Research Manager, Global Supply Chain Execution at IDC

Posted in Research 12 days ago.

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Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Job Description:


Requisition Number 2019-1577
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 Manager will lead the IDC Global Supply Chain Execution Strategies program focusing on best practice, trends, market conditions, business concerns, and vendor offerings to provide authoritative advice on investment, life-cycle management, and use of inventory management, warehouse management, logistics, and omni-channel distributed order orchestration processes and applications. The focus will be on helping retail and manufacturing companies spot and prioritize opportunities, save time, minimize cost, and mitigate risk, while also helping technology vendors develop and market products and services that meet market needs. Specific attention is given to the drivers, benefits, processes, uses cases, and best practices related to inventory management, warehouse management, logistics, and omni-channel distributed order orchestration to support IT leaders at top retail and manufacturing companies around the globe.


The Research Manager is expected to:
  • Grow the Global Supply Chain Execution Strategies research program through thought leadership and business development
  • Meet the research requirements of Global Supply Chain program
  • Support client inquiry related to research reports and topics pertinent to research
  • Coordinate the Global Supply Chain Execution Strategies research with other regions
  • Contribute research and thought leadership to consulting projects
  • Collaborate with IDC colleagues on Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, AR, AI and ML


  • At least 5-7 years working with IT, in the retail, supply chain or technology research industry
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's degree is a plus
  • Experience in understanding the research needs of clients
  • Ability to quickly synthesize data from various sources – interviews, surveys, secondary research and other IDC research
  • Excellent speaking skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Facility with the use of MS Excel and PowerPoint

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.