• Research Manager/Director, European AI Solutions

    ID 2018-3724
    # of Openings
    Job Location
    UK-London | DK-Copenhagen | IT-Milan | DE-Frankfurt | DE-Munich
  • Overview

    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 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 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 Event Company.


    About the position


    Artificial Intelligence is one of the technology industry's hottest topics today, and its influence is being felt strongly in many different areas of IT. It promises to revolutionise business: it can transform how people work, how they interact with computers, and dramatically change business processes as intelligent systems take on tasks previously restricted to humans.


    IDC, the premier ICT industry research consultancy, has established a global thought leadership position with its research into the developing market for AI and its application in business transformation, which is leading to an increasing work stream with technology users and suppliers.


    IDC Europe is looking for a Research Manager/Director to lead and contribute to market analysis and consulting projects relating to Artificial Intelligence technologies and related IT markets. The person we seek will drive thought-leadership around IDC's research, engaging with potential customers for our products and services, and contributing to global research initiatives. You will work with colleagues researching adjacent areas.


    The successful candidate will be required to:

    • plan and execute a Europe-focused AI research agenda, ensuring that the agenda is pertinent to IDC clients in this rapidly changing market and executed in a timely manner
    • support and guide IDC's scheduled and custom events, creating a compelling agenda, keynoting, chairing panels, hosting dinners and delivering workshops
    • deliver and lead custom research projects in AI, and related areas; including authoring white papers, appearing in videos, creating custom data models, and delivering presentations at client events
    • contribute to and lead the creation of written research deliverables – including market analysis documents, market forecast models and presentations
    • support IDC’s data modelling and forecasting activities – develop and maintain models to size, segment and forecast the market within the European region
    • support IDC's sales and marketing teams by working on project proposals and developing market offerings, creating marketing materials, media interviews, blogs etc.


    This position calls for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication, presentation and writing skills, allied to good numeric and analytic skills. We seek a quick and creative thinker with deep curiosity relating to the developments in the IT market, someone who is happy to work as part of a team or alone depending on project size.

    Specific requirements include:

    • Degree level qualification: BA, BSc or equivalent or higher degree
    • Relevant job experience in an IT market research or consulting firm, a market intelligence or product marketing division of an IT supplier, or a major technology user company
    • Knowledge of AI technologies and strategies,
    • Business development experience, especially in the area of consulting with a client on their business/market intelligence needs.


    • Self-starter, able to work to tight schedules, balancing changing priorities of incoming work with scheduled delivery deadlines
    • Able to synthesize and simply articulate complex concepts and solutions, orally and in writing 
    • Excellent team player with strong execution & follow-through skills
    • Good skills in all Microsoft Office applications
    • Written and verbal mastery of English.

     We Offer


    Training in relevant vocational skills, such as presenting, writing and running workshops, is regularly offered by IDC to all staff.


    The position will be located in one of IDC's major West Europe research centres: London, Munich, Frankfurt, Milan or Copenhagen. Some travel will be expected, within Europe and to the US.

    In addition to a competitive compensation package, IDC offers the chance to join a successful, highly collaborative and motivated research team within an industry-leading provider of market intelligence to some of the most important companies throughout Europe.

    IDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, 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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