Teradata Data Foundation Practice –Practice Leader in London, United Kingdom
The International Data Foundation Practice Lead is the critical link between the Geo Data Foundation Practice Leads, the Americas Data Foundation Practice Lead and the GDC Data Foundation Practice Lead. The International Lead is also charged with building and maintaining a unified International Practice with a shared strategy and common delivery processes, assets and people development plans. Specifically, he or she will:
Lead the International Data Foundation team, define relevant benchmarks and use these to manage the financial and delivery performance of the Practice;
Provide and encourage thought leadership internally and externally and ensure that Think Big Analytics continues to be recognised as one of the leading providers of analytic data management consulting services and to be one of the leading destinations for talent;
Work closely with Strategic Offer Management to develop field-led consulting offers and related collateral and accelerators and ensure that these are consistently deployed throughout the International organisation;
Mitigate delivery risk for Teradata’s Customers and optimize delivery margin for Teradata by ensuring that the International organization is able to consistently leverage best-in-class delivery methods based on new and existing Company and Practice Intellectual Property (IP) and the Velocity framework;
Drive alignment, collaboration and knowledge sharing throughout the International Data Foundation Practice and ensure that the Data Foundation perspective and best-practices are projected into – and understood by - the other International Practice organisations;
Drive an innovation culture that promotes new thinking and that enables the continual development and improvement of Think Big Analytics data management consulting services and so play a leading role in the development of the company’s strategy for data management consulting services and in the development and dissemination of next-practices;
Manage, develop and coach International Sub-Practice leaders and Area Practice leaders;
Lead the development and deployment of Practice-wide professional development plans that ensure that International Field practitioners are enabled and supported to do their best work and to develop their full potential.
Successful candidates to will therefore need to combinehands ondata management expertisewith excellentleadership, management, communication and people skills.
Have 10+ years industry experience, including experience of leading a large technical consulting organisation and of leading large and complex solution delivery projects;
Demonstrate real-world expertise in the design, delivery and implementation of Data Warehouse, Data Lake or other Analytic solutions;
Be familiar with multiple approaches to the delivery and implementation of large-scale solutions and be able to critically evaluate their relative strengths and weaknesses;
Demonstrate industry thought leadership and the ability to influence at the C-level;
Be able to lead, manage, motivate and coach an extended team of subject matter experts and practitioners throughout the International organisation;
Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and personal development of both themselves and of the extended teams that they manage;
Possess good analytical and problem-solving skills and be proficient in the use of both written and spoken business English.
Formal qualifications in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline are considered advantageous for this role, but the lack thereof will not exclude otherwise outstanding candidates from consideration.
The successful candidate may work from either a local Teradata facility or virtually, depending upon their preference, but will be expected to be based in the EMEA or APJ region and willing to travel on business up to 60% of the time.