Bain & Company Inc

Senior Specialist, Research and Data Services

Job Location US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Dallas
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Research and Data Services
Regular Full-Time
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The Research and Data Services team (RDS) is a passionate and diverse group of the industry's top corporate research professionals. This team plays a critical role in responding to research requests initiated by Bain Case Teams which have a direct impact on client work and business success. As a senior specialist on this team, you will be surrounded by supportive and engaging co-workers who are eager to help you learn and develop your skills as a corporate researcher. Successful candidates will have a passion for research, enjoy the challenge of hunting and digging for data, display exceptional time management and organization skills, and work effectively under the pressure of quick deadlines.




The RDS Senior Specialist provides comprehensive research and information services to consulting, practice area and business function staff.  Frequently works as part of case teams to facilitate research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience.  The Senior Specialist may have specialized knowledge of resources in one of Bain’s Practice Areas.



  • Conducts research for case teams, Practice Areas and client development utilizing appropriate sources as assigned under the guidance of a Lead, Manager or Senior Manager
  • Responds to requests from Private Equity case teams on a variety of industries, companies, products and statistical information
  • Provides filtered and well-organized research results
  • Proactively works with Private Equity case teams to understand the project context and specific information needs
  • May build industry and/or capability expertise by attending Practice Area meetings, industry conferences and regular reading of trade and internal publications
  • Solicits feedback from internal clients
  • Takes part in staffing regional RDS Help Desk

Asset Building

  • Participates in or leads asset building including knowledge sharing, source documentation, and other projects as assigned
  • Participates as an active member of the Private Equity RDS Team
  • Participates in ongoing product and service evaluations and resource development activities and participates in implementation as appropriate
  • Leads scheduled business research and just-in-time training



  • Tracks personal research requests real-time, including cost recovery information
  • Participates in Research and Data Services marketing efforts
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for asset-building activities including orders and new acquisitions, cost tracking, and cataloging of new items
  • Processes and codes invoices as needed


  • Degree in information science or business from an accredited university - or equivalent higher education degree
  • 3 – 6 years of experience conducting business research in a fast-paced consulting, financial services or other business setting or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with Factiva, Refinitiv databases and other business research tools preferred
  • Training and presentation skills preferred
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in native language and English required






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