Amsterdam, Coevorden, Heerlen, Utrecht

Area of expertise:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Job Description

At Avanade we believe in doing what matters and making a genuine human impact in everything we do. We transform businesses and help our clients envision new paths forward; we uncover ways technology can improve the way we work and live; and provide opportunities for our people to leave the world better than we found it.

For more than two decades, we’ve tapped into the power of our people and cutting-edge Microsoft technology to deliver business-critical technology capabilities to thousands of organizations around the world. Our deep expertise and relentless commitment to client success is the reason we are Microsoft’s #1 global partner. We’re also driven by an innovative spirit and a growth mindset, and we value leaders who can bring the best out in our people and nurture their careers while inspiring excellence for our clients and one another.

Collaboration is at the heart of our culture and the way we work. Our approach is shaped around the business and IT priorities and based on the latest thinking about digital and cloud solutions, Business Applications and technology services. We also provide market-leading learning opportunities for you to develop your career further. This comes in various forms including online courses, certifications, and external training. 

If you’re ready to make a genuine human impact with your Business Application skills, Avanade has countless paths for you to pursue. We will work with you to determine and achieve your unique version of success. 

Are you unsure if you meet all the qualifications but deeply excited about the role? We encourage you to apply!

About the job: 

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 to drive insights, manufacturers face many challenges as they modernize. 

The Dynamics 365 Manufacturing ERP Solution Architect (Senior Director) 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. Demonstrating your experience in the industry and ability to position the envisioned solution in the (often wider) End-End business context of the client – is key for building that relation of trust.

In a highly visible role, the ERP Solutions Architect for Manufacturing will be a part of our Netherlands ERP Leadership team. As a thought leader, you will evolve existing offerings and solution high value and high complexity deals for our clients, positioning Avanade as an innovative and reliable partner. Reporting to the Netherland’s ERP Lead, and in close cooperation with our global community of ERP experts and Solution Architects, you will envision and design innovative solutions and services for enterprise clients. You will drive cutting edge evolution in their application portfolios!

To be successful in this role you will have the following experience:

  • Deep industry experience in Manufacturing
  • Experience in operating model and business process assessment / technology alignment (L0 - L5) in Manufacturing industries (Engineering & Production, Construction)
  • Experience in Manufacturing ERP Program initiation (ERP strategy, ERP scoping, business value assessment, top-down ROM definition & estimation)
  • Understanding of Technology patterns, best practices and tooling in Manufacturing industries and ability to drive a program to standard technology functionality
  • 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.
  • Fulfil the managing architect role on ERP engagements participating in all phases from envisioning and planning through execution and stabilization
  • Design the application architecture for integrating between D365 F&O and other applications, including third-party packages and modules 
  • Last but not least, you’ll be a first-class client lead and guide colleagues in demanding presales projects

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. As part of a growing organization, you get to grow too. The direction in which you want to grow, is up to you!
  • Platform and application training, as well as interpersonal and management training and coaching from a more senior leader who acts as your career advisor.
  • 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.
  • A diverse environment where respect for our clients, our teams, and the world around us is at the heart of everything we do. Together we do what matters.
  • Being a part of a supportive team of world-class experts at Microsoft’s biggest ERP partner.

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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