Legal Analytics Director


Job title: Legal Analytics Director

Company: Edward Jones

Job description: Recruiter

Cynthia Kane

Opportunity Overview

The Legal Division at Edward Jones is looking to add a Legal Analytics Director to its newly established Legal Forensics team, designed to enhance analytic capabilities and data-driven insights within the Division. The Legal Analytics Director will play an integral role in developing and maturing the data and analytic acumen of attorneys and legal professionals in the Division. This includes identifying opportunities to leverage data to inform decisions, strategies, and recommendations, determining approaches to address key questions and leading execution of those approaches. By applying data and analytic expertise, this team member will contribute significant enhancements to the firm’s legal insights, strategy, and processes. The Legal Analytics Director will partner with associates in the Legal Division and build relationships through the firm-wide analytics community to align strategies and ensure that data and analytic needs are identified and addressed in a thorough and timely manner. Legal colleagues and business partners will also rely on the Legal Analytics Director to provide thought leadership on data and analytics and be part of the solution to identified issues.
Candidates should be highly motivated and knowledgeable about the analytics industry. The position requires strong collaboration, an aptitude for continual learning, demonstration of intellectual curiosity by asking questions and connecting work across multiple initiatives, ability to identify and mitigate risks in new and evolving technology issues, and an ability to influence firm leaders.
Key Responsibilities:
Under general supervision, the associate will be responsible for:

  • Effectively leading the creation and communication of tailored messages to influence senior leaders regarding analytic ideas, approaches, key takeaways, and actionable insights
  • Leading collaboration with firm’s data and analytics product portfolios and proactively identify data enhancements in conjunction with data stewards
  • Proactively identifying, thoroughly analyzing and solving moderate to high impact and/or complex legal and business needs.
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of legal and regulatory priorities and needs to develop analytic approach and drive understanding of key Division strategies and decisions
  • Providing actionable insights to support business decisions and long-term strategy development, primarily by performing root cause, exploratory, sensitivity and scenario analysis, hypothesis testing, economic modeling, and data visualization to identify patterns/trends/insights on ambiguous legal and business problems
  • Consulting with Legal colleagues to understand legal and business issues. Independently identifying the appropriate analytic approach to solve the problems
  • Developing and managing strategic relationships with senior leaders across the organization.
  • Providing mentorship and feedback to others on analytic approaches and leverage systems thinking to connect work to other strategic initiatives
  • Building and maintaining an understanding of data flows, sources, and data transformations across multiple data domains
  • Advising analytic team in extracting, merging, cleansing and transforming data from multiple sources as needed for analysis
  • Applying critical thinking to pressure test and validate logic and outputs against known sources and understanding of business, legal and regulatory needs.
  • Defining business and data requirements for analytic deliverables and serve as liaison to support teams in the Technology Division.
  • Driving for implementation of solutions by partnering with key stakeholders from across the division and firm to ensure analytics projects are successfully implemented by business area

Position Requirements:

  • Partner with senior leaders and executives to integrate analytics into firm strategy and business decisions. Supporting increase use of data-driven decision-making.
  • Lead team in generating and incorporating insights into a cohesive story that clearly address legal and business questions and influences decision making
  • Develop and manage business relationships with project team members and senior leaders across the organization
  • Actively participate in industry and trade data and analytic communities to bring fresh ideas to the organization
  • Serve as a functional and technical data subject matter expert
  • Work effectively in a matrixed analytics organization. Identify, direct and coordinate resources (people, systems, tools) not in your chain of command. Recommend priority of work execution.
  • Document, monitor, and improve processes and controls related to areas of responsibility.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for efficiency with moderate to broad impact and visibility, propose solutions to relevant parties and drive implementation of solutions.
  • Interact with BI Tools to answer questions, build moderately complex visualizations and reports
  • Ability to test and maintain BI products developed and follow BI governance process and procedures
  • Understand and apply intermediate statistical concepts
  • Sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills
  • Creative thinker who is highly organized and has exceptional prioritization skills
  • Ability to be proactive and drive matters to conclusion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong cross-function collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage a workload that is large, diverse, and complex
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex issues to legal and non-legal professionals, including senior leadership
  • Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Regulatory and industry experience is preferred
  • Litigation or regulatory enforcement experience is helpful, but not required

