When an entrepreneur named James Poole founded the firm that is now Carpmaels & Ransford back in 1776, he established a legacy that has shaped the world of intellectual property for over 200 years.
Today, from its offices in London and Munich, Carpmaels & Ransford is a formidable presence in European intellectual property, acting on behalf of some of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Never complacent, we are continually expanding our knowledge and experience by recruiting the brightest graduates and sharing our knowledge within the firm and throughout the profession.
We have the largest specialist life sciences group on one site in Europe. We protect some of the most commercially valuable pharma products in the world, and many of our biotech cases form the basis of EPO case law. We are also engaged by some of the world’s pre-eminent technology companies.
Our clients are diverse, from large corporates through to start-ups. With long standing client relationships in the US, Asia and across Europe, we are deeply involved in managing some of the world’s leading brands and IP portfolios.
Our collaborative ethos informs everything we do, both in work and outside of it. The wide range of sports, clubs and charity initiatives sponsored by the firm are just one of the ways in which we encourage teamwork and a healthy work/life balance.
What you can expect as Business Analyst
Reporting to the Head of Change, this is a key role within the newly created Change Office. You will be working as part of the Change team to support and enable the effective delivery of major firm-wide change programmes. You will develop a deep and effective knowledge of the firm, its work, processes and technology.” You will play a key role in analysing and redesigning processes and suggesting improvements to raise operational efficiency and quality.
• Analyse current operational processes
• Gather and codify business requirements
• Work with stakeholders to understand business needs and priorities
• Recommend, design and document future processes
• Identify and highlight potential risks
• Mentor and develop a junior Business Analyst in the change office; sharing techniques, tools & approaches
• Facilitate discussions with stakeholders to understand and resolve business problems and improve efficiency and quality
• Produce insights from data analysis
• Develop, design and report upon key performance indicators
• Advise, and gain agreement from, stakeholders on recommendations and changes to be made
• Act as liaison between the lawyers, business services and project teams
What we are looking for:
• Strong analytical skills
• Process analysis and mapping skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Detail oriented
• Ability to identify and measure process inefficiencies and potential improvements
• Effective at building relationships with stakeholders
• Effective at developing team members’ skills
• Ability to draft high quality documentation
• Ability to work in a programme environment with multiple work-streams simultaneously
• Capable negotiator and able to define agreed processes given conflicting perspectives
• Motivated, results and delivery focused with a commitment to quality
• Knowledge of Legal and IP industry and work in a Partnership an advantage