• Senior Research Analyst, Core Infrastructure Data Products Research

    Requisition #
    2018-1408
    Functional Area
    Research
    Location
    US-MA-Framingham
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    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 dynamic and self-motivated Senior Research Analyst to become an important member of the Worldwide Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies Group, contributing to a wide range of infrastructure research including IDC’s quarterly server and storage trackers. The Senior Research Analyst’s responsibilities will span quarterly data collection, market modelling and segmentation, report writing and client support for IDC’s enterprise infrastructure programs. The Senior Research Analyst role will be expected develop an understanding of the competitive landscape and key trends within the enterprise server and storage markets and interact with suppliers quarterly.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Analyzing financial results and soliciting quarterly information from key industry stakeholders (e.g., suppliers, channel partners, IT users)
    • Developing and updating quarterly market models for company performance across various server, storage and converged infrastructure markets
    • Collaborating with worldwide and regional analysts across IDC while meeting strict and frequent quarterly publication deadlines
    • Developing relationships with IDC customers and ensuring client satisfaction through world class customer service
    • Collaborating on cross-industry research projects to create holistic analysis of market trends
    • Creating compelling research documents that provide strategic insights & advice to IDC clients
    • Presenting quarterly research findings to server and storage market stakeholders

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or Business). Advanced Degree a plus
    • A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience in a data or technology driven role
    • Understanding of, and passion for, enterprise technology and its application in business
    • Experience in building market or company models, forecasts or other financial analysis
    • Experience with data collection, processing and analysis techniques. Expert knowledge of Excel. Experience with SPSS, SAS or R is preferred but not mandatory.
    • Familiar with qualitative research approaches including in depth interviews
    • Fluent in English in both verbal and written form. Superb communication skills in verbal and written form
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to travel periodically to industry events, conferences and client meetings

    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.

     

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