Research Manager, Consumer and Data Analytics

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 24, 2021 (4 d ago)
As IDC's newest Research Manager, Consumer and Data Analytics, you will collaborate with analysts around the world, generate new market models, identify patterns and relationships in consumer behavior and market dynamics, and contribute to highly influential reports covering consumer markets as part of IDC's BuyerView: Consumer Pulse program. This analyst role resides within IDC's Devices & Consumer Research Group. This newly created position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to thrive in the industry's leading provider of market intelligence, delivering expert solutions to major suppliers of cutting-edge devices and services.

Join our world-renowned research team and be an active part of the consumer technology industry as it undergoes a once-in-a-generation transformation!

Why IDC?

IDC is the most respected global technology market research firm. We are changing the way the world thinks about the impact of technology on business and society. Our people, data, and analytics create global technology insights that accelerate customer success. IDC was recognized by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the
2020 Analyst Firm of the Year for delivering critical, timely insights in coordinated efforts around the world, during a time when our customers faced unprecedented challenges.

Our collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial culture is the perfect place for you to discover your future!

  • Assist in writing, fielding, and analyzing consumer surveys that cover a wide range of topic areas, including hardware, software, and services
  • Contribute to driving IDC's broader Future of Consumer research agenda by contributing to key research processes across multiple research categories and including near and long-term consumer trends
  • Collaborate closely with IDC analysts in the U.S. and around the world to deliver groundbreaking research that market leaders use to guide their businesses
  • Handle primary market research data, shipment/sales data, and other data sources to build complex market models using R, SPSS, and Excel, to help customers better understand key factors driving adoption trends, consumer spend, market growth, and competitive dynamics within the consumer technology industry
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred
  • At least 5-7 years experience in statistical analysis and modeling, forecasting experience is a plus
  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to run a wide range of analytic techniques including but not limited to driver analysis, segmentation (cluster analysis using k-means and other clustering techniques), MaxDiff, conjoint/choice models, regression, time series analysis, and predictive modeling
  • Advanced skills in R and SPSS required; abilities in Python preferred
  • Experience/expertise in resampling approaches such as hierarchical Bayesian/Markov chains, etc. is a plus
  • Confidence in supporting ongoing models for performance of technology segments
  • Clear understanding of client business objectives and ability to match approach to requirements
  • Ability to clearly communicate methods and results in a clear and impactful way
  • This position can be based in an approved remote US location or in Canada.
  • Travel requirements are 30-40% (post-COVID)
Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.

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.

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