Senior Research Manager

Job Location AU-Sydney
# of Openings


Expertise in providing insightful, actionable and engaging analysis and insight relating to the transformational nature of data and technology in the mining sector globally. Looking across the impact of the technology transformation on people, process and organization. This role will be focused on producing fact based research and frameworks providing insights to the direction of technology change, technology choice and best practice. The holder of this role must be able to articulate and influence as a thought leader, working with mining companies and vendors. Experience and understanding of mining operations technology ecosystem across IT and operational technology is an important component.


Duties and Responsibilities:


You will be reporting to the Associate Vice President Energy Insights, WW mining and AP Energy, or a person designated by the aforementioned.


The Energy Insights research team provides strategic fact-based research and insights to energy and mining companies globally across oil & gas, mining and utilities. This role will sit within with Asia Pacific energy research practice that is based out of the Asia Pacific region. The scope of research will be for mining companies globally. The research activities will include:


  • Engaging with mining companies and IT and technology vendors within the Asia Pacific region across IT and operational technology. Your role will be as an influencer and thought leader to all these parties relating to technology direction and organizational transformation
  • Help to build and expand on the scope and focus of the existing research practice. Priorities will be on driving industry leading insight and driving depth and breadth.
  • Create a position and profile in the market that is credible, respected and depended on by resources companies and technology vendors alike.Your responsibilities as a Senior Research Manager will include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Analysis and Research:

  • Analysis and report writing associated with the research program
  • Primary, independent research inclusive of data gathering, interviewing, data processing, analysis, and report generation
  • Report writing and presentation of findings to IDC clients
  • Consulting/custom research projects regionally
  • Final presentations and wrap-ups with clients
  • Keeping current with industry trends and new research
  • Insuring quality and timeliness of IDC research deliverables
  • Vetting research methodologies and instruments
  • Special reports

2. Program Management:

  • Engage in project development with IDC clients, project ownership & oversight
  • Primary, independent research inclusive of data gathering, interviewing, data processing, analysis and report generation
  • Product development via data mining via internal a& external sources
  • Coordination of internal resources on project fulfillment

3. Business Development and Client Management:

  • Providing strong support for the Sales Team, locally and regionally, in closing business
  • Working with the Sales Team to develop strategic selling initiatives and account plans



  • Incumbent MUST HAVE technology within mining operational environments
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Experience working with external clients to deliver value as a third party
  • Project management skills preferred
  • Experience working with technology vendors serving the mining sector is advantageous
  • Experience in market research or ICT industry is advantageous


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