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Senior Research Analyst - Legal, Risk, and Compliance

Senior Research Analyst - Legal, Risk, and Compliance

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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.


IDC is seeking a senior research analyst to conduct research and analysis in the GRC and Legal fields who understands the nature of today's enterprise risks and challenges businesses have in complying with complex regulations and guidance. The successful candidate will be able to work independently to delve into risk management, governance, and compliance in order to understand how these fields are affected by technology and how technological advancements are changing enterprise approaches. The successful candidate will also produce high-value reports for technology vendors, buyers, and investors that demonstrate market strength, potential areas of investment, and key trends.


  • Analyze and write market reports on GRC and Legal topics including GRC approaches, Business Risk Management, IT Risk Management, Compliance, eDiscovery, eDiscovery Software and Services
  • Develop forward looking perspectives related to the Legal and GRC industries
  • Research and write documents such as forecasts, surveys, and data analysis presentations
  • Build and/or enhance data models for new and existing markets
  • Create models for smaller solution providers and emerging security markets
  • Participate in custom research projects
  • Travel to customer meetings and events, as required (Approximately 15%)
  • Build on a strong foundation to increase IDC's GRC market presence


  • Bachelor s degree required [Journalism, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting, or Business)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • 2-5 Years of experience in a risk operations, risk management, or audit role
  • Understanding of data management/data governance, data preservation, and discovery strategies
  • Understanding of GRC Technologies and business strategies
  • Understanding of GRC drivers including privacy, business risk management, IT risk management, fraud, and etc.
  • Ability to comprehend financial statements and incorporate the data into quantitative models
  • General understanding of Information Technology
  • Ability to rapidly develop content based on analyst conversations, vendor briefings, and customer interviews

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.