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Sr Director, Life Science Analyst

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  • Research & Advisory


Job Description

Title: Sr. Director, Life Science, Analyst - 89061

About the Team:

Gartner Analysts are industry thought leaders that create must-have research for a broad range of world-leading organizations. A Senior Director establishes a credible voice within their designated industry at local, regional and global levels. Utilizing exceptional research and analytical skills, writing and public speaking, a Senior Director produces both pragmatic and provocative written research and presentations Gartner clients consume and apply to propel their business toward key objectives. They are a trusted source of advice for clients, reinforcing Gartner’s value every day by engaging both CIOs and vendor Product Leaders utilizing in-person and virtual meetings, sales support visits and Gartner events to discuss complex client challenges and offer appropriate insights and recommendations.

About the Role:

Gartner is recruiting for a candidate with deep experience in the usage and development of technologies employed by life science organizations to address their most important strategic objectives. The successful candidate will develop a leading industry voice on how IT enables value in life sciences, with a focus on strategy, IT maturity, what technologies, especially AI, should be considered for those initiatives to best meet the needs of the life science enterprise.

The Senior Director will advise Gartner’s life science client CIOs and IT leaders on a wide variety of topics including technology strategy, enterprise and business process applications, data integration, and emerging innovations in life science technologies. The individual must also be knowledgeable about major technologies and processes common to life science organizations, emerging issues, and future needs. The ideal candidate will have experience as an enterprise IT leader (e.g., CIO, Director of IT, Enterprise Architect) digital business leader or strategy executive of a life science organization or product leader of a vendor selling to life sciences. Familiarity with ERP systems, AI, relational databases (such as SAP Hana), cloud, and/or medical device preferred.


● Develop new research that challenges conventional wisdom about the problems client are solving by offering compelling, simplified approaches that accelerate each client’s ability to take action

● Identify the root cause of complex client problems, use expert-level judgment to build hypotheses and find solutions

● Demonstrate thought leadership in establishing defendable research positions across a team of analysts

● Write innovative, thought provoking, documents

● Bring provocative, independent insights to leaders that help them accelerate their progress

● Predict how specific markets are developing and help clients in their vendor selection process

● Help product leaders understand end user needs and seize industry trends

● Engage and respond to client inquiries in on-site and virtual meetings, strategic off-sites, and Gartner events

● Create and deliver high value presentations and other material onstage at Gartner conferences and symposiums, as well as small and large groups of clients and/or prospects

● Support 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

● Provide high quality and timely research peer review

● Build credibility as an industry leader to represent Gartner research, methodology and strategy

● Lead or participate in research community meetings to discuss research issues and collaborate effectively with peers

● Identity amendments to existing research processes, or creates new processes, that help the team and Gartner’s Research and Advisory group better serve clients or serve a new type of client

● Support more junior team members’ development through mentorship and coaching

● Inspire clients to more frequently experience the value of Gartner research

● Demonstrate sophisticated skill at analysis by seeking out and piecing together fragments of information, extrapolating, building and applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns and drawing conclusions from partial data.

● Arrange and attend vendor briefings, vendor events, client meetings or exhibitions as required to further Gartner’s research position.

● Coverage could include but is not limited to life science industry dynamics and technology trends, competitive frameworks, AI, ERP, relational databases and related life science enterprise strategies and technologies.


● Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Graduate degree preferred

● 12+ years of relevant field or industry experience

● Great team player with intrinsic motivation to collaborate with peers to write provocative and pragmatic research notes

● Demonstrated executive presence; can immediately establish credibility with executives and additional stakeholders

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

● Demonstrated excellence in research and writing ability

● Strong written and verbal interaction, 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 business and financial acumen

● Deep knowledge of the global and competitive landscape within subject area as well as the interplay in that market

● Learning agility and adept at navigating highly matrixed environments

● Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%

Who are we?  

At Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT), we guide the leaders who shape the world.

Our mission relies on expert analysis and bold ideas to deliver actionable, objective insight, helping enterprise leaders and their teams succeed with their mission-critical priorities.

Since our founding in 1979, we’ve grown to more than 20,000 associates globally who support ~15,000 client enterprises in ~90 countries and territories. We do important, interesting and substantive work that matters. That’s why we hire associates with the intellectual curiosity, energy and drive to want to make a difference. The bar is unapologetically high. So is the impact you can have here.

What makes Gartner a great place to work?  

Our sustained success creates limitless opportunities for you to grow professionally and flourish personally. We have a vast, virtually untapped market potential ahead of us, providing you with an exciting trajectory long into the future. How far you go is driven by your passion and performance.

We hire remarkable people who collaborate and win as a team. Together, our singular, unifying goal is to deliver results for our clients.

Our teams are inclusive and composed of individuals from different geographies, cultures, religions, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and generations.

We invest in great leaders who bring out the best in you and the company, enabling us to multiply our impact and results. This is why, year after year, we are recognized worldwide as a great place to work .

What do we offer?  

Gartner offers world-class benefits, highly competitive compensation and disproportionate rewards for top performers. 

In our hybrid work environment, we provide the flexibility and support for you to thrive — working virtually when it's productive to do so and getting together with colleagues in a vibrant community that is purposeful, engaging and inspiring.

Ready to grow your career with Gartner? Join us.

Gartner believes in fair and equitable pay. A reasonable estimate of the base salary range for this role is 150,000 USD - 190,000 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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