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VDC’s mission is to be the analyst firm of record in each market that we cover, and every member of the VDC team plays a critical role on our way to achieving this mission. The professional experience at VDC is ripe with opportunities to learn, stretch, and grow. VDC team members are smart, dedicated, and passionate about their careers. Our work can sometimes be independent in nature, but more often than not we are living our own mantra: “It takes a village to produce great market research.”

We are intense and focused when we need to be, but we also like to have fun (Bagel Fridays, Annual Golf Tournament, and more), give back to the community (various fundraisers and other initiatives throughout the year), and provide our employees with work-life balance. VDC employees donate their time at various charitable organizations, and we support sustainability programs by planting a tree for every report our clients order through the non-profit American Forests.

VDC offers a wide range of benefits including a generous vacation policy, high-quality health and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, a 401(k), and more. If you are up for working hard, learning a lot, having fun with a nice group of people, and you think you have what it takes to thrive in the exciting world of technology market research, we encourage you to look into joining our team.

 

Current Openings

We are currently recruiting for the following open positions (3):

Sales & Digital Marketing Associate

VDC Research Group – a technology market research and consulting firm – is seeking a Sales & Digital Marketing Associate.

This role offers a unique opportunity for early-career professionals to gain experience in both b2b technology sales and marketing. Reporting to VDC’s Director of Marketing and Client Relations, the Associate will help grow VDC’s brand and market awareness as well as assist senior-level Sales team members qualify, nurture, and close new business development opportunities.

Responsibilities

• Sales

o Pre-qualify sales opportunities from marketing campaign leads o Prospect for new business development opportunities and contacts
o Collaborate with senior sales team to coordinate account outreach and enrichment campaigns o Engage and assist indirect channel partners
o Mining of customer data and subscription databases for competitive intelligence and strategic planning

• Marketing

o Create, distribute, and track outbound marketing campaigns and press releases
o Manage, maintain, and grow VDC’s social media presence, including Twitter and LinkedIn
o Review and report on web site traffic, registrations, other key metrics o Engage industry editors and journalists to promote VDC’s brand and capabilities
o Execute various sales and marketing-related activities out of Salesforce.com
o Work with Director of Marketing to implement content market strategy that maximizes lead generation and reach

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university, with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent preferred
• Highly motivated and proactive
• Excellent analytic and communication skills, including business writing • Capacity for working independently, with appropriate supervision, to organize and reconcile disparate data sources, amass and clean large data sets and uncover hidden business insights
• Ability to effectively manage time between multiple ongoing projects
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Familiarity with Salesforce.com a strong plus
• Some travel may be required

VDC Research is a leading technology market research and strategy consulting firm that provides technology companies worldwide with critical market intelligence and strategy development support services. Founded in 1971 and based in Natick, MA, our Analysts cover a wide range of technologies and deliver our insights to our clients through syndicated and proprietary reports, consulting engagements, white papers and more.

VDC Research is a growing firm with a reputation for producing great work for our clients while maintaining an outstanding work/life balance for every member of our team. We offer an excellent benefit package including Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, 401k, Disability and Flexible Spending Accounts. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to mmandell@vdcresearch.com. To learn more about VDC and its products and services, visit our website at: www.vdcresearch.com

VDC Research is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace

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Market Research Associate

Be a part of an exciting organization that is leading the way in analyzing technology trends and best practices in the exploding Internet of Things marketplace. VDC Research Group, Inc. is looking for Market Research Associates to help shape the product and go-to-market strategies global tech corporations. We currently have open positions in our IoT & Embedded Technology practice at our Natick, Massachusetts location.

The responsibilities and key tasks associated with this position include:

• Support the creation and execution of syndicated and custom market research reports:

1. Conducting telephone and online interviews with leading technology suppliers, users and distribution channels

2. Developing project infrastructure such as survey instruments, data collection instruments, market forecast models, value chains, etc.

