Research Director, Data Management & Analytics Software

The Research Director is a hands-on content and commercial leader with a passion for telling the story of how SAPinsiders drive value through technology adoption and integration. The Research Director will build relationships with SAPinsider members, technology companies and industry experts to grow the overall market.

Specific content coverage area includes:

  • Business Objects & HANA
  • Database Management
  • Data Architecture
  • SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Business Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Enterprise Performance Management

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Technology Vendor Leadership
    • Establish deep relationships across SAP and the Data and Analytics vendor landscapes at the CMO, Field Marketing, Event Management, Product Marketing & Product Management roles.
    • Conduct quarterly/annual technology briefings with all key software and solution providers and publish SAPinsider Insight Briefs on each.
  • Thought Leadership Publishing
    • Establish a panel of SAPinsider data and analytics members to steer the content agenda.
    • Interview multiple SAPinsider members every day to learn the key business issues, what technology solutions they are adopting and their lessons learned.
    • Publish four (4) research reports per year on key research agenda topics.
    • Publish a featured article in each Quarterly edition of SAPinsider Magazine.
    • Publish a weekly featured article in the Technology Insights newsletter.
    • Direct the content on data and analytics web pages on
  • Event & Summit Leadership
    • Own the overall performance for each Event & Summit aligned with the market.
    • Direct the overall session agenda, speaker acquisition and sponsor selling.
    • Keynote speaker at each Event & Summit aligned with the market.
  • Client Experience
    • Work with dedicated sales team to engage SAP and SAP Partner technology prospects.
    • Oversee the delivery of all client engagements working with dedicated Client Success team and Product owners.

Professional Qualifications

An ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong understanding of data management software and analytics.
  • Empathy and awareness of the challenges facing data and analytics professionals.
  • Understanding of SAP and SAP Partner solutions impacting data and intelligence.
  • Understanding of B2B technology product marketing and management.
  • Passion for research, writing and content production.
  • Exceptional speaking and interviewing skills.
  • BA or equivalent with advanced degree preferred.


The Research Director enjoys a competitive base salary and an annual performance bonus that assures a compelling overall compensation package. In addition, the role participates in all SAPinsider employee benefit programs including healthcare coverage, life insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation plus company paid holidays, spending accounts, T-Pass, and 401K plan with company match.

About SAPinsider: The Largest and Most Active, Global SAP Member Community

SAPinsider is an independent research and marketing services organization that owns the largest global SAP technology and line of business professional community with over 400,000 technology and business members. The SAPinsiders are either currently using or considering using the SAP solution platform to enable digital transformation and operational excellence within their respective businesses.

SAPinsider works with SAP and it’s over 17,000 global solution and technology partners through its research and expert network to lead the market discussion across the SAPinsider community on what is working, which vendors can drive measurable value, new and emerging trends and how to successfully implement technology enabled process improvements. SAPinsider members depend on our guidance for their investments in SAP based technologies.

Next Steps: Take the Lead on Your Future

Send your confidential resume to SAPinsider to James Bedard, CEO at and reference the role in your cover letter and why this is the right next step for you.