Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

About the Role 
Avanade has achieved exceptional growth and market leadership over the last 2 years. We are keen to build on this and are evolving our operating model for the journey ahead. To support this critical initiative, we are expanding our Strategy and Transformation team.  In this highly visible and strategic role, you will bring your experience in the implementation of operating model designs and delivering seismic business change. Your gravitas, business acumen, change delivery expertise and skills will help us to build momentum, accelerate change adoption and ease the growing pains of a highly successful and unique technology services business. 
Spearhead the transition of Avanade towards a new and exciting future 
Reporting to the Avanade Transformation Director, this role will be responsible for:    
  • Heading up a multi-disciplinary team to plan and deliver multiple waves of significant change across our global business 
  • Advocacy and communication of our transformation plans and operating model designs to a wide range of audiences,  
  • Enabling a team working with global senior stakeholders and local delivery teams to agree implementation priorities, communications campaigns and detailed change plans 
  • Co-creating innovative change delivery solutions using a blend of data, influencing campaigns subject matter experts and best practices 
  • Collaborating and negotiating with change partners across the business to prioritize, align and synchronize our transition towards a new operating model 
  • Monitoring change impact and ensuring measurable impact is delivered and sustained  

You will bring 
  • In - depth experience in the creation and supervision of multi-disciplinary business transformation teams, including Strategy, Technology and HR
  • Demonstrable ability and a successful track record of delivering effective enterprise-wide  transition and change delivery interventions 
  • Gravitas and the first - class communication skills needed to work with senior stakeholders in our global, area and region businesses 
  • A deep understanding of how to run and manage a multi-disciplinary and longitudinal transformation campaign, applying modern change management techniques and the latest digital influencing approaches  
  • Agility and resourcefulness  to adapt change delivery plans in response to emerging business priorities  

Preferred Qualifications and Experience   
This is a senior role, requiring the gravitas and judgement that comes with driving change in a fast - moving transformation environment. Suitably qualified to degree level and with a strong record of accomplishment in strategic business transformation and industrialized change delivery, you will be able to tell us how others have benefitted from your: 
  • 10 years plus of overseeing strategic change delivery, ideally in a fast -growing global technology services business 
  • Track record of coordinating  teams to facilitate global change across the entire spectrum of business activities 
  • Demonstrable insight and experience into rapid implementation of significant change whilst demonstrating mindfulness of the strengths and cultural foundations of our business 
  • Marketing mindset and change delivery precision using both formal and informal techniques  
  • Experience, energy and enthusiasm in the field of transformational change 
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative, BIZDEVOPS style environment

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 59,000 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