Client Solution Manager (France - Paris)
Dathena
 Paris, TX
Job title                     Client Solution Manager
Reports to                Head of Client Solutions

About Dathena Science

Dathena is a Swiss and Singaporean company developing data governance software based on machine learning algorithms. Dathena is the most complete and accurate data governance platform, able to understand and classify data with an unprecedented accuracy.
The company was founded with the vision of bringing a new paradigm to privacy and data security protection. In an ever-growing information flow, Enterprises around the world face the daunting challenge of harnessing, managing and controlling data in a more regulated environment with growing societal expectation with regards to privacy protection. Leveraging the power of latest AI technologies, Dathena is delivering breakthrough solutions with unprecedented efficiency, speed and accuracy to secure the “privacy and data security protection journey” of its clients. Dathena focuses on 3 main use cases : Privacy Protection, Data Loss Prevention optimization and Cloud Security.

Job Purpose

  • The Client Solutions Manager is part of Dathena’s Operations Team.
  • The Client Solutions Manager will be responsible for leading, managing, and developing a team which focuses on the European delivery of Dathena’s products through our leveraged partnership model.  
  • As the Client Solutions Manager, you will act as a trusted Subject Matter Expert to our partners and clients to ensure they remain successful and realize the full value of their investment in our products.

Responsibilities

  • On Customer front
  • Responsible for the end to end delivery and sales process for his/her European set of customers
  • Drive the internal and Partners’ stakeholders along the sales cycle from assessment phase to closing of subscription
  • Engage with prospects in “consultative selling” mode at CxO levels to federate key customer stakeholders and ensure they’re a driving force for Dathena’s implementation
  • Define rules of engagement with Partner and ensure Partner’s professional services offering is in line with defined Professional Services templates
  • Lead the team to take corrective action when needed to accelerate sales cycle.
  • Update management with status and MI on a consistent basis
  • As a trusted business matter expert in Dathena, constantly provide effective operational guidance around these technologies to our client platforms & partner vendor.
  • Assisting them in the assessment of project risks and controls for better data governance and protection.
  • Educating on the value of the overall solution and encourage optimal utilization.
  • Give constant and structured feedback to Dathena’s R&D team to improve the solution
  • New features which will increase value and reduce cost of compliance related activities for clients
  • New tools to accelerate sales cycle (reduce assessment type, pre-defined pattern of customers, …)

  • Partner Enablement responsibilities
  • Contribute to Partner selection (in various segment Consulting firms, System Integrators, Resellers, ISVs) to optimize skills and geographical coverage
  • Ensure and control Partners enablement on Dathena’s technology.
  • Co-design, coordinate and control our Partners Professional Services, and manage our channel partners in delivering high value-added solutions to our clients.
  • Help partners in their day-to-day sales activities and delivering innovative and scalable solutions to meet their business needs.
  • Channel customers’ technical platform feedback to the Dathena product team. Assist in prioritizing product requirements and platform improvements by understanding and communicating customer needs.

Key metrics

  • Customer and Partner satisfaction
  • End to end sales cycle time
  • % of conversion to subscription
  • Size of user base in subscription as a % of total number of employees
  • Reduction of Dathena’s resources involvement as compared to Partners’

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrate extensive level of ability and/or proven success with assisting on client-facing consultative selling, engagement delivery, practice development, business development and thought leadership, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:
  • Managing and/or contributing to project planning, engagement administration, budget management, and successful completion of engagement workstream(s);
  • Technical expertise to assist management to address information security risks associated with their business.
  • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management;
  • Delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts, assisting business development teams responsible for writing and presenting proposals to prospective clients, and fostering and maintaining lasting relationships with senior executives;
  • Identifying and addressing client needs while displaying the ability to contribute to the development of a business vision and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities;
  • Understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; and providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced staff.

Soft Skills

  • Fluent in English, French or German a plus.
  • Data-oriented personality
  • Exceptional Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Time management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outstanding presentation and speaking skills for networking events

Team

  • Recruit, train, develop and motivate Dathena’s European Client Success Engineers.
  • Approve monthly/weekly delivery planning for the Client Solution team
  • Define quantitative and qualitative goals for the Client Solution team with Dathena’s Senior Management.
  • Manage, follow and challenge the team to ensure a smooth running of the service, an optimization of processes to reach SLA/KPIs (real time monitoring, ready to help the team and take the overflow) and to provide excellent Client Experience. 

Desired Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in IT Risk Management including experience in Cybersecurity & Privacy.
  • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance/Economics, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, Statistics Mathematics, Regulatory Compliance, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics and/or other business fields of study.
  • Certification(s) Preferred: Obtained or demonstrates an active pursuit of one or more of the following certifications: Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certifications, or other related certifications. Knowledge Preferred:
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of and/or proven level of success in developing and implementing cybersecurity, privacy and IT risk strategies, preferably for a global network of professional services firms.
  • Common cybersecurity, privacy or technology industry standards/ regulations (e.g. ISO 27001/27002, NIST 800 series, COBIT, PCI-DSS, ITIL, HIPAA / HITECH, GDPR) especially as it relates to building a program and/or managing internal controls, risk assessments, business process and internal IT control testing or operational auditing;
  • Providing consultancy services for cybersecurity, privacy or IT risk strategy, policies, organization and governance;

Working conditions

  • The Client Solution Manager must fully embrace the team spirit of a young and innovative Start-up. Travel and remote location might be required from time to time.

  • Location: Paris

Direct reports

  • At least 1 direct report
  • Field Data Scientist and/or Security Data Scientist  – Subject to change following the company growth and development.