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International Data Group Research Director, Data Models in Needham, Massachusetts

IDC's Worldwide Data and Analytics Organization is seeking a Research Director to join its team. Our clients depend on IDC's precious data to inform their strategic plans and make critical business decisions. As their quantitative needs and requirements continue to evolve in complexity and detail, so too do the methodologies and approaches with which we create their data.

In this role, the research director will be responsible for several high-profile deliverables and serve as a main point of contact. Therefore, the individual will need strong client facing skills and a keen business sense to identify and package products in a way that meets clients' needs.

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 Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the 2021 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! We are just getting started!

  • Responsible for a number of complex, quantitative projects

  • Able to develop and present quantitative research and analysis

  • Ensure the research is developed and delivered on time and with the highest quality

  • Capable to work with forecast models, survey results, firmographic, and third-party data

  • Expert in crafting segmentation models, and managing inter-dependent research processes

  • Experience in navigating cross-functional teams, managing multiple stakeholders

  • Develop and grow a team over time

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus

  • 10 years of quantitative market research experience

  • Exceptional analytical and data modeling skills

  • Strong collaboration, project management, and presentation skills

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to deliver the analysis and insight in a clear and compelling manner

  • Creative problem-solving skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • Occasional travel once business travel resumes (<10%)

  • This role can be in our Needham, MA headquarters or in an approved remote U.S. location

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 1,200 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: 2022-2348

External Company Name: International Data Group, Inc.

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