to meet the firm’s changing needs. The Business Research Analyst will seek to proactively engage with key stakeholders and establish close relationships. The post holder is tasked with understanding stakeholder needs and developing creative research solutions to meet these.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Producing detailed, insightful research that highlights the most salient points to inform internal clients
  • Building on the team’s existing relationships, as well as actively seeking to develop new relationships
  • Taking responsibility as the expert for one or more sectors, as well as being a product expert, both in terms of different practices that the firm serves and key databases
  • Interviewing requesters to understand and scope their needs and requirements, proactively making suggestions as to how research requests and projects can be enhanced
  • Selecting the appropriate resources – and on occasion identifying new resources – to address the needs of the business
  • Producing firm Research branded reports that provide in-depth analysis of clients/sectors and highlighting business opportunities
  • Responsible for managing large and/or involved research projects, from scoping to resourcing and delivery of the final output
  • Partnering with Practice Librarians to deliver inductions to senior joiners and newly promoted partners
  • On occasion, providing research support to external clients on an ad hoc or project basis

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

  • Excellent all round research skills, covering business, sector, and financial research
  • Ability to manage expectations and negotiate deadlines, along with strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to abstract and summarize complex arguments and draw conclusions
  • Numerical fluency and the ability to present data in an effective way, either through graphics or text
  • Ability to build and develop relationships at all levels of the organization and have credibility as an expert
  • Strong technical skills in key financial products, particularly Bloomberg, FactSet, and Refinitiv
  • Experience of creating reports using the functionality of Word and PowerPoint, and competency in the use of Excel
  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to think about the bigger picture in respect of how research can play a part in supporting the success of the organization
  • Proactive approach with the ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload
  • Takes a collaborative approach on larger projects, engaging colleagues with the objective of delivering the best outcome for internal clients
  • At least five years relevant research experience
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