Country:

United States

Cities:

Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

We Are:

At Avanade, we believe in making a genuine human impact in everything we do. We transform businesses, uncover ways technology can improve the way we work and live, and change the world for the better. All this through the power of our people and cutting-edge Microsoft technology. We are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there is no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being daring, imaginative, and fast. We believe big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, encourage, and support our clients and each other.


Here you will find a team of people who thrive with turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the world. Ultimately, we are not just making business better. We are making life better for our clients and their customers.


The Growth and Strategy team partners with key leadership to formulate Avanade’s strategy for growth by developing clear executive-level strategic narratives that outline the situation, complications, and potential options to accelerate overall growth of our global business. This team is also responsible to drive early execution of strategic programs that support our growth agenda.


You are:

There is 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. The person that is passionate about new trends and technologies and building new businesses around them.


As Growth & Strategy Director you develop future strategies in partnership with business leaders to set the direction of travel for Avanade’s overall success. You are experienced in diverse technology portfolio management, opportunity sizing and refinement. You are a team leader who thrives in working across a multi-faceted group of individuals – you lead, you inspire, and you get the results – to bring forward the most impactful strategic programs for a global organization.


Your expertise includes crafting rapid, data-driven, and practical strategies to boost growth and innovation, leveraging market and competitive research. Results-oriented, self-directed, and a team leader who is inquisitive, and entrepreneurial-minded—you are all of these, as well as a trusted advisor the highest levels of Leadership.


The Work:

  • Develops senior level (Executive Committee and Board) presentations to discuss findings of strategy work and present options and recommendations
  • Analyze market and financial data including financial forecasting, ROI assessments and sizing the total addressable market
  • Research competitors, technology trends, including synthesis of implications relevant to areas under study Set objectives and assist in the delivery of projects or work efforts that have a direct effect on business results within a functional or operational area
  • Execute and manage portfolios of strategic projects. Gather, analyze and assess business performance to identify areas of improvement, opportunities and / or risks to drive growth
  • Apply a structured approach to problem-solving by framing hypotheses top-down, analyzing trends and synthesizing complex data sets to spot recommendations for growth
  • Develop executive-level business cases and project plans to drive growth strategy
  • Deliver assigned outcomes with high business impact of high quality and against strict deadlines
  • Identify, coach, and develop key talent on own team by readily sharing skills, knowledge, and information

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 7+ years of relevant business experience
  • 5+ of strategy and program management experience
  • Experience in technology strategy/consulting
  • MBA or equivalent Master’s degree is preferred
  • High level of maturity in a highly visible role with access to confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate complex strategic concepts to a variety of audiences


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 stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay. 


Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.
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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 56,000 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