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Principal Qualitative Researcher, Data & Analytics Practice

Company: Gartner
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.

About this role:

We are seeking a Senior Principal Qualitative Researcher to support the discovery of actionable business ideas that will help Data & Analytics leaders and their teams transform their organizations, people and business outcomes.

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.


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

Bachelor's degree or equivalent, Master's preferred
5 years of relevant experience
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

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.
The policy of Gartner is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status and to affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Gartner is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Company's career webpage as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling Human Resources at 203-964-0096 or by sending an email to

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