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Associate Director, IT Strategy Consulting, Enterprise Architecture

Egham, United Kingdom
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Job Description:


Why is Gartner Consulting an organization unlike any other? Our consultants are technology and business thought leaders for the 21st century. With the full scope of Gartner’s renowned research and capabilities to draw from, our consultants are committed to turning those insights into actionable solutions for our clients. That’s where you come in. We’re committed to attracting the most creative, talented, and motivated associates to bring our world-class consultancy to the next level. When you join Gartner Consulting, you’ll lead the most innovative business and technology efforts in the marketplace today. You’ll work across Gartner to help senior leaders and their teams execute their most strategic initiatives and achieve lasting results - all within the context of a rapidly evolving digital economy.

Who we are

Gartner’s Consulting business is an extension of Gartner’s industry-leading IT Research. From CIOs, to leaders in business and government, we help Gartner clients across enterprises translate insights into transformational actions and achieve their mission-critical priorities. Leveraging the breadth of Gartner’s resources, Consulting is growing rapidly, with unlimited potential to continue expanding our client base.

What we do

Technology Strategy Consulting. We help the C-suite make the right decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that is “born digital”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s research and insights) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make.

We deliver value to clients in areas such as IT Strategy Consulting, Benchmarking, Analytics and Optimization. Typically, this helps Gartner’s clients to execute on their strategic priorities, across all sectors, including:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation
  • Enterprise Enablement
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Applications Rationalization
  • Cloud Strategy
  • Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization
  • Contract and Cost Optimization
  • Security and Risk Management

What you’ll do

Our Consulting Associate Directors are responsible for high-level project delivery and oversight along with client relationship management. This includes end-to-end evaluation of our clients’ problems and development and communication of the solution and any recommendations. You will manage teams, and advise clients at the highest strategic level on both big-picture and tactical matters, focusing on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise clients and make actionable recommendations regarding conceptual, logical or physical technology designs;
  • Assist clients with product selection to implement the designs;
  • Develop roadmaps for platforms, solutions, capabilities and obsolescence planning;
  • Advise on common practice/ leading edge practice;
  • Contribute, on a technical level, to proposals and bids.

What you’ll need

  • Hands-on experience of high-level design and technical architecture;
  • Understanding of digital transformation and how solutions deliver capabilities;
  • Consultative approach to Technical Architecture (comfortable advising and presenting);
  • Masters level or similar qualifications
  • Understand the principles of high-level architecting (TOGAF or similar would be advantageous) and digital architecture – interoperability, API’s and open standards
  • A willingness to travel
  • Ability to take responsibility for distinct deliverables
  • A team player who can work collaboratively with clients
  • Experience of Agile ways of working

Who you are

  • Comfortable influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives, both internally and externally
  • Coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • A consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility and a positive outlook in the face of challenges
  • Track record in achieving / exceeding revenue targets preferred

Job Requisition ID:40795

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