United Kingdom


Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to create value with digital and turn your ideas into human impact? So do we. 

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 mould and who gets inspired by the power of digital to change organisations 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. 

At Avanade Advisory, we are breaking apart the traditional process of setting experiences, 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 passionately challenge, inspire, and support our 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 organisations around the world. Ultimately, we’re not just making business better. We’re making life better for our clients, their customers, and our own employees. 

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

Our Industry Vision:

Aligned with Avanade’s Ambition 2025 strategy, Industry will be a critical focus where we bring relevance to business and technology solutions for the client. The Manufacturing industry is a global priority for Avanade with a focus across the value chain provoking innovation enabling resilient operations, agility in addressing challenges and opportunities along with workforce empowerment as we see not only a war on talent but emerging roles and skills. We are now seeking a senior leader within our Digital Advisory UK&I Industry team to help us realize our ambition.

The Digital Advisory Industry Specialist role is essential in how we bring our industry-relevant advisory services and supporting network to life.

You will be responsible for a portfolio of clients across sectors where manufacturing plays a key role. You will be working with business development, our account teams and wider advisory team to grow Avanade’s footprint by bringing industry relevance and insights to those clients. Thereby developing engagements across the full digital transformation landscape leading to chargeable work. This is very much a client facing hands-on role from proposition through to delivery with the ability to amplify our successes and thought leadership along the way.

About you 

As someone who has circa 10 years’ experience within manufacturing industries you are considered a well-rounded expert who can also draw specialist experience within specific domains and themes such as sustainability in manufacturing or digital manufacturing. You are considered an advocate by your peers and colleagues, and alongside this you are passionate about digital. It’s role across business, and the potential it can have when married to your manufacturing knowledge and experience to drive opportunities that others might miss. Building on your industry expertise, you use your interpersonal skills to become the trusted adviser with clients and drive projects to successful conclusions while working with business development & sales individuals to grow our pipeline.

About the Job 

As a Business & Industry Practitioner, you will be the industry expert tasked with bringing your knowledge of both industry and digital to bring a continuous change strategy to bear, creating an environment where we can flourish and deliver exceptional and game-changing work into the marketplace. You will be the ‘go-to’ within your sector and recognised as this by both our clients and our internal business helping to deliver change and build our pipeline and sales across Advisory.

You will have a wealth of knowledge within your sector married with consulting skills, strategy development and execution and you’ll be opening our client’s & colleagues’ eyes to the opportunities where digital and industry meet. You’re an authority within your space, assessing needs, no matter how they’re expressed, and inspiring people with the assistance of your Advisory peers to enable growth of the opportunity driving true innovation within the space.

In the role, you will: 

Business Development and Delivery:

  • Build winning digital propositions for targeted clients that demonstrate relevance, insights and expertise in the industry.
  • Engage with regional operations teams, capability leads to ensure the right Industry resources are engaged in opportunities.
  • Lead and support the delivery of Advisory engagements growing trust as well as enduring relationships with clients
  • Drive clients’ outcomes and develop success stories on the back of engagements.

Network and Team Development:

  • Partner with network and talent communities to maintain and identify capabilities needed for Industry led solutions.
  • Support the development of talent and skills through Network through but not limited to mentoring, awareness training.

Offering Strategy and Thought Leadership:

  • Collaborate with the Network team to develop and refine the Industry Offerings through insights as well as drawing on successful client engagements.
  • Develop specific assets and go to market content within the target industry subsector example might include supply chain, production.
  • Bring thought leadership and client success stories to the fore in order to amplify Avanade’s brand.

Ideally, your experience includes: 

-  10 years’ experience in industry and understanding of the business drivers and requirements of the industry supported with a view on transformation/change within it

-  Senior relationships and projects including strategy, digital and innovation within industry across the lifecycle from innovation to industrialisation

-  Good understanding of the realities of driving digital within your industry sector and the challenges faced in gaining benefit from it including associated investment challenges to balance the ideal outcomes aligned to commercial strategies

-  Good ability to translate business requirements and work with solution architects to translate into plausible technical solutions

-  Knowledge and opinions of the benefits and challenges organisations face on their journey to become future ready from a digital perspective and ideally have delivered some thought leadership in this space

-  Good understanding of the different methodologies and delivery approaches and their relationship to delivering digital innovation through continuous change models including the role of insight in managing and evolving experience strategies as part of the wider digital journey

-  Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with clients to establish requirements in non-technical language

What we offer you

Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee share purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.
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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