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Practice Manager (Data & AI)

Sheffield, GB

Practice Manager (Data & AI) - EMEA


About Us


Insight is a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of hardware, software and cloud solutions, providing clients the guidance and expertise needed to define, architect, implement and manage technology today while transforming for tomorrow. Everything Insight does is underpinned by their core values of 'Hunger', 'Heart' and 'Harmony', with the ultimate goal being the creation of meaningful connections that help organisations run smarter.


Role Overview


The EMEA Services Delivery function is responsible for delivering professional and managed services to our clients across a full range of technology and software offerings, delivering a scaled, consistent client experience and methodology through four centres of excellence (COE). The Services Organisation functions via a matrix-based operating model, allowing local intimacy between country teammates and clients, enabling scaled, consistent ways of working at European-level, by separating the people management function from the business management function.


As the Practice Manager for Data & AI, you'll be tasked with leading the practice across EMEA as part of our EMEA App & Data Services area. Taking up a key strategic position within Insight and working alongside our EMEA Technology Lead, you'll be ultimately responsible for the development of our expanding Data & AI solution offering, working with both internal and external teams to help our customers modernise the way they use their data.


Role Responsibilities


  • Work with internal teams, leadership and partners to assist with the development and implementation of the practice plan in order for the business to achieve and exceed services and solutions objectives.
  • Act as a technology SME within Insight (and our customers) for all things related to Data & AI services.
  • Develop and implement plans to ensure that the sales and pre-sales teams can credibly articulate Insight offerings in turn securing business and driving growth.
  • Contribute to the execution of the services and solutions business plan including engagement in core meetings and decisions.


Candidate Requirements


  • Extensive commercial experience working as a Technical Consultant and Solutions Architect, ideally within a Consultancy/MSP environment, with experience dealing with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strategic mindset, with experience designing/developing/delivering complex technology roadmaps with a specific focus on Data/AI/
  • Proven experience working with core Data/AI technologies, specifically focusing on Data Warehousing, Big Data, PowerBI etc.
  • Proven commercial experience working with the Azure Data Platform (e.g. Azure Data Factory, Azure DataLake Storage, Synapse, Azure SQL DB).
  • Strong technical background, ideally working in the Data Engineering space (SQL/NoSQL) - comfortable having high-level conversations about complex technical subjects.
  • Good leadership skills with proven experience growing/leading technical teams.
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Awareness of the latest technology trends related to Data/AI.


Office Locations


Insight has offices across EMEA and this role will be 100% remote, with occasional (quarterly) travel to our EMEA locations (specifically the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands).


Client Travel & Remote Working


Insight operate a 'remote-first' consulting model so you won't be required to spend time on-site with customers. This role is 100% remote so applicants can be based anywhere in the EMEA region.


Salary & Benefits


Please contact me for a detailed breakdown of the salary/benefits package associated with this position.

About Insight: 

We believe that by giving you the freedom to think big and empower you to reach your full potential, together we will achieve the best outcomes.  Along with excellent benefits and a compelling reward package, we offer the opportunity to work in a supportive environment with a high level of autonomy and creativity - there’s a reason our average employee tenure is over 6 years.   

We strive to display our three core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony every day. They represent and drive who we are here at Insight and by doing so we are doing amazing things. Insight started in a garage in 1988 and it is through harnessing our three core values that two brothers, Eric and Tim Crown, steered Insight to the Fortune 500 company it is today. We are now a Global IT Services and Solutions business, passionate about helping customers and the real people who sit behind them. 


Application Details: 

Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to achieving diversity and equality within our organisation. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage you to apply. 

We will endeavour to contact you within five business days, should we feel your profile is a good match for this role. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, please presume that on this occasion, your application was not successful. 


A full job description will be provided upon application.