Country:

Ireland

Cities:

Cork, Dublin

Area of expertise:

OCM Advisory

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 is passionate about the power of digital to transform 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 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 ambitious, imaginative – and fast. We think big and deliver personally. We relentlessly 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 and their customers.  


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

 

About the role 

Avanade is looking for a Consultant/Senior Consultant to join their Organisational Change Management team. As part of Avanade’s Advisory Group, our role is to help clients develop and deliver their digital workplace strategies, addressing the organisational and employee impact. The OCM team is at the heart of the Advisory Talent Community. We work across the entire transformation lifecycle, conducting diagnostic and discovery reviews, designing operating models, delivering transformation programmes, and managing business change activity to embed new ways of working. This is a non-technical role that focuses on people and organisational change, working within an exciting and dynamic technology driven consultancy. 


The mission is to support our clients in understanding the organisational and people impact of their digital journey. Working with our clients we help them define change strategies to transform their working structures and processes, drive adoption and deliver the expected return on their digital workplace strategy. You will focus on the organisational, people and process side of change. Structured in your approach, you will have a strong set of people management and influencing skills and bring a dynamic and hands-on approach. You will play a key role throughout the project lifecycle, interfacing with clients, programme management and technology delivery. You will bring experience and grow your capability, and actively contribute to developing the Organisational Change Management offerings.  


We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, talented, and proactive individuals who have hands on change management experience and are passionate about delivering tangible results for clients. 

 

 

In this role, you will: 

Understand the client’s business change journey and, using a structured and analytical approach, build and implement a multi-faceted Change Management Plan that will drive the positive outcomes around organisation, roles, process, collaboration and benefit realisation. 

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and capabilities: 

  • Ability to articulate a compelling case for change, and coach Change Sponsors on messaging, influence and behaviour modelling for their teams. 
  • Design and delivery of change initiatives such as training, communication and change network enablement. 
  • Effective use of change tools, such as Change Impact Assessments to guide prioritisation of change interventions. 
  • Demonstrating excellent client management and engagement skills. 
  • Setting up and developing a Change Network to ‘Champion’ the change with the client, ensuring adoption remains high in the short and long-term. 
  • Delivering key outputs such as business change strategies, communication & engagement plans, client reports 
  • Delivering client workshops and presentations 
  • Support the closure of the project and ensure the client is able to transition to business-as-usual. 
  •  Contributing towards the preparation of bid proposals 
  • Supporting internal activities within the Programme Advisory team such as the development of transformation products and methodologies or improving our internal ways of working 

 

Your skills 

  • 3+ years of change experience around people, process and technology 
  • Application of business change management theories, with Change management and transformation qualifications are required (e.g., MSP, Prosci©, APMG Change Management Foundation/Practitioner) 
  • Experience of delivering tangible results on change and transformation projects through the application of business change methodologies 
  • Experience of programme and project management within a change environment 
  • Experience of engaging with stakeholders within complex environments 
  • Experience of producing high quality change and transformation deliverables within challenging timescales 
  • Experience of Microsoft technologies, e.g. Office 365, Teams, Dynamics CRM, Skype for Business, SharePoint, Yammer etc. 
  • Experience working in multi-functional and complex teams. 
  • Relevant professional consulting or advisory experience. 
  • Experience leading teams and/or influencing others. 
  • Entrepreneurial mindset 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Outcomes focused 
  • Passionate about making a difference and supporting teams thrive 

 

What’s in it for you? 

  •  Work for a global practice with opportunities to work across Europe. 
  • Transparent career progression, with a focus on your strengths and coaching from senior colleagues. 
  • An attractive salary and on-target compensation plan. 
  • Work alongside Avanade specialists solving some of the biggest industry challenges across the globe with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools. 
  • Access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills as you help create the latest business trends. 
  • Build your change capability and certification across recognised change disciplines 
  • Acquire Microsoft certification for all leading applications and practices. 


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 www.avanade.com