Title IT Strategy Consultant
LocationAnywhere, USA
Job Information

Position: IT Strategy Consultant
Location(s): Anywhere, USA
Timeframe: Immediate- FTE Role (No Third Parties)

 

About the role: IT Strategy Consulting services at our Client are marketed as “Virtual CIO services” or “vCIO” for short. The vCIO will report to the Director of Professional Services and will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, a keen business acumen, and experience across organizations of all sizes in multiple industries.

What You’ll Do:

  • Serve as a trusted technology advisor responsible for defining the winning IT Strategy for multiple clients.
  • Analyze the technical complexity of client environments and work to gain a deep understanding of how all aspects of the business interrelate to provide the appropriate IT roadmap to clients.
  • Provide expert advice to clients on the technologies that can best support their business objectives to give them an edge over their competition.
  • Perform IT Risk planning and management strategies within client environments to help reduce overall risk and increase ROI of the present technologies.
  • Analyze all factors to ensure that the business is fully aligned with the strategic vision, operational objectives, and compliant with laws and regulations (HIPPA, FISMA etc.).
  • Research various technologies and make recommendations for the appropriate technologies/applications that can be implemented for a particular project or business goal/initiative.
  • Perform technology cost analysis in determining the true value of a technology investment (capital expenses, operating expenses, etc) and outline the return on investment and the total cost of ownership.
  • Examine workflows and processes to ensure that internal/external processes are optimized to reduce imperfections or inefficiencies.
  • Engage in formal planning, requirements gathering and budgeting for clients and manage day-to-day IT operations.
  • Facilitate all aspects of vendor selection/engagement and negotiation such as the request for information process, RFP (request for proposal) creation, price negotiation, vendor selection, contract management, and implementation management.
  • Coordinate with other Dataprise service delivery teams to ensure that all Dataprise activities align with clients’ IT Strategies.
  • Work in multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish these and other tasks.

 

What Skills & Experience You’ll Need:

  • A leader and strategic thinker who is business-minded, creative and passionate about providing high level strategic consulting to an assigned set of clients.
  • Excellent in a client facing role and can provide outstanding service and support.
  • Certified with industry certifications such as Certified Scrum Master, ITIL v3, Six Sigma Certification, PMI/PMP and/or has an MBA with applicable experience.
  • Proficient with functional Project Management skills and has the ability to lead and track complex projects and prioritizing them effectively in a fast paced work environment.
  • Experienced in the MSP/IT Consulting space.
  • A multi-tasker who is able to manage their time well and stay on top of multiple priorities at once.
  • Great at communicating to internal and external clients so that all parties are provided with timely updates on deliverables.
  • Well versed in stakeholder management with an ability to get the right recommendations into the right hands to ensure timely completion and get executive buy-in.
  • Passionate about staying on the cutting edge of technology and has extensive knowledge of the latest versions of these technologies: Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server, Small Business Server, Office365, VMWare, Citrix, SAN’s.
  • Skilled with systems integration and implementation of complex initiatives.
  • A problem solver and adept at mitigating conflict and addressing challenging situations.
  • A true leader and someone who can mentor more junior team members.

(Respond to: diane.katz@primesoftinc.com)