Practice Director, Cognos (Position 448)
Profisee's Cognos practice is a new practice focused on financial and operational performance management and analytics. Building on highly successful practices based around Applix TM1 and Microsoft technologies, Profisee's Cognos practice is designed to provide Cognos customers with a wide range of enterprise performance management services specific to the Cognos suite of products and specifically leveraging Cognos TM1, Cognos Planning and Cognos Enterprise Reporting. Additionally, our Regional sales teams will sell Cognos solutions to mid-sized companies in conjunction with the Cognos practice.
This provides an ideal opportunity for a highly proven project or services manager to work in a successful environment while at the same time creating their own practice with P&L responsibility from the ground up. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to start from a blank canvas and create a world leading Cognos practice and do it right!
Responsibilities and Job Description
The Director of Profisee's Cognos Practice will overlay with our industry-focused Financial and Operational Analytics practices. You will be responsible for recruitment, employee development and all execution of Cognos projects throughout the business. Initially a highly hands-on role, activities will include contracts, all project related responsibilities and customer satisfaction. As the team grows, your role will become more focused on revenue growth, project quality and P&L management.
Candidates should expect to be managing $2M of services at the end of year one, increasing steadily to approximately $7.5M within 5 years.
Profisee's management team leads by example. Candidates must have extensive hands-on experience with at least 10+ years of proven customer project experience in one or more Cognos products. Specific experience with Cognos 8 migrations and larger-scale, enterprise projects is required. Prior liaison with Cognos Office of Finance or other best-practice groups is preferred.
Profisee's marketing team will handle many of the logistics for marketing events. The ideal candidate will have been involved with Cognos and/or Applix user groups, forums and marketing events previously and would assume responsibility for the relationship with Cognos in respects of promoting Profisee's services and successes.
Proven experience in recruiting, team development, employee management and P&L managed growth is essential. Profisee's management team has extensive experience with professional services and mentoring is available for strong candidates with a prior focus on project management.
A successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written skills, strong interpersonal and motivational skills and either proven account management or client project management experience. Candidates must have sales awareness skills and a proven ability to close service engagements with customers.
The ideal candidate would hit the ground running and be able to bring a team of people into the company quickly. Budget is allocated to hire the best consultants and ensure high levels of training, equipment, software and office facilities.
Ideal job location would be in Atlanta, Birmingham, Tampa or Charlotte. Alternatively candidates can be based elsewhere in North America providing travel is accepted with position.
- Undergraduate degree in business or software engineering discipline
- 10+ years of experience with combined business and technical responsibilities
- Proven project management skills: self-directed and team management
- Proven account management skills, preferably with Cognos projects
- Consulting experience of at least 5+ years in one or more Cognos disciplines
- At least 1 year of current Cognos 8 experience
- ETL experience with Cognos or 3rd party products essential
- Extensive integration experience with at least 1 ERP package
- Data warehouse experience or experience with at least 1 multi-dimensional OLAP tool
- Demonstrated strong communication skills
- Masters Degree in business or IT
- Demonstrable success on 10 or more Cognos projects in the last 5 or more years
- Enterprise scale projects with high complexity and/or major upgrades to Cognos 8
- Proven P&L or services revenue responsibility
- French, Spanish or German as a primary or secondary language a major plus
Profisee is a North American provider of superior consulting services for the implementation of operational analytics, financial analytics and performance management. Profisee headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA.
Born in 2007 out of the acquisition of Stratature by Microsoft Corporation, the management team is highly experienced in services and software. Profisee is well capitalized for extensive growth without the need for venture capital.
Profisee offers excellent benefits including competitive salaries, innovative incentive compensation, excellent vacations, a 401K with match, and excellent healthcare for you and your family.
To apply, please send your resume to careers (at) profisee.com. Please reference Position 448 in the subject line of your email. We thank you for your application.