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Manufacturing has always been complex and today several factors, including changes in customer expectations, have pushed manufacturers to adopt modern technologies to meet their evolving demands. Whether it’s the need to personalize products, find new methods to attract and hire new workers or leverage IoT technologies to drive insights, manufacturers face many challenges as they modernize.

To best support our customers with their Digital Transformation Journey we have launched a new hub of talents in Bologna (Italy) to serve manufacturing clients throughout Europe.
The Avanade Manufacturing Innovation Hub (Manufacturing Center of Excellence) is open to top talent from around the world to a place where everyone can learn from each other and grow skills while collaborating on the best ideas for manufacturing clients.

For our Manufacturing innovation hub in Bologna, we are looking for a Data & AI Business Solution Consultant.

As a Business Solution Consultant aligned to our Data & AI Practice you will serve as a functional expert for the European Manufacturing Hub, contributing to use case development, assessments, solution architecture across data platform, AI & IoT initiatives and stakeholder management to ensure stakeholder satisfaction, and return on investment.

This role will involve working with key business representatives, data owners, end users, application designers, and data architects to model the current as-is process and use cases, and to input/contribute into the final solution.  This role will also involve developing and promoting Avanade’s D&AI assets, harvesting client engagements and best practices into repeatable assets, building Go to Market collateral, supporting our Partnerships and driving selected global D&AI community initiatives.

  • Be known for your “client centric” approach and delivery excellence
  • Approach every initiative with a #OneAvanade “global” mindset
  • Partner with external clients, leaders across our business, and architecture teams to define technology and architecture blueprints, devise implementation roadmaps to achieve successful business outcomes
  • Perform assessments to determine the technical feasibility of building a D&AI solution
  • Contribute to and define the high-level solution and act as functional expert on the project.
  • Partner across our technical and sales teams, regions, innovation studios, and with our marquis industry partners (Accenture & Microsoft) to direct and lead regional sales and delivery teams through the full lifecycle of solution development, execution, sales, and delivery
  • Build D&AI offerings and assets in conjunction with senior D&AI stakeholders.  Own and drive offerings in the market, effectively positioning those offerings (and sub-offerings) with sales teams, channels, and target clients (direct and indirect)
  • Work closely with Marketing teams to produce Go-To-Market and supporting marketing materials for all supported products 

What we offer

Together we go beyond. At Avanade we continuously invest in the development of your skills.  We help you to keep up to speed with the latest in technology and business and being part of an international environment.
Besides an exciting international environment, a unique chance to participate in challenging projects across Europe and interaction with inspiring colleagues who have a professional attitude and attach considerable importance to teamwork.

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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