3. Creating market forecasts, vendor profiles and analysis reports for the IoT industry

4. Identifying critical themes and implications in complex datasets and defining creative strategy alternatives and actionable recommendations

• Create thoughtful and thought-provoking public content such as through blogs and webcasts
• Communicate and present VDC’s positions at industry events, corporate meetings, and other public forums through a number of traditional and new media channels managed by VDC and its partners
• Provide support for related marketing, business development and sales activities

Ideal candidates will have:

• BA/BS degree required; MA or MBA preferred
• Concise, polished written and oral business communication skills
• Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills and   experience
• Strong MS Office suite skills --- Excel, Power Point, and Word
• Familiarity with statistical data analysis methods and tools
• Working knowledge of specific technologies and/or markets listed above
• Ability and willingness to travel to attend industry events and support client engagements

If this describes you, then VDC Research may have an opportunity for you to reach your intellectual, professional and financial goals as a Research Associate.

VDC Research is a leading technology market research and strategy consulting firm that provides technology companies worldwide with critical market intelligence and strategy development support services. Founded in 1971 and based in Natick, MA, our Analysts cover a wide range of technologies and deliver our insights to our clients through syndicated and proprietary reports, consulting engagements, white papers and more.

VDC Research is a growing firm with a reputation for producing great work for our clients while maintaining an outstanding work/life balance for every member of our team. We offer an excellent benefit package including Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, 401k, Disability and Flexible Spending Accounts. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to mmandell@vdcresearch.com.

To learn more about VDC and its products and services, visit our website at: www.vdcresearch.com VDC Research is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace

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Market Research Analyst

VDC Research Group, Inc. is looking for Market Research Analysts and Consultants to support its growing practices in AutoID & Data Capture, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices, IoT & Embedded Software Development and Hardware Platforms and Industrial Automation & Sensors. Help advise leading global corporations from our Natick, Massachusetts location. Local candidates only.

The responsibilities and key tasks associated with these positions include: Support the creation and execution of syndicated and custom market research reports. Specific functions include:

1. Development of project infrastructure such as contact lists, survey instruments, data collection mechanisms, databases, market segmentation, value chains, etc.

2. Conducting telephone and online surveys targeting relevant technology suppliers, users and distribution channels

3. Creating market models, estimates, forecasts, supplier shares and vendor profiles for the target industry

  • Manage and support related custom research projects
  • Communicate and present VDC’s positions at industry events, corporate meetings, and other public forums through a number of traditional and new media channels managed by VDC and its partners
  • Develop and maintain your brand and the brands of VDC and your practice through consistent high-value added contribution in public channels and under contract with clients
  • Provide support for related marketing, business development and sales activities

Ideal candidates will have:

 

  • BA/BS degree required; MA or MBA preferred
  • Working knowledge of specific technologies and/or markets listed above
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills and experience
  • Ability to assimilate complex data sets, identify critical theme and implications, define creative strategy alternatives and actionable recommendations
  • Concise, polished written and oral business communication skills Strong MS Office suite skills --- Excel, Power Point, and Word Familiarity with statistical data analysis methods and tools
  • Experience in project, program and/or product management in a tech supplier or manufacturing organization
  • Ability and willingness to travel to attend industry events and support client engagements

If this describes you, then VDC Research may have an opportunity for you to reach your intellectual, professional and financial goals as an Analyst or Consultant.

VDC Research is a leading technology market research and strategy consulting firm that provides technology companies worldwide with critical market intelligence and strategy development support services. Founded in 1971 and based in Natick, MA, our Analysts cover a wide range of technologies and deliver our insights to our clients through syndicated and proprietary reports, consulting engagements, white papers and more.

VDC Research is a growing firm with a reputation for producing great work for our clients while maintaining an outstanding work/life balance for every member of our team. We offer an excellent benefit package including Medical, Dental, Life, PTO, 401k, Disability and Flexible Spending Accounts. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@vdcresearch.com.

To learn more about VDC and its products and services, visit our website at: www.vdcresearch.com VDC Research is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.

Apply