Amsterdam, Coevorden, Heerlen, Utrecht

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Industry X Advisor – Senior Intelligent Supply Chain Advisor 


Role Overview 

Industry X refers to our Smart Manufacturing and Products propositions and is a strategic Line of Business at Avanade. As an Industry X Advisor, you’ll be a Subject Matter Expert and responsible for providing industry-specific guidance and insights to our clients and internal teams. You’ll be part of the global Industry X core team and supporting our regional Industry X Squad teams incubate and scale industry-specific solutions and services. 

As an applicant for this vacancy, you must have experience and expert knowledge in: 

  • Intelligent Supply Chain 

Additional knowledge in any of the other Industry X focus areas is a plus: 

  • Smart Connected Manufacturing, focused on discrete and process manufacturing. 

  • Smart Connected Operations and Assets, focused on construction, energy, and utilities industry.  

  • Intelligent Products and Services – spanning industrial and consumer goods, as well as trade assets. 

  • Intelligent Frontline Worker – within factories/operations, and for field services 



Key Accountabilities 

  • Foster market reputation and awareness for Avanade Industry X solutions and services. 

  • Establish and sustain strategic relationships with Accenture, Microsoft, and relevant industry partners. 

  • Enable, support and coach local teams in unlocking and capturing Industry X growth opportunities, thereby actively driving Avanade Industry X Pipeline, overall and for Advisory services. 

  • Guide Bid Teams on defining winning strategies and developing tailored solutions and services. 

  • Be the Advisory lead within Industry X projects, defining appropriate technical architectures and/or ensuring value realization. 

  • Create reusable assets and accelerators and contribute to the continuous launch of new Industry X advisory services. 



About you 

As a Senior Advisor with a primary focus on Intelligent Supply Chain, you will have many (10+) years of proven experience within your responsibility and/or in providing strategic and operational guidance to clients in the manufacturing sector, helping them optimize their supply chain processes, leverage data and analytics, and implement innovative solutions. You possess a clear understanding of the KPIs relevant to supply chain management and the impact on sustainable business and can articulate how you helped clients improve those. Additionally, you may do public speaking, are engaged in certain forums, or regularly publish thought leadership around Intelligent Supply Chain topics. 


Ideally, your skills and experience and include: 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in supply chain management with a solid understanding of the business drivers and requirements, preferably within one or more of the following focus industries: 

  • Discrete Manufacturing: Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Aerospace & Defense, High Tech 

  • Process Manufacturing: Consumer Goods, Life Sciences 

  • Resources: Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy, Utilities 

  • Understanding of full scope from purchasing and inbound logistics, interactions with production and smart manufacturing, and outbound distribution.   

  • A solid understanding of the latest trends and best practices in intelligent supply chain management, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT. 

  • Presales and business development including deal shaping and pro-active initial customer contacts. 

  • Conducting assessments and diagnostics of the current state of the client's supply chain, identifying gaps, risks, and opportunities for improvement. 

  • Developing and presenting recommendations and roadmaps for enhancing the client's supply chain performance, efficiency, and resilience. 

  • Supporting adoption of the proposed supply chain strategy, ensuring alignment with the client's business objectives and stakeholder expectations. 

  • Providing ongoing support and monitoring of the client's supply chain outcomes, measuring the impact and value of the delivered solutions. 

  • Hands-on mentality to create Point of Views, develop and harvest accelerators, build and deliver demos, Proof of Technology / Concept / Value, Minimum Viable Products and setting the foundation for scale. 

  • A strong analytical and problem-solving mindset, with the ability to deliver data-driven insights and solutions. 

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and trust with clients and stakeholders at all levels. 



Become part of our Integrated Go-To-Market team 

Avanade’s Integrated Go-To-Market (IGTM) function brings the full breadth of propositions, offerings, and capabilities to life for our clients. The scope of the IGTM function includes our Global Lines of Business (LOBs), Global Industry Leads, Portfolio Management, Partner Ecosystem & Alliances, and Integrated Center of Excellence (ICOE), and Managed Services to ensure our strategies, solutions, and delivery drive significant business value.  

Industry X is one out of five strategic LOBs (Lines of Business), representing a significant opportunity to drive incremental growth for Avanade. 

The ICOE is a single organization that brings together Avanade’s existing COEs (Center of Excellence) to deliver excellence at scale to Avanade and clients. The three missions of the ICOE: 


  • Driving client impact by providing competitive positioning and solutioning support on key deals; helping regions transition from sales to delivery and jump-start projects; and delivering a consistent SME-based and shared services capability across regions.  

  • Advancing our Solution Areas and Lines of Business by supporting and incubating innovative solutions; developing new capabilities; fostering technical skill development; and demonstrating Avanade’s technical leadership in the market. 

  • Support Practice Development by collaborating to evolve innovative points-of-view, assets, and differentiators; supporting key learning mechanisms and knowledge sharing; and coordinating with Microsoft and Accenture as needed around each of our asset development roadmaps. 


The Global Industry X Advisory team is part of the ICOE and directly linked into the Industry X LOB. 


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