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To apply for our current opportunities in Toronto, Calgary, Montréal, New York and our Legal Services Centre in Halifax, please email firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

Research Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Research Specialist to join our Marketing & Business Development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing research and business development support to stakeholders (lawyers and administrative members of the firm).

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct and compile research on clients or prospects from both publicly available information, internal databases and research tools.
  • Execute recurring, ad-hoc and proactive intelligence requests, by researching, interpreting and analyzing recurring intelligence data to create meaningful reports and presentations.
  • Support the Manager, Client Development on initiatives and in the development and execution of client plans for the firm’s key clients, including developing account plans, maintaining client team lists, following up on action plans and relationship mapping.
  • Support the Market Research and Competitive Intelligence Analyst on strategic initiatives and research projects.
  • Provide research support on pitches and proposals.
  • Engage with stakeholders and colleagues, collaborate with relevant functions, and conduct in person interviews to ensure they have the information needed.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the firm’s competitive intelligence database and portal. 
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the firm’s lines of business and service areas, clients and competitors.
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging competitive trends and share learnings/key developments with stakeholders. Document learnings for future reference.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Math, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5 years of related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proficiency in CapitalIQ/Bloomberg is a must. Knowledge of industry and vertical-specific research databases and tools is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite; SharePoint experience is an asset.
  • Understanding of the Canadian market landscape, and knowledge of professional services firms is an asset.
  • Functional experience in market and/or competitive intelligence, research and analysis is preferred.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with the ability to break down problems into single and manageable components, as well as complex data sets to parts. A high level of comfort with ambiguity and experience in “connecting the dots” across a number of themes.
  • Must be able to take initiative, be self-motivated and work calmly in fast-paced environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruby Dhindsa, Manager, Human Resources.

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