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Team Lead, Service Operations

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Team Lead – Service Operations (Global Strategy & Operations)

What makes Gartner a GREAT fit for you?

When you join Gartner, you’ll be part of a fast-growing team that helps the world become smarter and more connected. We’re the leader in our industry, achieving double-digit growth by helping clients make the right decisions with business and technology insights they can’t find anywhere else. Our associates enjoy a collaborative work environment, exceptional training, and career development — as well as unlimited growth potential. If you like working with a generous, supportive, high-performing team, Gartner is where you want to be.

About this role:

The Global S&O arm of Gartner is currently seeking talented people leader with an entrepreneurial mindset to join its Strategy & Operations team in Ft. Myers. As a member of this team, you will spearhead a team of high caliber, high performing associates to drive client engagement and service productivity programs across Gartner. You will work towards driving integrated approach across Gartner’s key functions – Business units under Global Service & Delivery (GS&D), Sales, R&A and Products and their leaders with the central goal of improving client retention through high value engagement mechanisms. You will also work on some of the high impacting strategic projects to drive key organizational goals, operational & economic productivity of the overall operations and service associates.

What you’ll do:

Core Operations:

  • Responsible for managing end to end operations and key business metrics of aligned channel
  • Responsible for driving Impact Assessment support to account team across various geographies
  • Own and drive retention and growth by enabling client facing collaterals (OSI Analysis, Industry/Competitor Analysis, Customer journey map, etc.)  delivery for your associates’ portfolios
  • Provide guidance and support to teams to conceptualize, story boarding, design and implement initiatives that have a direct impact on KPIs
  • Partner with Service Partners to drive high quality of client facing collaterals and value delivery articulation
  • Program manage global initiatives aimed at improving IA adoption, quality and delivery, through central platform
  • Partner with Product team to improve user-experience of online-IAs
  • Drive operational excellence – incremental improvement in process across client value chain – reduced steps, intuitive and simpler process design/interfaces. Implement best practices/tested solutions across service delivery to maximize effectiveness
  • Continuously improve quality of processes & deliverables by establishing a regular process check and measurement mechanism.

Iterate and Evolve to increase Business Impact

  • Push self and team to innovate on productivity and efficiency drivers. Implement those innovation end to end based on ROI impact and measure the success.
  • Build and drive the team members to implement strategic initiatives to drive KPIs – process improvement ideas, A/B testing and leveraging various sources of information to make it useful for continuous improvement
  • Drive structured problem solving on various projects as needed. Provide guidance on data driven hypothesis testing and scale up approaches. Influence decision making on next big bet.
  • Discover innovative levers/best practices and drive execution on the ground.

Continuous Process Optimization

  • Identify process improvement opportunities and apply LEAN principles to boost efficiency and productivity of processes & people.
  • Keeping in mind ‘One Gartner’ approach to serve clients, integrate and standardize all possible elements of the process. Also, aim for economy of scale by integrating all process touch points.
  • Conduct time & motion diagnostics to explore opportunities of process redesign. Establish process excellence to operate in a Lean way including maximization of automation for all tasks and process.
  • Continue to re-engineer and optimize the instrumentation (dashboards, reports, tools) designed to ensure effective delivery.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Management

  • Own stakeholder management, relationship building with team members and with cross-functional units. Ensure right communication and positioning of the vision and priorities to team members.
  • Communicating and presenting analytical insights to internal stakeholders and to senior management
  • Partnering with internal stakeholders to learn, ideate, and recommend automation alternatives to service delivery associates’ manual work streams. 
  • Delivering strong support to the stakeholders with a no-limits mindset to do everything to increase retention.
  • Drive problem solving via story boarding and driving discussions in various forums.
  • Actively Improve collaboration and close-coordination with global teams across time-zones

People Management

  • Lead a team of 3-4 associates, accountable for their learning & development needs, develop their Individual Development Plan and work together to achieve objectives.
  • Define their roles & responsibilities, continuously help them in prioritizing tasks and ensure optimal staffing.
  • Create an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture by being approachable, providing continuous encouragement to team, identifying skill gaps and communicating term goals.
  • Assist managers in hiring new talent and training/coaching them so they seamlessly integrate with the team.
  • Retain top performers and proactively identify and manage bottom performers.
  • Increase productivity of team by working with tools (technical and process) that can optimize time and make process more efficient.

What you’ll need:

  • MBA with 4-8 years of experience
  • 1-3 years as a Sr. Business Analyst or an equivalent role within Gartner
  • 1-2 years of people leadership exposure in directly managing a team
  • Strong leadership skills to build capability within the team and collaborate with other team leads to ensure the larger goals are met.
  • Good command of knowledge related to Information technology, product development and its application to business.
  • Knowledge/experience on analytical problem solving, analytical tools.
  • Exposure and understanding of lean six sigma, lean diagnostics, T&M and other process improvement techniques would be a big plus.

What you will get:

  • Competitive salary, generous paid time off policy, charity match program, Group Medical 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 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 76,000 USD - 106,260 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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