Manager of Research & Competitive Intelligence
The Manager of Research and Competitive Intelligence focuses on overall management of the research process within the department and partners with other departments to ensure optimal workflow. Job Description Essential Job Functions: Research Hire, direct, manage, and evaluate Research Analysts. Conduct research for attorneys, paralegals and other staff members at the firm. Manage research operations and set priorities among research activities, including large scale projects. In consultation with the Director of Research Services, set and enforce reference service policies; Manage the request tracking software and run reports as needed. Review current and past matters to ensure that staffing if appropriate and goals are being met. Manage Research Services staffing for project management initiatives. Integrate Knowledge Management practices into overall research process Develop and oversee a current awareness program that services the legal and non-legal staff. Assist in cost analysis evaluation Competitive Intelligence Hire, direct, manage, and evaluate Competitive Intelligence Analysts. Develop the strategy and daily activities for the competitive intelligence team Partner with Marketing to set research goals Attend Marketing meetings to cross-sell department services and learn about business development opportunities Participate in resource development for CI Evaluate and create new product offerings Administrative Work with the Research Services Leadership Team to move the department toward strategic goals. Participate in professional associations. Strive to fulfill department mission and to adhere to department and Firm rules at all times. Practice and foster a culture of teamwork and cooperation. Perform any and all other duties as are necessary for the efficient functioning of the team. Other duties as assigned. Regular travel to other Firm offices. Qualifications: Mastera€ (TM) s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree required Minimum five years of reference experience in a law firm setting providing research and competitive intelligence Minimum five years of experience managing a multi-location team. Knowledge of Law Library Management Knowledge of Law Library systems Knowledge of the Firma€ (TM) s Policies and Procedures Knowledge of legal, business and medical print and electronic information sources and research methods Electronic research proficiency and analytical ability Excellent interpersonal and communications skills Knowledge of acquisitions processes and procedures Aptitude for detail and accuracy Ability to manage a team of professionals Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment Proficiency with Excel Vision: ability to see well enough to read materials and computer screen 90% of the time Hearing: ability to hear well enough to talk on the phone about 50% of the time Lift: ability to lift 40 pounds about 1% of the time Posture: ability to sit for about 70% and bend at least 30% of the time Location(s)WashingtonNew York, Philadelphia Time TypeFull time Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individuala€ (TM) s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law..