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Research Manger, Bain Capital, LP (Boston)


Bain Capital, LP is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we’ve applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


Bain Capital’s Global Research Services (GRS) is seeking a Research Manager to lead research best practices, quality control, and training initiatives as part of a global research team located in Boston, India, and Beijing. The Research Manager must be a critical and creative thinker, with a strong service orientation, self-motivation, and proven ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.

Role and Responsibilities:

·         Contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model, leading a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.

·         Develop and maintain research best practices documentation and training materials, coordinating and designing team workshops and vendor instruction sessions.

·         Conduct research quality control and establish robust feedback channels within the team.

·         Evaluate team activity statistics to identify trends, find opportunities for process improvement, and adjust workflows.

·         Lead the ongoing improvement and maintenance of internal knowledge management systems, including research guides, team workflow management tools, team intranet site, shared files, and related documentation.

·         Lead GRS instruction programming, delivering new hire overviews and desktop source training to end users across the global firm.

·         Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.

·         Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.

·         Proactively work with internal partners and research team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.

·         Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.

·         Other projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

·         Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.

·         5-7 years of experience in business research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.

Skills and Attributes:

·         Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.

·         Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

·         Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

·         Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

·         Research experience in a specific industry a plus.

·         Experience with ServiceNow, SharePoint, and/or Box a plus.

·         Intermediate to advanced Excel skills a plus.

·         Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

·         Strong verbal and written communication.


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Full Time




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2019-09-11 |  Quick link to this job