Director, Business Forecasting, Gartner Research, Anywhere in NA
Location:
Stamford , Connecticut
Posted:
February 17, 2018
Reference:
00017290
Lead the Research & Advisory Business Forecasting function, with responsibility for developing, maintaining and socializing data-driven forecast models in the areas of budgeting, resource allocation and regional growth strategy for all roles and functions within the Research & Advisory organization.
* Independently develop and maintain a portfolio of forecast models that accurately predict changing resource demands for all roles, functions and client support activities with Research & Advisory. Models must be data driven and flexible enough to allow for assumption elasticity and scenario planning.
* Work with a variety of senior stakeholders across the organization to drive consistency in forecast methodology and forge agreement on assumption parameters.
* Present monthly forecast updates to the Executive Management Team (EMT), highlighting the evolving market and demand dynamics, changes to model assumptions and any resulting changes in forecast trajectories.
* Partner with and coach R&A leadership (Group VPs & Managing VPs) on how to apply forecast data to resource decision making, driving consistency in resource requests and optimization of resource application to maximize efficiency and drive growth and retention.
* As needed, provide ad hoc modeling and analytical insights to inform strategic initiatives outside the forecasting portfolio, including but not limited to the annual long range planning exercise (LRP).

Job Requirements:
This role can be located anywhere in the U.S.
Gartner office or Work At Home

Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s and/or Doctoral degree preferred. Degrees with a concentration in statistics, data science, operational research, finance or economics preferred.
10+ years business experience including 6+ years of analysis, data mining and/or predictive data modeling experience combined with 6+ years of experience in a business or consulting environment responsible for analytics and/or forecast development.
* High degree of technical competency required; In-depth knowledge of statistical principles and their application in forecasting and data analysis; Experience developing and applying both inferential and predictive models; Familiarity with relational databases and SQL, ideally coupled with facility with one or more of the following programming languages or toolsets: R, Python, SAS, Hyperion, Julia, Java, Scala or similar.
* Strong knowledge of general business practices with a proven ability to gain consensus and drive action from a large, diverse global set of constituents.
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritize & handle multiple requests concurrently and consistently deliver results in a timely fashion.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver compelling executive-level presentations. Excellent verbal & written communication skills; Strong interpersonal & relationship-building skills.

Job ID 00017290

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