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Research Director and Team Manager, Marketing Practice

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.

Research Director, Team Managers work closely with C-level executives 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 including diagnostics and webinars, and building new content ideas. You will need to work with agility to respond to executive needs as they are uncovered and evolve, as well as partner with commercial and other team members to drive to joint success.

The Research Director will manage research for subscription-based membership targeting senior leaders in various industries that uncover best-practice approaches to solve mission-critical priorities. This Research Director will also be managing a team of researchers where they will be defining research roadmaps, workplans, and making sure milestones of the projects are executed. The role will also require mentoring and development of entry- and mid-level staff.

As the lead on this team, you will:

  • Engage executives from Fortune 500 companies to identify their most pressing challenges
  • Lead 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
  • Guide the process for eliciting 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
  • Directly lead, develop, coach and motivate members of the Research team
  • Identify executive needs and develop research and products around them
  • Work across the firm to identify and take advantage of overlapping themes and projects
  • Develop and execute on product plan, including research topics, webinars, diagnostics, and other deliverables
  • Manage multiple workstreams and projects, guiding researchers to build high-quality deliverables at each stage of the research process


  • 5+ years of work experience leading projects all the way from vision to execution
  • 5+ years of experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to identify relevant findings
  • 5+ years of managing a high functioning team where there was constant coaching and development of team members
  • 5+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data
  • Experience creating graphical representations of data
  • At least four years of experience managing projects

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master's or PhD degrees

Job Requisition ID:36796

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