EMEA Regional Lead – AI CoE


Job title: EMEA Regional Lead – AI CoE

Company: Lenovo

Job description: EMEA Regional Lead – AI CoE

General Information

Req #

WD00059041

Career area:

Artificial Intelligence

Country/Region:

United Kingdom

State:

Renfrewshire

City:

Renfrew

Date:

Monday, February 5, 2024

Working time:

Full-time

Additional Locations:

  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew
  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew

Why Work at Lenovo

We are Lenovo. We do what we say. We own what we do. We WOW our customers.

Lenovo is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #171 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services.

This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

Description and Requirements

We are looking for an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (CoE) Leader (equivalent to Director) who will be responsible for developing and driving sales of AI solutions as part of Lenovo’s Solutions & Services Group. This role involves working closely with our sales, portfolio, and delivery teams to ensure we leverage the full potential of AI and our AI ecosystem in meeting our clients’ evolving needs. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer-facing presence, acting as an AI expert while also working seamlessly with pre-sales teams to deliver proofs of concept and to drive AI adoption at our customer accounts. This is individual contributor role.

Key Responsibilities:

AI Strategy and Center of Excellence Team Building:

  • Build an agile team of AI experts and consultants to provide pre-sales expertise in support of the broader sales organization. Take ownership of selecting and developing top AI talent.
  • Provide expert guidance to sales, portfolio, and delivery teams on AI competitive landscape, use cases, and best practices.
  • Define and drive thought leadership to keep our offerings and market messaging at the forefront of AI.
  • Built industry playbooks, frameworks and operating model for the CoE.
  • Work with sales and pre-sales teams in market and client development activities.
  • Position Lenovo as an AI leader in the region.

Customer-Facing AI Expertise:

  • Act as a primary customer-facing AI expert, assisting in pre-sales activities, client consultations, and delivering AI solutions that meet client needs.
  • Communicate complex AI concepts to clients in a clear and understandable manner, showcasing the value of AI in IT Services.
  • Represent Lenovo’s Solutions and Services Group as the AI subject matter expert internally and externally.

Collaboration with Development Teams:

  • Collaborate with Offering Development and Service Delivery teams and solution architects to develop and integrate AI solutions.
  • Own the solutioning process, ensuring the alignment of AI projects with client requirements and industry standards.
  • Leverage cross functional resources to achieve project goals

AI Education and Training:

  • Provide training and mentorship to internal teams to enhance AI knowledge and capabilities.
  • Stay up-to-date with AI advancements and facilitate continuous learning within the organization.
  • Participate in the active adherence and education of responsible AI principles and guidelines.

Innovation and Research:

  • Lead the exploration of emerging AI technologies and their potential applications in IT Services.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for innovation and integration of AI in our services.

Client Engagement:

  • Cultivate strong client relationships, understanding their unique AI needs and tailoring solutions accordingly.
  • Gather client feedback to improve existing AI solutions and drive future enhancements.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MBA, PhD) in a relevant field, speaking engagement and reviewed publications are desired.
  • 15+ years Technology Services or System Integrator experience with leadership track record in AI strategy and solution implementation. P&L ownership experience is a plus.
  • Experience working in consulting or advisory roles, with a focus on AI and emerging technologies.
  • Strong understanding of AI technologies, trends, and their applications in the IT industry.
  • Industry recognized expertise in AI or Applied AI, as well as implementation experience in at least two industry verticals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical and socially responsible AI practices.
  • Ability to articulate complex AI concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience working in Agile development environments and collaborating with Scrum teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities.
  • A passion for innovation and the drive to stay at the forefront of AI advancements.

What Lenovo provides:

  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Access to diverse training programs
  • Rewards based on performance
  • Flexible work environment (blend of remote and office work)

You will report to SSG (Solutions & Services Group) organization structure.

SSG has been focusing on the expanding IT service market, especially the digital workplace services opportunity, the growing demand for aaS (as a Service) model, and customers’ stronger preference for sustainability services. Meanwhile, SSG has continued to invest in software tools, platforms, and repeatable vertical solutions with our own IP, and focus on vertical solutions in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education, and Smart City. We are expanding TruScale as a Service to include Digital Workplace Solutions, developing our Hybrid Cloud solutions, and exploring Metaverse solutions.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.

Additional Locations:

  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew
  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew
  • United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire
  • United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew , * United Kingdom – Renfrewshire – Renfrew

Expected salary:

Location: Renfrew, Renfrewshire

Job date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 04:15:50 GMT

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