Associate Director, External Speaker Management Stamford at Gartner, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

What makes Gartner Conferences a GREAT fit for you?

When you join Gartner, you'll be a part of a team that serves thousands of business and technology leaders at global conferences each year. You'll work with curious, motivated people, have unlimited career development opportunities, and learn about the latest in technology and business. If you enjoy challenging yourself, connecting with people and pushing the limits of your career, Gartner is the place for you.

About this role:

The Associate Director of Speaker Sourcing and Management is a critical role in the recruitment and preparation of our speakers to ensure we provide maximum value to our attendees and our speakers have the best possible experience at our conferences. The Associate Director is charged with the oversight of our invited guest speaker strategy, optimizing speaker onboarding as well as the operational effectiveness of the team.

What you'll do:


  • Optimize the overall operational efficiency of the speaker management team through process improvements, resource creation, collaboration with key stakeholders and training.
  • Continually refine value proposition and tools to support speaker invitation process.
  • Identify, secure, and cultivate external partnerships for new talent pipeline.
  • Generate and nurture leads from internal partnerships, social media campaigns and speaker alumni outreach initiatives.
  • Develop and pilot new speaking formats for invited speakers.
  • Scale training tools and personalized coaching of select invited speakers.
  • Create a tool kit for speaker's own promotion of their participation at Gartner Conferences.
  • Develop, maintain, and action speaker management performance metrics and support the execution of a speaker management results database.
What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in addition to 7-10 years of business operations experience
  • Strong background in speaker management event experience, preferably at a speaker's bureau.
  • A proven track record of leading successful teams and initiatives in a high-performance culture, and in a matrix environment.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to handle complex situations.
  • Excellent verbal and people management skills.
  • An exceptional thinker and collaborator, with an ability to drive change.
  • Ability to analyze data and provide insights to maximize our investments.
  • Ability to interact with confidence and credibility and develop relationships with high-profile speakers, technology corporate executives and internal associates.
  • Demonstrate a passion for staying abreast of current events in technology and business.
  • Proven track record of diplomacy and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to accommodate moderate travel, including international.

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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.

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.

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Job Requisition ID:73590
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