AT&T Consulting Solutions Practice Lead – Anywhere Midwest

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AT&T Consulting Solutions

Practice Lead, Network Consulting

General Qualifications

 

A seasoned and strategic thought leader with extensive experience in large scale, global, enterprise network technologies, vendors, platforms and solutions.  Ability to lead a Consulting practice consisting of primarily presales and delivery of the AT&T Consulting Network Consulting Services portfolio.   Must be able to communicate, deliver and present at the CxO level.

Role Overview

  • Sales Support – Support AT&T Consulting direct sales opportunities for the Network Consulting portfolio, including Network strategy, assessments, deployment and optimization engagements.  Lead sales opportunities. Lead client presentations. Support executive sales interactions
  • Proposal Development – Develop resourcing model, timelines and costs of engagements.   Develop Statement of Work (SOW) and RFI/RFP development.  Present proposals to customers.
  • Service Development – Lead the development of new AT&T Consulting network services in alignment with market need, incremental delivery readiness, and AT&T product house imperatives (SDN is an example).  Develop and optimize these and other AT&T Consulting offerings over time.   Work in close partnerships with other Consulting practice areas including to incorporate bundled services.  (Network readiness as a part of a UC strategy is an example)
  • Sales and Delivery Enablement – Service launching and field communications/training.  Development of offer briefings to sales teams.  Development of practice training curriculum and training sources.  Quarterly practice calls and leading technology work groups.
  • Develop & Manage 3rd Party Relationships – Identification and vetting of partners to augment internal staff.  Negotiation of pricing structure with partner.  Opportunity coordination with third party, proposal development.  
  • Partner with Complex Solutions and “Day II” teams across AT&T in support of large deal pursuits where Consulting is a key component and “bundle”.  Partner with Life Cycle services and define interface points to ensure a smooth transition from Consulting discovery / assessment into operational transition for managed services opportunities.
  • Knowledge Management – Support development of standardized templates and Knowledge Management artifacts to improve field self-sufficiency.  Develop and improve tools and templates for consistent pricing / costing on complex bids.  Develop transition and transformation frameworks to enhance standardized approaches for complex and custom deals.
  • Billing – Support engagement management activities and billing on projectsp.

Technical and Business Acumen

  • Hands-on experience in Network transformation in a large scale production environment, specifically around IP transport technologies and architecture.
  • Experience with technology budgeting and financial impact analysis


Consulting and Other Skills

  • 15+ years industry experience Strategic IT Consulting experience
  • Outstanding written and presentation skills.  Experience with Board-level interaction and facilitation of diverse groups and stakeholders.  
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and responsiveness supporting sales and field management and building best practices for field adoption
  • Proven ability to grow Consulting and Influenced revenues
  • Ability to effectively cross-sell multiple practice areas

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