The Market Intelligence Analyst performs research activities to support the Firm's marketing, business development and practice development efforts. S/he leverages internal and external resources to provide information that helps address the challenges faced by practice area teams, client teams, individual attorneys and Firm management. S/he works closely with the functional areas of the Marketing Department, as well as Strategic Planning, Library Services and other departments.
Conduct research to support client meetings, pitches and RFPs, as well as practice and business development projects.
Prepare research deliverables with emphasis on translating research data and findings into actionable insights and recommendations.
Develop subject matter expertise with regard to the scope and nature of the market research, competitive intelligence and internal data available.
Execute project assignments and work with Market Intelligence Manager and other Marketing leaders to develop standard reporting deliverables and best practices.
Monitor and communicate developments in the legal industry that have an impact on Firm business.
Provide additional support to the Market Intelligence Manager for internal and third party projects including defining requirements, building relationships with and evaluating vendors, tracking and reporting progress, and assessing and delivering results.
Maintain research related content on intranet sites and other internal resources.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email email@example.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
Minimum 3 years of experience conducting research and analysis activities in support of business development, business operations or in an academic setting
Knowledge of various external research tools such as Lexis, Westlaw, CapitalIQ, Thomson MonitorSuite and other resources
Demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Intermediate skills with MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint to synthesize and present data
Advanced degree, such as a JD, MBA or MLS, SCIP certification or training in business/competitive intelligence or analytics
Law firm and/or professional services experience
In-depth business research project experience
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
Strong organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
Able to work under pressure
Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Sidley is a global law firm committed to providing excellent client service, fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, and creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds. With 1,900 lawyers across 18 offices worldwide, talent and teamwork are central to Sidley's successful results for clients in all types of legal matters, from complex transactions to “bet the company” litigation to cutting-edge regulatory issues.