Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

About Avanade’s Advisory Practice


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 mold and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organizations 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’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 relentlessly 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 organizations around the world.  Ultimately, we’re not just making business better.  We’re 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 us

Avanade was founded as a joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and Accenture LLP. Our solutions are built on an unrivalled combination of insight, innovation and technical knowledge, backed by proven tools, methodologies and practices. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate.


Our Growth and Strategy function sits in the Office of the CEO and is responsible for our strategy development which entails identification of growth and innovation opportunities, prioritization and planning of strategic agenda, competitive intelligence, initiative leadership, cross portfolio alignment and engagement and coordination of key stakeholders.


Growth and Strategy Manager: Role Profile

As a member of our internal Growth and Strategy team, you’ll work alongside consultant peers to support our senior Executive team on Avanade’s highest priority initiatives. The work is varied in nature as we lead and support a portfolio of projects which are at different stages. As a member of the G&S team, you can expect to shape strategies in high market growth segments such as Data, AI and IoT as well as work alongside colleagues in various regions and functions to drive strategy to execution.


Day to day you will:

  • Lead and support high priority strategic initiatives with executives and/or board members
  • Analyze internal and external research to develop recommendations
  • Work with colleagues in the business and external partners to shape and synthesise recommendations for Avanade
  • Translate high level strategy to more localized strategy
  • Present and defend options and recommendations to senior executives and other high-level partners and decision-makers
  • Coordinate the handoff of key initiatives and plans to relevant field and functional partners
  • Coordinate work across different workstreams, processes, or projects
  • Support and mentor junior colleagues on projects

Likely skills and experience

·        3-5 years+ experience gained in a top consultancy, post MBA level

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·        Creative mindset with a strong interest in business consulting and the power of technology

·        Track record of solving and delivering complex, analytical assignments

·        High energy with the ability to inspire and lead others

·        Excellent communications skills with ease of interacting at the ExCo level

·        Ability to work individually and in teams, along with being able to lead, mentor, and coach team members.


Likely Education:

·        Bachelor's degree in Commerce, International Business, Strategic Management, Business Analytics other or related degree or equivalent experience

·        Preference for MBA or similar post-secondary degree


Our promise

At Avanade, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can be the best at what they do. We are proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. This includes teaming with like-minded partners who are as passionate as we are about strengthening the role of women in the workplace, including Women in Technology International, Anita Borg Institute and Catalyst.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled or Vietnam Era Veteran, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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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.