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Sr. Director, Marketing Strategy & Operations Thought Leader, Flexible Location - Gartner Research & Advisory

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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 & Advisory a GREAT it 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.

About this role:

As part of Gartner’s Marketing and Communication practice, you will help equip Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) with what is needed to grow and map their path to mastery of marketing strategy and operations.

What you’ll do:

  • Create research in multiple formats (i.e.: writing, video, infographics) on best practices in marketing strategy and branding, organization and operations

  • Deliver high quality actionable advice and represent thought leadership to marketing leaders through video-based presentations and discussions with clients

  • Remain ahead of the curve on developments and issues within these specified areas as well as applicable adjacent areas

  • Lead webinars and present at Gartner live and virtual events on mission critical marketing topics for the CMO

What you’ll need:

The candidate must have significant experience gained from working for 10+ years leading marketing teams, designing marketing strategy, organizing and operationalizing teams for growth and productivity, overseeing demand generation and content creation effort to achieve commercial outcome.  Candidates with experience as a CMO or working closely with a CMO preferred. Experience in a B2B organization is a plus. This role requires subject matter expertise in:

  • Developing marketing strategy to support business strategy and growth, with an eye towards cost-optimization, innovation and measurement

  • Building agile, adaptable, high-performance marketing organizations made up of stellar marketing talent

  • Effective, measurable approaches to marketing innovation in a ever-changing environment

  • Working collaboratively with sales to drive commercial outcomes as well as product development.

  • Understanding of how marketing works with other organizational functions  (e.g., IT, sales)

Beyond subject matter expertise, the right person for this role is willing to challenge conventional norms and views by creating unique, compelling research that will change the way marketing leaders solve problems and build the strategic marketing organization for tomorrow.

Additional proven skills include:

  • Strong business and financial acumen as well as analytical skills

  • 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.

  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities independently

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience, Master's degree preferred

  • Ability to conduct occasional travel, regionally and globally

Who you are:

  • To thrive in this role, it helps if you are obsessed with your topic. Gartner analysts are correctly viewed as THE experts. This means you need to live and breathe your subject matter while also adapting your expertise to meet client maturity level.

  • Excellent collaborator with researchers, sales and other  analysts with the ability to quickly build rapport and gain client trust

  • Confident presenter with a high level of executive presence (prior experience with speaking engagements is a plus)

  • Analytical thinker with the ability to process information quickly and make actionable recommendations

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