Director, Consulting Strategy & Operations

    • Darien, CT

Why is Gartner Consulting an organization unlike any other? Our consultants are technology and business thought leaders for the 21st century. With the full scope of Gartner’s renowned research and capabilities to draw from, our consultants are committed to turning those insights into actionable solutions for our clients. That’s where you come in. We’re committed to attracting the most creative, talented, and motivated associates to bring our world-class consultancy to the next level. When you join Gartner Consulting, you’ll lead the most innovative business and technology efforts in the marketplace today. You’ll work across Gartner to help senior leaders and their teams execute their most strategic initiatives and achieve lasting results - all within the context of a rapidly evolving digital economy.

Who we are
Gartner’s Consulting business is an extension of Gartner’s industry-leading IT Research. From CIOs, to leaders in business and government, we help Gartner clients across enterprises translate insights into transformational actions and achieve their mission-critical priorities. Leveraging the breadth of Gartner’s resources, Consulting is growing rapidly, with unlimited potential to continue expanding our client base.

What we do
Technology Strategy Consulting. We help the C-suite make the right decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that is “born digital”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s research and insights) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make. We deliver value to clients in areas such as IT Strategy Consulting, Benchmarking, Analytics and Optimization. Typically, this helps Gartner’s clients to execute on their strategic priorities, across all sectors, including:
o    Digital Acceleration and Transformation
o    Enterprise Enablement
o    Big Data and Analytics
o    Applications Rationalization
o    Cloud Strategy
o    Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization
o    Cost Optimization 
o    Security and Risk Management

What you’ll do
The Consulting Strategy & Projects Director will partner with global leaders to drive key initiatives that will improve Gartner Consulting’s performance and operations. Some examples of work include:  

  • Define, roll-out, and evolve best practices and tools to our Managing Partners (Sales) that enables them to over achieve their targets, simplifies their processes, and have better coaching conversation with their managers
  • Design, pilot, and rollout out a “Deal Hub” that will drive better pricing, consistent execution, and reduced admin for our Managing Partners (Sales)
  • Drive increased visibility, discussion, and action into our Pipeline and Backlog metrics

Project leadership
Project manage key initiatives working closely with cross-functional teams and global leaders – design solutions, manage execution, key decisions, issues and implementation
Define project charter (business problem, definition of success, key deliverables, scope, etc)
Define workstreams and identify teams
Manage some workstreams, while holding others accountable for other workstreams
Actively lead problem solving and solution development by bringing together the right people
Clearly communicate within and outside the project team to bring the organization along on the journey

Global leadership ad hoc problem solving and support
Partner and support our leadership team on strategic questions, smaller projects, and other support
Support select leadership meetings and problem solvings

Develop capability and team
Actively develop team and provide coaching
Identify development opportunities for others

Job Requirements
Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred 
Project Management Leader:
  • 7+ years of experience leading project-based initiatives that drive business transformation on company Mission Critical Priorities through impactful design, smarter processes and state of the art technology platforms
  • Management consulting experience strongly preferred
  • Successful track record of superior service delivery and change management in a global environment
  • Sales Strategy and Operations experience preferred

Strategic Problem Solver with Bias for Action: 
  • Ability to translate strategic vision into actionable plans and make decisions with incomplete or imperfect information
  • Proven ability to use data, analytics, and business knowledge to solve complex business problems. 
  • Experienced getting to a v0.5 solution, getting real world feedback, and then iterating to v1.0+ with a continuous improvement mindset

  • Future forward visionary who can see where we need to be in 3 years, but who can develop a compelling, practical approach to how we get there starting tomorrow
  • Consistent demonstration of integrity, collaboration, no limits mindset, objectivity, and delivering results consistently using proven best practices and methodologies

Excellent communication and collaboration: 
  • Ability to effectively engage and influence wide range of leaders (from the Operating Committee to Sales Managers) in the development of solutions for Gartner’s most critical business initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills

Job Requisition ID:40467

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