Country:

Germany

Cities:

Balingen, Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Kiel, Manching, Mannheim, Muenster, Munich, Neuss, Nuernberg, Ottobrunn, Stuttgart, Ulm

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human and business impact? So do we.

At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being bold, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We passionately challenge, inspire, and support our clients and each other.

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft, and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organisations around the world. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients and their customers.

Avanade has developed a market-leading global Workplace Experience (WX) practice with a holistic approach including the workplace, the workforce and work itself, within industry and business contexts. We create human-centric employee experiences that are sustained throughout the flow of work and the employee lifecycle. We also help organisations develop a cultural, organisational and leadership environment which enables highly engaged, high-performing distributed workforces to thrive .We equip organisations for transformation by developing innovative, practical strategies to securely modernise cloud-based platforms, applications, analytics, operations and the work environment. And we rethink and reconfigure how works gets done. Blending and optimising the physical and digital work environment and reimagining LOB operations to improve work and business performance, using our industry expertise, creative design capabilities, and innovation services.

About the job

As the Workplace Experience (WX) Advisory Senior Director for Europe, you will be responsible for leading and growing the European WX Advisory business. You will contribute to, and become a key member of, the WX Advisory and broader Avanade Advisory thought leadership workstreams working to further accelerate Avanade’s position in the market. And you bring the strategy to bear in Europe. You will inspire our people and create an environment where they can flourish and deliver exceptional and game-changing work for our clients. You will champion the domain across both our clients and our internal business helping to deliver change and build our pipeline and sales across Advisory in partnership with other elements of the Avanade business.

In the role, you will:
  • Manage WX Advisory growth, pivot and performance (across the agreed KPI’s) at a Europe Area level
  • Work with senior clients to identify their business problems and develop the right approach and strategy around all aspects of WX in partnership with other core business areas.
  • Assist business development / sales activities by working closely with account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment, i.e., alignment across client expectations, contract, financials, solution, and capability to deliver
  • Write complete project proposals including shaping the proposed solution, and collaborating with other Avanade individuals to secure new client work
  • Be the overall client liaison as part of the project teams (and often leading teams) on large-scale, complex and important projects when required
  • Act as a mentor to guide the development of team members, ensuring they have a healthy work-life balance, and enjoy their time working and support the identification and resolution of any problems and performance issues
  • Develop and evolve future focused workforce and organisation transformation strategies propositions and solutions
  • Work with other parts of Avanade’s business including Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Sales, Finance etc to support the growth of our business
  • Leverage Accenture, Microsoft, and ISV partner solutions to increase industry specialism, extend our capabilities and improve our value to clients

About you
  • You have a wealth of knowledge around different consulting skills, strategy development, execution and team.
  • You have demonstrable skills in growing client intimacy directly and with business development teams to become a trusted advisor to a client.

Ideally, you:
  • Are a thought leader, a futurist who studies the evolution of work, listening, learning and analyzing future scenarios, predicting and shaping the future of work - actively sharing your perspective across social media platforms and industry events
  • Have in depth experience including an understanding of the business drivers and requirements of one or more of the following industry sectors: Retail, Manufacturing, Health, Banking
  • Have a good understanding of different methodologies and delivery approaches and their relationship to delivering workplace innovation through continuous change models, including the role of insight and experience in managing and evolving strategies as part of an ongoing journey
  • Have developed and cultivated senior client relationships in Line of Business, Technology and Human Resources domains
  • Have experience shaping, selling, and overseeing future business operating model, employee experience, digital culture & leadership, and workplace technology strategies and transformation programs
  • Have ability to collaborate with technical resources to define solutions and the underpinning technical architecture
  • Have proven experience, and a successful history selling and delivering in some or all of the following areas:
    • Workplace experience strategy and transformation
    • Workplace automation & AI
    • Workplace / workforce analytics
    • Workplace technology ecosystem modernisation
    • Future ways of working / transforming how work gets done
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • An advanced degree or MBA is strongly preferred.


About Avanade

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 realise results for clients and their customers. Avanade has more than 50,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours 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 organisation. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.
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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 50,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.