Market Intelligence Manager

Chicago, IL
Direct Hire - On Site / Full time

smartdept. inc. is searching for a Market Intelligence Manager for a law firm in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will come with 7 years of experience managing research and analysis activities. This is a direct-hire opportunity that will be on-site in Chicago.

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee the market and business intelligence team members to analyze market trends, research competition, review company data, identify opportunities for growth, and define evolving organization-wide standards and goals. Develop strategies to shift with market and client changes.
  • Work with the firm’s Global Practice Group leadership to provide proactive, actionable recommendations and insights into the groups’ markets for legal services, current and prospective clients, and competitors to support growth and drive revenue.
  • Understands and integrates information regarding the legal, regulatory, economic, and political context in which the practice operates.
  • Manage the production of in-depth industry sector and company reports analyzing emerging trends, key drivers/issues, regulatory challenges, and opportunities for legal work
  • Provide competitor intelligence and benchmarking for law firms
  • Monitor and communicate developments in the legal industry that have an impact on firm business.         
  • 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)
  • Manage processes for project intake, resource allocation, requirements definition, on-going communication and delivery of research and analysis projects
  • 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.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • A minimum of 7 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, CapitalIQ, Preqin, Bloomberg Law, 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
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