Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London

Area of expertise:

Corporate Functions

Job Description

Did you know that Avanade is the world's largest Microsoft innovator? And as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade understands the power of partnerships.  As the leading digital innovator, we know the importance of collaboration to achieve success in today’s world for our clients. 

With Microsoft poised for massive growth, this is an exciting time for Avanade. Indeed, the recent launch of the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, powered by Avanade, is a bold step to take Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft to the next level. To help us tap into and optimize the potential, Avanade is looking for an experienced Alliance marketing manager.  In this important role you will not only be an expert channel marketer but make an impact on a unique alliance between the three companies.

Do you want to be part of an award-winning marketing team and drive an exciting new opportunity within the marketplace and be part of the growth of three great companies?

Position Purpose:

The Alliance Marketing Manager - Global Solutions and Industry Marketing, will be responsible for executing and driving alliance marketing for Avanade and partnering with our Microsoft and Accenture colleagues at a corporate level in Seattle. This will be accomplished by:

  • Working closely with Avanade’s Alliance Marketing Director on two key areas of focus: (1) Bringing the Avanade alliance marketing vision to life both internally and externally; and (2) Collaborating with Accenture and Microsoft to shape and drive the strategy development and plan implementation for the Accenture Microsoft Business Group.

  • Being the face of Avanade alliance marketing in Seattle with Accenture and Microsoft counterparts, building strong working relationships within Accenture and Microsoft marketing, providing visibility and promotion of Avanade’s brand, messaging, global marketing campaigns and content and helping Avanade marketers make the right connections and build our network.

  • Leveraging and working with other key business Alliance roles within Avanade, understanding the demands of the business, gathering insight and translating these business needs into the wider marketing plan.

  • Partnering with the PR/AR team to ensure Avanade’s clear positioning in joint Accenture/Microsoft PR/AR and marketing communications including press releases, client stories, award submissions, joint technology solutions or other alliance initiatives.

  • Being a key player in setting the strategy for global alliance events and the way we work together to jointly sponsor and activate with the Avanade global events lead.

  • Developing and promoting an alliance marketing toolkit consisting of overview slides, credentials decks, corporate decks and brand templates for use by Avanade alliance leads

  • Taking a strong role in collaborating across virtual teams and with the center of excellence alliance marketing leads in North America, Europe and Growth areas to identify and share best practices and leverage corporate relationships to solve problems to help increase and drive our share of mind within Accenture and Microsoft.

  • Reporting to both marketing and the business around Alliance KPIs on a regular basis.

 

 

The individual will report to the Global Director of Alliance and Partner Marketing.

This role will be part of  the Alliance and Partner Marketing Center of Excellence, within the Solutions and Industry marketing team. The manager will partner across the entire Avanade marketing team and with Accenture and Microsoft marketing teams.  You will also ensure that there is strong and appropriate marketing contribution to and leverage of the Accenture Microsoft Business Group  as well as alignment with Avanade’s business strategy.

Experience, qualifications and attributes:

  • 8+ years of experience in marketing in a technology industry B2B environment. Preference will be given to candidates with previous channel or alliance management experience and experience working with Microsoft and Accenture.

  • Strong executive presence and excellent stakeholder management required. Ability to negotiate and influence others in a positive way and be a change manager is a key success factor.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively

  • Excellent project management and verbal and written communication skills, be a doer and shows examples of content creation

  • Be skilled at working in cross functional teams and in a virtual and collaborative environment that spans multiple time zones.

  • Flexibility and ability to thrive in a global, virtual and fast-paced environment, especially where things are not always black and white.

  • Excellent and advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills, as well as familiarity with Microsoft collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio etc.

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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 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.