Who we are
Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, recognised throughout the business community for its exceptional legal service, commercial awareness and commitment to clients. We advise across the spectrum of legal matters including high-profile, ground-breaking and complex transactions, contentious matters and all aspects of risk. We deliver innovative and bespoke solutions to our clients, domestically and internationally. We provide clear legal advice that spans the globe whilst tackling the cultural nuances between jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand how to coordinate and manage matters in the jurisdictions most relevant to our clients.
We are now offering the opportunity to become part of our dynamic Business Intelligence and Pricing team, which supports our lawyers in providing first-class legal advice to some of the most prestigious and well-known global businesses.
At Slaughter and May, with over 1,200 partners and staff worldwide, everyone's contribution is valued, and we all enjoy an open, friendly and supportive environment. We have an underlying sense of pride in who we are and what we do, and our inclusive culture gives rise to a unique diversity of thinking, which is critical to our success and helps maintain our position as a true market leader To support our employees in achieving their professional development objectives, we offer an unrivalled variety of learning and development opportunities to everyone, as well as a highly competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. In light of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the firm has evolved a new hybrid approach to working, which sees our people working between their respective remote environments and our prestigious Headquarters at One Bunhill Row, in the heart of the City of London.
Would you like to join one of the world’s most prestigious law firms?
We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a professional, engaging individual to join us as a Manager, in our London-based Business Intelligence & Pricing Team.
We are recruiting for a Manager to join the Business Intelligence & Pricing team within the Finance Department. This is a permanent opportunity.
This role will work with senior stakeholders across the business, including Partners, Business Development (BD) and Technology (IT) and will report to the Head of Business Intelligence and Pricing.
This is an analytical role focussed on practice management and development. The successful candidate will help to curate data from various sources and create insightful reporting, presentations and analysis to support decision-making (e.g. strategic business focus, client awareness, matter management) and business operations (e.g. efficiency, productivity).
The team are recognised as working to an exceptionally high standard. The work will often involve innovative thinking and provide the opportunity to engage closely with individuals from across the business. It will also involve tight deadlines and will stretch the successful candidate’s knowledge and capabilities.
The key responsibilities of this role are set out below and there may be others which are not listed. You may be required on occasion to work outside our normal working hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Designing dynamic BI dashboards and other core management information reports and driving their build (working closely with the IT team), launch and ongoing usage.
Creating ad hoc presentations, data visualisations and reports for various senior stakeholders. Explaining the key takeaways and answering questions about the underlying data.
Undertaking in-depth data analysis on strategic business questions. Writing papers or producing and presenting slide decks explaining the findings and recommending potential actions.
Acting as a business partner (the key point of contact between the end users and
Technology), ensuring key requirements are correctly interpreted and successfully implemented.
Driving internal efficiencies through the automation of existing financial reports and using data analytics to implement operational process improvements.
Acquiring a clear understanding of business objectives and interpreting key trends to deliver thoughtful commercial insight.
Advocating for the use of data analytics to aid decision-making and efficiencies across the business.
Assisting with pricing proposals and analysis.
Candidates for this position must have:
Relevant undergraduate degree, e.g. Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Chartered Accountancy or Business preferred
Excellent financial analysis skills. Accountancy qualifications and awareness of statistical analysis are desirable but not essential
Experience of working in a Professional Services environment
Experience of management reporting and a good eye for report design bearing in mind the recipient’s objectives. Experience of using visualisation tools, e.g. PowerBI, is beneficial
Ability and confidence to present analysis to business leaders articulately and concisely
Advanced Excel skills (understanding of macros an advantage but not essential) and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Word, PowerPoint)
A questioning mind (e.g. the ability to spot, and an active desire to rationalise, unexpected quirks in the data)
Excellent attention to detail and good use of grammar
Interest in exploring innovative data practices, e.g. ML, predictive analytics
Ability to “translate” between different teams (e.g. BD, Finance, Technology) and help the collective group achieve its objectives
Team player, with the ability to work in an independent manner when required, but also happy to share knowledge and delegate, and be delegated to
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task, keep calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines. The ability to build strong business relationships with internal clients and the resilience to deal with demanding individuals
Experience of working in a diverse team whilst fostering an inclusive team culture
A high level of professionalism and integrity; displays the highest standards of professional ethics.