Senior Analyst, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Tech and Innovation

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge

Job Description

Our job is to be bold at work.

It starts with an insatiable curiosity about clients, colleagues, and the future. At Forrester, we believe curiosity powers progress. Forresterites bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on the ideas and initiatives that change the course of business. As a trusted advisor to the most influential companies in the world, we live at the nexus of what’s next.


About This Role:

Senior Analysts conduct innovative research and deliver advice through written reports, client inquiries, speeches, and consulting. As part of Forrester’s technology and innovation research team, the Senior Analyst serves CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders who are responsible for making strategic technology platform and technology stack decisions, and for selecting strategic services partners.


We are specifically seeking a candidate who has deep knowledge of and experience with strategic technology platforms and technology stack definition, and with selecting and working with strategic services partners from end-user and our provider side. Candidates must demonstrate the confidence and ability to present to and advise clients across industries.

Job Description:

  • Develop a deep understanding of how CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders can define, select/ source, and manage strategic tech vendor relationships across technology platforms, stacks, and services.
  • Provide forward-looking insight to help CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders transform IT by defining and driving their Future Fit technology strategies.
  • Develop a steady cadence of research documents, infographics, webinars and blogs that convey new ideas and that inspire and engage CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders in continual discussion.
  • Engage with Forrester’s clients to apply Forrester’s research in the context of their business environment and help solve their problems.
  • Present at Forrester-sponsored and industry-related events and deliver client webinars.
  • Establish an industry presence as an influential speaker and thinker.
  • Participate in vendor briefings and field press inquiries, as necessary.
  • Support sales in client development discussions.

Job Requirements:

  • A strong record of academic achievement: a BA or BS degree at a minimum; an MBA or MS is preferred.
  • Experience in driving strategic technology platform and technology stack decisions, and for selecting strategic services partners, within large IT organizations.
  • Deep intellectual curiosity about the effect of technology on customers and how CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders can use these insights to improve their people strategies.
  • Superior listening, critical thinking, and writing skills, as well as memorable presentation skills. Analysts are expected to take complex, disparate ideas and distill them into simple, provocative concepts — and be willing to take a stand on technologies, vendors/suppliers, and outcomes.
  • The ability to travel around 30% of the time (during normal travel circumstances).

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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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