United States


Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York City, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Business Leadership

Job Description

Title: Area Practice Lead – Workplace Experience – Avanade X North America




Come join us:

Avanade X is a digital, experience agency specializing in creating exceptional digital experiences for consumers and employees alike.

Over Avanade's 20+ years, we've delivered the most intelligent, engaging, industry leading, award-winning experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. As technology and human expectations evolve, we see incredible opportunities for customers, products, and workplaces—where imagination is the only limit.

Avanade X is our way to bring unconventional thinking, exceptional creativity, and our unparalleled engineering heritage to think big and make it real. Our vision of the future goes far beyond concepts to enable and deliver the impact our clients, their people, customers, and communities need.

We support each other with great work to push boundaries, connect technology with what matters to people first, and grow with our clients. If you feel this is a great fit for your path, we’d love to talk.


What you’ll do:

  • As the North American WX Practice Lead, you are responsible for building Avanade X’s reputation as a leader in WX and Employee Experience services.
  • You are a market maker. You love talking to clients and providing smart, strategic points of view.
  • You drive client value and business growth at every step; shaping origination campaigns, enabling partners and sellers, advising on deal pursuit strategies, guiding solutioning, sponsoring strategic client relationships and ensuring we deliver quality.
  • You live our core values and model a team-first attitude that brings our employee value proposition to life for your team and set the tone for community development.
  • You are responsible for creating and evolving North American practice plays, assets and solutions leveraged world-wide and work across Avanade to maximize our impact.
  • To be successful, you will build and maintain strong influence-relationships with clients, the North American practice community, and Avanade’s integrated go-to-market function and collaborate with business leaders from across Avanade. 
  • Candidates for this role are business and employee experience leaders with experience, and success, developing business strategy, selling, and leading people across a highly matrixed organization. 


Skills and experiences: 

  • Experience working in digital transformation or WX Strategy with a significant amount of time leading a profitable, international practice or agency
  • Relevant business leadership experience, including team leadership and development, sales origination, business strategy development
  • Demonstrates and recognized as an eminent through leader in the WX space internally in your practice, ideally externally as well
  • Client focused with a track record of sales origination, solutioning, and delivery leadership. Existing client relationships are an asset
  • Senior director leader, exceptional communication skills and client presence
  • Adept at building organizational culture, driving employee engagement, strengthening inclusion and diversity, reducing attrition, attracting top talent, motivating, and growing a team
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a highly matrixed company to deliver results
  • Master at leveraging market trends to understand client needs 

About you:

  • You will drive Practice Leadership & Growth to support regional activities
  • You will define, align, implement, and evolve the North American practice strategy, vision, and plans to ensure that Avanade has market leading capabilities in our chosen markets. 
  • You are a sales, solutioning & delivery pro

·       You create and evolve practice assets and solutions

·       You will attract, develop, and retain practice talent

·       You will manage deployment of practice practitioners

Enjoy your career 

Some of the best things about working at Avanade :

·       Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)  

·       Real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally  

·       Dedicated career advisor to encourage your growth 

·       Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you  


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 communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, and to 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 our Avanade X team check out these videos:   

·       Avanade X - Make What Matters 

·       Avanade X - People First  


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

·       Avanade Insights – exchange ideas that drive tomorrow’s innovation   

·       Inside Avanade – explore what life is like working at Avanade   

Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role

California: $210,000-$240,000

Colorado: $180,000-$220,000

Washington: $210,000-$240,000

New York: $220,000-$260,000

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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