Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

OCM Advisory

Job Description

Advisory, Organisational Change Management, Manager/Group Manager 

Pair your adaptable, collaborative, curious mindset with your tech skills to help client digitally transform their ways of working. Better experience for air travellers? Data to help a non-profit better serve kids with needs? An Advisory role at Avanade offers you a purposeful career. Know your clients needs inside out, work with them beginning to end, enjoy achievements together – and repeat.  

 

Come join us 

Our Organisational Change Management Advisory team sits at the intersection of business strategy, technology and industries and thrives on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organisations around the world. As a Group Manager, you’ll advise clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a variety of business outcomes. Immerse yourself in a diversely talented team, and a leader in digital, workplace and employee experience transformation, backed by the power of Accenture and Microsoft.  

 

Together we do what matters. 

 

What this role is about: 

We are looking for a Group Manager to join the OCM practice. As a Group Manager you will be hands-on and working closely with our clients in a strategic change advisor role. You will be advising and providing critical input to them in shaping and driving their change and transformation journeys. You will be leading or supervising project teams and managing less experienced project team members, while also working alongside more senior colleagues in: 


-developing client transformation strategies, in identifying the opportunity for change, the value drivers that will make it successful, and shaping into their roadmap for change

-creating compelling and robust business and investment cases, aligned to the client's strategy for change and transformation blueprint 

-bringing leading industry practices and capabilities in enabling and fast-tracking learning cycles, within OCM and with our clients 

-leading large-scale transformation and change programmes for our varied clients, incorporating the right blend of methodologies and approaches, in meeting the client need  

-undertaking the detailed design of the client's interdependent target operating model components in supporting the required as-is vision  

-understand and take an active role in managing the financial performance of the practice 

-feeding into the preparation of budgets and forecasts, driving efforts in achieving annual sale targets, and managing wider performance indicators 

-aligning with the OCM capability areas in leading on developing and evolving our relevant proposition and services, and providing strong technical knowledge and expertise 

-driving a clear go to market approach and activity identifying and creating opportunities for cross-collaboration with the wider Avanade business 

 
You will also play an important role alongside the OCM leadership and broader Avanade organisation in helping shape and lead our strategy and wider ambitions and plans for growth by: 


-owning the commercial aspects of our projects and wider practice activity in assuring the best outcomes for Avanade 

-maintaining strong relationships with our existing and previous clients and wider external network in a trusted advisor capacity, and a recognised expert in transformation and change 

-establishing yourself as thought leader and go to person. Through internal and external networking and creating opportunities for collaboration and growth, working up to and influencing leadership and decisionmakers 

-taking full accountability for ensuring compliance with our quality and risk management processes. Operating with the highest degree of integrity, being mindful of potential risks and issues, and proactively flagging or addressing these 

-Leading marketing and business development activity in developing proposals and pitch documents, to leading on develop innovative insights, market analysis, and thought leadership 

 
What we are looking from you: 

We want someone who will be capable of and invested in driving real value and successful outcomes for our clients. While also taking a proactive role in developing and evolving themselves and others. Coaching, mentoring, and managing more junior colleagues. Actively inputting as to how we can add even more value across our markets and clients.  


Some of the knowledge areas, skills, experience, and behaviours we would like you to bring are below. This is not an exhaustive list. Conversely, nor do you need to have all of these. We are interested in meeting with changemakers and leaders. Who are at the front of doing work that matters and interested in making a real impact for our clients, teams, and the communities we form part of. As a Manager you will be shaping, driving, and leading what we do as a practice and how we deliver value. Working hand in hand with the practice leader and with clear opportunities to make this happen 


Enjoy your career 

Some of the best things about . clients accelerate value by being bold, imaginative – and fast. Look at who we work with – you’ve probably heard of them and just might want to work with them, too.


-Next-level work – Utilise emerging tech and become adept at solving business critical issues, acquire industry expertise, and a deep understanding of the technologies and capabilities within the Microsoft ecosystem.

-Flexible work schedule – We provide employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times as well as the ability to work remotely 

Find out more about some of our benefits here. 

 

A great place to work 

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you’ll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and our communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor and guide you, but also lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact and live. It’s all here, so take a closer look!  

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees.  

Visit our Inclusion & Diversity page. 

 

Create a future for our people that focuses on:  

-Expanding your thinking  
-Experimenting courageously 
-Learning and pivoting 


Inspire greatness in our people by:

-Empowering every voice  

-Encouraging boldness  

-Celebrating progress 


Accelerate the impact of our people by 

-Amazing the client  

-Prioritizing what matters  

-Acting as one  

 

Learn more  

To learn more about the types of projects our Advisory team works on check out these case studies: 

 

Interested in knowing what’s going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs: 

 

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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 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