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Research Director - Research Board - Security & Risk

Irving, Texas
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What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you? When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the world’s leading research and advisory company, achieving consistent double-digit growth by steering clients toward the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training and career development — as well as unlimited growth opportunities. If you like working with a curious, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is the place for you.

What makes Gartner Research Board a GREAT fit for you?

When you join Gartner Research Board, you’ll set your career on track for outstanding achievement with a company that knows no limits. We’re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else.  

The Research Board headquartered in New York City, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gartner, is the only peer advisory research group that provides the deep, objective insight essential for transformative leadership and driving mission-critical priorities in the world's largest, most complex organizations. Research Board provide a sophisticated, highly moderated information exchange which enables members to consult a global community on their unique challenges learning from best practices and hard-won experience in directly comparable environments. The Research Board has conducted research and fostered member conversations for more than 40 years, orchestrating a global ecosystem of members, industry CEOs, venture capitalists, academics and entrepreneurs participating in a mutually enriching exchange based on trust, openness and generosity of spirit. Membership is restricted to global chief information officers and their functional leaders. Members drive the agenda. Facilitated, concise, incisive interactions enable members to explore the broader picture and sharpen their strategic vision.

About the Role

You are primarily responsible for creating and delivering strategic content to the RB’s clients in the area of Security and Risk (Chief Information Security Officers) through written reports, presentations, teleconferences, interviews, and briefings. You also mentor and guide other Research Analysts through the research process.

  • Lead the team responsible for the delivery of each research cycle. This includes organizing the research process, having primary responsibility for content creation, planning the agenda for the global meeting, identifying client and thought leaders as speakers for meetings, and delivering RB research through interactive, thought-provoking presentations.

  • Serve members, in conjunction with the Programs team, by crafting must-attend meetings with compelling content and speakers. Aid the Programs team as necessary to serve and retain clients.

  • Grow the RB’s network of thought leaders (academics, investors, etc.), startups, and vendors that the research team can draw on for interviews and speakers.

  • Provide tailored briefings for clients and their teams reflecting the research, meeting conversations, and speakers, either face-to-face, or via videoconference.

  • Provide sales support by speaking to prospective and existing clients by telephone, face-to-face sales.

  • Spearhead and support new initiatives that support the Research Board’s growth and evolution, including process innovations.

  • Manage the ongoing relationship with leaders of leading IT vendors – e.g. Cisco, HP, MS

  • Ensure integrity of research & analysis of the team

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred

  • 8-12 years of research or consulting experience within the technology field, in particular experience working on technology security  at large companies

  • Deep knowledge of technology industry and market, vendors, products, and users, particularly large enterprises.

  • Strong command of business strategy concepts; ability to compellingly apply thinking across industries.

  • Articulate and succinct communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with public speaking experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to piece together fragments of information, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns, and drawing and framing conclusions in real-time, with clients and during meetings.

  • Travel: up to 25%

Job Requisition ID:32731

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