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Senior Analyst - Manufacturing Technology

Company: Informa Group Plc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Informa Tech, we believe that technology innovation is key to driving positive change in our society. We believe that digital inclusion underpins progress. And we believe that diversity in tech is central to a thriving industry. Our aim is to inspire the global technology community to build a better world by informing, educating and connecting them through world-class research, training, events, and media. We sit at the heart of the tech community with specialisms in emerging tech/AI, enterprise IT, cyber security, service providers/NextG, critical communications, media & entertainment and marketing technology. Leveraging over 100 trusted brands, we offer an unrivalled global networking community and platform for technologists and innovators to be inspired and reach their full potential. Join us and reach yours!Job DescriptionThis role of Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, will support the expansion of our research covering industrial IoT (and related and emerging topics including manufacturing sustainability). Primary responsibilities for this Senior Analyst position will include leading the industrial IoT research across a range of topics including future of automation, industrial Edge, predictive maintenance, and manufacturing cloud. Key research processes will include gathering and building market data, overseeing data analysis and forecasting, writing qualitative analysis, and conducting "voice of the customer" surveys. This role provides tremendous opportunity to further shape and develop Omdia's industrial IoT coverage, working closely with a range of Omdia analysts and associated event and media brands. The Senior Analyst is also required to engage with clients, supporting account managers in customer-facing interaction by providing insights, opinion and data validation gained during the research process. Identifying industry change, technology adoption trends, competitor landscape evolution, growth opportunities and industry risk factors are all key to building credible research and customer relationships.The successful candidate will be comfortable delivering analysis in syndicated (regularly published reports) and custom (white papers and webinars) forms. The position is suited to an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and collaborative person able to express considered and bold views through thought-provoking research and analysis to a mixed audience. Interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work as part of a global team are essential. Scoping - Using customer centric feedback to direct research scope changes; keeping the research fresh by understanding customer needs/questions; enhancing the research each cycle and continually adding value to ensure we have clear USP; working with direct management to support research changesWriting - Providing qualitative analysis to support and justify data with a focus on change and development; use a text plan and outline structure to support concise output; discuss the impact of technology and key market trendsThought leadership - Produce written insights and press material to support research outputsSales support - Partner with the sales team to generate new leads, progress existing leads, and support renewals; use scoping to continually evolve the research offeringEvent support - Partner with the events team to further Omdia's position in the space, to build a platform for showcasing our research, and to develop new research propositions based on intelligence gathered at eventsPrimary research - conducting interviews with key industry contacts across a spectrum of company types; attending trade shows; some F2F visits to support relationship development; creating a detailed log of interactions and feedbackSecondary research - using a range of secondary sources to support primary research including - the internet, trade journals, in-house research, trade associations, public reports, financial releases, company press releasesBuilding base data - Using primary and secondary research to build credible base data; ensuring sufficient coverage of market players; creating estimates; utilising history; ensuring consistency with related data/markets; logging all assumptions and working in a clear wayForecasting - Using primary and secondary research to generate market projections; using credible sources to support forecasts; logging all assumptions and working in a clear way; creating the story around market development/opportunities/risksCustom research - to support strategic and bespoke consulting engagements, working closely with client and internal teams to drive market leading outputsQualifications3-5 years experience in an analyst position or related industrial automation/manufacturing positionAbility to use the phone for outreach and developing relationships (internal and external)Excel - solid grasp of Excel for data building, data manipulation, and pivot table creationExperience working collaboratively towards a common goalAbility to think outside the box in approaching problems to find innovative solutionsPrioritising time for competing tasksWriting detailed reports in a structured and concise way to capture key research highlightsHighly developed primary research interview and data gathering skillsIn-depth knowledge of manufacturing landscape, key trends and technologiesMultitasking - ability to prioritise competing tasks effectivelyCollaborative approach to exploit internal resourcesAbility to piece together data from multiple sources and to connect the dotsUse assumptions and logical thinking to create estimates and forecastAdditional InformationWe know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues cansucceed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.

Keywords: Informa Group Plc., Austin , Senior Analyst - Manufacturing Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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