• Research Manager

    ID 2018-3551
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    IDC is constantly expanding its global business in the Middle East & Africa region due to which we are looking for a senior business professional to join our team in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Research Manager in the IT Services/Telecoms Group. The position will report to the Group Director of IT Services/Telecoms Group for META region.


    • Conducting primary and secondary market research and analyzing business and market trends for the sub Saharan Africa (SSA) Region;
    • Lead telco consulting project engagements in the SSA region;
    • Working with quantitative market sizing and forecasting analytical tools;
    • Preparing thorough and well-organized reports, writing of summaries, publications & conclusions;
    • Play a business development role in growing the business in the region by building and maintaining industry relations.


    • University degree from a well-recognized university
    • Relevant total work experience of at least 10 years out of which a minimum 6 years shall be dedicated to working within The Telecoms Industry
    • Strategic and transformation background
    • Business advisory and transformation
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Demonstrable Industry Specific Knowledge of the Telecoms Industry
    • French language fluency will be an advantage
    • A strong understanding and professional network in the SSA Telecoms Industry
    • The ability to lead, contribute to and manage projects
    • Excellent writing skills with relevant published reports and/or studies available for review;
    • Excellent presentation skills and confidence in client engagement models;
    • Ability to discuss and analyze technical issues;
    • Ability to discuss at executive level transformation and business strategy
    • An aptitude for business analysis, quantitative analysis and strategic insights
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively;


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