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Principal, Audit & Risk Research

Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:

What makes Gartner Research & Advisory a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a leading-edge team that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You’ll deliver must-have research through compelling client interactions, and contribute to our double-digit growth by providing clients the unbiased insight and advice they need to make the right decisions every day. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll help clients deliver on their mission-critical priorities, grow your career and increase your industry impact. We value hard workers — and reward you with unlimited opportunity. If you’re looking to explore what’s next in technology and business, Gartner is looking for you.

We are seeking a Principal Researcher to generate actionable business ideas through our hypothesis-focused research. More than 15,000 organizations, including 73% of the Global 500, rely on Gartner insight, advice and tools to achieve their mission critical priorities. Gartner's research is often cited in major news outlets including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, and The Economist, allowing our firm to extend our impact even further.

The Principal Researcher will lead multiple research initiatives in support of Gartner’s Risk Management Leadership Council and Audit Leadership Council, subscription-based services providing breakthrough insights and practical guidance to heads of Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Audit Executives at over 1,000 member companies globally.

How You Will Make an Impact at Gartner:
Principals work closely with C-level executives to identify and produce proactive research that solves complex business challenges on a global scale. As a Senior Researcher on this team, you will:

  • Engage executives from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to identify their most pressing business challenges.
  • Lead projects through Gartner's proprietary research methodology including hypothesis generation, conducting primary and secondary research, and root cause analysis to identify best-in-class solutions.
  • Conduct phone interviews with executives, academics, and industry experts to discover best practices.
  • 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 Gartner managers and member companies.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor one or more members of the Research team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of qualitative research experience
  • 5+ years of experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to identify relevant findings
  • 5+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience creating graphical representations of data
  • At least one-year experience managing research projects end-to-end
  • Experience in or desire to lead and manage a team of researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a social science strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and relay ideas, engage clients and work in a team
  • Experience communicating complex data through relevant means to senior leaders
  • Experience writing business related deliverables such as white papers, articles, etc.
  • Prior team management experience

Job Requisition ID:46666

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