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Director, Consulting

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Director, IT Strategy Consulting - Cyber Security & Risk Management

Paris France

Why is Gartner Consulting an organization unlike any other? Our consultants are technology and business thought leaders for the 21st century. With the full scope of Gartner’s renowned IT research and capabilities to draw from, our consultants are committed to turning those insights into actionable solutions for our clients.

That’s where you come in. We’re committed to attracting the most creative, talented, and motivated associates to bring our world-class consultancy to the next level. When you join Gartner Consulting, you’ll lead the most innovative business and technology efforts in the marketplace today. You’ll work across Gartner to help CIOs and their teams execute their most strategic IT initiatives and achieve lasting results - all within the context of a rapidly evolving digital economy.

Who we are

Gartner’s Consulting business is an extension of Gartner’s industry-leading IT Research. From CIOs, to leaders in business and government, we help Gartner clients across enterprises translate insights into transformational actions and achieve their mission-critical priorities. Leveraging the breadth of Gartner’s resources, Consulting is growing rapidly, with unlimited potential to continue expanding our client base.

What we do

Technology Strategy Consulting. We help the C-suite make the right decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that is “born digital”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s research and insights) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make.

We deliver value to clients in areas such as IT Strategy Consulting, Benchmarking, Analytics and Optimization. Typically, this helps Gartner’s clients to execute on their strategic priorities, across all sectors, including:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation
  • Enterprise Enablement
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Applications Rationalization
  • Cloud Strategy
  • Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization
  • Contract and Cost Optimization
  • Security and Risk Management

We help the C-suite executives make the right risk-based decisions based on how technology can transform their businesses. In today’s world, a consulting firm that incorporates security as part of its “DNA”, (with the ability to directly leverage the full power of Gartner’s security and risk management research and insights in the context of business and technology initiatives) has relevance to the most important strategic decisions any business will make. We work with clients to:

  • Prioritize what to accelerate and where to invest to improve security while enabling the business
  • Enable culture hacks to accelerate change and embed security throughout the organization
  • Support digital momentum and value realization in a secure manner

What you’ll do

Our Consulting Directors are responsible for high-level project delivery and oversight along with client relationship management. You will manage teams and advise clients at the highest strategic level on both big-picture and tactical matters, focusing on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing, building, and enhancing the Gartner brand with security leaders across our clients
  • Building, enhancing, and maintaining your own brand in the security profession and amongst your peers
  • Involvement in all aspects of the consulting sales cycle from lead qualification through to delivery assurance of security engagements
  • Having the ability to sell security consulting engagements
  • Ability to think strategically, act independently and communicate to C-level audience in a business language
  • Being a subject matter expert in various security and risk management domains (e.g., IT risk management, cyber risk quantification, security target operating model, governance, compliance, security maturity assessment, metrics, and C-level dashboards…) and leading industry-based practices (e.g., COBIT, NIST CSF, ISO 2700x, FAIR Institute…)
  • Performing security risks assessments across the business value chain, evaluate maturity assessments, designing security target operating model and governance, driving large security transformation programs and developing security strategy and roadmap
  • Managing the coordination and communication of key findings and results of engagements, supervising written reports and oral presentations to senior client management and key senior stakeholders.
  • Assisting the EMEA Security & Risk Practice Lead including recruitment, and development.
  • Working closely with the EMEA Security & Risk Practice Lead enhancing Gartner solutions
  • Maintaining an expertise and currency in industry technologies and market direction
  • Managing the delivery of board-level engagement reports and presenting key findings to board-level executives and stakeholders.
  • Managing and mentoring all junior Gartner consultants assigned as members of engagements
  • Developing, building and maintaining board-level client relationships.
  • Contributing to the development of project management, quality assurance and professional consulting and auditing approaches/methodologies.

What you’ll need

  • Experience within a well-regarded management consultancy in a project delivery capacity. Sales experience would be a plus
  • Prior technical security exposure and experience in a problem-solving capacity such as a solution/technical architect or consultant preferred
  • Experience working with multiple IT security solutions
  • Ideally experience working with clients
  • A consistent track record of leading people and building high-performing teams that leverage technology to drive the mission-critical priorities of commercial entities
  • An ability to inspire and motivate professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds towards a common goal 
  • An unwavering commitment to the success of your team, and willingness to provide constructive/ corrective action when needed
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and the creative development of solutions and strategies to solve client problems. Must adapt Gartner frameworks and methodologies to strike at the heart of a client’s most pressing business challenges
  • An ability to be hands-on and to manage multiple client priorities simultaneously
  • Engineering or other advanced degree preferred
  • Relevant security qualifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM)

Who you are

  • Comfortable influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives, both internally and externally
  • Coachable and embracing of best practices and feedback as a means of continuous improvement
  • A consistently high achiever marked by perseverance, humility, and a positive outlook in the face of challenges
  • Track record in achieving / exceeding revenue targets preferred

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s most critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients in more than 100 countries.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?

Our teams are composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations. We believe that a variety of experiences makes us stronger—as individuals, as communities and as an organization. That’s why we're recognized worldwide as a great place to work year after year. We've been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index. Looking for a place to turn your big ideas into reality? Join #LifeAtGartner

What we offer:

Our people are our most valuable asset, so we invest in them from Day 1. When you join our team, you’ll have access to a vast array of benefits to help you live your life well. These resources are designed to support your physical, financial and emotional well-being. We encourage continued personal and professional growth through ongoing learning and development opportunities. Our employee resource groups, charity match and volunteer programs keep you connected to your internal Gartner community and causes that matter to you.

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