The Market Intelligence Manager oversees the research and analysis activities of the Marketing department to support the Firm's strategic marketing and business development efforts. The Manager leads the Market Research team to provide targeted market research, competitive intelligence and analysis that aligns with specific business goals and is both easily consumed and actionable S/he provides strategic advice regarding how best to leverage various internal and external resources to address the challenges faced by practice areas, client teams, individual lawyers and Firm management. The Manager maintains a collection of external and internal research tools and manages the related resources and processes, as well as identifies opportunities to improve and/or expand these tools, resources and processes. S/he works closely with all functional areas of the Marketing Department as well as with Library Services, Accounting and other areas.
Deliver relevant research and analysis projects that support specific business goals and place an emphasis on actionable insights
Establish standards and best practices related to research and analysis deliverables and proactively continue to improve upon these
Develop the Market Research Team to meet the growing demand for sophisticated market research and competitive intelligence including managing project assignments and reviewing work product of direct report(s)
Develop subject matter expertise with regard to the scope and nature of the market research, competitive intelligence and internal data available
Establish effective processes for managing project intake, resource allocation, requirements definition, on-going communication and delivery of research and analysis projects
Engage with department and practice leaders to suggest strategies for proactively incorporating internal and external research and analysis into business development and marketing efforts to support growth and drive revenue
Manage the collection of internal and external research tools and identify opportunities to improve and/or expand the collection of tools and their use
Collaborate with other administrative departments such as Accounting and Library Services to establish standard reporting procedures and deliverables
Other duties as required.
Qualification Requirements: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (current employees should contact Human Resources).
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university
A minimum of 5 years of experience managing research and analysis activities or related field
Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently and to coordinate and/or supervise the activities of others
Knowledge of various external research tools such as Thomson Monitor Suite, Thomson OneBanker, CapitalIQ, Preqin, Bloomberg Law, Manzama, etc.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Expert-level skills with MS Excel and PowerPoint for use in analyzing and presenting data
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
Managerial or supervisory experience
Advanced degree in business, law, data analytics, library sciences or related field
Law firm and/or professional services experience
Experience with marketing and/or business development function in a law firm or professional services firm
Experience working with key technologies including CRM, experience management systems and document management systems
Experience implementing and managing project management processes
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
Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.