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Executive Assistant to the Operating Committee, Stamford CT Location

Stamford, Connecticut

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 looking for an extremely proactive and detail–oriented Executive Assistant to work in our Stamford, CT headquarters and support the Global EVP of Gartner’s Research and Advisory business unit.  The Executive Assistant should have prior experience providing support to the C-suite, and an energetic approach to organization and forward thinking support.  This person must demonstrate a growth mindset and the ability to partner with a wide variety of personalities at various levels, in a demanding and fast moving environment. 


Calendar management:

  • Extensive calendar management including: prioritizing and scheduling meeting requests, conference calls and continuously updating schedule as needed to accommodate changes.  
  • Proactively scan for upcoming meetings to prepare, flag issues, make changes and align needed resources well in advance
  • Meetings:
  • Plan and execute physical and virtual meetings, domestic and international, including agenda planning and communication, facilities and food arrangements, and collaboration software
  • Arrange accommodations, transportation, meals, and activities for offsite meetings
  • Maintain active agenda list across all meetings, identifying setback schedules for preparation
  • Capture meeting minutes, conclusions, action items, owners, and deliverable timeframes


  • Create and manage detailed extensive domestic and international travel itineraries. 
  • Tightly manage air and ground transportation, transfers, hotel itineraries, meal plans and external and internal meetings during travel
  • Process and review T&E submissions


  • Act as the interface with internal systems to manage day to day activities such as input of performance objectives and other data, review of procurement requests etc.
  • Summarize data pulled from internal systems for analysis, review and comparison
  • Provide screening, fielding and prioritizing of inbound communications via telephone, mail and e-mail to resolve critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate in team meetings/events and other activities that improve processes and morale, supporting Gartner’s culture.


  • 5+ years’ of experience as an Executive Assistant supporting a senior level executive.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Proven ability to act with a high sense of urgency and attention to detail are critical.
  • Demonstrated ability to be forward thinking / proactive.  Does not wait to be told what to do, rather is able to anticipate appropriate next steps.
  • Ability to make decisions, be resourceful and work independently.
  • Must have a clear understanding of confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment.
  • Must be confident and comfortable dealing with multiple personality types.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Adept at data analysis, research, problem-solving and project management.
  • Must be highly organized with exceptional time management skills.
  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally.

Job Requisition ID:43243

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