IDC is looking for a Research Manager with significant experience in the telco space (ideally with expertise in the consumer telecoms space) to help drive our growing telecoms business. Key responsibilities include:
shape and create content for the program
deliver consulting projects and speaking engagements
ensure that IDC continues to be a thought leader in this space. This role will require a deep understanding of telecoms and mobility, ideally from the consumer angle: how it is transforming, and opportunities in relation to key market developments.
The successful candidate will have excellent customer relationship skills and will be eager to contribute to the continuing expansion of our client base and business across the region.
Shaping and delivering research for our existing syndicated products – both qualitative and data focused – by interacting with the market, as well as desk research from varied publicly available sources.
Staying abreast of the telco and mobility [consumer] market landscape and contribute to the creation of market notes that provide event commentary and analyst viewpoints.
Creating and reviewing surveys and forecasts as per research and consulting requirements.
Presenting (in person or via video), to clients or at IDC events.
Building a strong presence and relationships with vendors active in this market and understanding key business and technology issues they face.
In addition to the research requirements, the role also involves leading or supporting specific consulting projects, based on IDC data and analysis.
We are looking for a self-motivated person who can work independently, while working in a collaborative environment with other team members, both in Europe and as part of our global research groups.
Ideally a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, international business, information technology, economics or science
Around 5 – 8 years of industry experience
Market understanding of industry trends
Deep insight of telco/vendor/mobility [consumer] strategies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional languages are an advantage
Excellent analytical, communication, and relationship skills
Financial and numeric skills – to understand data, pricing, and financial reporting
Time management and organization skills, being a team player, attention to detail
Responsiveness, ability to work against tight deadlines, openness, and flexibility
Marketing minded and Social Media fluency
Perks of the role & benefits
A competitive remuneration and benefit package
Based in Europe, the role may involve some foreign travel, primarily in Europe or in the US
We promote hybrid working