Research Director, Enterprise Technology

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.

The Role

The Research Director is a hands-on content leader with a passion for telling the story of how SAPinsiders drive value adopting enterprise technology. The Research Director is a learn it all business and technology expert with strong research, writing and speaking skills. The role reports to the Chief Content Officer and is a member of the SAPinsider Content Team.

We are looking for a Research Director in each of the following enterprise technology research coverage areas. If you have an experience and passion for enterprise technology this is a unique opportunity.

  • IT Operations, Software Testing & Application Development
  • GRC & CyberSecurity
  • Financial Applications & Automation
  • Supply Chain Planning & Automation

Responsibilities

  • Technology Leadership
    • Achieve the overall technology market bookings and revenue budgeted growth goals.
    • Build a network of SAPinsider experts to drive your research agenda and contribute to content and events.
    • Direct the overall content direction on all SAPinsider technology channels including website, research, magazines, newsletters and events.
  • Community Member Development
    • Build a rapidly growing community of IT professionals that contribute to and subscribe to all content, events and networking.
    • Work with the marketing team to fully understand the needs and requirements of all enterprise technology management members building targeted marketing campaigns designed to stimulate additional member growth and overall member engagement.
  • Thought Leadership & Research Publishing
    • Interview multiple SAPinsider members every day to learn the key business issues, what technology solutions they are adopting and their lessons learned.
    • Publish daily on key issues facing the SAPinsider Community.
    • Publish four (4) research reports per year on key research agenda topics.
    • Publish a featured article in each quarterly edition of SAPinsider Magazine.
    • Conduct quarterly/annual technology briefings with all key software and solution providers and publish SAPinsider Insight Briefs on each.
  • Event & Summit Leadership
    • Own the overall performance for each Technology Summit.
    • Direct the overall session agenda, speaker acquisition and sponsor selling.
    • Keynote and contributing speaker at each Summit.

Professional Qualifications

An ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for B2B enterprise technology and automation.
  • Deep understanding of the challenges facing IT and business professionals as they deploy and operate enterprise technology solutions within their enterprises.
  • Understanding of B2B enterprise technology business requirements.
  • Proven writing experience in a professional environment
  • Exceptional speaking and interviewing skills.
  • Entrepreneurial business building commitment.

Compensation

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

Next Steps: Take the Lead on Your Future

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