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IDC Senior Research Manager, IDC Telecommunications and Infrastructure in London, United Kingdom

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 more than 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.

About the Position

IDC is looking for an analyst with significant experience in the telco space (ideally with expertise in the mobility and mobile devices) 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: 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.

  • Shape and deliver 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.

  • Stay abreast of the telco and mobility market landscape and contribute to the creation of market notes that provide event commentary and analyst viewpoints.

  • Create and review surveys and forecasts as per research and consulting requirements.

  • Present (in person or via video) to clients or at IDC events.

  • Lead or support specific consulting projects, based on IDC data and analysis.

  • Build strong a strong presence and relationships with vendors active in this market and understanding key business and technology issues they face.

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.

The successful candidate will ideally have at least a Bachelor's degree in an e, and a minimum of 5-8 years of industry experience. He/she will possess excellent analytical and communication skills and be eager to support and directly contribute to IDC's portfolio and business.

As such, the candidate will have:

  • 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 and ecosystem strategies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, additional European languages are a plus

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and relationship skills

  • Financial and numeric skills – to understand data, pricing and financial reporting

  • Time management and organization skills, team-player, attentive to details

  • 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

The role will report to the head of IDC's Communications and Infrastructure Team, or a designated team lead. This is a full time, highly visible position that will suit an ambitious, dedicated, and internationally minded professional who is seeking an exciting career development opportunity in a global firm and within the dynamic and continuously expanding information technology market.

ID: 2022-5020

External Company URL: www.idc.com

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