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Research Manager, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

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.



  • 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.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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