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true Principal Consultant - Data Governance - Digital Velocity

CDW Corporation

CDW Corporation

Remote
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

CDW is a leading multi-brand provider of information technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare customers across the globe.

Position Summary:
This position will primarily focus on designing and delivering best-in-class Data solutions for CDW clients. This position plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated Data projects and associated personnel, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure that client service delivery is effectively managed on all dimensions: budget, timeline, quality, deliverables/outcomes, teaming/collaboration and updates/communication with a high degree of client satisfaction.

The Principal Consultant contributes to the development and evaluation of junior personnel via apprenticeship and QA activities to ensure efficient operation of the function. This position is responsible for meeting team financial objectives through efficient SOW delivery and early escalation of potential change requests. The Principal Consultant teams with other consulting and sales colleagues to develop a “trusted advisor” relationship with clients with the specific objective of achieving further penetration into accounts and attaining meaningful follow-on sales.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Delivery

  • Performs a variety of billable consulting activities in support of clients’ objectives, which may include, but are not limited to:
    • Assessing data governance maturity and capabilities
    • Designing data governance programs and processes
    • Providing training and education on data governance best practices
    • Leading Data Governance Workshops
    • Implementation services for data governance areas of focus
    • Application Integration Consulting
    • User Experience Design
  • Assist in oversee the data governance offerings and efforts for Sirius’ data practice
  • Help build and maintain key data and analytics vendor-partner relationships for data governance solutions and sub-contractors
  • Present at conferences, events, webinars, podcasts to represent Sirius’ data governance expertise and offerings
  • Participates in requirements gathering activities, examining the entire business application from the aspects of the workflow and the end user
  • Builds focused relationships with clients to identify business challenges
  • Makes recommendations to solve client problems
  • Directly interacts with clients, sales team, managers and other technical team members to identify, develop, and obtain complete information for solutions, and scope statement and level of effort for proposal/SOW development
  • Documents completed work for clients
  • Develops and maintains conceptual specifications in support of the overall solution throughout a project
  • Contributes and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates suitable for reuse by other Consultants and Analysts
  • Achieve high level of Client Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by executing to achieve client project expectations
  • Develop strong client relationships and trust to secure future business
  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery
  • Maintains accountability to work estimates and project financials
  • Assists with Data practice presales activities
  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
  • Serves as a point of contact to the client for technical issues and status
  • Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues
  • As needed, steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility
  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines
  • Meets billable utilization targets
  • Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge
  • Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete time cards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Practice Development: Supports activities that drive practice growth and profitability

Pre-Sales

  • Directly interacts with clients, sales personnel and CDW Presales Architects to identify, qualify, and validate client requirements for technology solutions. Pursuit activities include meeting with C-Suite personnel, creating and delivering presentations to drive Data solutions
  • Creates solution prototypes and POCs which illustrate business value and garner client buy-in
  • Provides technical perspective to ensure a realistic estimation of scope, cost and level of effort for proposal generation
  • Creates proposals and contractually sound Statements of Work (SOWs), solution work estimates, and total solution pricing for profitable post-sales delivery integration, implementation and delivery. Provides significant and demonstrated services solution sales to meet practice goals
  • Develops Cost/Benefit Analysis and rationale for large complex projects or programs with input from others on the account team
    IP Development
  • Provides technical leadership in the 2-3 core competencies and related offerings of technical specialty
  • Conducts research & development work targeted to create frameworks, utilities, or best practices to enhance the efficiency and quality of client delivery efforts
  • Cataloguing existing intellectual property (IP), determining strategic areas for IP development (including input into training and education plans), and evangelizing the use of practice IP by delivery teams
  • Contributes and develops best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentation/templates. Occasionally presents externally as a thought leader at a regional level

Staff Oversight:

  • Directly supervises project staff with responsibility for ensuring engagement success and appropriate use of practice tools, methodology, deliverable preparation, and client presentation
  • Leads code or other technical reviews and presents constructive feedback to technical team
  • Mentors less senior personnel and serves as escalation point for their technical related project issues
  • Steps into team leadership roles and empowers others to increase contribution and level of responsibility
  • Training/Certifications - Engages in professional development, including obtaining industry related certifications as directed by management, to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge
  • Administrative Overhead – Respond to email, phone calls, complete timecards in a timely manner, expense reports and status reports as required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field
  • At least ten (10) years of related Data and Analytics work experience, to include at least three (3) years of leading data governance programs and/or hands-on work in data governance functional areas

Other Position Requirements

  • Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment, working with a variety of tools and technologies
  • Functional understanding of data governance principles and practices
  • Practical experience delivering data governance capabilities
  • Experience using or implementing data governance technologies, i.e., metadata management, data quality, master data management, data privacy, etc., including Informatica data governance tools (EDC, Axon, Informatica DQ, Informatica MDM), Collibra, Alation, Ataccama, or similar data governance vendor solutions
  • Understanding of ETL techniques and workflows as they impact and relate to analytic solutions
  • Exposure to cloud based analytic solutions and their role relative to traditional on-premise solutions
  • Experience in analytic solution design and data visualization techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of client and Sirius team members, including management and technical staff
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in- depth evaluation of variable factors from multiple solutions and/or disciplines
  • Demonstrated understanding of core business functions of a typical company, and ability to employ step by step logic to solve business problems
  • Experience as a member of a technical project team, from design through delivery
  • Experience troubleshooting and identifying potential problems and making appropriate changes as necessary
  • Experience creating technical documentation and communicating effectively in various written formats
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to less experienced technical team members, including delegating technical tasks, and at times resolving issues of poor technical execution without escalation
  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, including effectively communicating one-on-one, and in small and large groups, using a variety of presentation methods to sustain the audiences’ engagement
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and conduct complex and important work critical to the organization in a team consulting environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Consulting experience, especially in an agency or global systems integrator environment, working with a variety of tools and technologies
    Certifications in relevant areas of specialty

Data Privacy and Security

  • All CDW employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with CDW policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate CDW authority.
  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role

Essential Functions
This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

CDW is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, CDW takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Competencies

Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Sr. Consultant levels, plus the following:

Business Insight - Knows how businesses work and how organizations make money. Keeps up with current and possible future policies, practices, and trends in the organization, with the competition and in the marketplace. Uses knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions.

Interpersonal Savvy - Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Builds constructive relationships with people both similar and different to self. Picks up on interpersonal and group dynamics.

Organizational Savvy - Is sensitive to how people and organization’s function. Anticipates land mines and plans approach accordingly. Deals comfortably with organizational politics. Knows who has power, respect, and influence. Steers through the organizational maze to get things done.

Strategic Mindset - Anticipates future trends and implications accurately. Readily poses future scenarios. Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create value. Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action.

Builds Effective Teams - Forms teams with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience. Establishes common objectives and a shared mindset. Creates a feeling of belonging and strong team morale. Shares wins and rewards team efforts. Fosters open dialogue and collaboration among the team.

Drives Vision and Purpose - Talks about future possibilities in a positive way. Creates milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision. Articulates the vision in a way everyone can relate to. Creates organization-wide energy and optimism for the future. Shows personal commitment to the vision.