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8 months ago
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Professional Support Jobs

The Analyst is responsible for providing a comprehensive information research and analysis service.

The purpose of the team is: (1) to capture and defend market share by identifying external opportunities and threats; and (2) to provide insights and intelligence to our practices, offices, sectors and initiatives which position us with clients as commercial partners and trusted advisors.

We aim to tell our clients something they don’t already know and bring to light opportunities and threats they may not have otherwise identified.

Our remit is global. We focus on opportunities most likely to result in revenue growth, aligned to the priorities set by the firm’s strategy.

Key Dimensions

The role acts as a specialist point of contact dedicated to business research enquiries, for both Practice and Business Team stakeholders.

The Analyst provides dedicated expertise in sourcing, analysing and summarising information about clients, markets, industries and sectors.

The Analyst demonstrates detailed knowledge of best sources of information for specific purposes and internal clients, and the ability to package it for senior decision makers, Sector, Business Development and Strategy teams among others.

Key responsibilities and challenges

To provide high quality and cost effective information services to support the needs of the business globally.

To report and respond to TacOpps & CI Manager to ensure activities and improvements to service are in line with the strategic direction for Information & Research.

To focus on value adding work, and delegate to the right shared service teams appropriate generic and transactional tasks.

To contribute to global networks to support practices in other offices.

To participate in global networks to share best practice and implement agreed policies and practices for information management.

Sourcing, prioritising and planning the work

To ensure that all requests for work are properly channelled to managers in the team.

To communicate their own and where relevant Assistant Analysts capacity to take on work.

To signal where work is taking longer than expected.

Contributing to the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures as required.

Doing the work

To design and structure the approach to analytical work where there is no standardised template.

To design, capture and explain chosen methodology.

To identify the correct sources of intelligence and required data.

To analyse results such that initial findings can be explained to managers in the team.

To present work creatively and insightfully using a variety of tools including, but not limited to, Word; Powerpoint; and Excel.

Develop expertise in the use of business information databases in the firm.

Research and exploit internal and external information resources to answer commercial enquiries from the practice globally or from other business services functions.

Research and monitor industry information suppliers and their markets and trends to inform procurement negotiations.
Work with other teams where appropriate to provide market, client and competitor information to the practice and business teams, especially those in Marketing and Business Development functions, to assist in the business development process.

Be a primary point of contact for general TacOpps & CI enquiries.

To be able to present their work to an audience external to the team.

Current awareness

Keep abreast of current developments in practice/sector/jurisdiction to inform users.

Manage and compile news and other updates for internal distribution to practice/office (or onward to clients).
Highlight items for sharing in wider team communications.

To support Assistant Analysts in their use of sources and templates and in the development of the required skills to execute work.

To spot-check their own work and that of Assistant Analysts in order to ensure quality control.


Work with suppliers to provide a range of tailored training activities and guides for trainees, fee earners, new joiners and other interested parties in carrying out business research, the use of information tools and other resources both to develop their research and retrieval skills and to ensure they have the latest information on resources available.

Share skills with other Information & Research staff to facilitate best practice and increase the skill set across the department.

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.
Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.
Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.
Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

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