Technical Advisory Lead
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Believe you can make things happen? SO do we.
At Avanade we are committed to helping our clients accelerate progress, creating momentum through our focus on business outcomes, human interactions and relationships, and the delivery of high-performance technology solutions. To support the growth of our team we’re looking for curious, collaborative and capable consultants who can partner with CIO’s and CTO’s to unlock the full value of technology.
Day-to-day, you’ll work on high-impact, strategic technology engagements with people who have a passion for delivering results for our clients and their customers. As your career progresses you will develop to become a trusted advisor to C-level client executives based on your deep industry eminence and functional expertise. You will work with, and alongside deep technology specialists that are famous for creating new possibilities through digital, data, technology and experiential outcomes.
You are a curious, collaborative and capable consulting professional with 5 – 10 years of experience in advising senior executive clients on unlocking the full value of technology. You understand the vital role that technology plays in transforming businesses and developing innovative solutions for the most complex of business problems. You use your experience, thought-leadership, and commercial acumen to breathe life to your client’s aspirations.
What it’s like to work with us
At Avanade, we are motivated by a clear purpose: to make a human impact. Our advisory team is rapidly expanding, but we’re picky. You’ll be led and supported by our experienced leaders who will encourage you, challenge you and advocate for you. Often working in compact teams, individuals can have a significant impact on our client relationships, market offerings, and your fellow team members.
Avanade knows that a well-balanced employee is a happy employee, so we offer some unique perks to make your life easier. Our people receive an additional week of paid leave (for when you need to get on top of your life admin!) as well as gadget and wellness allowances.
About the Job
As a Technology Advisory Manager, we’re looking to you to partner with your clients to make their ambitions a palpable reality. You will collaborate with your colleagues and clients to direct, define and design strategic technology solutions for leading enterprise clients. To do this, you will apply your deep functional expertise, people leadership and advisory skills to lead the resolution of complex business issues through technology.
In this role, you will play a key role in:
Directing: Lead the delivery of ideation, technology strategy, planning, business case and prototyping engagements
Partnering: Partnering with your client leaders and teams to define and plan the technology shifts required to realise business and technology ambitions
Funding: Explore and elaborate upon the commercial implications and impacts arising from your recommendations to enable your clients to fund transformation ambitions
Executing: Lead, guide, and coach client business and technology teams to drive the implementation of your recommendations
Changing: Help clients understand short and long-term change implications of digital and technology shifts across policy, people, process, and platform dimensions
Growing: Contribute to Avanade’s sustained growth by proactively leading business development opportunities and pursuits
Uplifting: Uplift Avanade’s advisory capability by coaching and developing advisory talent through proactive contributions to thought leadership, asset development and communities of practice
Supporting: Lead the delivery of organisation-wide change initiatives that result from technology strategies
To be successful you will be purpose led, impact driven and client focused. You will be a passionate problem solver, creative communicator, and avid team player.
At this point in your career you will have at least 5 – 10 years of management or technology consulting ideally with:
The Right Experience: Advisory experience from a Top-Tier, Big-4, or Tech-3 (Microsoft, Google, Amazon) firm
Functional Depth: Deep expertise in Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, Operating Model, Cybersecurity, Automation, Cloud Transformation or Agile Transformation advisory engagements
Sector Knowledge: Proven sector specialisation in (one or more of) Financial Services, Health, Energy, Public Sector and Retail
Compelling Comms: Strong, crisp communication and presentation skills to capture the attention of a broad range of (multi-disciplinary) stakeholders and audiences
Certifications: Not mandatory but preferably, disciplinary certifications in one or of: Business Analysis, Enterprise / Solution Architecture, Accounting or Security and Risk.
You likely have an undergraduate degree in STEM, Business, Arts or some combination thereof. Irrespective, of your academic trajectory – if you’re a fit, we’ll invest in you to be your best self and grow!
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Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.