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Director Analyst, Integrated Business Planning, S&OP (Remote Canada)


Who we are:

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About this role:

Gartner is seeking a Supply Chain Planning Analyst to drive new thought-leading research around improving supply chain planning processes, organization, and metrics to solve our client’s business challenges. This research will be mainly targeted to Supply Chain Planning Leaders in different industries globally.

Gartner Analysts are industry thought leaders who create must-have research, market predictions and best practices for a broad range of world-leading organizations. An analyst possesses a keen eye for identifying gaps, problems, and solutions within the market they serve. They use their knowledge to help clients make better decisions, solve complex issues, and execute new practices that propel clients’ businesses toward key objectives. An analyst publishes these insights as pragmatic and/or provocative research. Additionally, they reinforce Gartner’s value every day by engaging clients via in-person and virtual meetings, sales support visits, Gartner conferences and industry events.

As an industry thought leader in supply chain planning, you will build insights and advise senior supply chain planning leaders on leading trends and best practices in the field around product portfolio planning, demand planning, supply and inventory planning, S&OP and S&OE processes to clients from different industries, different size of organization and with different levels of maturity. 

What you’ll do:  

  • Support client’s mission critical priorities of supply chain planning leaders on the following processes: Product portfolio planning, Demand Planning, Supply and Inventory Planning, S&OP and S&OE. This includes supporting our clients to evolve and mature their processes, building the right organization and talent as well as improving their planning technology roadmap.

  • You will research markets, practices and trends and produce written research for Gartner clients to download and apply. You will collaborate with peers and become a published author on showcasing your own thought-leading research, growing your knowledge and your brand as a Gartner Analyst.

  • You will meet with clients every day, via video conference and eventually onsite, given client demand. As an analyst, you will engage with clients to support their most challenging business initiatives, ultimately helping them to make the right decisions for their role and their business. 

  • Advise Senior Supply Chain planning leaders across all subsectors of manufacturing – including, but not limited to, CPG, apparel and footwear, high tech, industrial, chemical and process, automotive and A&D – on leading practices in supply chain planning.

  • Lead process and capability assessments to help supply chain planning leaders align current performance with desired strategy.

  • Partner with other domain experts to develop industry-leading views on the alignment of other functions (technology, sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, quality) with supply chain planning.

  • Produce innovative, thought-leading, impactful, analytically deep, fact-based research.

  • Prepare and deliver high-value presentations and other materials.

  • Support the Gartner sales team in driving new business through proof of capability discussions.

  • Drive client demand for your advice and insight

  • Lead or participate in research community meetings to discuss research issues and collaborate effectively with peers.

What you’ll need:

  • 10+ years of experience in supply chain planning, with at least 5 years as a in supply chain planning leader in roles such as S&OP leader, IBP leader, SC Planning transformation leader, or Global SC Planning process owner.

  • Experience in managing supply chain planning for manufacturers across multiple industries; familiarity with both process and discrete operations preferred.

  • Genuine approach to help clients improve their status quo. Ability to paint the future and guide them to deliver on their progress.

  • Possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written; preferably have had the experience of ‘main stage’ speaking.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns, and drawing conclusions.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, Master's degree preferred.

  • Limited (<20 days/year) domestic and international travel as needed.

Who you are:

  • Collaborative: experienced providing service to clients and collaborating with global colleagues

  • Organized - skilled at multitasking, prioritizing, and working under tight deadlines and high volume and able to work remotely.

  • Confident – able to make sound decisions on projects with minimum supervision.

  • Analytically savvy – have strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities.

  • Leadership and Influence. Persuades, encourages, or gains the support of others and causes them to act.

  • Ownership & Impact. Accepts personal accountability, takes ownership, and perseveres. Embrace feedback.

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.

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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.

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