Area of expertise:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Job Description

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 Dynamics 365 ERP Specialist with Lean Manufacturing Expertise.

Job Description

Main Responsibilities

  • Design Solutions based on Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain and Operations
  • Configure Dynamics 365 solutions based on specific requirements
  • Be partner in the Lean transformation journey of Avanade’s Clients
  • Lead complex & inter-functional improvement projects with a goal of enhanced performance
  • Constantly seek, share, and implement best practices
  • Maintain tracking files updated in order to allow performances measurement and process improvements (KPI monitoring)
  • Provide leadership and direction to cross-functional team empowered to execute the Lean strategy for process improvement
  • Communicates solutions across the own function and with cross-functional partner organizations
  • Understanding the client's core processes along their value chain, and defining how to improve efficiency and productivity by leveraging best practices and digital technologies
  • Working with the client's management to translate Operation’s needs, especially Manufacturing, into specific business requirements
  • Analyzing processes and data to develop strategic solutions and test their effectiveness in meeting business goals
  • Facilitate, train, and coach other team members in the use of Lean tools
  • You will also lead or support lifecycle management projects related to improvements to manufacturing processes to improve quality, capacity, costs, and other related operational elements.


  • Strong knowledge of Dynamics 365 for Supply Chain and Operation, it is critical the knowledge of the Production Module (mandatory)
  • Preferred experience in manufacturing industries and in a multi-level production and products
  • At least 5 years of experience in use of Dynamics AX/365 ERP
  • Knowledge of lean principles, discrete manufacturing processes, logistics management and in Industry 4.0 technologies (eg: MES) is a plus
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing: Six Sigma tools, KANBAN, OPEX, DMAIC, Green Belt
  • Highly motivated, proactive, detail oriented and seeks accuracy in work product
  • Capable of working in a fast changing and multi-tasking environment
  • Manufacturing Principles knowledge and application in manufacturing
  • Fluency (written and oral) in English is mandatory
  • Higher Degree in Business or Economics, Computer science, Engineer or similar industry experience
  • Excellent communication skills, client facing experience
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong customer focus.

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.

Apply now

Share this job:

Share Facebook Twitter

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