Director of Professional Services

CityView, a division of Harris Computer Systems

May 25, 2015

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Company Overview: 

Harris Computer Systems has been providing complete Customer Information System (CIS) and Financial Management solutions exclusively to public and municipal utilities for over 30 years. Our track record speaks for itself. We are an experienced, solid company with proven solutions that are presently in use by over 3,000 customers across North America. We are the number one provider of powerful Financial and CIS solutions because of our specialized understanding of the electric, water and gas utility industry and our commitment to customer relationships.

Harris Computer Systems is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Job Summary: 

Position Summary

The primary function of the Professional Services Director is to ensure the timely and profitable completion of the implementation projects within the division by providing leadership and assistance throughout the Professional Services Organization.  This position reports to the VP of Business Operations. The PS Director is expected to develop relationships with Customers, mentor members of the PS team, and interact regularly with the R&D, Sales and Support organizations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the PS team resources, measure performance, ensure all staff maintain high levels of service.
  • Establish clear, measurable objectives for the PS Team.  Monitor and measure these objectives regularly, providing coaching and discipline as required.
  • Monitor the overall performance of the department by tracking and analyzing utilization and billability, providing standard reporting to the executive Management Team.
  • Providing rolling 12 month revenue and cost forecasts.
  • Performance reviews.
  • Departmental structure, including employee hiring and terminations.
  • Proactive customer follow up, communication and issue management.  Ensure contractual obligations are met and a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained.
  • Departmental planning and scheduling to ensure adequate project staffing.
  • Delivery of $2,000,000 in annual Professional Services Revenue.
  • Oversee change orders on projects and directly sell certain services back to base.
  • Maintain, adjust and improve the three implementation delivery methodologies.
  • Identify and roll out new processes where needed.
  • Develop relationships with problem customers, strengthen existing relationships.
  • Participate in annual User Conference and Regional User Groups, as required.
  • Sales assistance with RFP responses and short-list demos, as required.
  • Travel, as required.

Competencies and Skills

  • Three or more years of direct management experience in Professional Services.
  • Five years or more experience in a Professional Services organization.
  • Experience managing groups of 10 people or more.
  • Responsibility for $2M or more in annual service revenues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and lead a team of services individuals.
  • Good troubleshooting and analytical thinking to resolve issues.
  • Strong Project Management skills (PMP certification is considered an asset).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Project.
  • Knowledge of database query tools and relational database applications.
  • Intimate knowledge of business process applications.
  • Post-secondary Degree in an applicable discipline.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and job responsibilities. Harris offers excellent fringe benefits including a generous vacation policy and health, dental, life and disability insurance.

How To Apply: 

To apply for this position, please send your resume in Word or PDF format to with the job title in the subject line.