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Practice Lead – Data Centre Solutions Division Job in Kenya

Seven Seas Technologies is a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government.

We work in partnership with global technology industry leaders in collaborative synergies with domain & technology centric eco-system partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation. Our core motivation is defining service excellence in technology driven business solutions.

Due to our rapid expansion, we are seeking a results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill the following vacant position;

Practice Lead – Data Centre Solutions Division

Ref: SST/KE/PL/DCS/08/2013:

Reporting to the Managing Director – Intelligent Infrastructure, the incumbent will develop business objectives and determine the Data Centre practice’s operational vision in line with the company strategy.

Key Responsibilities
  • In coordination with other corporate resources, provide pre and post sales support to help identify, qualify and close solution opportunities as depicted in the SST Intelligent Infrastructure-Data Centre Solutions, Business Plan for the fiscal year;
  • Prepare business development opportunity assessments for Data Centre Solutions Practice;
  • Develop and present solutions for client engagements within the Practice;
  • Submit estimates, proposals, statements of work and engagement letters for client opportunities within the Practice;
  • Maintain practice solutions pipeline up to date for all current and future opportunities;
  • Follow global Consulting policies and procedures for deals approval;
  • Maintain and manage the practice’s ales, billable revenues, gross profit and EBITDA on a yearly basis;
  • Maintain the client’s billing utilization as depicted in the business plan for the fiscal year;
  • Maintain the utilization of all practice solutions architects and engineers as depicted in the business plan for the fiscal year;
  • Continuously improve data centre server and storage technical solutions, and the client engagement processes;
  • Lead the development and promotion of solutions offerings in the practice;
  • Develop marketing collateral and value propositions for the practice.
  • Establish the practice as a profit center and manage it as a business unit in line with the company strategy.
  • Manage talent within the practice.

Qualifications and experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business Information Technology or related field;
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or an MBA is of added advantage
  • Vendor Certifications in Oracle/Sun, IBM, EMC, VMWare, Symantec, NetApp and other relevant data center, server and storage certifications;
  • 10+ years experience in enterprise infrastructure solutions with at least 3 of these years leading an infrastructure practice for a major consulting or technology driven firm with a bias towards server and storage sales, delivery and support;
  • Project Management certification and experience is an added advantage;

For the above position, you require to have strong planning and organizing skills with excellent verbal and written communication.

You must also demonstrate the ability to lead teams, projects and make effective decisions.

You must also demonstrate the ability to work in a highly driven environment, be results oriented and an innovative thinker.

Should you fully meet the requirements for the job, please submit your application with a detailed CV to our Careers page on our website on or before 19th September 2013

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