• Research Manager, Financial Insights

    ID 2018-2370
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  • Overview


    Is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.



    About the position


    We are looking for a person to join a leading team of analysts, drive business growth and client service through thought leadership and bringing entrepreneurship as part of the company goal to innovate and differentiate.


    The Research Manager role is responsible for our syndicated research, relationships with our strategic clients, and domain expertise of financial services and corporate banking. 


    The role includes supporting our primary and secondary research efforts, business development, events and consulting projects related to our coverage of service and customer interactions primarily on corporate banking strategies, EU Dx Banking strategies, insurance, and opportunities to form new broader ecosystems for their products & services (for example leveraging Open API), and in general, applying 3rd platform technologies and innovation accelerators (AI, blockchain, etc..) to deliver services and manage resources.


    The Research Manager is a Financial services and banking industry expert and thought leader on business model innovation, operations, IT platforms, customer experience, digital transformation and innovation.



    Research and Analysis Includes:

    • Ability to clearly communicate and report analysis and tell our clients what findings mean to their business, including speaking at events or delivering strategic workshops.
    • Ability to forecast and publish timely changes to market conditions and ensure research remains relevant to clients by updating research agendas
    • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail in research creation, accuracy, and interpretation                             
    • Data Collection using appropriate sources, engaging with industry, and validating and crossing checking to ensure data maps into established research taxonomy
    • Ability to write timely market/competitive analysis/predictions research

    Business Development/ Program Growth:

    • Revenue retention and growth - build strong relationships with client base
    • Explore revenue opportunities in other types of revenue (honorarium, report sales, consulting, events) that is supported by domain expertise
    • Contribution to the financial success of the group
    • Expense management
    • Collaborates with sales and marketing on campaigns that supports sales process
    • Identifies new clients and coverage opportunities for the team
    • Demonstrates ability to develop new products, services and initiatives


    • Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus
    • 6+ years of previous market research experience and/or consulting experience in the financial services industry
    • Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
    • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for client inquiry and internal collaboration
    • Excellent documentation skills along with verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to clearly communicate and report data analysis
    • Demonstrated ability in working under pressure and completing deadlines
    • Exhibits industry presence and Thought Leadership                                            
    • Ability to travel, including customer conferences and industry events
    • Writes documents that are actionable and relevant for the target audience
    • Ability and interest in collaborating in a global environment and cross-functional team

    Regrettably, only successful candidates will be contacted.


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