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Research Director - Industry Software Solutions

| Chicago

About G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd’s real-time and unbiased user reviews help you objectively assess what is best for your business. Until recently, selecting business solutions was hard, risky, and inherently biased. G2 Crowd empowers business buying decisions by highlighting the voice of the customer. Our review platform leverages more than 500,000 independent and authenticated user reviews read by nearly 1.4 million buyers each month. Our model brings transparency to B2B buying - changing the way decisions are made.

About the Role

G2 Crowd, Inc. is seeking a Research Director with an Industry Software Solutions background to join its Buyer Research team. The Research Director will be responsible for leading G2 Crowd's Industry Software Solutions category team, ensuring the accuracy of vertical software product categorization and supporting overall growth in the set of Industry Software Solutions categories.

The Research Director, Industry Software Solutions is responsible for researching, writing and advising buyers about trends and products in Industry Software Solutions technology. The director must have a deep understanding of current Industry Software Solutions trends and products.

Responsibilities

  • Category Expertise: Serves as a subject matter expert on Industry Software Solutions technology, and organizational digital transformation initiatives related to Industry Software Solutions. Categories / Industries included are Financial Technology, Education Technology, Public Sector/Non-Profit technology, Healthcare technology, and other micro-verticals.
  • Thought-leadership: A demonstrated though leader in Industry Software Solutions technology and the ability to deliver credible content in a variety of formats on the subject.
  • Category development: Take appropriate actions to grow the business in the assigned categories through sales support, business development, partner development and other methods as necessary.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degrees a plus
  • 10 years of directly applicable industry and/or research experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Track record of successful business development with vendors in the B2B Services industry
  • Demonstrate a track record of content development and delivery
  • Ability to deliver public presentations and represent G2 Crowd at industry events
  • Self-starter requiring minimal direct oversight
  • Excellent collaboration skills, able to influence across G2 Crowd.
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%+

Why we love G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd was founded to create a place where people will love to work. We strive to create meaning in work and provide more than just a job: a true calling. G2 Crowd is a place where people can be authentic and grow, find meaning and passion in work, and be motivated to succeed by a supportive group of coworkers. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where people can enjoy coming to work every day, by supporting our employees in their professional and personal lives.

Our Process

We encourage all candidates to review our interview process to best prepare themselves on what to expect as a candidate of G2 Crowd.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

20 N. Upper Wacker Dr. Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606

What are G2 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 12 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Extensive medical insurance and dental insurance; Free vision, long-term and short-term disability and life insurance. Frequent team and family events. Companywide hack-a-thons and team trips. Beer Fridays. Flexible schedule. Stock options. Macbook and latest technology.

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