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Researcher

Researcher

Job Locations 
US-MA-Cambridge
Category 
Research

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Overview

Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.

 

About This Role:

The Researcher will be part of Forrester’s global Digital Business Strategy research team, which conducts research to serve professionals who are responsible for the strategy, development and operations of their firms’ digital sales and service touchpoints, including online and mobile sales and service.

This Researcher will: research, write, and further develop our digital transformation, experience and mobile strategy research; conduct research on the key digital business strategy initiatives; conduct primary and secondary research to assist analysts with their research for our digital business strategy clients; assists with client advisory and consulting deliverables; and supports our team’s events.

The Researcher is self-motivated; project-manages multiple deliverables at any given time; performs quality survey data analysis; produces clear and accurate presentations; creates clear and concise written analyses; and prioritizes the needs of the team. Candidates will need a strong interest in and understanding of the business and technology issues facing digital business strategy executives today and an appetite for conducting and writing research to stay abreast of the issues they face.

Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct primary research, including planning and conducting interviews and surveys of digital business strategy executives via telephone and online surveys.
  • Conduct secondary research using industry sources, including systematic assessments of companies’ channel strategies and third-party data analysis.
  • Write high-quality research (in English) that conveys new ideas to help digital business strategy professionals understand customer and digital technology trends, challenge their own thinking, take better decisions, solve their business problems, develop their strategies and lead change in their organizations.
  • Help analysts in conducting research, analyzing findings, and structuring and producing reports and presentations.
  • Take part in vendor briefings, client inquiries, webinars, and industry events to help the team stay on top of industry trends and best practices. As needed, help the research team work with Forrester’s sales, marketing, and editorial teams.

Qualifications

Forrester looks for people who are inspired and inspiring. Our people are our product and the source of our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intelligence, curiosity, and unconventional thinking. The right candidate will have:

  • A strong track record of academic achievement – a B.A./B.S. degree at a minimum.
  • Two to three years of work experience in a marketing, digital business strategy, market research, or consulting role.
  • An excellent command of English in speech and writing.
  • A track record of writing clear and concise reports and analysis.
  • A thorough understanding of digital business services trends, processes, technologies, and tactics.
  • Experience in successfully working independently with a team under tight deadlines, handling multiple tasks.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Facility in working with primary and secondary data; experience in organizing and analyzing raw survey data.

 

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FLSA Status:

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Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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