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Managing Partner, IT Strategy, Transportation Lead (ISL)

  • Chicago, IL / Austin, TX / Irving, TX
  • Consulting


What ISLs do:

Our ISL Leaders are responsible for growing ISL businesses and teams, leveraging deep subject matter expertise to promote Gartner Consulting’s engagement within strategic industry segments.  ISLs provide a comprehensive understanding of an industry segment’s mission critical priorities, operational drivers, trends, catalysts, disruptors, and provide market insight within their specific domain to help strategically advance client outcomes.  ISLs represent Gartner Consulting’s thought leadership for a select industry segment, maintaining leading edge critical thinking, contextualized engagement tools and IP.  

ISLs support and collaborate with our geographic Consulting teams and One Gartner partners to meet client objectives.  Geographic Consulting teams manage client accounts, deepening and extending client relationships through strategic advisory support and delivering Consulting engagements.  Where geographic accounts contain ISL-specific organizations or needs, ISLs provide industry-specific insight in support of account planning, business development and engagement delivery activities.   While Gartner clients are our singular focus, ISLs consider geographic account teams as a key customer – providing industry expertise to help them orient to engage and excel with industry-specific clients to enable account growth objectives.

Transportation IT Strategic Consulting:

We engage Public Sector Transportation clients on a deeper level through hands-on, project-based work grounded in the insights and advice of our Research and Advisory organization and the industry knowledge of Transportation subject matter experts. Through these custom engagements, we help our clients optimize their IT performance by guiding them toward the right strategic decisions for their business and operations.

We deliver value to Public Sector Transportation organizations by helping them execute on their strategic priorities including:

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation

  • Finance and Human Resources/ERP Strategy

  • Asset Management Strategy

  • DMV Operational Modernization Strategy

  • Data and Analytics Strategy

  • Applications Rationalization

  • Cloud Strategy

  • Sourcing and Ecosystem Optimization

  • Security and Risk Management

  • Benchmarking

  • Contract and Cost Optimization

  • Program Value Assurance and IV&V

  • Organizational Change Management

What you’ll do

The Transportation ISL Leader is responsible for formalizing, sustaining and growing Gartner Consulting’s client relationships with Public Sector Transportation clients . As a ISL Lead/Managing Partner, you will build and maintain a portfolio of Transportation engagements and lead associates and consulting teams that advise clients at the highest strategic level on both big-picture and tactical matters – showcasing Transportation subject matter expertise and how technology enables a wide range of Transportation outcomes. Your knowledge of Transportation industry trends, drivers, disruptors and constraints will drive Gartner’s go-to-market strategy and optimize the market opportunity.   Our ISL Leaders/Managing Partners collaborate with Geographic MPs and teams, Practices, Expert Partners and others to bring the best solutions to our clients.   

What you’ll need

  • In-depth experience in the Transportation industry – with a specific focus on the Public Sector – and thorough knowledge of Transportation organizations’ mission critical priorities, operations, trends and leading practices

  • Deep subject matter expertise in the specific and enterprise technologies, systems and capabilities that enable Public Sector Transportation organizations

  • Experience working with Transportation clients to achieve optimal operational outcomes

  • The ability to link market trends (operational, technical, environmental, financial, political) to Consulting opportunities and drive Gartner’s Transportation market strategy

  • Understanding of and the ability to recognize and leverage opportunities related to industry funding streams (e.g., IIJA)

  • Ability to define and execute an industry-specific consulting growth strategy

  • Experience effectively managing a portfolio of engagements, teams and financials

  • Ability to attract, retain and grow a team of subject matter experts

  • Ability to advance critical thinking, create content and IP that resonate with both Gartner stakeholders and clients

  • Experience in a project leadership, delivery and sales capacity

  • Prior experience in a problem-solving capacity such as a solution/technical architect or analyst preferred

  • Experience working with multiple IT solutions

  • Consistent record of success selling Consulting services to Transportation clients

  • A consistent track record of leading people and building high-performing teams that leverage technology to drive the mission-critical priorities of Transportation organizations

  • Ability to develop and manage virtual teams focused on stakeholders across Gartner Consulting

  • 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 / if needed

  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and the creative development of solutions and strategies to solve client problems.

  • Experience adapting Gartner frameworks and methodologies to reach clients’ most pressing business challenges

  • An ability to be hands-on and to manage multiple client priorities simultaneously

Who you are

  • Passionate about Transportation including the mission, its culture and organizational complexities

  • Excited at the opportunity to be accountable for the growth and trajectory of a strategic focus area within Gartner Consulting 

  • Comfortable selling to, influencing and building trust-based, value-added relationships with senior executives

  • 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

  • Independently driven, able to chart a course and succeed in business when the path may not always be clear

  • Proven track record in achieving / exceeding revenue targets


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 mission-critical priorities. We’ve grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have over 19,500 associates globally that support over 15,000 client enterprises in more than 100 countries.

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