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Principal, HR 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 curiosity. You’ll deliver must-have research through compelling client interactions and provide 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 and make a global impact. If you’re looking to explore what’s next in technology and business, Gartner is looking for you.

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We seek a Principal, Research to support the discovery of actionable business ideas that will help Fortune 500 executives transform their organizations, people, and business outcomes.

Business Research Is at the Heart of What We Do

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.  Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. 

How You Will Make an Impact at Gartner:

  • Learn and execute Gartner's proven methodology for conducting world-class research that helps identify best practice solutions to many of today's biggest business challenges.

  • Manage key research deliverables, including but not limited to: presentations and webinars, white papers, case studies, guidebooks, templates, round-table discussions, or custom, in-bound research requests.

  • Serve as a thought partner to senior leadership and help shape the strategy of the team by identifying and driving innovations in line with the goals of the Human Resources team and Gartner. Serve as a key contributor in team strategic planning sessions and own the outcomes of assigned strategic initiatives.

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to set compelling agendas for in-person and virtual client meetings that will drive valuable feedback to shape Gartner’s research output, while providing exciting and engaging interactions for clients.

  • Conduct research interviews and in-person meetings with C-level executives and use these interactions to drive research deliverables and inform research colleagues of key insights shaping the landscape.

  • Stay abreast of key trends affecting HR and the companies/advisory board members that make up the HR Executive Networks; use this knowledge to drive timely and relevant product plans for the boards.

  • Ensure diversity of perspectives on the boards by targeting senior executives with the right role/scope, known brands, and thought leadership to participate; oversee recruitment efforts, including conducting introductory calls for potential new members and encouraging them to attend meetings and other key interactions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; Social Science background preferred

  • 5+ years of work experience in academic or applied research

  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Must be willing to work out of Arlington, VA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree; Social Science background preferred

  • Experience in a client-facing role

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience conducting primary and secondary research, including research interviews

Job Requisition ID:46453

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