• Senior Consultant – IDC European Consulting, UK

    Job Location UK-London | DE-Frankfurt | DE-Munich
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    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 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 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 Event Company.


    About the position


    IDC EMEA is actively seeking a Senior Consultant to join its European consulting team. The successful candidate will become a key member of the team and will position, develop and drive bespoke projects across a range of topics including (but not limited to) Digital Transformation, Cloud and Cloud Services Providers, Big Data & Analytics, Security and Partnering.


    The majority of projects are delivered in teams which are often cross geography and expertise area therefore the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of colleagues and steer non-hierarchical groups.

    Candidates will have the right to work within the European Union. The preferred location for this position is the UK (London) or Germany (Frankfurt or Munich), however we will consider candidates who prefer to be based in another IDC European location. Some travel is required, predominantly within Europe.


    The successful candidate will play a key role in identifying and scoping projects to meet customer needs as well as delivering these projects to a high level of quality and client satisfaction. To achieve this, the Senior Consultant will be involved in all phases of the business development and delivery cycle, working closely with Consulting Leads, IDC’s Sales, Analyst and Project Management teams to ensure successful delivery and repeat business.




    The successful candidate will:


    • Support growth in IDC’s consulting business by contributing towards business development activities by:
      • Presenting project ideas based on client requirements and new/emerging market trends
      • Communicate IDC’s Value Proposition, Portfolio and skills to a senior audience
      • Architecting and scoping bespoke projects working closely with the client and other IDC stakeholders
      • Driving solution development and accurately presenting the business value of the solution to the client.
    • Act as an advisor to customers who have strategic, go-to-market or planning needs by keeping abreast of market and technological developments and how they are transforming the IT industry and its participants.
    • Leverage his/her experience and IDC’s knowledge base to steer analysis and content creation during project delivery and drive client conversations.
    • Work with the analyst team to further develop IDC’s consulting practices and develop new research and consulting frameworks and tools.


    • The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of the IT industry ecosystem and how it is evolving, gained in an analyst firm, consultancy, or within an IT vendor.
    • This knowledge will include an understanding of the key dynamics in the industry which will enable the successful candidate to provide guidance on how market trends are likely to affect IDC’s clients, and how they need to develop their strategies to ensure business success.
    • Strong analytical skills and writing ability are required for this position as well as the ability to present solution proposals and project findings confidently to senior audiences.
    • Strong written and verbal English skills are required; another European language is an advantage but is not essential.


    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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