United Kingdom


Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Job Description

The ERP Architect will be responsible for providing expertise in selling, shaping, defining, implementing and quality assuring Avanade’s ERP engagements. Involved from an early stage of pre-sales, you will be a senior member of the team that leads the client 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. Key areas of focus are value and benefits management, solution envisioning, enterprise architecture, solutions landscape design, and project planning, as well as business input to proposal development and client sales activities.

Role Responsibilities:

·       Strong client leadership and engagement skills up to C-level

·       Ability to lead conversations and influence without line authority

·       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.

·       ERP sales

Primary Responsibilities:

·       Lead the definition of solutions based on MS Dynamics AX – define engagement outcomes and business benefits, high-level scope, architecture, implementation approach and effort estimates

·       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 delivery

·       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

·       ERP capability

·       Conduct training for regional resources

·       Provide input on ERP asset needs

·       Work with ERP Solutions team and area/regional solution teams and practices to develop and refine specific assets

·       Maintain ready availability of ERP demos, labs, prototypes

·       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

·       Support relationship with Accenture

·       Participate in briefings and education sessions on MS Dynamics AX

·       Support relationship with solution alliance partners

·       Develop understanding of alliance partner products and how to implement for client solutions

·       Support regions in leveraging alliance partner products as appropriate

·       Escalate learnings, challenges and feedback from Avanade clients and the European ERP community to Avanade global and partners as appropriate


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

·       Deep industry experience in either Retail or Professional services

·       Demonstrated engagement leadership and execution experience

·       Business Process Analysis and Design

·       Broad understanding of ERP functionality with deep knowledge in at least 2 functional areas

·       Fluency (written and oral) in English

·       Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or equivalent

·       MBA/Masters degree preferred

Joining Avanade means working in a place where you are able to do your best and find your potential. Our working environment is built on inclusion and approach to challenges is based on not fearing them. We want each person to feel valued, supported and rewarded. This also means that Avanade is a very inspiring place to work. Each of us brings something special to the mix and we strive to make that mix work. We bring the best people in the world together, regardless of who they are or where they come from. That is our plan to succeed in the competitive, continuously changing and global marketplace.

For helping you to progress we provide you a personal training plan and an own Career Advisor. Our consultants spend an average of 80 hours per year on education: technical training, leadership training, delivery training, language education and more. We also enjoy having fun together, our Engagement Team works hard for creating memorable events for all employees.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

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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. 

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