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International Data Group Research Director, Procurement and Enterprise Apps in Needham, Massachusetts

Come join IDC, the most respected global technology market research firm, recognized by the Institute of Industry Analyst 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. 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 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.

Join IDC’s team and be a key component to delivering the most respected software and cloud data and trends in the industry! Upon joining IDC, you can expect a fun and fast-paced work environment along with a culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement. Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future.

This research director will be responsible for conducting and delivering IDC's research focused on Procurement software, as part of IDC's broader Enterprise Application Research Service. This research director will also help support additional research across all major enterprise application markets as needed, including ERP, Supply Chain Management, Finance, etc.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Interacting with clients

  • Conducting market research

  • Writing research reports

  • Analyzing data and market trends

  • Producing custom research (i.e. white papers, ROI studies, market assessments, etc.)

  • Delivering public speaking engagements and webcasts (i.e. speaking at industry conferences and customer events)

Additional responsibilities include managing the research agenda, supporting related consulting engagements and custom research, helping related sales and marketing efforts, and being an effective advisor to IDC clients.

  • Undergraduate degree. Master's degree a plus.

  • 10+ years of Enterprise Applications related work experience

  • A solid understanding of procurement software, enterprise application technology and strategy, and broader information technology in general

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.

  • Proven track record of multi-tasking, meeting deadlines and delivering projects on time/budget

  • Extremely organized, with strong analytical skills

  • Once the world moves beyond Covid-19, travel (approximately 10-20%) will be required.

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: 2021-1847

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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