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of statistical concepts and analytic techniques, including descriptive statistics, forecasting, economic modeling, various regression techniques, machine learning, exploratory analysis, and variance analysis techniques.
  • Ability to determine if particular analytic problem requires capabilities that don’t reside in the division. Proficiency in applying descriptive statistics, univariate analysis, forecasting, economic modeling and class variance analysis.
  • Proficiency interacting with various database and file storage systems (Examples: Oracle, Hadoop, NoSQL). Understanding of join types.
  • Intermediate experience with data manipulation languages, such as SQL, required
  • Ability to use specific statistical software for appropriate use cases
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, including use of pivot tables, formulas, macros, vba, charts/graphs
  • Proficient with visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI or QlikView
  • Strong analytical, critical and systems thinking required
  • Ability to research industry best practices and apply to work
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with an emphasis in business, economics, math, engineering or analytics preferred (or relevant work experience). Advanced degree or certification preferred.
  • 5+ years with at least 4 years analytic experience

Position Type

Home Office

Position Schedule

Full-Time

Company Description

TBD

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Yes

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Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • Partner with senior leaders and executives to integrate analytics into firm strategy and business decisions. Supporting increase use of data-driven decision-making.
  • Lead team in generating and incorporating insights into a cohesive story that clearly address legal and business questions and influences decision making
  • Develop and manage business relationships with project team members and senior leaders across the organization
  • Actively participate in industry and trade data and analytic communities to bring fresh ideas to the organization
  • Serve as a functional and technical data subject matter expert
  • Work effectively in a matrixed analytics organization. Identify, direct and coordinate resources (people, systems, tools) not in your chain of command. Recommend priority of work execution.
  • Document, monitor, and improve processes and controls related to areas of responsibility.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for efficiency with moderate to broad impact and visibility, propose solutions to relevant parties and drive implementation of solutions.
  • Interact with BI Tools to answer questions, build moderately complex visualizations and reports
  • Ability to test and maintain BI products developed and follow BI governance process and procedures
  • Understand and apply intermediate statistical concepts
  • Sound judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills
  • Creative thinker who is highly organized and has exceptional prioritization skills
  • Ability to be proactive and drive matters to conclusion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong cross-function collaboration skills
  • Ability to manage a workload that is large, diverse, and complex
  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex issues to legal and non-legal professionals, including senior leadership
  • Commitment to a high level of ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Regulatory and industry experience is preferred
  • Litigation or regulatory enforcement experience is helpful, but not required

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of statistical concepts and analytic techniques, including descriptive statistics, forecasting, economic modeling, various regression techniques, machine learning, exploratory analysis, and variance analysis techniques.
  • Ability to determine if particular analytic problem requires capabilities that don’t reside in the division. Proficiency in applying descriptive statistics, univariate analysis, forecasting, economic modeling and class variance analysis.
  • Proficiency interacting with various database and file storage systems (Examples: Oracle, Hadoop, NoSQL). Understanding of join types.
  • Intermediate experience with data manipulation languages, such as SQL, required
  • Ability to use specific statistical software for appropriate use cases
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, including use of pivot tables, formulas, macros, vba, charts/graphs
  • Proficient with visualization tools such as Tableau, PowerBI or QlikView
  • Strong analytical, critical and systems thinking required
  • Ability to research industry best practices and apply to work
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with an emphasis in business, economics, math, engineering or analytics preferred (or relevant work experience). Advanced degree or certification preferred.
  • 5+ years with at least 4 years analytic experience

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Expected salary:

Location: Saint Louis, MO

Job date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 07:17:22 GMT

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