Country:

Italy

Cities:

Bologna

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 Dynamics 365 Manufacturing Solution Architects. 


Job Description


The Dynamics 365 Manufacturing ERP Solution Architect will be responsible for providing expertise in selling, shaping, defining, implementing and quality assuring Avanade’s ERP engagements for Manufacturing customers. 

Involved from an early stage of pre-sales, you will be a senior member of the team that leads the client from the presales stage through to successful delivery. 

Your key accountability will be to take ownership of the solution and its intended benefits from first contact until transition to support. You will provide industry and solution leadership at every stage and will act as a trusted advisor to the client throughout the relationship.


This role is open to candidates around the world that are willing to relocate in Bologna (Italy). 


Experience:

  • Strong client leadership and engagement skills up to C-level
  • Ability to lead conversations and influence without line authority
  • Deep understanding of more than one industry in Manufacturing
  • Strong business transformation skills
  • Demonstrable pre-sales experience
  • Expert in understanding clients’ business problems and defining engagements that deliver the benefits that clients seek
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Experience in Delivery
  • Demonstrable Experience in Manufacturing


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the definition of solutions based on MS Dynamics 365 – define engagement outcomes and business benefits, high-level scope, architecture, implementation approach and effort estimates.
  • Can look beyond the pure ERP implementation by leveraging his knowledge of the full Microsoft stack and other technologies (Data & AI is one example)
  • Conduct proposal reviews
  • Lead pre-sales workshops
  • Build strong client relationships through the pre-sales process
  • Participate in client presentations
  • Participate in industry events and forums presenting the Avanade ERP POV, solutions and capability
  • Active participant and consulting leader within the Global ERP community
  • ERP engagement in delivery from beginning to transition to support
  • Fulfill managing architect role on ERP engagements participating in all phases from envisioning and planning through execution and stabilization
  • Define ERP technical and application architectures, participate in detailed design, development and testing phases
  • Conduct QA reviews of ongoing projects
  • Be a subject matter expert for ERP and industry related topics
  • Develop relationship with ERP team in Microsoft Europe
  • Understand the ERP product roadmap, release dates and launch activities
  • Escalate learnings, challenges and feedback from Avanade clients and European ERP community to Avanade Global and/or Microsoft
  • Participate in briefings and education sessions on MS Dynamics 365
  • Develop understanding of alliance partner products and how to implement for client solutions
  • Escalate learnings, challenges and feedback from Avanade clients and the European ERP community to Avanade global and partners as appropriate


Qualifications:

7+ years’ client-facing experience in management consulting and/or business transformation with a strong focus on ERP

  • Strong consulting acumen and understanding of ERP from a functional and implementation perspective
  • Experience on Dynamics AX and/or Dynamics 365 F&O.
  • Deep industry experience in Manufacturing
  • Demonstrated engagement leadership and delivery execution experience
  • Business Process Analysis and Design
  • Broad understanding of ERP functionality with deep knowledge in at least 2 functional areas
  • Conceptual knowledge of other Dynamics 365 Applications (Finance, Supply Chain, CRM, Field Services, HR etc.)
  • Understanding of other Microsoft Technologies: Power Apps, Azure etc.
  • Fluency (written and oral) in English
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or equivalent


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 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