• Senior Research Analyst

    Job Location SA-Riyadh
    # 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 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.

    IDC is looking for a senior business professional to join our team in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a Telecommunications Research Analyst to support our telecommunications research business in the Kingdom.


    • The Research Analyst demonstrates ability to analyze information about vendors and market trends, update market sizing and forecasts. 
    • Develop market and industry analysis on the local telecom market based on sound primary market research and robust market data analysis and modelling.
    • Develop strategic advice and recommendations for telecom service providers in areas such as telecom & ICT portfolio strategies, competitive strategies, market entry, go-to-market strategies etc.
    • Establish thought leadership in telecom technology areas such as 5G, IoT, wholesale etc.
    • Authoring insightful reports on the state of the telecom market in the Kingdom
    • Deliver presentations for clients and industry conferences and to help develop business by interacting with prospective clients.


    • Strong understanding of telecommunications industry and business – preferably in areas such as core telecom voice and data services, wholesale, enterprise connectivity services, 4G LTE, OTT etc.
    • Understanding of emerging and growing technologies such as IoT, 5G, mobile money, NFV/SDN etc.
    • University degree from a well-recognized university. MBA strongly preferred.
    • 8-10 years of ICT industry experience; at least 3 years’ experience in a client facing role; at least 3 years of working in Saudi Arabia.
    • Experience of working with Telecommunication vendors, IT Vendors, Management / Technology Consulting / Analyst firms
    • Be flexible to travel for client engagements to any part of MEA as per project requirements
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Excellent presentations skills
    • Good MS Office Skills (especially Excel & PPT)


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