Description

The Analyst - Global Business Analytics will help provide leadership and management teams with the information and advice that enables them to make informed business decisions. The nature of this advice varies considerably over time. Areas recently addressed by the team include helping with the design of the new Firm's global strategy; profiling new legal markets, consulting our service lines (practices) and defining their competitors; assisting with client targeting efforts; developing client segmentation models; assessing service delivery models; identifying pricing opportunities; designing innovative ways to target high-potential Partners from other law firms; developing operational dashboards; and providing the analytical underpinning for thought leadership pieces. Our advice is grounded in our ability to marry advanced data analysis expertise to a deep understanding of the firm's commercial environment and operational levers.

The role holder will work closely with other members of GBA, other firm's Professional Services Functions (e.g. BDMC, Technology, and Finance) and the wider Firm's leadership to ensure high-class services at all levels within the organization.

The Analyst will primarily assist the Business Analytics Manager in the three core disciplines of the Business Analytics team: strategic contextual advice, operational improvements and decision support tools. The Analyst will bring strong data manipulation skills, solid business acumen, and work-management skills and will primarily be responsible for conducting robust analyses that support projects in those disciplines. Under the guidance of the team, they will develop a vast array of soft and hard skills that will help them in their future career to become a well-rounded consultant. These will include data visualisation, commercial analysis, strategy development and consultation/presentation based skillsets, amongst others.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis of the firm's extensive data resources to develop targeted analysis for firm leadership and strategy sessions
  • Contribute toward Thought Leadership by developing predictive analysis campaigns leading to actionable plans for the firm
  • Use broad based research and statistical methods to develop a data centric approach to complex business problems
  • Develop presentations to communicate GBA's findings to internal management teams
  • Use of data visualisation software to develop self-updating dashboards, helping to drive more effective decision-making throughout the firm
  • Produce client facing analysis and solutions to help support business development efforts and Partner client presentations
  • Advocate the use of effective decision-making techniques and efficiency-enhancing behaviours including Business Analytics, Pricing, Legal Project Management and Legal AI
  • Coordinate and communicate between the GBA team and other project participants as required
  • Ad-hoc analysis in support of the firm's partners and management as required
  • Assist on ad hoc business development, operational or project management tasks

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to perform data analysis and turn them in to meaningful insights and actionable business solution
  • Ability to distil complex or ambiguous information into commercially relevant findings that drive business decisions and outcomes
  • 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
  • Prior use of third party financial information providers - e.g. Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg (Preferred)
  • Engages comfortably at all levels within the organization
  • This position is heavily analytically focused requiring expertise in math logic, and data analytics including:
    • Data joins, blending, and relational database development
    • Creation of logical functions, LoD calculations, and grouping to achieve desired outcomes
    • Data cleaning, ETL, and creation of custom data sets from ad hoc research, web-scraping, etc.
    • Ability to take ambiguous or novel data sources and describe potential use cases
    • optimising calculation and size efficiency, reducing processing requirements to make dashboards operate more efficiently

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)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a polished professional approach to presentation
  • Understanding of geopolitical and macroeconomic factors and the potential impact these may have on Baker McKenzie, the legal sector and our clients
  • Creative but with an ability to distil information into pragmatic solutions providing tangible recommendations for the business
  • Collaborative, team oriented and 'Firm first' mind-set
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm