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usiness overview

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity, and serve their clients better. We serve customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide and are part of RELX Group. RELX Group is one of the constituents of the FTSE 100 Index, Financial Times Global 500 and Euronext 100 Index.

Nexis Solutions is a division of LexisNexis Legal & Professional, with more than 11,000 customers across the world. Our leading products and services are used in virtually every industry and area of business. We aggregate information from over 40,000 international news and business sources, as well as thousands of business-relevant web sites, blogs and forums. Our content portfolio ranges from newspapers to trade magazines, from company databases to market reports, with literally millions of new documents added to our database every day. With archives dating back 40 years, we provide results that paint the whole picture, not just the most recent headlines.

Career platform
LexisNexis (and the RELX Group) has a proven track record of successfully developing the careers of many strategy professionals – both into the most senior strategy roles and transitioning into senior general management positions. There are countless examples, but to name a few:

  • Erik Engstrom, RELX Group CEO, is a McKinsey and Harvard Business School alum
  • Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis Legal and Professional, is a BCG and Harvard Law School alum
  • Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, is a Bain and Harvard Business School alum 
  • Todd Larsen, President of Nexis Solutions, is a Booz and Columbia Business School alum

Role overview
Our business is rapidly transforming as we move from providing online reference solutions to AI-driven analytics and decision tools that help our customers make better business decisions.  We are seeking a thoughtful, analytical, and execution-oriented strategy professional to help accelerate this transformation. 

The Strategy Manager/Associate works closely with the Head of Strategy to achieve Nexis Solutions’ revenue and profitability goals and to maintain and enhance its industry leading position. Responsibilities include providing high quality timely analysis and informed recommendations on strategy, M&A, and operations. We work in a collaborative and supportive culture and require the role holder to be a strong team player who is able to drive discrete deliverables as well as rapidly shift to participate in additional projects as necessary across various functional areas. The role requires outstanding analytical and advisory skills, excellent written communication skills, the ability to plan, manage and deliver projects, the ability to liaise with cross-functional teams within the organization, and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with the Nexis Solutions President and senior leadership team.  The Strategy Manager/Associate will not only be responsible for strategic planning, but will also drive operational implementation of plans and ensure best practices are leveraged.

As a result, the ideal candidate will:

1. Drive cross-functional projects to address and solve key strategic issues facing the business, partnering with various teams to deliver high quality results to planned timescales.  Example projects include:

a)       Evaluate the attractiveness of new business opportunities (e.g., partnerships, licensing deals, new products) by considering market/competitive dynamics and internal capabilities

b)      Assess product and content capabilities and develop prioritized roadmaps to enhance competitive positioning

c)       Develop a growth strategy for a customer segment or geographical market by understanding current and potential use cases of our offerings and develop a tactical plan to execute

d)      Build a tactical plan for an operational initiative within the organization, model its financial impact, implement the plan, and measure its success


2. Develop internal presentations on the state of the business or broader business information industry

a)     Analyze economic, market and competitive data and communicate key information and implications to the senior leadership team 

b)     Manage and deliver the annual operating plan cycle including strategy/business reviews or board/investor presentations

c)     Support presentations for internal town halls and management meetings


3. Support evaluation of M&A and partnerships together with members of cross-functional global teams


·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

·         2+ years of experience in a management consulting and/or corporate strategy role (lower end for Associate role, higher end for Manager role)

·        Strategic thinker who is highly analytical and has excellent presentation and communication skills as well as advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint

·        Strong commercial acumen with the ability to bring a macro perspective to business opportunities and a bias for action in solving operational issue

·        Ability to problem solve, make tradeoffs among complex alternatives, and support recommendations to Senior Leadership 

·         Ability to deliver results working with individuals of all seniority levels within a complex, multi-cultural, matrixed environment 

·         Experience driving complex projects in a highly organized and detail-oriented manner 

·         Technical proficiency in one or more of the following areas is preferred (though not required):

a)       Data / financial modeling

b)      Tableau

c)       SQL, Python, R

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services.

Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.


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