Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

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 mould and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organisations 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 organisations 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 the role  


Avanade is seeking an experienced Technology Consultant / Strategy Consultant /Enterprise Architect/Technology Leader to expand its  Business Technology Strategy Advisory capability. You will manage engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how to enable a wide range of business outcomes through technology, data, people and processes. You must possess exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be ambitious, enterprising, and personable, possessing outstanding leadership qualities, that allow you to assume a critical role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.   

Avanade is growing a new capability called Business Technology Transformation, which brings together the best of IT strategy, enterprise architecture, operating models, transformation maps and change management. We aim to work with our clients to align their Business and IT Strategies by pushing left in their decision cycle.



In this role, you will:  


 Work with Avanade’s clients in a variety of engagements to:  


o   To deliver excellence, on time, on budget and above client expectations.

o   Lead engagements to pull through additional work for Advisory or the rest of the Avanade.

o   Define their value proposition, vision, strategy, and operating model.  

o   Develop blueprints and roadmaps to enable them to deliver business outcomes in in line with the strategy and vision.  

o   Assist them in managing and governing the journey to the future state.  

o   Deliver specific business cases and architectural studies to advance their journey.   

o   Be the overall client liaison as part of the project teams on large-scale, complex, and important projects.  


Work to grow a sustainable team:


o   Define the direction of the capability in line with the Advisory strategy “Do what matters.”

o   Develop the team and their skills, especially around consulting soft skills and enterprise architecture.

o   Accelerate the growth of Enterprise Architecture capability.

o   Grow new capabilities to take advantage of market trends.

o   Look after the well-being of the team.

o   Grow and maintain a pipeline of work and chargeability.

o   Work across advisory to create compelling offers and full services transformations.



Work with Avanade’s Business Development teams to:  


o   Build an understanding of client and competitor business models, leading with consultative selling that generates an Advisory sales and delivery pipeline.   

o   Understand and explain how the Avanade Business Technology Strategy offering delivers values to specific industries and clients.   

o   Drive solution creation for specific opportunities that may include elements from multiple Avanade propositions.   

o   Provide an Enterprise Architecture view on Avanade proposals to make sure the overall solution is optimised to deliver business outcomes for the client.  



Your skills  

 

Consulting skills:  

o   Overall understanding and knowledge of business outcome driven Enterprise Architecture, based on use of common techniques and architecture frameworks.   

o   Has led enterprise architecture / strategic engagements 

o   Specific deep understanding and knowledge of at least two of the Enterprise Architecture domains (Business, Information, Applications and Technology).  

o   Presentation and communication of the various aspects of an Enterprise Architecture and their benefits, communicating complex concepts in straightforward, non-technical language.   

o   Understanding and knowledge of the Microsoft Ecosystem is advantageous but not essential for the role.  

 


Your experiencein some of the following

 

o    Consulting positions from a top management or IT professional services firm.

o   Extensive experience selling large transformational programs.

o   Experience in IT Enterprise Architecture Management.

o   Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive level clients, assessing their goals and objectives and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations. 

o   Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking, as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions. 

o   Autonomous, positive problem solver, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

o   Experience of shaping and developing people capabilities in a highly matrixed 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 share 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 www.avanade.com