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Associate Director - IT Strategy Consulting - Generative AI

  • Toronto / Austin, TX / Arlington, VA / Chicago, IL
  • Consulting


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:

  • Enterprise Business Applications

  • Implementation Oversight and IV&V

  • Application Rationalization and Optimization

  • High Performance Software Development

  • Digital Acceleration and Transformation

  • Big Data and Analytics

  • Cloud, Platforms and Infrastructure Strategies

  • Sourcing Ecosystem Optimization

  • Talent and Organization

  • Contract and Cost Optimization

  • Security and Risk Management

What you’ll do

Our Consulting Associate 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.

What you’ll need - AI / ML / Generative AI Capabilities

  • Possess a strong, balance mix of experience and expertise working with across key components of the Cloud technology stack to support clients on their AI/ML/GenAI capabilities (e.g., infrastructure, data and analytics, AI/ML and demonstrated impact across these areas.

  • Broad knowledge of Data, Analytics, AI and Automation Solutions / tools including understanding of various service providers and tools available in the marketplace

  • Knowledge of leading-edge and emerging technologies that drive application design and development such as low code / no code platform, software and platform as a service extension, continuous availability, robotic process automation, chatbots, integration platforms, and mesh application and service architecture.

  • Experience with application/software development lifecycle (requirements, development, testing, deployment), including agile, hybrid, and waterfall methodologies.

  • Technical / solution architecture experience deconstructing business problems into actions, addressing these with various technologies, specifically AI, ML and GAI.

  • Experience communicating business problems and their AI-related solutions to C-Suite audiences.

  • Consulting experience working with executive enterprise leaders, addressing their mission critical priorities in a project delivery and sales capacity.

  • Master’s degree in computer science, Data Science, Information Technology, or equivalent practical experience.

  • AWS, Azure, Google, IBM or other cloud architect certification, preferred

Consulting Experience

  • Experience applying project management best practices in the management of projects/engagements. A consistent track record of leading people and building high-performing teams that leverage technology to drive the mission-critical priorities of commercial and/or government entities.

  • Comfort selling to, influencing, and building trust-based, value-added relationships with clients is desired.

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

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

  • An ability to inspire and motivate professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds towards a common goal.

  • 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.

  • Excellence in written and verbal communications. Ability to interact comfortably at the CxO suite audience, equipped to lead and influence business stakeholders’ conversations, and to effectively articulate the outputs.

  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred.

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?

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 136,000 USD - 164,680 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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