Bain & Company Inc

Part Time Researcher (Senior Specialist, Information Services)

US-Multiple Locations | US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Palo Alto
Job ID
Posted Date
Research & Analysis
Regular Part-Time
US-Multiple Locations


Provides comprehensive research and information services to consulting and administrative staff using appropriate electronic, print, and other resources. Frequently works as part of case teams to assist in research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience.


Research and Ready Reference:

  • Conduct research for case teams, Practice Areas, and client development utilizing electronic, print, and other resources as appropriate
  • Provide filtered and often synthesized research results
  • Proactively work with Case Team Manager to understand the context of the case and specific case information needs
  • Staffs Reference Desk periodically 

Asset Building (local and regional):

  • Lead ongoing product and service evaluation and collection development activities and participate in implementation as appropriate
  • Develop training materials customized to local office needs
  • Provide regularly scheduled and just in time training for case team members to optimize use of the Information Services Tool Kit
  • Lead periodic business research training for new consulting and administrative staff at all levels
  • Work with GXC and other Knowledge Management efforts on an ongoing basis to identify and participate in asset building, development and maintenance of Top Sources (ESP and Industry Pages)

Non-Research Related:

  • Track research requests including appropriate chargeback information
  • Work with Case Team Manager to monitor information services costs
  • Participate in Information Services marketing efforts
  • Lead special projects as assigned

Professional Development:

  • Regularly participate in skill development activities both internal and external
  • Continually deepen and broaden skill set in response to internal market demand
  • Play active role as mentor/coach to less experienced Information Center staff
  • Lead development of research and reference skills of less experienced Information Center staff


  • Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution or equivalent experience in a consulting, financial services or other professional services research environment
  • 5-10 years experience required
  • Demonstrated competency in conducting complex research inquiries using electronic and print resources in a fast paced professional services environment such as consulting, financial services or other business setting
  • Proficiency with Nexis, Dow Jones, OneSource, Profound, Thomson/Investext, Dialog  and other standard business research tools
  • Training and presentation skills required
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong communication skills required


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