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Principal, Research - IT Sourcing, Procurement & Vendor Management (SPVM) - REMOTE

Company: Gartner
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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 we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

About this role

We are seeking a Research Principal to support the discovery of actionable business ideas that will help Leaders transform their organizations, people and business outcomes. You'll have the chance to help launch a new Peer and Practitioner Research team, and explore your intellectual curiosity in a collaborative, team-based environment. You'll be offered robust training, support and coaching to achieve career success and advance within the research organization.

What you'll do

Learn and execute Gartner's proven methodology for conducting world-class research that helps identify best practice solutions to today's biggest business challenges.
Collaboratively create research deliverables, including, but not limited to case studies, guidebooks, templates, white papers, roundtable discussions, presentations and webinars, or large research studies.
Conduct research interviews with C-level executives, academics, and industry experts, and use these interactions to inform research deliverables.
Identify key findings from complex datasets and use them to analytically sound, logically written research
Stay abreast of key trends affecting IT Sourcing, Procurement & Vendor Management and use this knowledge to contribute to timely and relevant research.
Coach more junior researchers to help foster their development.
Serve as a thought partner to senior leadership in shaping the strategy of the team.

Who you are

An agile learner, with the intellectual curiosity and motivation to quickly understand complex topics
A critical thinker and problem solver who can assess business problems and provide actionable, outcome-based insights.
A great writer with experience publishing business related content such as white papers, articles, etc.
An excellent communicator who enjoys working with C-level executives and can flex communication style to engage clients and respond effectively to their questions.
Someone who enjoys working both independently and as part of a geographically distributed team.

What you'll need

Strong business acumen and the learning agility to process and understand information quickly, diagnose issues, and make actionable recommendations.
Experience analyzing, synthesizing, and distilling large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information into clear frameworks, narratives, and visually compelling presentations.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to produce high-quality material under tight deadlines
5+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data.
A Bachelor's degree required, and a Master's/PhD in a social science preferred.

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
100% Remote Position

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 we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've 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? Join #LifeAtGartner

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