Associate Director, Conferences Strategy

Gartner Stamford , CT 06901

Posted 2 months ago

About Conferences Strategy

The Conferences Strategy organization provides business critical insights, ensures cross functional alignment of goals and execution, and helps teams drive strategic partnerships and new initiatives forward. We stay focused on aligning the highest-level company priorities with effective day-to-day operations, and help evolve early stage ideas into future-growth initiatives.

About the role:

  • As an Associate Director of Strategy you will be responsible for helping shape and drive the medium- and long-term strategy and vision of the Conferences business. This role will play an important role in the annual long range planning (LRP) process, which involves answering a single or series of questions that are deemed to be of highest strategic priority for the business. Key responsibilities in the LRP will include validating initial hypotheses, drafting storylines, and supporting the key analytics needs.

  • This individual will work with key stakeholders to identify, structure, and solve the most pressing strategic questions facing the Conferences business. This will require defining and implementing creative solutions to complex, often ambiguous, problems that drive meaningful and measurable business impact demonstrated through increased conference attendance, retention or Sponsorship revenue. This individual will also use data / analytics to answer critical business questions, often informing C-level strategic decisions.

  • The Associate Director will also help manage market and competitive intelligence needs to support continued business growth, including exploration of new product offerings and defining product strategy.

  • This individual will also collaborate with key stakeholders across Conferences including Production, Marketing, Operations, Sales, and Business Operations to drive various strategic initiatives.

What you'll need:

  • Experience: 5-7+ years of progressive business experience, preferably in a strategy or consulting role

  • Exceptional problem solving capability: You have a proven track record of solving complex problems, thinking creatively and using data to tell a story

  • Fast-paced: You operate with a sense of "urgency" and can excel in an execution-focused environment

  • Passion: You are intellectually curious and have the hunger to proactively and independently identify the opportunities where you can drive the most impact for the business

  • Drive / Self-sufficiency: You have a demonstrated ability to own a problem and aggressively drive from problem statement to solution in a self-sufficient capacity, even in a matrixed environment

  • Communication skills: You're an excellent and structured verbal and written communicator with effective presentation and platform skills

  • Executive presence: You have the ability to effectively engage, lead and influence senior Gartner executives - this role offers high visibility and access to senior Gartner leadership

  • Strong core values: You demonstrate integrity, collaboration, a no-limits mindset, objectivity, and consistent results using global best practices

  • Leadership experience: You've led successful initiatives, engaging teams and key stakeholders across business functions and all the way up the organizational ladder

  • Influence: Must demonstrate a high level of collaboration and strong negotiation skills

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred

Who are we?

Gartner delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. Our expert guidance and tools enable faster, smarter decisions and stronger performance on an organization's most critical priorities. We've grown exponentially since our founding in 1979 and we're proud to have nearly 16,000 associates globally that support our 14,000+ clients 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 variety 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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