• VP, Research Direction, CIO Practice

  • 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. 


    About This Role:

    Forrester is seeking a Vice President, Research Director to lead a research team for our CIO practice. This practice helps CIOs drive their firm’s success in a hyper-digital and customer-led world.


    The VP, Research Director will be responsible for defining a compelling and actionable research agenda that addresses the needs of CIOs and other technology innovators, constantly challenges their thinking, and helps them lead change. This person will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the research produced by the CIO research team.


    Our ideal candidate must be able to partner effectively with both seasoned and new analysts. He or she must be passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential as strategic thinkers and writers.


    Finally, this person will be responsible for acting as an advocate and champion for the CIO role and research within Forrester and with our clients. This entails partnering closely with our global sales organization during the pursuit of new business opportunities as well as the enrichment of existing client relationships.




    • Engage as a thought partner with the analyst team to refine and expand the existing research agenda.
    • Edit syndicated research reports and ensure the quality of our intellectual property.
    • Serve as a mentor and coach to new members of the research team in support of their professional development goals.
    • Partner with account teams to identify and pursue business opportunities.
    • Provide input and support to the team of other Forrester professionals who serve clients in the CIO role.
    • Meet the team performance goals for smooth content production, consulting revenues, and client support.
    • Participate in Forrester-sponsored and other events to drive awareness of the CIO practice.
    • Contribute to the growth of the Forrester CIO Leadership Boards by partnering with Forrester’s advisors in that group and ensuring that the research team provides quality deliverables to members.


    • At least 15 years of experience as a practitioner or consultant in technology strategy.
    • Demonstrated ability to advise C-level clients.
    • Knowledge of CIO issues and challenges.
    • A strong record of academic achievement.
    • Superior analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
    • The ability to travel 25% of the time or more.



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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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