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Gartner for HR Leaders, Large Enterprise Business Development Executive

Gartner for Human Resources Leaders is hiring for a growth focused Business Development Executive to join their high-performing team! Chief HR officers (CHROs) must understand how the trends impacting the workforce and broader organization will shape their priorities in 2024 and beyond. In this climate, it is critical CHROs take action to increase the positive impact that they — and their teams — have on the organization. Looking ahead to 2024, CHROs are prioritizing three HR areas: leader and manager development, change management, and organizational culture.

Gartner predicts that in 2024 key trends for HR will include an “unsettled” employee-employer relationship, persistent skills shortages, transformative technology innovations and pressure for operational efficiency.

Gartner’s sustained double-digit growth has been propelled by our world-class Business Development function. Our Business Development Executives are responsible for the engagement with C Level stakeholders within Large Enterprise organizations. These roles are individual contributor with a personal target, based on new revenue. The Business Development Executive is supported by a Sales Manager, Sales VP and our Subject Matter Experts. Dependent on practice, there may also be Sales Development support

What you’ll do as a Business Development Executive:

The role of a Business Development Executive Gartner is to focus on net new business, this is a full cycle sales role with ownership from prospect to close. Gartner currently has over $5.5bn in revenue in 2023, with a total addressable market of circa $20bn. Our Business Development Executives are at the forefront of capturing our total addressable market. Business Development Executives will be given a territory of circa 200 Large Enterprise prospects, these may be completely new prospects with no existing spend, or, could be clients within other Gartner areas.

As an experienced sales professional, you’ll partner with existing Gartner clients, leveraging internal subject matter experts, to address their most critical priorities. By becoming a true partner to your clients, you’ll identify opportunities for account retention and growth through contract expansion, introducing new services and products. Clients of the large enterprise sales team have $1B+ in annual revenue and include 77% of the Global 500.

  • Identify and drive new business opportunities with new-to-Gartner organisations across DACH, targeting Large Enterprise C-level stakeholders.

  • Convert viable prospects into active Gartner clients (members), owning the full sales conversation and negotiation, through to the transition of new clients to the account management team.

  • Continually build an encouraging pipeline of relevant opportunities to deliver against your sales metrics ensuring KPI’s are met.

  • Quota responsibility delivering circa £500k per annum of new logo revenue across your assigned territory.

  • Manage complex high-revenue sales across matrix and diverse business environments.

  • Exercise forecast accuracy on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis.

What You'll Need:

  • 5-10 years’ B2B sales experience, preferably within either Technology, SaaS, services or a consultative environment.

  • Proven track record meeting and exceeding sales targets in a business development / new business environment.

  • Experience selling to and/or influencing C-Level Executives.

  • Proven ability to precisely manage and forecast a complex sales process.

  • Willingness to conduct EMEA wide travel.

What You'll Get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity.

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities.



Who are we?  

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT), we guide the leaders who shape the world.

Our mission relies on expert analysis and bold ideas to deliver actionable, objective insight, helping enterprise leaders and their teams succeed with their mission-critical priorities.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve grown to more than 20,000 associates globally who support ~15,000 client enterprises in ~90 countries and territories. We do important, interesting and substantive work that matters. That’s why we hire associates with the intellectual curiosity, energy and drive to want to make a difference. The bar is unapologetically high. So is the impact you can have here.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?  

Our sustained success creates limitless opportunities for you to grow professionally and flourish personally. We have a vast, virtually untapped market potential ahead of us, providing you with an exciting trajectory long into the future. How far you go is driven by your passion and performance.

We hire remarkable people who collaborate and win as a team. Together, our singular, unifying goal is to deliver results for our clients.

Our teams are inclusive and composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations.

We invest in great leaders who bring out the best in you and the company, enabling us to multiply our impact and results. This is why, year after year, we are recognized worldwide as a great place to work .

What do we offer?  

Gartner offers world-class benefits, highly competitive compensation and disproportionate rewards for top performers. 

In our hybrid work environment, we provide the flexibility and support for you to thrive — working virtually when it's productive to do so and getting together with colleagues in a vibrant community that is purposeful, engaging and inspiring.

Ready to grow your career with Gartner? Join us.

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