• Associate Consultant

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change.


    About This Role:

    The Associate Consultant plays a crucial role in helping to manage and deliver consulting projects based on our published research for Forrester's business technology (BT) clients. The Associate Consultant helps to project manage multiple engagements that are in flight across the consulting team at the same time. He or she will help to engage our broad spectrum of consultants and research analysts as needed to deliver our research-based consulting projects to our clients.


    • Act as project manager for multiple projects simultaneously, providing project status updates to our clients, coordinating task completion, and ensuring the achievement of key project milestones.
    • Manage version control of client artifacts and deliverables to facilitate quick turnarounds.
    • Proactively track and communicate key milestones for both clients and internal consultants in order to manage timeliness.
    • Engage with other members of the BT consulting team to support delivery of high-quality projects to Forrester’s clients.
    • Maintain systems of record with regards to tracking project activities and milestones.
    • Establish relationships with other consulting teams and research analysts to engage for insights and guidance as needed.
    • Facilitate responses to any questions from clients around project delivery and logistics.
    • Partner with other members of the BT consulting team to support creation of high-quality, well-structured, and client-friendly PowerPoint and Excel client deliverables.
    • Achieve personal revenue targets by contributing to the delivery of client projects.
    • Help identify and support internal initiatives for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the consulting team’s operations.


    • Proven project management experience, preferably with formal project management experience or training. PMP certification is encouraged.
    • Exceptional time management and work prioritization skills to manage expectations of competing requests as needed.
    • A self-starter with regards to engaging key resources (e.g., consultants and analysts) to ensure timely delivery of key milestones. 
    • Exposure to foundational areas of IT around infrastructure, applications, and processes.
    • Strong communication and client-facing skills, including verbal, writing, and presentation skills.
    • Experience engaging with business leaders.
    • The ability to collaborate effectively with others in high-pressure situations.
    • Experience working with subject matter experts with deep content knowledge.
    • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills. Salesforce experience a plus.
    • A demonstrated ability to achieve personal performance targets.
    • Willingness to take initiative and proactively improve internal processes.
    • A strong academic record of achievement.
    • The ability to travel up to 10 days per month.


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    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


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