Research VP, Consumer Strategies at IDC

Posted in Research 22 days ago.

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Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Requisition Number 2019-1515
Functional Area Research
Location US-MA-Framingham
# of Openings 1


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.

The Research Vice President (RVP), Consumer Strategies, is responsible for helping to set the consumer-focused technology research agenda at IDC. This includes fielding primary surveys, writing papers, delivering presentations, driving consulting work, and advising technology-based clients. The RVP is tasked with meeting publication deadlines and hitting quarterly and annual profit targets. The RVP is also responsible for managing a team of direct reports within IDC's consumer technology research practice, as well as coordinating with other IDC technology research analysts around the world.


  • Consumer Research Leadership: The RVP serves as the chief consumer technology research evangelist at IDC. The RVP drives the vision, strategic development, and internal coordination of analysts and resources covering the fast-evolving consumer technology research market. The RVP must be a thought leader, well versed in the language of consumer research and technology, and adept at fielding, analyzing, and articulating the results of frequent and precise consumer-focused surveys.
  • Relationship Management: The RVP must cultivate and manage executive-level relationships with customers, prospects, and other key industry players in the consumer technology market.
  • Verbal and Written Communications: The RVP must be proficient in authoring research documents and presentations, with the latter delivered at conferences and in front of customers and prospects.
  • Business Development and Consulting: The RVP utilizes technical knowledge and expertise to develop and implement unique research services for clients and drives exclusive consumer-focused content for consulting projects geared toward satisfying the requirements of customers.


  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree a plus
  • 10-15 years of previous technology market research experience or in a related industry
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (SPSS a plus)
  • Ability to travel (30-40%)
  • Proven team management experience for both direct and indirect teams
  • Proven project management, and time management capabilities, with an eye toward attention to detail and the ability to communicate data analysis through written reports and presentations
  • A positive, entrepreneurial attitude with the ability to bring vision, creativity, and strategic thinking to the design and management of high-profile research projects while working under pressure and with competing deadlines

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.