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Strategic Intelligence Lead

Glasgow, Glasgow City
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles, Knowledge Management
Contract Type
Experience Level
Head of Department, Senior Manager, Manager
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

The Opportunity:

Ashurst's global Knowledge & Expertise teams are dedicated to ensuring the highest levels of lawyer insight, capability and delivery. The Research & Business Intelligence team is part of the Knowledge & Expertise division. We ensure our lawyers and business services teams have access to the resources they need and research support to enable them to provide the best advice to their clients and pursue business development opportunities.

This is an exciting role that will drive our strategic intelligence capability to the next level. You will use your expertise in business and competitive research to develop and deliver insightful and actionable intelligence to support Ashurst's client, industry and mega trend strategic areas of focus.

You will work closely with the Head of Research & Business Intelligence to develop the strategy and implement the strategic intelligence offering. The role is part of the global Research & Business Intelligence management team. This is a high profile role working directly with Partners; senior managers from the Clients, Markets & Growth team and Expertise Lawyers.

As Strategic Intelligence Lead you will manage a small team of researchers who develop regular insights on industries and mega trends in accordance with Ashurst's strategic focus areas. You will work in partnership with the Clients, Markets & Growth team on investigations and providing market intelligence.

This role will also involve performing some of the research and analysis to create reports, slide decks and insights plus guiding and mentoring researchers. The position is well suited to an experienced researcher who enjoys the challenge of working across multiple industries and topics, and can distil data and information from multiple sources into actionable insight.

More information can be found in the job description attached to the role on our careers site.

About You:

• Previous experience in a research and analysis capacity, ideally gained in a legal, professional services or financial environment
• Comprehensive experience in researching industries, topics, markets, trends, companies and competitors
• The ability to synthesise complex information into insights
• Experience in using a broad set of research resources and tools and some previous experience with analytics or visualisation tools
• Capable of working on multiple concurrent projects and the ability to manage and prioritise the needs of key stakeholders
• A solution focused approach to problem solving with critical, reflective and creative thinking
• Strong planning, project management, delegation and organisational skills
• Commercial awareness and business mindset and a commitment to life-long learning and professional development
• Outstanding stakeholder engagement, interpersonal and communication skills
• A relevant qualification is preferred, ideally in libraries, information science, law, business, marketing or analytics


Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history spanning more than 200 years. We are proud of our history and are future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit

Company info
+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom

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