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Research Vice President, Cloud Service Provider

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Provider

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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.


The Research Vice President of Cloud Service Providers is responsible for the business growth of our panel-based syndicated Service Provider research. This role requires a domain expert to build both research and relationships with our strategic service provider clients, as well as vendors in the associated ecosystem. The role involves conducting primary research, developing written reports and client presentations in support of our main research agenda. This role will also require the ability to lead consulting projects related to the evolving long-tail ecosystem of cloud service providers. With this new program, we are seeking an experienced professional who has demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships and the curiosity and willingness to adapt the research agenda based on new findings.




Quantitative Analysis Includes:

  • Quarterly survey implementation including survey design, data analysis, report development and client presentation
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail in data generation and review                                
  • Data Collection using appropriate sources, validating and crossing checking to ensure data reliability
  • Ability to clearly communicate and report data analysis
  • Ability to "tell a story" with data and adapt this narrative as we build a longitudinal dataset

Business Development/ Program Growth

  • Revenue growth continually increasing number of clients
  • Revenue growth through other types of revenue (honorarium, report sales, consulting)
  • Contribution to the financial success of the group
  • Expense management
  • Knows target marketing for sales purposes
  • Identifies new client bases


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 15 years of previous market research experience or in a related industry
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for client inquiry and internal collaboration
  • Excellent documentation skills along with verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate and report data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability in working under pressure and competing deadlines
  • Ability to interpret data findings into impacts and changes to market conditions
  • Exhibits industry presence and thought leadership                                             
  • Ability to travel 10-15%
  • Writes documents that are actionable and relevant for the target audience
  • Ability and interest in collaborating in a global environment

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.