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International Data Group IT Product Owner-Director in Needham, Massachusetts

IT Product Owner-Director

The IT Product Owner-Director will manage a team of Product Owners and business analysts responsible for all platform that interacts with our existing and potential future customers.

The candidate and the team will work closely with the Customer Experience team to deliver an exceptional viable experience for our customers. This role will also interact with Marketing/Sales teams to ensure the site is generating high quality leads.

IDC will rely on the Director’s creativity to produce ideas that move forward.

Why IDC?

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Relations (IIAR) as the 2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges.

Our collaborative, innovative, and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!

  • Oversee system and other projects delivered by the team.

  • Collaborate with the US and international peers across the IT organization on project and system implementations.

  • Implement IT Strategy and new capabilities within IT organization.

  • Assist and guide the team in the preparation and implementation of the Product Vision/ roadmap.

  • Communicate and socialize a clear view of priorities and progress against product roadmaps to the business partners and senior leadership.

  • Represent the voice of IDC customers towards all IT and other internal IDC departments.

  • Manage change and system/ process adoption within IDC.

  • Responsible for the vendor selection and relationship management within IT.

  • Continuously review and provide opportunities to improve IT systems.

  • Understand the industry and IDC’s competitors.

  • Identify and solve problems, manage team/ client escalations in a professional manner.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Business, Marketing, Computer Science, or Engineering. Equivalent years of experience will be considered for qualified candidates.

  • 10+ years managing an IT projects team and 3+ years of hands on product ownership(or similar) experience in agile software development with increasing levels of responsibilities is required.

  • Knowledge of/experience with key tools (Issue/Project Tracking, Wireframing).

  • Demonstrated experience of delivering client facing web site or other client facing tools.

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships across the organization.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.

  • Capacity to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs, and evaluate new ideas with partners across the organization.

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with different levels of management and cross-functional, cross-regional teams.

  • Passion for creative, design, user experience and technical innovation preferred.

  • Proven ability to provide a collaborative and coaching approach to management.

  • This role will be in Needham, MA.

  • Possible 5% of travel.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

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: 2021-2165

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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Street: 140 Kendrick St