With its in-depth technological expertise, profound market know-how and strong partnerships, GFT implements scalable IT solutions to increase productivity. This provides clients with faster access to new IT applications and innovative business models, while also reducing risk.
An opportunity has arisen to bring a Data Capability Lead into our growing team based in London. This is a role that has visibility to the CEO, and a large part of GFT’s expansion strategy is dependent on successfully growing the Data team. As we are an international company with a client base of large global companies, some travel will be expected.
We are looking for an energetic, visionary Lead to grow our UK data consultancy business. The role will be a billable role (i.e. you will be expected to be able to bill your time to projects), and therefore will require you to have the ability to be hands on. As you grow your team, your billable time can be decreased. You will be expected to be comfortable presenting within a pre-sales environment, and have the confidence to be a trusted advisor to demanding clients. You will need to have a vision and opinion for where the market is moving and to be able to convey that to different audiences. We have Premier partner relationships with both AWS and Google, and we are winning many projects on both platforms. We have deep level contacts into the engineering teams at both cloud providers.
The Data Capability Lead will be a true hands-on leader. You will have the capability to get your hands dirty, ask of others what you are prepared to do and lead by example. You will manage a team of Data professionals, will be someone who has come up the ranks and is maybe already a leader or ready to take that next step. You will inspire, coach and be a respected presence. You will have the power to recruit, train and grow your team.
We would expect you to either be blogging and/or to be active on speaking circuits. We expect you to be forward thinking and highly structured. We require you to have excellent team building, mentoring and hiring skills. We expect you to be very entrepreneurial with a desire to build a significant part of our business.
You are likely to already have experience within a specialised consultancy data practice and have a strong understanding of the key performance measures that drive a consultancy business – such as managing a bench, margins, project delivery and offering development.
Apart from the engineering teams, you will work closely with colleagues in HR, Recruitment, Sales, Deliver Ops & Financial Control.
Essential Skills Required - Soft
What we offer you:
You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.
Founded in 1987, the company is now represented with a global team of around 5,500 employees in Europe and North and South America. The GFT share is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard (ISIN: DE0005800601).