Researcher

US-MA-Cambridge
Category
Research

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:

A global research and advisory firm, Forrester serves professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and peer-to-peer executive programs. We guide leaders in the business technology, marketing and strategy, and tech industry through independent fact-based insight, ensuring their business success today and tomorrow.

 

The Researcher is a critical member of Forrester’s global emerging technology research practice. This team will lead the development, management, and commercialization of a research and product portfolio that helps Forrester clients assess emerging technologies, new ventures, and innovation services.

 

The Researcher will report to the vice president of emerging technology research and will play a key role in research projects to help Forrester analysts produce high-quality reports, speeches, presentations, and other client deliverables in the expanding field of emerging technology.

 

The Researcher is self-motivated and manages his or her own schedule, performs high-quality analysis, produces powerful presentations, and creates coherent written arguments. Qualified candidates display a strong interest in emerging technology, business innovation, and the dynamics of market disruption. A proven track record in a technology-research-related role is extremely valuable.

 

Responsibilities

  • Produce and adapt quantitative and qualitative research reports and presentations.
  • Lead and collaborate on primary and secondary research projects, including but not limited to survey design, desk research, data analysis, and interpretation of findings.
  • Assist Forrester analysts in research; data analysis; and producing final reports, presentations, and/or other client deliverables.
  • Develop conceptual graphics to represent research findings.
  • Work with Forrester’s third-party partners to conduct research in emerging markets.

Qualifications

  • A strong track record of academic achievement: A B.A./B.S. degree is a minimum; a concentration in statistics, economics, or business is helpful; and at least two to three years of work experience in a marketing, market research, analytics, or related consulting role is preferred.
  • A track record of report writing and excellent command of the English language.
  • The ability to work with a team under tight deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • The ability to work independently without needing day-to-day supervision and as part of a global research team.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods and comfort with surveys and data (preferred).

 

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

 

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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