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Interim Head of Engagement (maternity cover)

  • Application Deadline: July 11, 2022
  • Copenhagen
  • Application Deadline: July 11, 2022
  • Copenhagen

WithSecure™ protects businesses all over the world from modern threats. We do this through a Co-security approach born from first-hand knowledge that no one can solve every cyber security problem alone. Every single day, our diverse, growing team fights against online extortion, threats to national infrastructure, the unlawful spread of sensitive information, and everything in-between. The best part about working for WithSecure is our people! We are a community of dedicated and passionate professionals that take workplace happiness seriously. If you’re looking for something that’s more than just a job – we’d love to hear from you.

WithSecure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

As a Head of Engagement , you will lead the Denmark Engagement team and the in-country engagement operations. This is a fixed-term position to replace parental leave absence.

In this role you will be part of Denmark’s consulting management team together with Country Manager and Head of Sales. You will be in charge of the revenue forecasting in the country, and you will work closely with the management team and service leads to resolve capacity challenges, prioritization, and oversee the schedule of the projects.

As a line manger for the Denmark Engagement team, you are responsible of the overall well-being of the team and the allocation of work. You will be coaching and mentoring the team members and making sure that they have the tools to succeed in the role. In this role, you will also work closely with clients yourself to ensure that our strategic clients are managed efficiently.

We are looking for someone who has experience with managing a team and influencing internal and external stakeholders. You need to be able to understand business fundamentals of consulting business and take in consideration the objectives and motives of different teams. We encourage individuals to put forward innovative ideas on how we can work smarter and provide a better experience for our clients. This role is one that requires initiative, you are making important business decisions daily and need to be self-motivated escalating as required. You are required to interface internally and externally at executive level with all business areas and particularly work in close partnership with local consulting and sales teams.

Key Responsibilities

Team management:

  • Coaching and mentoring of the team

  • Objectives setting and performance review. Ensure team OKRs are aligned with business OKRs

  • Responsible for team well-being in general

  • Team capacity and resource planning, drives recruitment of new team members as required

  • Drives continuous improvement

  • Account allocation within the team

Revenue forecasting:

  • Understand ongoing sales opportunities and delivery challenges / priorities associated to them

  • Regularly reviews the overall schedule to ensure projects are scheduled smartly and consultants’ utilization levels are healthy

In-country operations:

  • Works closely with Denmark Head of Sales, Country Manager and service leads to anticipate and resolve capacity challenges (e.g. establish priorities for delivery, shortage of consultants in specific areas, discuss training priorities)

  • Ensure data hygiene and accuracy in internal reporting/scheduling system

  • Acts as an escalation point for scheduling conflicts

Client delivery work:

  • Owning client relationship of named accounts. Working alongside sales team to understand account strategy of strategic accounts. Proactively manage the client relationship and ensure that work is smartly scheduled

  • Handling all new client requests, scheduling, delivering projects and seeing through completion. In close cooperation with the global engagement team

Process improvement and global projects:

  • Contributes to global initiatives as part of global leadership team

What are we looking for?

  • Previous experience in team management, preferably in context of managing teams that have been customer facing and have managed client portfolios

  • Previous experience in managing B2B accounts and good track record in facilitating account growth

  • Confident at making important decisions on a daily basis

  • Professional approach to all aspects of their role both internally and to clients

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good project co-ordination skills, an advanced qualification such as Prince2 or Agile would be beneficial but not essential.

  • Ability to influence key stakeholders (c-level)

  • Able to identify and resolve issues of potential conflict, both internal and external to the company during the service delivery process and instigate mitigation for future conflicts

  • Understanding of Information Security and ability to communicate to clients a commercial understanding of their security and business obligations is beneficial

  • Swedish language beneficial

What will you get from us

  • You will have the freedom and flexibility to define new methods for solving real world challenges
  • You will develop your expertise in current technologies whilst increasing your exposure to the information security space
  • You will work together with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, and within WithSecure you'll find some of the best minds in the cyber security industry
  • Your work will be clearly visible – all over the world

Work with great people

Karolina Malagocka
Senior Marketing Manager
"We see the value of each and every person"
William Jardine
Managing Consultant
"The freedom is a big thing for me. The trust you are doing something worthwhile."
Robert Grześkowiak
Lead Software Engineer
"At WithSecure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."
Fairuz Zainor
"I joined WithSecure (previously F-Secure) straight after graduating and now, 10 years later, I am still happy to be here."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 1,700 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

Purpose – Why we exist
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society
We are here to build and sustain trust in a digital society — trust that is threatened by uncertainty, fear and worry caused by cyber attacks and crime.

Vision – Where we are heading
No one should experience a serious loss because of a cyber attack
We envision a future where no one should experience a serious loss or be put out of business because of cyber attack or crime. At least no one who puts their trust in us.

Mission – What we do
Accelerate transition to outcome-based security
Our mission is to research, innovate and build technologies, human expertise and delivery-business models that will accelerate our customers’ and partners’ transition to outcome-based security.

Joni Vatjus-Anttila | Contact Person

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