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Senior Principal, Research

Arlington, Virginia
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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're seeking a Senior Principal to discover and generate actionable business ideas that will influence Fortune 100 executives and help them transform their organizations. 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.

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

  • Engage executives from Fortune 500 and mid-size companies to identify their most pressing business challenges.
  • Lead a Research team through Gartner's proprietary research process including hypothesis generation, 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.
  • Directly lead, develop, and motivate one or more members of the Research team.

Basic Qualifications:

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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or PhD in a social science strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Prior team management experience
  • 3 + years of project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and relay ideas, engage clients and work in a team
  • Experience communicating complex data through relevant means to senior leaders

Job Requisition ID:38129

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