(Senior) Manager IT Advisory – Data Strategy & Management

Within our IT Advisory practice our primary goal is to help our clients unlock the full potential of their IT resources. We work closely with CIOs, CTOs, and IT managers, providing strategic, tactical, and operational guidance to optimize their technology landscape. Our projects encompass various areas, including IT Strategy, IT Governance, IT Target Operating Models, IT Operations, IT Transformation, Enterprise Architecture, Data Strategy and Data Governance.

Collaborating with Data colleagues, we define data strategies and operating models, empowering COOs, CFOs, CDOs, and CIOs to harness the potential of their data.

Valcon fosters an informal and inclusive culture with a flat hierarchy. We believe in collaboration across various business areas and managerial levels, promoting a cohesive and supportive working environment. You’ll be part of a team where learning from one another and shared success are integral to our collective achievements.

What are you going to do?

Do you agree that data is at the core of what almost every organization does? Do you enjoy helping clients solve complex data problems? Are you passionate about helping clients unlock the potential they have by creating a shared vision together, by co-creating a strategy and articulating a clear roadmap?

As an experienced data strategy consultant, you support our clients in getting more value from data and solving complex data problems. You guide the C-suite and senior IT, Finance, Operations managers and Data & Analytics leaders on their data journey. You leverage your expertise and experience in data consulting to help our clients to become more data driven, comply with laws and regulations regarding their data and help them in getting the most value out of their data

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage initiatives to help our clients in: articulating the data vision; defining their data strategy, target operating model and data roadmap ; and to adhere to applicable laws and regulations related to their data
  • You are able to initiate and steer discussions around the responsible use of data
  • You are able to shape, prepare and lead workshops with clients
  • Guide clients through data-related organizational changes, ensuring smooth transitions and minimized disruptions.
  • You are able to identify quick wins and show value early
  • Prepare fact-based reports with a compelling storyline.
  • Manage and daily coaching (senior) consultants, providing guidance, support, and feedback on their work and professional development.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships, acting as a trusted advisor and addressing their concerns or challenges.
  • Stay updated with relevant emerging technologies, industry trends, best practices, industry standards, regulations, and advancements in IT advisory, sharing knowledge and insights with the team and clients.

Valcon core values

  • Can do
  • Together
  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Joy

We offer

  • An energetic, ambitious, and international environment with a great working atmosphere
  • An environment with significant autonomy and responsibility
  • A steep learning curve and structured coaching from your own mentor
  • A thriving community, active in both business and social events
  • Market relevant employment package (salary, benefits fund, bonus, lease car or mobility allowance and laptop)

Experience

  • A completed Master’s degree
  • At least six years of relevant working experience in consulting and data strategy, data governance or similar roles
  • In-depth understanding of industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends in data strategy
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with the ability to lead and mentor project teams effectively
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyse complex situations and recommend effective solutions
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Understanding of business processes and the ability to align data related issues with broader business objectives
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • DAMA DMBOK certification is a plus
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Located in the Netherlands

Keywords

  • A good sense of humour
  • IT and data savvy
  • Integrity, respect, intellectually curious and an open mind
  • Reliable, proactive, result-oriented and focused
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Work comfortably, collaboratively and productively within a team and across multidisciplinary functions

Location

Netherlands

(Senior) Manager IT Advisory – Data Strategy & Management

    Job Primary Location: Netherlands