IDC Energy Insights Research Manager

ID 2017-2273
# of Openings
Job Location
IT-Milan | UK-London


IDC Energy Insights is seeking a senior member for its internationally-recognized European research team responsible for Utilities research and advisory.


This Research Manager will have responsibility for research in the areas of utilities digital transformation, customer experience strategies, asset operations, IT and OT strategies. This is a relatively public role with many client-facing and industry-facing responsibilities.




The individual is required to deliver compelling research projects, manage customer interactions, and proactively grow the practice through successful engagement with all client types - technology vendors and technology buyers -  that make up the utilities ecosystem.


The Research Manager personally contributes to the success of the practice and is heavily involved in consulting and custom research.  Additional responsibilities include managing the research agenda, writing research reports, helping with marketing activities to raise industry visibility, conducting business development, providing sales support, and acting effectively as a client advisor.



The desired individual has 5-8 years of experience working for the utility industry in market research and/or consulting. Work experience in the utility sector or within an ICT company dealing with utilities is highly valued. Additionally, the following skills and attributes are desired:


  • Ability to provide actionable advice to executive-level management
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Solid writing skills
  • Strong business development skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Curious and passionate about IT-enabled business innovation
  • Robust project management skills with a constant eye on detail.

Fluency in written and oral English is a must. Fluency in a second or third European language would be advantageous. The role will involve travel, predominately in Europe but also to other regions. Preferable job location will be London (U.K.) and Milan (Italy).


In addition to a competitive compensation package, IDC offers the chance to join a successful and motivated advisory team in the industry's foremost provider of market intelligence, providing expert solutions to major companies throughout Europe.



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.


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