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Principal, Financial Services Research

Gurgaon, India
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Job Description:


What makes Gartner Research & Advisory a GREAT fit for you? When you join the world’s leading Research & Advisory company, you’ll be part of a team that values curiosity, expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage, while driving partnerships with global organizations to make the right decisions on their key initiatives. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration, you’ll not only help clients accomplish their mission-critical priorities, but also grow your career and the scope of your impact across industries. Our culture demands dedication— and rewards it with opportunity. If you’re always looking for what’s next in business and technology, Gartner is looking for you.

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What makes Gartner Research a GREAT fit for you? 

When you join Gartner Research, you’ll be part of a leading-edge team that values expert insights, bold ideas and intellectual courage. You’ll deliver must-have and contribute to our double-digit growth by providing our clients worldwide the unbiased insight they need to make the right decisions on their key initiatives. Through constant learning, discovery and collaboration you’ll not only help clients deliver on the promise of digital, you’ll grow your career and the scope of your impact across industries. Our culture demands hard work — and rewards it with exceptional opportunity. If you are someone who is intellectually curious and principally motivated by ideas, Gartner is looking for you.

About the role

We seek a Principal, Research to support the discovery of actionable business ideas that will influence Fortune 100 executives and help them transform their financial services 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.


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. We are trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 12,000 organizations in more than 100 countries across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. 

What you will do


Principal, Research works closely with colleagues to identify and produce research that solves complex business challenges on a global scale. As a primary contributor on this team, you will:

  • Engage executive roles within Fortune 500- and mid- size financial services companies to identify their most pressing priorities, and business problems.

  • Take ownership for producing a portfolio of research including but not limited to: presentations and webinars, white papers, case studies, guidebooks, tools and templates, round-table discussions, or custom, in-bound research requests. 

  • Apply Gartner’s proprietary research process, including root cause analysis and hypothesis generation, to help identify both provocative and pragmatic solutions to many of today's biggest financial services business challenges. 

  • Conduct phone interviews with executives and industry experts to understand industry issues, challenges and solutions.

  • Partner with other researchers and guide/coach junior researchers to drive forward key interim and final deliverables.

  • Support and/or lead efforts to translate client issues/challenges into quantitative analysis.  

  • Present research findings to senior Gartner managers and member companies; lead internal research checkpoints and peer review sessions to gather feedback and alternative perspectives.  

  • 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 team and Gartner’s FS practice. Serve as a key contributor in team’s planning sessions and own the outcomes of assigned strategic initiatives 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's (Sociology, History, Philosophy, Literature, MBA etc.) or PhD degrees

  • 5-7 years of research and/or management consulting experience

  • Experience in managing research projects that incorporate multiple points of input, including client interviews, quantitative findings, feedback from experts/other researchers, and other points of data.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and relay ideas, engage clients and work in a team environment

  • Experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to identify relevant findings

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

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

What we offer: 

In addition to an outstanding work environment with rapid advancement potential, Gartner research team enjoys exceptional benefits, including:

  •  Competitive base salary

  •  Great on the job learning

  •  A great work culture

Job Requisition ID:54342

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