United States


Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

*Candidates must currently reside in the Midwest region of North America*

Advisory, Group Manager, Health and Life Sciences   

Pair your adaptable, collaborative, curious mindset with your tech skills to help client digitally transform their ways of working. Better experience for air travellers? 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

We are seeking a Group Manager/Sr. Manager with expertise in Healthcare and Life Sciences to join our Midwest Advisory Practice. The role will involve leveraging your industry experience to tailor solutions and build partnerships that help our clients gain competitive advantages in their markets.

As you bring your skills and abilities to Avanade, you’ll get distinctive experiences, limitless learning and ambitious growth in return. As we continue to build our diverse and inclusive culture, we become even more innovative and creative, helping us better serve our clients and our communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor and guide you, but also lean on your expertise. You get a company purpose-built for business-critical, leading-edge technology solutions, committed to improving the way humans work, interact and live. It’s all here, so take a closer look! Together we do what matters.

What you’ll do

  • Actively lead and participate in business development with prospective clients including solution definition, proposal development, pre-sale client meetings, and development of statements of work all to achieve revenue generation goals.
  • Facilitate sales and revenue against an owned target.
  • Partner with Sellers/Account Owners, Practice Leads and other Avanade solution areas to develop and present impactful solution offerings for prospective Clients.
  • Drive billable revenue through advisory work (60% of time allocation).
  • Communicate and report pipeline status to advisory executives and management, including budget, risks, and general business issues.
  • On larger engagements, be able to work with larger management teams and determine independencies between the Avanade project and other initiatives.
  • On smaller engagements, be able to work hands on in creating deliverables which could include strategy, design, development, testing, and the delivery of training.
  • Build on new client successes to scale business development capabilities within the Midwest Advisory region (inclusive of Provider/Payor/Medical Groups and Pharma, Biotech, and Medical Devices).
  • Partner with Practice Leads to define and target the needs of our H & LS target audience.
  • Facilitate effective change management programs within client organizations by leveraging your expertise of processes in the healthcare arena.
  • Partner with regional sales leaders in identifying and closing new opportunities within existing Clients.
  • Travel as necessary to client sites.

Skills and experiences

  • 8+ combined years of Health & Life Sciences industry and professional services consulting experience including Client delivery.
  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft ecosystem offerings.
  • Strong business development and an active professional network of relevant executive-level contacts in the Midwest market.
  • Demonstrable experience effectively leading organizations or teams through change.
  • The ability to evolve, conceptualize and communicate new ideas using storytelling techniques.
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with Client representatives at all levels, including presenting to C-level executives.

About you

Characteristics that can spell success for this role:

  • Consultative, collaborative, relationship builder
  • Resilient, adaptable, flexible, analytical, problem solver
  • 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:

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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