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Our Specialist for Global Events is an exciting, challenging role within our Global Events Centre of Excellence (CoE). As a key events expert in the team, you will be responsible for leading and supporting the successful delivery of multiple flagship global events for the senior team.

This is such an exciting time to join the team. Managing and supporting major events for Avanade will give you clear visibility of client, market and commercial impact, which is highly rewarding for you. Global events continue to be one of our biggest new pipeline generating activities, with FY23 events contributing over $100m in new pipeline alone. They also serve a critical part of our go to market activities as we position Avanade as a leading digital innovator, driving revenue growth globally.

Come join us:
As an experienced event consultant, you will enjoy managing large programs of work and supporting virtual team success to deliver against shared goals. You will also play a pivotal part in establishing processes, event playbooks and blueprints that not only help us drive excellence in our global CoE, but also support field teams in successfully managing their local events. You’ll be part of an international team that supports each other.

Together we do what matters.

About the job:
Avanade’s Event Centre of Excellence is accountable for managing over 20 flagship events, from Industry conferences such as the National Retail Federation, HIMMS in Health to HMI for manufacturing, through to major Microsoft events. As a Specialist in Global Events, you will partner closely with our Industry, Solutions and Alliance team, as well as our field marketing teams to shape KPIs for success, design unique client experiences and deliver compelling in person events.

• Event Processes – standardise event execution, logistics, reporting tools, criteria, process, share best practices and guidelines e.g. event comm templates, tools) including creating / sharing ‘event in a box’ tools to support consistent execution.
• Events CoE – Project management support and sharing of best practice to build our global centre of excellence globally.
• Audience / Client Acquisition – Responsible for audience acquisition for events – invitations, registration, reporting.
• Client Communications – Co-ordinate and execute client communications program (invitations, booking etc)
• Event Budget & Procurement– administer event budgets, track and report event spend. Including manage, track and progress event invoices and general procurement support
• Alliance and agency management – being a trusted advisor to our Alliance marketing and events team at Microsoft and Accenture.
• Global Events Calendar and Meeting Scheduling - planning, schedules, meeting booking, appointments, client meetings, demos etc, including Onsite activities.

Skills and experiences:
• Several years managing critical client events, conferences and exhibitions.
• Experience in matrixed organization, working in virtual teams.
• Passionate about activating campaigns and communication programs pre, during and after events.
• Experienced in managing and contributing to budget management, managing agencies and measuring impact against success criteria for ROI.
• Good knowledge and expertise in managing or supporting integrated communications programs around events or for major campaigns.
• Expertise in managing or working with agencies and delivering commercial objectives on time, in budget.

About you:
• Excellent planning, organizational and logistical capability.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders.
• Creative problem-solver and ‘big-picture’ thinker.
• Seasoned professional who is passionate about designing and delivering great client experiences.
• Strong analytical skills and understanding of business impact metrics and how to impact marketing metrics across the funnel.
• Open and collaborative, responding well to open feedback and taking insight from different perspectives.
• Fluent English skills, both written and verbal.

Enjoy your career
Some of the best things about working at Avanade
• Opportunity to work for Microsoft’s Global Alliance Partner of the Year (14 years in a row), with exceptional development and training (minimum 80 hours per year for training and paid certifications)
• Real-time access to technical and skilled resources globally
• Dedicated career advisor to encourage your growth
• Engaged and helpful coworkers genuinely interested in you

Find out more about some of our benefits here.

A great place to work
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 communities. You’ll join a community of smart, supportive collaborators to lift, mentor, and guide you, and to 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!

We work hard to provide an inclusive, diverse culture with a deep sense of belonging for all our employees. Visit our Inclusion & Diversity | Avanade 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:
Marketing is part of our Corporate Functions team. To learn more, check out these items:  
Avanade - Making a Genuine Human Impact
Avanade Do What Matters
Avanade X - We help you make what matters
Mentoring our FUEL Hackathon winners | Avanade

Interested in knowing what’s going on inside Avanade? Check out our blogs:  
Avanade Insights – exchange ideas that drive tomorrow’s 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