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Research Director, Finance Group

Gartner

This is a Full-time position in Arlington, VA posted November 21, 2021.

Description

About this role

Research Directors work closely with C-level executives from Fortune 500 and other senior leaders to identify and produce research that solve complex business challenges on a global scale.

This includes directing the scope of the research, identifying and executing on product deliverables (e.g.

best-practice case studies, issue analysis papers, benchmarking results), and building new content ideas.

They exhibit a flexible approach to respond to executives’ needs as they are uncovered and evolve.

The Research Director also partners with commercial, and other team members, to drive positive client and business outcomes.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and develop a research team through a proprietary research process including hypothesis generation, primary and secondary research, and root cause analysis to identify best-in-class solutions.
  • Conduct surveys and phone interviews with executives, academics, and industry experts to identify their most pressing challenges, discover best practices, and develop research products around them.
  • Lead extensive secondary literature searches and elicit the highest quality insights for use in white papers, exclusive member webinars, and highly visible research studies.
  • Present research findings to senior internal managers and member companies.
  • Develop and execute on product plan, including research topics, webinars, diagnostics, and other deliverables.

What you’ll need

  • A Bachelors degree required, and a Master’s/PhD in a social science preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Strong business acumen and intellectual curiosity in order to process and understand information quickly, as well as diagnose issues to make actionable recommendations. 
  • Experience converting qualitative and quantitative information into clear frameworks, narratives and visually compelling presentations for an executive audience.
  • People and project management experience, with the ability to directly lead, develop, and motivate members of the Research team.

Who you are

  • Critical thinker and problem solver demonstrating the ability to assess business problems and provide actionable, outcome-based insights. 
  • A great writer with experience publishing business related deliverables such as white papers, articles, etc. 
  • Excellent communicator and relationship manager who enjoys working with C-level Executives and can disseminate complex data through relevant means.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!
  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity 
  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams.

Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities.

We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and were proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations.

We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization.

That’s why were recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year.

Weve been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index.

Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality?

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1.

When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well.

These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being.

We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Gartner is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company’s career webpage as a result of your disability.