Senior Director Technology

Chicago, IL

Post Date: 05/24/2017 Job ID: 9003 Category: Other

 

Senior Director Technology

This is an opportunity for a seasoned strategic technology leader to join our Technology consulting practice as a Senior Director in the Chicago office.  This role will focus on delivering IT transformational and leadership services as well as providing clients with thought-leadership on applying new technologies to innovate their business.  This technology leader will be responsible for key client account ownership, scoping, selling, and acting as the engagement lead for large scale technology implementations, and IT strategy.

Client Delivery
  • Lead teams serving clients across industries while demonstrating executive presence with high level client counterparts
  • Interface with all levels of business and technology leadership both internally and at client sites
  • Work with program and project leadership to implement processes and technology that support business value and process efficiency across business and technical functions
  • Facilitate client workshops focused on project initiation and executive steering meetings
  • Understand the underlying business processes and technologies being used within an organization to be able to make recommendations on how to achieve long-term scalability, reduce operational cost, or better support business processes
  • Ensure proper management of project economics including:
    • Project budgets, invoicing, and the collection process
    • Mentor and manage teams of technical and business consultants and QA the plans and work done by the team
    • Quickly respond to client requests while also driving the project to completion 

Practice Development
  • Collaborate with local office leadership to ensure alignment with the office culture, define the strategic direction of the Technology team, and actively lead entrepreneurial activities to expand offerings and the skills of the team
  • Drive the development/enhancement of the firm’ s methodologies and approaches to client delivery
  • Coach and manage other consultants and actively participate in the performance management process
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants
  • Assist in developing Technology tools and processes 

Business Development
  • Hunt new strategic clients – using relationships and other proven business development skills
  • Initiate and lead business development meetings with prospective clients
  • Understand investment needs and requirements and help turn those goals into concrete engagements and detailed proposals
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects
  • Attend networking events and actively build and leverage a professional network and affiliate network in the local community 

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 15-18 years participating in team-based, client-facing business and technology consulting services
  • Minimum of 10 years of managing complex IT projects / people
  • Must have led a relevant consulting group or practice, such as software development, integration, and IT strategy
  • 10+ years’ experience managing teams of software developers; as well as prior hands-on experience with application, mobile, and/or systems integration development
  • Proven leader with extensive ability to build solid and collaborative relationships with team members, foster a productive team environment, and coach staff with timely meaningful written and verbal feedback
  • Strong project management methodology background, including schedule, scope, issue and risk management experience, change management, strategic planning and analysis
  • Experience farming new business from existing clients and managing client relationships
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quality experience
  • Strong business development and an active professional network of contacts in the local market
  • Membership and visibility in relevant professional organizations
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; and in-depth knowledge of project planning methodologies and software development life cycles 
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with clients and present to C-level executives
  • A Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 50%+ is required
Technology Services / Consulting firm

Kelly Hallgren


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