Forrester Sr Advisor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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:

As a Senior Advisor serving our senior-most technology leaders, you’ll have the opportunity to guide and influence business decisions of strategic importance to Forrester’s client companies. Our Senior Advisors speak the language of technology management and use their deep understanding of both Forrester’s peer network and the business of technology to design the moments where leaders inspire leaders. Strong candidates are high performers with more than 10 years of related work experience.

The CIO Group is a powerful decision-making tool that gives senior executives an edge. Our Advisors enable members to harness the insights and experience of their peers for validation and best practices — and deliver the best of Forrester’s forward-looking research to help leaders anticipate what’s next. As a Senior Advisor, you’ll:

  • Build sustained, trusted relationships with your personal book of clients.

  • Facilitate provocative exchanges among CIOs that enable them to challenge thinking and lead change within their organizations.

  • Influence CIOs’ most important decisions by providing the right resources at the right time in the context of your in-depth understanding of their business.

  • Work in multiple industries and across technology management disciplines to build client knowledge and credibility quickly.

  • Deliver in-person client experiences that inspire.

  • Fuel the growth of the CIO Group by engaging in business development with our sales channel.

  • More than 10 years of technology management experience in consulting and/or in a leadership role in IT.

  • Demonstrated experience working with marketing and sales teams on business development activities (marketing, presales, and sales).

  • Fluency with key challenges and opportunities facing senior technology management professionals.

  • Firsthand experience working with or for CIOs and coaching, guiding, and influencing senior executives.

  • Strong leadership skills, including a track record of increasing responsibility and career growth.

  • Ability to apply a structured approach to identifying, analyzing, and framing executive challenges.

  • Exceptional communication skills with a senior audience in person and over the phone.

  • Formal presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Impeccable process, project management, and time management skills.

  • Willingness to travel up to two weeks per quarter.

  • A. or B.S. degree with a strong academic record; an MBA or other advanced degree is a plus.

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