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IDC Market Research Manager/Director, European AI & Machine Learning in London, United Kingdom

About the position

Artificial Intelligence is one of the technology industry's hottest topics today, and its influence is being felt strongly in many different areas of IT. It promises to revolutionise business: it can transform how people work, how they interact with computers, and dramatically change business processes as intelligent systems take on tasks previously restricted to humans.

IDC, the premier ICT industry research consultancy, has established a global thought leadership position with its research into the developing market for AI / Machine Learning and its application in business transformation, which is leading to an increasing work stream with technology users and suppliers.

IDC Europe is looking for a Research Manager to lead and contribute to market analysis and consulting projects relating to Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and related IT markets. The person we seek will drive thought-leadership around IDC's research, engaging with potential customers for our products and services, and contributing to global research initiatives. You will work with colleagues researching adjacent areas.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • plan and execute a Europe-focused AI / Machine Learning research agenda, ensuring that the agenda is pertinent to IDC clients in this rapidly changing market and executed in a timely manner

  • support and guide IDC's scheduled and custom events, creating a compelling agenda, keynoting, chairing panels, hosting dinners and delivering workshops

  • deliver and lead custom research projects in AI, and related areas; including authoring white papers, appearing in videos, creating custom data models, and delivering presentations at client events

  • contribute to and lead the creation of written research deliverables – including market analysis documents, market forecast models and presentations

  • support IDC’s data modelling and forecasting activities – develop and maintain models to size, segment and forecast the market within the European region

  • support IDC's sales and marketing teams by working on project proposals and developing market offerings, creating marketing materials, media interviews, blogs etc.

This position calls for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication, presentation and writing skills, allied to good numeric and analytic skills. We seek a quick and creative thinker with deep curiosity relating to the developments in the IT market, someone who is happy to work as part of a team or alone depending on project size.

Specific requirements include:

  • Degree level qualification: BA, BSc or equivalent or higher degree

  • Relevant job experience in an IT market research or consulting firm, a market intelligence or product marketing division of an IT supplier, or a major technology user company

  • Knowledge of AI / Machine Learning technologies and strategies

  • Business development experience, especially in the area of consulting with a client on their business/market intelligence needs.


  • Self-starter, able to work to tight schedules, balancing changing priorities of incoming work with scheduled delivery deadlines

  • Able to synthesize and simply articulate complex concepts and solutions, orally and in writing

  • Excellent team player with strong execution & follow-through skills

  • Good skills in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Written and verbal mastery of English.

We Offer

Training in relevant vocational skills, such as presenting, writing and running workshops, is regularly offered by IDC to all staff.

The position will be located in one of IDC's major West Europe research centres: London, Munich, Frankfurt, Milan or Copenhagen. Some travel will be expected, within Europe and to the US.

In addition to a competitive compensation package, IDC offers the chance to join a successful, highly collaborative and motivated research team within an industry-leading provider of market intelligence to some of the most important companies throughout Europe.

ID: 2022-5063

External Company URL: www.idc.com