International Data Group Research Director, Cloud and SaaS in Framingham, Massachusetts

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm operating in over 110 countries worldwide. Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future.

The IDC software group is seeking an energetic senior member of its internationally-recognized research team. The Research Director is responsible for setting the overall course and direction for a research service area. This is a relatively public role with many client-facing and industry-facing responsibilities, but with primary responsibility for producing the research product. The Research Director is responsible for building the reputation and the revenues of the services within their domain and is heavily involved in consulting and custom research. Additional responsibilities include managing the research agenda, writing research reports, helping with marketing activities to raise industry visibility, conducting business development, providing sales support, and acting effectively as a client advisor for both Federal agencies and technology suppliers.

Successful candidates will have prior experience or knowledge of Cloud and SaaS markets, including familiarity with public and private cloud infrastructure, applications, and suppliers. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate thought leadership in this space and be able to communicate the importance of new ideas and trends that impact the adoption and use of Cloud and SaaS to senior management.

  • Candidates should have over 10 years of related work experience with similar areas and levels of responsibility in either large Cloud/SaaS deployment or in the technology industry working with customers on Cloud / SaaS acquisition and implementation

  • A Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent is required (Advanced degree a plus)

  • Given IDC's global customer base, experience with or in international work environments is helpful

  • Travel (approximately 10-20%) will be required as needed

  • Excellent writing and superior communication skills required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of products is a must

About IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

ID: 2017-1238

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.idg.com