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Industry X Advisor – Industry X.0 Advisor

Role Overview Industry X refers to our Smart Manufacturing and Products propositions and is a strategic Line of Business at Avanade. As an Industry X Advisor, you’ll be a Subject Matter Expert and responsible for providing industry-specific guidance and insights to our clients and internal teams. You’ll be part of the global Industry X core team and supporting our regional Industry X Squad teams incubate and scale industry-specific solutions and services.

As an applicant for this vacancy, you must have experience and expert knowledge in:

Smart Connected Manufacturing, focused on discrete and process manufacturing.

Additional knowledge in any of the other Industry X focus areas is a plus:

Smart Connected Operations and Assets, focused on construction, energy, and utilities industry.

Intelligent Supply Chain

Intelligent Products and Services – spanning industrial and consumer goods, as well as trade assets.

Intelligent Frontline Worker – within factories/operations, and for field services

Key Accountabilities

• Help foster market reputation and awareness for Avanade Industry X solutions and services.

• Work with clients to advise on Smart Manufacturing strategy, use cases and how to best use digital technologies for operational excellence.

• Support and sustain relationships with Accenture, Microsoft, and relevant industry partners.

• Help enable, support and coach local teams in unlocking and capturing Industry X growth opportunities, thereby actively driving Avanade Industry X Pipeline, overall and for Advisory services.

• Contributing to Bid Teams with Industry expertise for defining and developing tailored solutions and services.

• Deliver Industry X projects, defining and introducing appropriate solutions & services and ensuring value realization.

• Help create reusable assets and accelerators and contribute to the continuous launch of new Industry X advisory services.

About you

As an Industry X.0 Advisor with a primary focus on Smart Connected Manufacturing, you will have approx. 3–8 years of experience in digitization on the shopfloor. You have a solid knowledge of Manufacturing processes, its KPIs and standards, and an understanding of how Industry 4.0 technologies can be applied to deliver tangible client value. Beyond the technical and business process perspective, you’re considering the impact on the workforce and organization, as well on the environment. Building on your industry expertise, you use your interpersonal skills to become the trusted adviser with clients and help drive projects to successful conclusions, while working with business development & sales individuals to grow our pipeline. Additionally, you may do public speaking, are engaged in certain forums, or regularly publish thought leadership around Smart Connected Manufacturing.

Ideally, your skills and experience include:

• 3-8 years of experience in the Manufacturing industry with an understanding of the business drivers and requirements of the industry supported with a view on transformation/change within it.

• A solid understanding of Manufacturing processes, its KPIs and standards. From special interest would be relevant expertise in:

o Manufacturing Operational Excellence / Lean Principles

o Manufacturing Execution

o Quality Management

o Sustainability & Energy Management

o Maintenance

o IT/OT Operating Model

• Knowledge of the digital and industry 4.0 technologies that can enhance the shopfloor performance, such as IoT, cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, additive manufacturing, etc.

• Presales and business development, including the creation of Point of Views and the support of demos.

• Conducting assessments and diagnostics of the current state of the client's shopfloor, identifying gaps, risks, and opportunities for improvement.

• Developing and presenting recommendations and roadmaps for enhancing the client's Manufacturing performance, efficiency, and sustainability, from point solutions to digital / AI transformation programs.

• Experience in managing pilot programs for digital / AI transformation on the shopfloor.

• Driving adoption and success of the proposed strategy, digital transformation program or point solution, ensuring alignment with the client's business objectives and stakeholder expectations.

• Providing ongoing support and monitoring of the client's business outcomes, measuring the impact and value of the delivered solutions and programs, across the lifecycle from innovation to industrialization.

• Collaboration with cross-functional teams, including engineers, managers, operators, and IT specialists.

• Good ability to translate business requirements into plausible responses, spanning technology, process and people, and aptitude to explain complex solutions and concepts in a non-technical language.

• Proficiency to communicate effectively with clients across various levels, presenting findings and recommendations in a clear and convincing manner.

• Hands-on mentality

Become part of our Integrated Go-To-Market team

Avanade’s Integrated Go-To-Market (IGTM) function brings the full breadth of propositions, offerings, and capabilities to life for our clients. The scope of the IGTM function includes our Global Lines of Business (LOBs), Global Industry Leads, Portfolio Management, Partner Ecosystem & Alliances, and Integrated Center of Excellence (ICOE), and Managed Services to ensure our strategies, solutions, and delivery drive significant business value. 

Industry X is one out of five strategic LOBs (Lines of Business), representing a significant opportunity to drive incremental growth for Avanade.

The ICOE is a single organization that brings together Avanade’s existing COEs (Center of Excellence) to deliver excellence at scale to Avanade and clients. The three missions of the ICOE:

Driving client impact by providing competitive positioning and solutioning support on key deals; helping regions transition from sales to delivery and jump-start projects; and delivering a consistent SME-based and shared services capability across regions.

Advancing our Solution Areas and Lines of Business by supporting and incubating innovative solutions; developing new capabilities; fostering technical skill development; and demonstrating Avanade’s technical leadership in the market.

Support Practice Development by collaborating to evolve innovative points-of-view, assets, and differentiators; supporting key learning mechanisms and knowledge sharing; and coordinating with Microsoft and Accenture as needed around each of our asset development roadmaps.

The Global Industry X Advisory team is part of the ICOE and directly linked into the Industry X LOB.

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