Research Manager, Government Trust & Resiliency Strategy

IDC Government Insights (GI) is seeking a Research Manager, Government Trust and Resiliency Strategy to lead growing the advisory offerings and research services to state and federal clients and the vendors that serve them. The program advises global and US government organizations to identify and prioritize technology opportunities and to help save time, reduce cost and mitigate risk in technology procurement and implementations, while also helping technology vendors develop and market products and services that meet the needs of government buyers. Research coverage includes security services, IT professional and managed services with a focus on systems integration, security and network services and including the edge, 5G, and the Internet of Things.

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! We are just getting started!
  • Function as a trusted advisor for federal/ national civilian and defense agencies as well as state and regional agencies and government technology suppliers
  • Grow the Government Trust and Resiliency program through thought leadership and business development
  • Plan and publish research in a timely manner based on quantitative and qualitative input. Expand research into new, high interest areas such as cybersecurity services, edge computing and IoT, and IT professional and managed services
  • Deliver and lead custom research projects for both vendor and government organizations
  • Communicate and amplify key research results, e.g., authoring white papers, appearing in videos, and delivering presentations
  • Support IDC's sales, consulting, and marketing teams by working on proposals and developing market offerings, marketing materials and participating in media interviews
  • Support client inquiry related to research reports and topics pertinent to research
  • Coordinate and collaborate with IDC regions and regional GI team members

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required; a relevant higher level degree is highly desired.
  • 5+ years experience in federal government, the technology industry or related area that has built knowledge expertise in IT policies, governance, procurement, and regulations .
  • Ability to present new ideas and trends to engage both senior level officials, executive management, and partners in academia, non-profits, and other government agencies.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills with ability to produce insightful reports and recommendations based on desk research, briefings, survey or forecast data.
  • An analytical mind with a strong desire to uncover trends and patterns through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables) to perform modeling and forecasting. Proficiency in Microsoft suite of products is a must.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills; self-starter who can work to tight schedules, and balance changing priorities
  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, and decisive with intellectual honesty and a positive attitude.
  • Travel approximately 20% within North America and minimal outside the U.S.
  • The role can be based in Needham, MA or an approved US remote-work location.

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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