Country:

United States

Cities:

Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Washington DC

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

There’s 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. Are you that person? One who isn’t afraid to break the mold and who gets inspired by the power of digital to transform organizations and ways of working? Because we are building teams of people like that to help our clients unlock the power they need now and own what’s next.

We are breaking apart the traditional process of setting strategies and goals first, then finding technologies to achieve them. In the digital age, there’s no time for that linear process. We partner with clients to accelerate value from digital innovation by being bold, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly challenge, inspire, and support our partner clients and each other.

Want the agility and energy of a start-up, backed by the resources of Accenture, Microsoft and the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT Sloan School of Management? Here you will find a team of people who thrive on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the globe. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients and their customers.

If that sounds like you, you sound good to us. Find your next opportunity at Avanade Advisory.

About the Role

As a leader in Avanade’s Advisory Services, you will drive business consulting services as an on ramp to large scale technology implementations and transformations.  Our Advisory services teams work with our clients at the C-suite level to clearly define vision and strategy and create strong roadmaps for implementation.

Aligned with Avanade’s Ambition 2025 strategy, Security Advisory will be a critical focus where we bring relevant security offerings to our business and technology solutions for our clients.

Avanade is seeking a Group Manager to expand its Cyber Security IT Strategy Advisory capabilities. You will lead engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a wide range of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be entrepreneurial, enterprising and personable, possessing exceptional leadership qualities, that allows you to assume a critical role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.

The Cyber Security IT Strategy Advisory team provides strategic security advice and leverages technology advancements (e.g., analytics, intelligent automation, etc.) to drive data and systems protection and security.  We deliver our broad range of security advisory services through an integrated, collaborative approach between our clients and practitioners.  You’ll be responsible for collaborating with the management team, within a highly matrixed organization, with a significant role in achieving both corporate and practice objectives, including sales and revenue goals. You will regularly provide strategic advice to senior clients while providing technical, operational and people leadership of work efforts.

You will also have the chance to:

  • Engage with leadership and clients in strategic discussions to provide outstanding Cyber/Security IT Strategy and industry guidance to improve client’s long-term business objectives.
  • Build the organization (finding talent, building the practice, interlocking with the regions, align with Accenture and Microsoft).
  • Possess deep understanding of Security trends and strategies for identifying Security solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives.
  • Develop strong and positive relationships with client executives, effectively sell follow on Security Advisory engagements.
  • Shape security architectures for existing and proposed technologies.
  • Provide clients with up-to-date information on different threats and security vulnerabilities that organizations may face, to ensure there are solutions in place to mitigate those risks.
  • Identify, develop and document Security issues, perform Security/Cyber Risk analysis, draw conclusions and formulate strategic recommendations.
  • Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings/thought leadership development.
  • Support business development/sales activities by working closely with Regional advisory, account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment.
  • Develop and maintain go to market strategies around Information Security, Data Privacy, IT Compliance, IT Risk and Data Governance.

Your Skills:

  • Significant experience in IT Security-related Management Consulting positions (e.g. Cyber Security Manager, IT Security Manager, Security Auditor, Security Analysts) from a top management or IT professional services firm, with experience managing projects, budgets and teams.
  • Expertise in delivering and leading Information Security programs including IT Security Strategy, IT Security Operations, Security Training and Awareness, IT General Controls Compliance & Audit Management, IT Forensics, Identity and Access Management, Cybersecurity, and Data Privacy & IT Risk. within a digital technology context.  
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Security Products

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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