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Director, Analyst - Research & Development (Remote, North America East Coast/Central)


About the role:

Gartner Analysts are industry thought leaders who create must-have research, market predictions and best practices for a broad range of world-leading organizations. A Director 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. A Director 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 a thought leader in new product development, R&D leadership, and digital transformation, you will build insights and advise Heads of R&D on leading trends, use cases and best practices in the field.

Successful candidates will have an expert understanding of the following key areas:

  • Product Life Cycle Management:   Specifically, the early phases of the product life cycle – helping drive and manage ideation, concept development, product design, testing and prototyping activities.
  • Development Cycle Integration:  Approaches for integrating hardware and software development cycles and enabling teams to efficiently deliver high quality new products to market.
  • Product Development Process Governance : The most successful methods to boost the productivity of R&D teams developing new products, including but not limited to agile development practices, team governance structures, and discovery driven planning approaches.
  • Digital Transformation:  Knowledge of and interest in exploring how to use advanced analytics methods, artificial intelligence, and other technologies to advance R&D’s mission, specific to new product development.

What you will do:

  • Engage senior-level Heads of Research & Development by building relationships, establishing credibility, conducting substantive content discussions, diagnosing needs, solving problems, and identifying relevant resources.
  • Conduct research and analysis for tools or methods used to facilitate and make product development activities faster and more efficient, (e.g., PLM, CAD, LIMS, PPM, Design for Manufacture)
  • Write high quality, clear, actionable advisory research documents focused on new product development processes, governance, team structures, and associated technologies.
  • Create high quality, clear, actionable, “must-have research” content based on research best practices and methodologies
  • Provide high quality and timely research content peer review
  • Advise clients on digital transformation of product development processes, including application of technologies like artificial intelligence into the new product development process.
  • Support Research and Sales: Provide sales support serving as voice of the market to help research teams create content and to drive engagement with clients to make progress against their critical priorities to grow their business

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree; Graduate degree preferred
  • 10 years of relevant Research and Development experience
  • Direct experience leading product development teams within the Research and Development function that produce physical products in manufacturing intensive industries (i.e., industrial manufacturing, chemicals, aerospace & defense, food and beverage)
  • Demonstrate executive presence; can immediately establish credibility with executives and additional stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to work under tight deadlines and produce high quality deliverables
  • Demonstrate excellence in research and writing ability
  • Strong written and verbal proficiency, analytical and presentation skills; ability to engage clients and respond effectively to questions
  • Proficient in analyzing and synthesizing data; can effectively apply patterns and frameworks while drawing and defending conclusions to client challenges
  • Strong communicator who is able to explain complex concepts concisely and simply
  • Subject matter expert comfortable presenting at large and small-scale speaking engagements
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Deep knowledge of the global and competitive landscape within subject area as well as the interplay in that market
  • Ability to work independently, while also being intrinsically motivated to collaborate across teams and support the workflow of others, in a multicultural global team
  • Learning agile and adept with navigating highly matrixed environments
  • Ability to represent Gartner's research methodology and strategies effectively at all levels
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% (where applicable)


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 130,000 USD - 165,000 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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