Ottawa, Toronto

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

**Must currently reside in Ontario - Ottawa or Toronto**

Advisory, Group Manager, Insights & Analytics

Pair your adaptable, collaborative, curious mindset with your tech skills to help client digitally transform their ways of working. Better experience for air travelers? Data to help a non-profit better serve kids with needs? An Advisory role at Avanade offers you a purposeful career. Know your clients’ needs inside out, work with them beginning to end, enjoy achievements together – and repeat.

Come join us

Our Digital Advisory team sits at the intersection of business strategy, technology and industries and thrives on turning ideas and innovations into breakthrough results for leading organizations around the world. The Digital Advisory team provides strategic advice and uses innovative technology (data and analytics, intelligent automation. ERP/ CRM) to drive digital transformation. We deliver our broad range of advisory services through an integrated collaborative approach between our clients and practitioners.

We are seeking a Group Manager/Sr. Manager to expand our Insight & Analytics Advisory capabilities. You will advise clients on the strategic impacts of advanced analytics, machine learning, and intelligent automation. You will help clients monetize their data, creating all new experiences for employees and customers alike. To be successful, you must possess exceptional analytic, interpersonal, and creative thinking capabilities. The work you are doing in this role will be of a strategic nature rather than a software or technology architecture deliverable. 

Immerse yourself in a diversely talented team, and a leader in digital, workplace and employee experience transformation, backed by the power of Accenture and Microsoft. Together we do what matters.

What you’ll do

  • Understand clients’ business model and strategy and dig to the root of their challenges to provide advice on how data and AI capabilities can enhance or revolutionize their business model and create actionable solutions.
  • Lead cross discipline teams of 2-20 consultants, data scientists, and engineers.
  • Guide and support the delivery of a broad range of Data, Analytics, RPA and AI related Strategy / Advisory engagements.
  • Develop Insight & Analytics consultants in your region, ensuring they deliver high quality work for our clients while growing in their careers and preparing for the next level of responsibility.
  • Sell and deliver Advisory services strong consultative selling practices.
  • Analyze and understand trends and strategies for identifying and using appropriate approaches and solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives.
  • Conduct detailed analyses to understand and explain client problems and utilize standard management consulting skills such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc.
  • Lead the design and delivery of Data/ Business Intelligence/ AI and automation advisory engagements involving strategy, roadmap, and longer-term operating model and COE solutions.
  • Support the practice with depth of experience and expertise in the following domains: automation, machine learning, deep learning, advanced analytics, data science, data aggregation & visualization.
  • Travel as necessary to client sites.

Skills and experiences

  • 5+ years of management consulting experience from a top management or professional services firm.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing and maintaining relationships with executive level clients.
  • Previous experience working on multiple Advisory / Strategy engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment, with Talent, Project, & Budget.
  • Demonstrable skills in analyzing and understanding a variety of problems experienced by medium to large-scale organizations from strategy to implementation.
  • Experience discussing a wide range of strategic imperatives across functional, operational, and technological issues.
  • Comprehension of the Data/ Analytics strategy and COE definition; AND/OR, understanding of the Artificial Intelligence space, and the ethical themes for AI such as usage and effectiveness, fairness, transparency, or privacy.

About you

Characteristics that can spell success for this role:

  • Autonomous, enterprising, and positive thinker  
  • Resilient, adaptable, flexible
  • Intellectually curious and passionate about tech
  • Storyteller and engaging content creator

Enjoy your career

Some of the best things about working at Avanade:

  • Top-shelf clients – our clients accelerate value by being bold, imaginative – and fast. Look at who we work with – you’ve probably heard of them and just might want to work with them, too.
  • Next-level work – Utilize emerging tech and become adept at solving business critical issues, acquire industry expertise, and a deep understanding of the technologies and capabilities within the Microsoft ecosystem.
  • Flexible work schedule – We provide employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times as well as the ability to work remotely.

Find out more about some of our benefits here.

A great place to work

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our Inclusion & Diversity page.

Create a future for our people that focuses on:

  • Expanding your thinking
  • Experimenting courageously
  • Learning and pivoting

Inspire greatness in our people by

  • Empowering every voice
  • Encouraging boldness
  • Celebrating progress

Accelerate the impact of our people by

  • Amazing the client
  • Prioritizing what matters
  • Acting as one

Learn more   

To learn more about the types of projects our Advisory team works on check out these case studies:

Mater Hospital accelerates its digital transformation to keep patients and healthcare workers safe

QBE is transforming its digital customer experience with Avanade and Accenture

Aon Australia: The secret to helping people connect

Blundstone meets customer demand in an agile way

Interested in knowing what’s going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs:

Avanade Insights - exchange ideas that drive tomorrows innovation

Inside Avanade - explore what life is like working at Avanade

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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 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