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Business Research Specialist

Job Reference: 00001687
Date Posted: 15 September 2017
Employer: Integreon
Location: Bristol, UK
Salary: £23,000 to £27,000
Sector: Education > Library Services; Legal > Other; Sales & Marketing > Market Research
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 15 October 2017

Job Description

Integreon is a trusted provider of integrated legal, research and business support solutions to discerning professionals, including law firms and corporate law departments, leading corporations, financial services organisations and professional services firms.

Our 2,000+ associates work globally to support our demanding clients, in areas such as market and competitive intelligence, discovery, legal process outsourcing (LPO), operating model transformation and back office redesign. We also excel in business support services such as IT, document processing, human resources and finance.

Role Overview:

Based in the company’s Bristol Office, the purpose of this position is to undertake business research for Integreon’s professional service clients, in particular, providing support to some of the UK’s leading law firms.  Working as part of a large team of legal and business research professionals, you will use a range of research tools to produce:

• Company reports;
• Sector overviews;
• Market Assessments
• Executive biographies;
• Prospect lists;
• Intelligence briefings

The role will include working with other teams across Integreon, including with research associates based across our network of global delivery centres.

Position objectives:

  • To provide business intelligence services to legal clients to support marketing, business development, practice group and sector growth initiatives
  • Key stakeholders will include the client Business Development team, senior management team, partners and fee earners from across the firm (both in the UK and across Europe as required)
  • The role will be based in Bristol as part of the client dedicated Knowledge team 
  • To act as a point of contact for dealing with requests, queries, and delivery of Business Intelligence work to the client;
  • To be able to scope, plan, resource and deliver ongoing / ad hoc projects
  • To be able to liaise with and co-ordinate other Integreon resources (to plan and manage workflow, priorities and deliverables when Senior BI Manager is unavailable.

Position expectations:

To provide quality research and analysis for the client stakeholders

Key outputs and deliverables include: 

  • Company profiling
  • Competitor research and benchmarking
  • Sector overviews / analysis of issues - identify relevant sources and pull together research in order to provide key trends, highlights and insights on sector / market under review.  For Business Planning for example, to be able to review market reports and provide salient updates of key trends, developments and key issues
  • Analysis/research of business issues impacting the client - articulate possible risks, opportunities and impacts as required
  • Research for proposals, targeting and planning - produce initial scope / proposed course of action and include possible sources and likely deliverables for targeting and new business initiatives
  • To use company and research databases/subscriptions to access and source information
  • To share knowledge and findings with wider team to support development of wider team toolkit
  • To translate requests or enquiries into short research briefs with instructions to support off-shore delivery teams that also undertake research

Personal success characteristics:

  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • IT proficient (particularly Excel)
  • Able to use on-line databases
  • Effective at searching and evaluating value of results from on-line materials
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Highly numerate
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and handle a number of concurrent projects and tasks
  • Interest in business, economic and current affairs

Previous Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a research environment, undertaking desk research and pulling together data and reports from multiple sources; analyzing trends and information;
  • Previous experience working in professional services, ideally the Legal Sector, but also relevant if Financial Services, Management Consultancy, Accountancy or wider Market Research Sector.
  • Knowledge or understanding of marketing and/or business development stakeholders;
  • Awareness and knowledge of database and information sources available to support business research

Professional/Educational qualifications:

  • University graduate or similar
  • Appropriate professional memberships, CPD or post-graduate qualifications  to support role

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm

Reports to: Senior Business Intelligence Specialist

Location: Bristol, with some out of hours work anticipated and occasional travel as required

 

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