IDC Research Manager, Retail Insights in Prague, Czech Republic
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About the position
We are looking for a person to join a leading team of analysts, drive business growth and client service through thought leadership and bringing entrepreneurship as part of the company goal to innovate and differentiate.
The Research Manager role is responsible for our syndicated research, relationships with our strategic clients, and domain expertise of retail services.
The role includes supporting our primary and secondary research efforts, business development, events and consulting projects related to our coverage of service and customer interactions primarily on corporate banking strategies, EU Dx Banking strategies, insurance, and opportunities to form new broader ecosystems for their products & services (for example leveraging Open API), and in general, applying 3rd platform technologies and innovation accelerators (AI, blockchain, etc..) to deliver services and manage resources.
The Research Manager is a Retail services expert and thought leader on business model innovation, operations, IT platforms, customer experience, digital transformation and innovation.
Research and Analysis Includes:
Ability to clearly communicate and report analysis and tell our clients what findings mean to their business, including speaking at events or delivering strategic workshops
Ability to forecast and publish timely changes to market conditions and ensure research remains relevant to clients by updating research agendas
Strong analytical skills with attention to detail in research creation, accuracy, and interpretation
Data Collection using appropriate sources, engaging with industry, and validating and crossing checking to ensure data maps into established research taxonomy
Ability to write timely market/competitive analysis/predictions research
Business Development/ Program Growth:
Revenue retention and growth - build strong relationships with client base
Explore revenue opportunities in other types of revenue (honorarium, report sales, consulting, events) that is supported by domain expertise
Contribution to the financial success of the group
Collaborates with sales and marketing on campaigns that supports sales process
Identifies new clients and coverage opportunities for the team
Demonstrates ability to develop new products, services and initiatives
Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus
6+ years of previous market research experience and/or consulting experience in the retail service industry
Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills
Advanced skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal skills for client inquiry and internal collaboration
Excellent documentation skills along with verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
Ability to clearly communicate and report data analysis
Demonstrated ability in working under pressure and completing deadlines
Exhibits industry presence and Thought Leadership
Ability to travel, including customer conferences and industry events
Writes documents that are actionable and relevant for the target audience
Ability and interest in collaborating in a global environment and cross-functional team
Regrettably, only successful candidates will be contacted.