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Senior Principal, Research


About this role:

Senior Principal Researchers generate actionable business ideas and data-driven insights through our hypothesis-focused research. Senior Principals enjoy exposure to a full array of strategic thought work using statistics and qualitative methods to identify actionable insight for our clients. They work closely with C-level executives to identify and produce research that solves complex business challenges on a global scale.

This position supports Chief Compliance and Ethics officers, with some exposure to the General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer roles, focusing on critical issues facing their function, including key compliance risk areas like conflicts of interest and gifts and entertainment, building a strong culture of ethics and integrity, and helping the practice build new support around data and analytics for risk management.

What you will do:

  • Lead projects through Gartner's proprietary research methodology including hypothesis generation, conducting primary and secondary research, and root cause analysis to identify best-in-class solutions.

  • Work closely with C-level executives to identify their most pressing issues and produce research that solves complex business problems on a global scale.

  • Conduct primary research with executives and industry experts as well as lead extensive secondary literature searches and data analysis to elicit the highest quality insights for use in white papers, exclusive client webinars, and highly visible research studies.

  • Use mixed methods to develop provocative and pragmatic ideas that fundamentally change and improve the way organizations provide service to their customers.

  • Provide coaching and project support for more junior researchers

  • Construct quantitative models, surveys, and analysis plans to test hypotheses when necessary

What you will need:

  • A Bachelor's degree required, and a Master’s/PhD in a social science preferred

  • 7+ years of experience conducting primary and secondary research utilizing qualitative and quantitative data 

  • Strong business acumen and intellectual curiosity in order to process and understand information quickly, as well as diagnose issues to make actionable recommendations.

  • Experience converting qualitative and quantitative information into clear frameworks, narratives and visually compelling presentations for senior Gartner managers and clients.

  • Project management experience with the ability to lead, develop and mentor members on the Research team.



Who are we?

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), we deliver actionable, objective insight that drives 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.

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 diversity 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.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 92,000 USD - 130,410 USD. Please note that actual salaries may vary within the range, or be above or below the range, based on factors including, but not limited to, education, training, experience, professional achievement, business need, and location. In addition to base salary, employees will participate in either an annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance, or a role-based, uncapped sales incentive plan. Our talent acquisition team will provide the specific opportunity on our bonus or incentive programs to eligible candidates. We also offer market leading benefit programs including generous PTO, a 401k match up to $7,200 per year, the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount, and more.

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