Full-Time

Vice President

Professional Services

Posted on 5/30/2024

Pythian

Pythian

501-1,000 employees

Provides cloud-based data management services

Consulting

Senior

Remote in Canada

Required Skills
Agile
Sales
Communications
Management
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • At-scale Professional Services experience.
  • 10+ years proven experience in a leadership role overseeing project management functions within the IT services industry, with a focus on enterprise customers.
  • Experience with off-shore/near-shore mixed-delivery teams.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices, including Agile, Waterfall, and hybrid approaches.
  • Enterprise tooling knowledge is required, as well as design and architecture capabilities.
  • Demonstrated analytical competency, detail-oriented, collaborative, and an agent of change.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to develop and execute strategic plans, drive business growth, and manage budgets effectively.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels and across multiple time zones.
  • PMP or other relevant project management certifications preferred.
  • Ability to work across multiple teams and collaborate outside of direct reporting lines will be critical.
  • In-depth understanding of corporate KPIs and factors influencing these KPIs.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and execute the strategic vision for the project management practice.
  • Lead, inspire, and mentor a team of project managers to deliver exceptional results and drive continuous improvement in project management practices.
  • Identify and implement best practices, methodologies, and tools to optimize project management efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability.
  • Collaborate closely with sales, account management, and delivery teams to understand customer needs and expectations and develop tailored project management solutions to meet those requirements.
  • Oversee the end-to-end delivery of projects, from initiation to closure, ensuring adherence to project scope, schedule, budget, and quality standards.
  • Drive business growth through effective project management practices, ensuring profitable project delivery and maximizing customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Standardize management and measurement practices and internal reporting of delivery-related Key Performance Indicators in order to achieve optimal levels of management oversight and accountability.
  • Develop a plan to use time and situational appropriate AI to improve delivery performance.
  • Improve and assist in designing appropriate resource management processes and systems.
  • Create and manage Project Management department budget, as well as work with IT to develop the tooling and support budget for the business.
  • Assist in streamlining and improving department forecasting processes and accuracy.

Pythian specializes in providing cloud automation, machine learning, and professional and managed services for data challenges, with a main product focusing on unlocking the power of data estate through data governance, security, and integration with leading technologies, including Generative AI, enterprise management, privacy, and business system integration.

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$21M

Headquarters

Ottawa, Canada

Founded

1997

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

4%

2 year growth

5%
INACTIVE