Senior Research and Information Specialist (Temporary)

Bain & Company



Bain & Company is one of the world's best companies to work for (Bain has made Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” list every single year for the past decade. Google (#5) and Apple (#84) are the only other companies in this club). Since our radical beginnings as a challenger of the status quo, our formula for success has been simple—create a high-impact, supportive culture where immensely talented people are encouraged to be brilliant at what they do.


We pride ourselves on hiring the best of the best – we look for people who want to do great things; the learning curve is steep, and the exposure is energizing. Our global offices share a diverse, informal environment where you will feel at home, regardless of the city you are in and you will work alongside some of the top people in their field.


We offer a competitive starting salary and benefits. In addition, your professional development will be a priority; we will invest in your career growth from day 1! You will experience some of the most comprehensive training in the industry.


We are looking for a candidate that will provides comprehensive research and information services to consulting and administrative staff using appropriate electronic, print, and other resources. Our ideal candidate will frequently work as part of case teams to assist in research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience.


This is a full time role working 5 days per week out of our Bain San Francisco, Los Angeles or Palo Alto office.


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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