Market Insights and Data Specialist, Devices, Sub Saharan Africa

Job Location ZA-Johannesburg
# of Openings


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 communities make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 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.


  • In depth market research for fast growing device technologies across the Sub Saharan Africa region;
  • Ability to collect insights from face to face interviews in the market, as well as conducting background research;
  • Work with and master IDC proprietary software and analysis tools;
  • Strict adherence to deadlines set by Worldwide schedules;
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to spot and draw inferences from market data across device technologies;
  • Maintaining an active relation with key market players in the vendor and distribution channel;
  • Excellent writing abilities, with the capacity to summarize market trends across technologies from the primary research, existing datasets and macroeconomic indicators;
  • Regularly promote research through IDC reports, publications and press release;
  • Provide support for consulting on an ad hoc basis.


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • University degree
  • Market research experience, preferably with knowledge of the ICT market
  • Printing and document solutions/Mobile Phones industry knowledge, IT hardware distribution or channel management is preferred


Candidate has to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience with primary and secondary research
  • High proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office software packages
  • Ability to discuss and provide a view on market trends
  • Must be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Good interviewing skills and communication style
  • Ability to develop and maintain industry and channel contacts


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