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GVP IT Strategy & Operations


Role Summary

Looking for an experienced technology and operations professional to provide enterprise strategy. This role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, with the critical goal of ensuring operational excellence of the technology organization as well as the overall alignment of technology investments with the organization’s strategy and objectives.

This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with Gartner’s CIO, shape the organization’s technology strategy, and contribute to the success of the technology organization.

Key responsibilities:

As a business owner, you will be responsible for initiatives across IT, represent the CIO in key meetings, and in partnership with the CIO, develop a roadmap resulting in long-term, profitable growth for Gartner. 

Leadership, thought partnership:

  • Lead strategic projects from strategy development to iterative execution.

  • Oversight for key initiatives across IT.  Organize and support the annual Long-Range Planning (LRP) efforts.  Drive outcomes and initiatives, leveraging partners from other BUs. 

  • Proxy as CIO in key leadership meetings, while providing leadership and direction on key initiatives. 

  • Optimize IT cadence to ensure focus is on the right things, at the right time to support leadership productivity, transparency, and accountability.

  • Partner with CIO and Communications Lead to create monthly Operating Committee presentations and follow-up as required.

Business Planning:

  • Develop multiyear business roadmap to fulfill mission of transforming the technology portfolio at Gartner 

  • Lead and structure the Annual Budgeting Process in partnership with Finance and IT leadership, inclusive of on-going budget adjustments.

  • Conduct ad-hoc strategic and operational analysis as required. Analyze customer, financial and operational reports, and dashboards (data) to identify trends and improvement areas and validate findings for IT.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Provide recommendations for the most optimal investments for technology initiatives and decisions.

  • Collaborate on the development and execution of technology plans, both short and long term, and ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Monitor and report on progress toward achieving strategic technology objectives.

Project and Program Management:

  • Oversee and manage key technology projects and programs, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

  • Coordinate with project teams and stakeholders to address issues and mitigate risks.

Communication and Liaison:

  • Facilitate effective communication between the CIO’s office and other departments.

  • Foster a culture of open and transparent communication within the technology org.

  • Build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including vendors and partners.


What you will need:

  • 12+ years of combined experience in management consulting, product management, product development, or general management roles; P&L experience preferred

  • 7+ years’ experience leading high performing teams

  • Proven track record for new product innovation, including design thinking frameworks, product ideation, and agile development

  • Results oriented leader with excellent business vision, strategic thinking with a proven track record of solving complex problems, thinking creatively, and drawing the larger business story out of facts and data.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects and cross functional teams, and to inspire rapid adoption of change.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple requests concurrently & consistently deliver results in a timely fashion

  • Experience working with senior-level executives; demonstrated ability to develop and deliver compelling executive-level presentations.

  • A bias for action, including balancing tradeoffs, a willingness to roll up their sleeves and do what it takes to get things done

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal, and team skills

  • Ability to work independently and not be afraid to be involved in both strategy and operational work.

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s degree in an Analytical or Operational field preferred.

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 401K matching and more!

  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture that embraces diversity

  • Professional development and unlimited growth opportunities


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 208,000 USD - 294,630 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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