Forrester Sr Advisor in Sydney, Australia

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 for the Business Technology Strategy (BTS) Council and Enterprise Architecture (EA) Council for Forrester, you’ll have the opportunity to guide and influence business decisions of strategic importance to Forrester’s client companies. Our advisors speak the language of technology management and use their deep understanding of both Forrester’s peer network and how business works to design the moments where leaders inspire leaders. Strong candidates are high performers with over eight years of related work experience. The councils, part of Forrester’s Leadership Boards, offer networks of peers, analysts, and advisors that connect members with leading practices to accelerate business growth.

Leadership Board membership is a powerful decision-making tool that gives senior executives an edge. Our advisors enable our council members to harness the insights and experience of their peers for validation and best practices, and they deliver the best of Forrester’s forward-looking research to help leaders anticipate what’s next. In this role, you will:

  • Facilitate provocative exchanges among senior IT strategy, innovation, and architecture leaders that enable them to challenge thinking and lead change within their organizations.

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

  • Influence IT strategy, innovation, and architecture leaders’ 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 business technology disciplines to build client knowledge and credibility quickly.

  • Deliver in-person client experiences that inspire.

  • Fuel the growth of the BTS and EA Councils by engaging in business development with our sales channel.

Forrester is looking for people who are inspired and inspiring. Our product is our intellectual capital, so we welcome and reward intellectual excellence, curiosity, and sophisticated thinking and look for:

  • Eight-plus years of technology consulting or related IT experience.

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

  • Formal presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Experience coaching, guiding, and influencing senior business executives.

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

  • Exceptional communication skills with senior audiences across all channels.

  • Strong business acumen and commercial understanding to support business growth in partnership with sales colleagues.

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

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

  • The 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.

Strong candidates are:

  • Passionate about delivering excellence to clients.

  • Business-focused.

    • Highly articulate.
  • Self-motivated.

    • Intellectually curious.

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