Director, High-tech & Software

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Employer Provided Salary: 210,000-240,000 Annually
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West Monroe is seeking a Director to join our High-Tech & Software practice.  

As a Director, you will serve Software & High-Tech clients and Private Equity investors with a focus on software, TMT, and tech-enabled services businessesEngagements range across helping clients with their product/portfolio strategy and optimizing their product management and engineering processes, and overall product development costs. In addition to client delivery, you will have the opportunity to assist with business development (hunting new clients and building relationship with existing), along with contributing to internal practice development leadership specifically in the product domain.

Directors within West Monroe have three main responsibilities: 

Client Delivery 

  • Manage teams serving Software & High-Tech and Private Equity clients while demonstrating advisory capabilities with high level client counterparts such as C-level executives, Business Unit GMs, and Private Equity Deal and Operating Partners 
  •  fast-paced strategy & operations engagements for Private Equity and Corporate Strategic clients investing in Software & High-Tech, with an ability to evaluate the market opportunity, product technology, operating teams, and their effects on margins, revenue, and growth risks.  
  • Play a key role in value creation within the Software & High-Tech sector (e.g., post-merger integration, carve-out/divestitures, operating model transformation) focused on initiatives such as product portfolio strategy, product management and engineering Effectiveness, Packaging & Pricing, and GTM strategy, 
  • Lead large multi-disciplinary project teams (composed of industry experts, product / tech team, GTM team, org design, etc.) to execute complex strategy and operations improvement engagements for Software & High-Tech companies  

Practice Development 

  • Lead internal /external offering development around product/portfolio strategy, Engineering and R&D effectiveness, in collaboration with our Tech, M&A and product teams  
  • Develop data-driven methodologies and assets including benchmarks for measuring performance for product management and engineering teams for Software & High-Tech businesses  
  • Enhance analysis and presentation frameworks used in Software & High-Tech advisory. Collaborate with a team of technology and operational consulting teams from other practice areas (Product Engineering, Cloud Architecture, IT Strategy, etc.) to develop and enhance delivery capabilities across West Monroe’s practice areas  
  • Actively participate in the performance management process 
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants 
  • Assist with company campus and experienced recruiting 

Business Development 

  • Support Directors and Partners in identifying, shaping and projects projects to new prospects and existing clients 
  • Build trusted advisor relationships with key client stakeholders to expand account presence and footprint. Organize and lead pursuit teams to scope, price and develop pitch proposals to Software & High-Tech businesses and Private Equity Investors; collaborate with practice partners to shape these opportunities  
  • Contribute and lead external thought collateral around product and engineering management with the software industry community  
  • Understand client investment needs/constraints and help tailor proposals appropriately to meet their needs 
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for potential engagements  
  • Actively participate in Software / Technology industry events  
  • Attend networking events and actively build and leverage a professional network and affiliate network in the local community 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 10+ years of work experience including at least one of the following:
  • 5+ years of team-based, client-facing management, technology, or strategy consulting to Software and/or high-tech clients (target client size of $250M - $2B)
  • Served in an operational role within the Software & High-Tech sector, specifically product and engineering leadership roles at software companies 
  • Experienced in related Software & High-Tech sub-sectors (e.g. FinTech, Healthcare IT, Marketing Tech, etc.) 
  • Has led complex transformation engagements leading teams of 5-15 consultants 
  • Ability to engage with C-level executives, able to translate product investments and priorities to CFOs/CEOs.  
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience managing client relationships
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quality assurance experience
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with C-level clients
  • Ability to travel up to 50%; Travel is short term (2-3 days on-site per diligence engagement, 50-75% during longer-term engagements)
  • Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship 

Based on pay transparency guidelines, a reasonable expectation for the salary range for this role is listed below. Information on our competitive total rewards package, including our bonus structure and benefits is here.  Individual salaries are determined by evaluating a variety of factors including geography, experience, skills, education, and internal equity.​ Employees in proximity of our Seattle, Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco offices will have a geographic premium applied to this salary scale. 
Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, purchase shares from our employee stock ownership program and be eligible to receive annual bonuses. Employees will also receive unlimited flexible time off and ten paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Ten weeks of paid parental leave will also be available for use after successful completion of one year of employment.​ 

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$210,000$240,000 USD

West Monroe is a digital services firm that partners with companies in transformative industries to deliver quantifiable financial value. We believe that digital is a mindset and it’s something companies become, not something they do. We bring together diverse, multidisciplinary teams that use their expertise to develop and execute new ideas and ways of working.  

At West Monroe, we invest in our people and care in a big way. We are growing the next generation of leaders who lead with inclusion, enabling us to address our clients’ most complex challenges. If you’re looking for a place where you’ll feel supported, our team will help you grow. We believe that growth breeds opportunity for all. And know that when we come together, we can do what's never been done. 

Our fast-paced culture and collaborative teams bring the energy and expertise needed to make an impact and deliver beyond expectations. If you are ready to set big goals with us, join us on our journey of building what matters for our clients, our people, and our communities. 

West Monroe is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer  
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit www.westmonroe.com/inclusion. 

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here.  

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Location

We’re located in the center of SoMa, the heart of San Francisco’s start-up community. As one of the firm’s newer offices, we have an entrepreneurial spirit, yet serve some of the West Coast’s largest banks, healthcare payers, and utilities, focusing on customer experience and M&A.

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

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What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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