The Senior Analyst, Market Strategy & Analytics (EMEA) will assist the Market Strategy & Analytics team to conduct analysis (drawing on numerous large data sources) and develop deliverables required by Market Strategy & Analytics' internal clients. These deliverables will ultimately assist Partners and firm leadership to make relevant decisions relating to the implementation of the firm's strategy on a global, regional and local level. This role will have a stronger focus on the EMEA region on top of its inherent global responsibilities and will have regular exposure to firm management.
Project responsibilities: 

  • To support ongoing Strategy and Business Analytics projects globally and in the EMEA region
  • Assist in the assessment and review of our current business shape to help investigate which legal teams, markets, or industries we should prioritize and further invest in the near future
  • Help Partners understand which clients they should direct their efforts to and what level of returns may be expected by doing so
  • Assist Partners in specific client initiatives to help bring new customers and mandates to the Firm
  • Assist in the creation of new operational process improvements, Management Information solutions, or data modelling/scoring systems across various practices and functions
  • Ad-hoc support on creating presentations, graphics and reports for various senior stakeholders while also being able to comment and present the final output to the customers
  • Research support to meet strategic targeting and business development requirements, leveraging external financial information databases, legal and macro-economic reports to help provide market context to the Firm and our clients
  • Collaborate on projects involving legal and non-legal technology providers to help the team develop cutting edge and innovative solutions (including sentiment analyses, machine learning, etc.)
  • Advocate the use of effective decision-making techniques and efficiency-enhancing behaviours including Business Analytics, Pricing, Legal Project Management and Legal AI in your various interventions
  • Contribute to the development of the Market Strategy & Analytics team by improving how we work and share knowledge

For context, the following recent Market Strategy & Analytics projects are typical of the work with which the Analyst will be expected to assist:

  • Supporting three EMEA countries with their annual strategy refresh in line with the firm's freshly released Client & Market Strategy - drawing on their changing macroeconomic environments, our competitive position in those markets, and the profit dynamics of their client bases
  • Developing and analyzing options for addressing parts of the firm which have a high reliance on less-profitable clients
  • Assessing the potential impacts of a proposed internal reorganization, including its impact on our competitive position and its relationship to macroeconomic activity
  • Developing and communicating a suite of tools that enable internal business users to self-serve information pertinent to their business planning cycle, target clients more efficiently, price and staff matters profitably, and track their performance

Technical responsibilities: 

  • Analyse historical and real-time data to create summaries supporting the decision making of senior leadership and Partners
  • Use statistical methods to identify meaningful relationships among seemingly unrelated and sometimes unstructured sets of data
  • Support the development of a foundational enterprise data analytics platform by studying business and information needs, conferring with users, studying system data flow, data usage patterns, and work processes; and investigating problem areas
  • Gather data from multiple sources and assimilate into meaningful inputs for Firm databases
  • Continually validate data sources and ensure data grouping and mapping is accurate and clean
  • Create ad-hoc solutions to business problems, including automating manual processes by using VBA, SQL, Tableau, Tableau Prep, Python, Power Pivots, and the full suite of MS Office applications
  • Skills and concepts which the Analyst will be expected to apply include: joins; blends; creating custom calculations; level-of-detail calculations; sequential filtering; understanding the software's order-of-operations; describing granularity of the view; creating tabular data; restructuring data into a form appropriate for the analysis; handling data with multiple periodicities; capturing clean data from primary research; describing the limits of data captured; optimizing calculation and size efficiency, and preparing workbooks in an efficient manner. The Analyst will be expected to demonstrate these skills in a Tableau or similar environment prior to the conclusion of their probation period. Existing familiarity with these concepts is a significant plus

Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant undergraduate (Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Chartered Accountancy or Business strongly preferred) degree with demonstration of consistently strong academic performance
  • Strong data manipulation skills
  • Prior experience in an analogous field such as Management Consulting, Data Analytics, Finance or Corporate Strategy preferred
  • Critical-thinking, commercial, strategic and analytical mind-set
  • Ability to distil complex information into commercially relevant findings and to draw insights from complex datasets
  • Critical thinker, who is able to challenge the robustness of the story drawn from data and to suggest means of gaining more appropriate insights
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrates initiative and manages work independently
  • Engages proactively with managers to seek input and resolve risks and issues
  • Ability to engage with a variety of teams with significant differences in their perspectives (e.g. Technology, Finance, Business Development and Client teams) to help the group achieve its objectives
  • Understanding of corporate transactions and the different market databases available (e.g. Bloomberg, Refinitiv, MergerMarket) preferred
  • Experience of financial systems (e.g. SAP), common business applications (Excel, Access, SQL, Tableau) and programming languages (Python, VBA) strongly preferred
  • First-rate written and oral communication skills in English and the primary business language of your location
  • Ability to withstand pressure during busy periods, while keeping high quality execution and respect of fast-moving, urgent deadlines
  • Shows a deep and current understanding of political, legal and economic news to provide context to the work outputs

About Baker McKenzie 

Complex business challenges require an integrated response across different markets, sectors, and areas of law. Baker McKenzie's client solutions provide seamless advice, underpinned by deep practice and sector expertise, as well as first-rate local market knowledge. Across more than 70 offices globally, Baker McKenzie works alongside our clients to deliver solutions for a connected world. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -- regardless of race, religion, or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or age -- to fulfill their professional aspirations with us.

This position is open to the following offices: Belfast, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt or London