As a member of the Knowledge Management (KM) Department, the Competitive Intelligence Analyst will research the firm’s clients, prospects, key industries, law firm competitors and potential markets to help drive the firm’s business expansion, delivering research and analysis in succinct written and verbal reports.
Analyze the firm's clients, prospects, key industries serviced, law firm competitors and potential markets for business expansion opportunities.
Conduct extensive research on current and potential clients using electronic, print and Web sources to prepare attorneys for business expansion opportunities.
Leverage internal and external data to identify opportunities for business expansion.
Communicate results of research and analysis through written reports and verbal communication.
Identify market trends, industry developments, client movements and other relevant client news to provide actionable business information to departments, practice groups and firm management.
Work with other KM research teams to efficiently address a wide variety of research-related tasks from across the firm.
Respond to inquiries from attorneys and other internal customers from across the firm. Effectively communicate KM capabilities and resources.
Assist management with developing a highly functioning competitive intelligence research and business analysis group by contributing ideas, suggestions, and using information and tools not typically found in a law firm.
Compile and track Competitive Intelligence requests and other administrative tasks.
Four-year degree from accredited college or university required, with a course of study in business, finance, or economics a plus. MBA, MLS or JD preferred.
5 years of relevant experience in a legal, corporate, professional services or academic environment required, with at least 2 years in a law firm.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Advanced research skills across a variety of media, with an emphasis on online research
Ability to quickly develop proficiency in new information resources. Experience with corporate databases such as Westlaw, S&P Capital IQ, D&B, Pitchbook, Bloomberg Law, MonitorSuite, Intelligize and Hoovers a plus.
Ability to synthesize relevant information needed for high-level and business development decision-making, and ability to succinctly communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner, with an emphasis on written communication.
Self-motivated, detail oriented and organized with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a deadline driven environment.
Ability to multitask and effectively prioritize competing projects.
Strong communication skills with particular emphasis on written communication.
Proficiency using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word and Adobe Acrobat.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform and the employee may be required to perform additional duties. Additionally, management reserves the right to review and revise the job description at any time. Employment with the firm is at-will. Employees must be able to satisfactorily perform all of the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. If an accommodation request would cause an undue hardship or a safety concern, the individual may not be eligible for the position.