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Senior Commercial and Pricing Analyst

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history, celebrating it's bicentenary in 2022. We are proud of our history and 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.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Our team is made up of commercial and finance professionals that provide robust pricing advisory for our largest clients.

Our financial management capability maximises value add through specialist actionable insight and bridging the gap in expertise between our legal teams and Finance.

The team improves commercial management through establishing rigorous processes and improving overall commercial governance.

We are looking for an individual who can integrate seamlessly with our team and bring their knowledge, skills and experience to bear while adding value to the way we work across a variety of industries and legal disciplines.

They must be self-reliant whilst working in a team and be clear as to how they want their career to develop within Ashurst.

Main responsibilities:

As a Senior Commercial and Pricing Analyst you will have responsibility for;

  • Developing financial models and analysis, primarily in Excel, to influence key decision makers, Legal Partners and Lawyers
  • Providing sound financial input and robust challenge to a variety of stakeholders e.g. Legal Partners, Business Development, Business Managers, Finance Ops
  • Supporting the bid and negotiation cycle by taking ownership of the commercial aspects of formal RFP responses
  • Support the firm's global pricing governance and creating and running internal training sessions for lawyers and business services teams
  • Supporting the design, development and implementation of Excel based tools
  • Problem solving and adaptable to changing needs
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and share information of Commercial team developments with business teams

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requirements and internal policies.

Essential skills and experience:

Your Professional Experience;

  • An understanding of alternative fee arrangements e.g. fixed fees, capped fees, success fees etc.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with the proven ability to convert raw data into concise and actionable intelligence
  • Strong financial modelling, with experience across the Microsoft Office suite including Excel (e.g. vlookups, pivot tables), PowerPoint, Power BI and Word
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks that may have tight and competing deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated, including excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good commercial awareness and experience providing advisory and support to Legal Partners and other senior stakeholders, with an ability to identify and escalate areas of risk to management
  • Willingness to perform a range of tasks from routine tasks to bespoke activities of a more complex nature as directed by management
  • Prepared to travel as and when required

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with 3e or similar and IBM TM1 - Desirable

  • Previous experience in a business partnering role/professional services environment - Desirable
  • Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) - Desirable

A leading international law firm with world class capability.
With our technical expertise, local knowledge and international network, we deliver an experience for our clients that other professional service providers find hard to match. And we are committed to being a sustainable global law firm, having positive impacts for our clients, employees, profession, the environment and the communities in which we are based.

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