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Sr Principal, Research


About the role:

Gartner Researchers support the discovery of actionable business ideas while bringing best practices, and research models to life across a broad range of world-leading clients. A Senior Principal’s job is two-fold: they’re responsible for investigating, analyzing, and writing about critical issues facing senior-level executives using qualitative and quantitative research, but they also play a key role in supporting the entire lifecycle of a research project’s evolution. A Senior Principal helps lead the discovery of innovative ideas and insights and coaches/mentors junior researchers in the development of their research practice.

This Senior Principal works within the CIO and Industries research practice, which seeks to address the needs of chief information officers and tech leaders at global enterprises.

What you will do:

  • Lead research team through Gartner's proprietary research process including hypothesis generation, primary and secondary research, and root cause analysis to identify best-in-class solutions.

  • Drive key findings from complex datasets and use findings to develop analytically sound, logically ordered research pieces.

  • Independently create and manage such key research deliverables, including: large research studies, white papers, case studies, presentations and webinars, guidebooks, templates, round-table discussions, or custom, in-bound research requests

  • Conduct interviews with senior executives, academics and industry experts in search of innovative ideas.

  • Develop insights that are practical and actionable (not academic) to be grounded in clients’ workflows.

  • Be a key member of the Research team, by contributing and owning entire project life-cycles - from conception to completion and improving the quality of intellectual debates.

  • Present research findings and closely collaborate with senior management and stakeholders, defend key ideas, and advance insights iteratively based on feedback.

  • Mentor, develop, and motivate one or more researchers across the entire project life-cycle.

What you will need: 

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

  • 7+ years of relevant experience.

  • Coding experience in R and advanced analytical methods preferred.

  • Experience and comfort with analyzing, synthesizing, and distilling large amounts of quantitative and qualitative information.

  • Strong appetite to dive deep into a given terrain to develop expertise and distill key findings.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with particular attention to precision of language and ability to organize information logically.

  • Intellectual curiosity and dedication to mastering complex environments; Aspiration to continuously learn and improve.

  • Ability to manage projects and drive ideas forward to advance initiatives. 

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to work under tight deadlines and produce high quality material.

  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.


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 92,000 USD - 130,500 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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