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Sales Development Associate


About Gartner

We deliver actionable, objective insight that drives smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization’s mission-critical priorities.  Our unrivaled combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. As a $5 billion company, with over 19,500 associates, and a member of the S&P 500, we are an objective partner with 15,000+ client enterprises in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size — and boast 40+ years of experience providing insights and expert guidance to client enterprises worldwide.

Sales Development Program

Are you driven by results and achieving goals? Have a passion for problem solving? You’ve come to the right place. We’re seeking sales associates to join our Global Business Sales or Global Technology Sales team. You’ll be part of a fast-paced, dynamic team providing the highest level of sales support in procuring C-level individuals in some of the world’s most successful companies as potential new clients. You’ll apply strategic thinking and relationship building to help get executives on board to solve the most pressing business challenges affecting Fortune 500 executives from around the globe. You will understand their critical initiatives, align Gartner research and expertise, and help Gartner maintain its growth by ensuring strong business development of new clients. Upon joining Gartner, you will be aligned to one of two pathways – Account Management (AMX) or Business Development (BDX) where you will then be aligned with one or more Sales Executives. After successful completion of the Sales Development Program, you will have the opportunity to be promoted into a quota bearing role on one of our Sales teams

What you will do

  • Partner with Sales Executives to create customized strategic plans for sales territories, with a goal of supporting their monthly, quarterly and annual revenue targets

  • Successful participation and completion of the sales development program training curriculum within 15 months

  • Generate leads by prospecting potential clients, identify new sales opportunities with existing clients, and qualifying inbound leads

  • Research prospective and existing companies, C-Level executives, business trends, and competitive intelligence to prepare relevant and tailored outreach to secure meetings

  • Proactively schedule calls with prospective and existing clients via phone, email, LinkedIn, and cold calling

  • Educate prospects and clients on the value of Gartner’s renowned products and services

  • Shadow and/or own calls with aligned Sales Executive

  • Support follow up actions to enable pipeline progression and drive client engagement

What You Will Get

  • Extensive support: work closely with and learn from colleagues, mentors, and managers

  • Make an impact: the ability to do meaningful real-life work and learn executives’ priorities and opportunities

  • Meet great people: collaborate with like-minded, goal-oriented peers and mentors who are always there to help

  • Be empowered: join an organization that allows associates to reach their full potential in an environment where everyone has equitable access to opportunities

  • Have fun: socialize with other interns around the globe

  • Fuel your future: develop your skill set as you look ahead to your future career

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (all majors welcome

  • Relevant work or internship in sales or customer service

  • Unmatched ability to establish credibility with senior-level executives

  • Advanced computer and internet search skills

  • Varsity-level communication, writing, problem-solving, and time management skills

  • Ability to plan and prioritize daily tasks/responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure

  • Collaborating with others to overcome challenges


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.

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