Research Director, Gartner Research
The successful candidate will create and maintain a body of Gartner research and analysis pertaining to IT financial management for midsize enterprises. This includes cost transparency, budgeting, chargeback, service pricing, cost optimization, benchmarking, project financial management and performance metrics. The research will focus on providing insight, thought-leading predictions and actionable advice to Gartner clients. The candidate will focus on written and customer-facing deliverables that retain and grow Gartner contract value in enterprise accounts.
Day-to-Day Job Functions
Collaboratively write and publish analysis and positions at a regular cadence through evidence based research
Create compelling research on the future of IT Economics and how midsize enterprises should prepare for the journey
Provide professional representation of Gartner’s brand, research, insights, and analysis to midsize enterprise CIOs and other senior executives
Provide midsize enterprise insights to other Gartner analysts to help them understand and write to this market segment more effectively
Collaborate with other Gartner analysts to identify trends and impacts that can be modified and used by midsize enterprises in the subject matter.
Craft specific and actionable advice for midsize enterprise CIOs and other senior executive leaders
Provide insights to clients through phone inquiries and through face to face interactions
Adapt implications, actions and recommended advice by situation, industry, business area and level of leadership maturity
Apply personal experience to an array of clients, situations and industries when discussing talent development and leadership change
Communicate complex concepts concisely and with authority
Work with Gartner Executive Partners and Gartner Sales executives to attract, engage and retain midsize enterprise CIOs as Gartner customers.
Create materials for and deliver face-to-face before large and small audiences, teleconferenced and taped presentations to clients.
Balance written research deliverables; telephone and email client contacts, conferences, webinars and travel requests
Proactively contribute to thought leadership and research communities in the area of IT financial management
Minimum 15 years as a senior executive in a midsize enterprise: CIO, Senior IT leader, with a record of delivering exceptional results through effective leadership working collaboratively with CEO, CHRO, CFO, CMO or equivalent public leaders
Experience leading financial business transformation programs driven by IT where cultural change and leadership skills or development of new competencies were required as well as financial change.
Proved experience in different industries is a plus
Excellent skills in research, analysis, writing and collaboration
* Robust public speaking, presentation creation and delivery – cogently leading executive level engagements in high profile enterprises
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