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Business Development Analyst

New York, NY



The Business Development Analyst will work closely with his/her colleagues in the Business Development Department (BD) and across the firm’s other operational departments to support the implementation of proactive business development initiatives and deliver high-quality reporting and analysis to key stakeholders. A primary objective of the position is to help monitor and track key client and target client relationships and opportunities to position the firm and its attorneys for new business opportunities.


The position requires intellectual curiosity, the ability to think critically and strategically about a range of topics and issues, and exceptional attention to detail.


Responsibilities
  • Assist in establishing, updating and monitoring news alerts on various clients and prospects through available firm resources 
  • Assist in the collection of competitive data, market and company research and industry trends
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of internal and external data used to identify potential business opportunities 
  • Identify, analyze and synthesize, information from various sources in a clear, concise manner
  • Work with the firm’s Business Intelligence team to coordinate in-depth research on a range of companies, industries and trends on behalf of BD and the firm’s attorneys
  • Support the maintenance of various new and existing prospecting trackers and tools
  • Create and maintain coverage list and regularly report on opportunities
  • Develop strong familiarity with internal systems to compliment external research
  • Collaborate with members of BD to obtain an understanding of the firm’s practice areas and departments, matters, competitors and other factors that could influence the direction of research efforts
  • Obtain high degree of understanding of select partners, practices, clients and prospects, as assigned, in order to be able to proactively identify and advance actionable information to BD colleagues and attorneys
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, and two to four years of experience in an analyst/competitive intelligence/information services or technology/public relations/business development role
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent research skills and critical thinking ability
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent, sound judgment
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities to meet time-sensitive deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends, as needed


 
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