Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

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

There’s one in every group—the person who dreams big and has the motivation to bring their ideas to life, even as others might roll their eyes and prefer to play it safe. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mould and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organisations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next. 


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 is 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 are not just making business better. We are making life better for our clients and their customers. 


If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory. 

 

About the role: 

As a Group Manager, Modern Workplace Advisory, you play an integral part in defining how Avanade views and perceives the marketplace in the categories for which we offer Advisory Services to our clients.  

You are an experienced trusted advisor at the CIO / Senior IT Stakeholder level working within teams to undertake rapid assessments to define technology roadmaps and strategies that has full stakeholder acceptance and buy-in.  

You also consider business strategy, drivers and opportunities, processes, guiding principles and ongoing projects that will impact the future mode of operation. You directly manage work activities and time of professional staff and supervise work of large or small teams, providing guidance on achieving objectives. 

 

In this role, you will: 

Focus on providing advisory and implementation insights and services to help clients realise meaningful business growth through workplace transformation. You will work with account teams to shape, sell and coordinate the delivery of propositions that address client challenges in the areas of workplace strategy, workplace transformation, business process optimisation and secure collaboration. You will also have the chance to: 

  • Support Modern Workplace Practice Leadership on client engagements, responsible for the project management and associated deliverables. 
  • Develop and evolve future focused workplace and organisation transformation strategies propositions and solutions. 
  • Support the identification, development, selling and implementation of workplace experience propositions in response to market demand and digital trends. 
  • Assist senior team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics. Delivering sales presentations to clients and responding to RFPs. 
  • Work with senior stakeholders to qualify business drivers, agree the optimum approach and develop pragmatic, deliverable and sustainable solutions and roadmaps that allows client to address their business needs and leverage the best value out of their investments 

 

Your skills: 

  • 6+ years of consulting or advisory experience with a focus on client workplace and secure collaboration strategies. 
  • Experience selling large, integrated workplace solutions, and the associated organisational/business change as a sales leader. 
  • Experience with defining high level enterprise digital (business and technology) architectures to support transformation strategy recommendations 
  • Experience in providing outstanding insights from a range of industry experience to help guide clients on how to evolve and develop their employee propositions, changes to business processes and ways of working 
  • Workplace solution experience should cover one or more of the following: 
      • Solution and architecture blueprints 
      • Operating model and organisation design 
      • Secure collaboration systems design 
      • Solutions for network enabled co-creation and innovation 
      • Task and/or process automation and augmentation 
      • Business impacts considerations and mitigations 

 

What we offer you: 

Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.  


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com