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Director of Research

Company: Patent Guru
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

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Perks and Benefits:
Open, collaborative work environment

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance

Generous time off and paid parental leave

Fitness and wellness benefits

401k with up to 6% match

Tuition reimbursement program

Annual education stipend

Daily lunch stipend

Bonus for referring an employee

Equal Opportunity Employer: PatentGuru is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Job Overview

The director of research will be responsible for upholding and expanding the vision for the Research department.

This person will take the lead in setting the research agenda of the team:

What are the most important trends and technologies as gleaned from our data/analysis and how should they be covered?

What can we do to better meet clients' needs with our research?

What are the appropriate research formats and methodologies?

What will be the big ideas, the narratives, the insights being brought forth?

It is the job of the research director to be the ultimate steward of talent and the research quality on this team. Additionally, this person will be a key part of the leadership team in the research department. The Research Department's goal is to provide clients with the industry's smartest, most digestible, and most actionable insight into the technologies, competitors, and market trends of tomorrow. The director of research will collaborate closely with other research leaders in defining a larger vision and strategy to fulfill this mission.

This person will guide the work of the analysts on the team and ensure they align with the overall business goals of the company. They must have strong leadership skills and the ability to hire and inspire others to do their best work, while always meeting our high standards. They should have the determination to lead the team in an atmosphere that calls for aggressive experimentation and change.

The research director will build relationships with other leaders and individual contributors in the company, including within business development, marketing, and customer success, and seek input from them in terms of how the research can best help fuel their respective efforts. The person joining in this role will be a creative partner to the department head, working closely on department-wide initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Recruit, manage, and develop a team of hungry and smart analysts who have created industry-leading research on tech and innovation trends across various industries. This includes handling research calendar for the team and assignment queues across public, syndicated, and custom research deliverables.

Oversee data-driven research and reports that combine our proprietary data with outside data sets to identify key trends

Set a client-focused agenda: Help align the team's work with the interests of our clients and prospects

Help the team understand and develop forward-looking analyses and insights for top technical areas including automation, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and more

Support PR requests with data and category knowledge

You should be passionate and knowledgeable about technology and have some background in adjacent disciplines such as venture capital, corporate strategy, corporate finance, and M&A

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Research experience a requirement - can be within the fields of market research, equity research, journalism, or consulting in related area

10+ years experience overall, as well as significant experience leading a team

Embody humility, drive, and a solutions-oriented attitude

Comfortable with private and public markets including public company innovation metrics

Ability to synthesize data and develop meaningful conclusions and predictive insights

Strong communication/presentation skills and leadership abilities

Ability to multitask and handle the details while keeping an eye on the big picture

Some startup experience ideal, thick skin and high tolerance for change required

Strong MS Excel and Powerpoint skills

BA/BS required; relevant graduate degrees a plus Manage Consent Preferences Always Active Always Active

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