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Senior Advisor - Sales & Service

Sydney, Australia
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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.

Gartner’s advisory community comprises roughly 200 staff with deep knowledge of our primary quantitative research and peer-sourced best practices. The two dozen Sydney-based advisors cut across our HR, IT, Finance, and Customer areas (including immediate colleagues working with Service, Marketing, and Communications clients), and the global Sales team includes peers working from the Arlington, Chicago, and London offices, plus researchers based in Arlington and India.

No matter the function or region, our advisors are passionate about learning and sharing great ideas, love helping people put new ideas into practice, and always celebrate the success of others (whether personal or professional). Advisors enjoy a fair degree of autonomy from managers when it comes to planning their days and determining how best to serve their local clients and support global initiatives. Typical future advancement opportunities for an advisor could include deeper specialization and broader client engagement as an individual contributor, conducting research and producing new content or deliverables as a researcher, or managing a team of advisors depending on business need and personal interest.

Job Summary

The Senior Principal is responsible for regularly interacting with C-Level Sales executives and key project leaders to foster intimate value-based relationships; applying and packaging our research insights and content to address client challenges; and sensing patterns among customer needs to influence the rolling research and event calendar.  Additionally this role serves as a product lead for commercial teams in APAC and is responsible for supporting commercial calls in conjunction with revenue partners to ensure overall contract value outcomes for the program(s) they oversee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Apply expansive knowledge of Gartner research to help resolve high-value business problems for clients by:
    • Delivering insight to clients through written and oral communications
    • "Packaging" insight (deck compilation, summary writing, project scoping) to meet client needs
    • Interacting with clients through written communications, check-in calls, phone consultations, in-person briefings, webinars and larger meetings
    • Providing world-class value for clients in both one-on-one and multi-client settings
  • Lead design and management of events and projects, delivering to firm-best standards
  • Assume a leadership role in product development activities and agenda creation processes for the relevant practice area
  • Act as a thought leader for the program/practice and play a leadership role in shaping the rolling research and event calendar
  • Inform the direction of ongoing research and content projects via robust local market perspective; participate in checkpoint meetings with the research team as needed
  • Support commercial teams by:
    • Participating on calls with clients and prospective clients to diagnose issues and deliver insight "in the moment"
    • Partnering with account managers and sales colleagues to build joint ownership of and accountability for commercial outcomes
    • Creating internal collateral for sales and service staff
    • Overseeing the quality of output from inbound research requests
    • Leading content training and reinforcement efforts with commercial teams and other advisors as needed
    • Utilizing and teaching appropriate advisory and diagnostic frameworks for client interactions
    • Serving as a content expert in all areas within the program/practice
    • Delivering value for clients through functional expertise and occasionally in cross-functional settings
  • Develop third-party relationships as needed to influence product quality, speed to market of new products or network expansion

Role Qualifications and Expectations

  • Outstanding record of academic achievement (Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, JD or other graduate degree preferred)
  • Suggested minimum of 5+ years related work experience in the consulting field or with B2B Sales (exposure to sales transformation projects, enablement, or L&D a plus)
  • Exceptional facility in scripted and extemporaneous speaking to audiences of 1 to 25 (with exposure to larger audiences a plus)
  • Executive "presence" and gravitas; can immediately establish credibility with senior executives
  • Compelling interpersonal and communication skills; can work equally well independently and within a team
  • Ability to master a research terrain and conduct substantive content discussions
  • Strong diagnosis skills to surface client needs and hypothesise areas of support
  • Comfort with synthesising and distilling large amounts of information
  • Strong commercial outlook and client service ethic
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% of the time (largely domestic/trans-Tasman, with possible international opportunities)
  • Willingness to work outside the strict job description parameters to creatively deliver exceptional client outcomes

Job Requisition ID:29718

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