Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

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 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 bold, 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 seeking a Consultant to Senior Consultant with experience of delivering high level cyber strategy and executive advisory services to join its Cyber Security IT Strategy Advisory practice.

You will help lead engagements advising clients at the highest strategic level with big-picture and tactical guidance on how technology enables a variety of business outcomes. You must possess exception analytical, interpersonal and creative thinking capabilities. You will need to be ambitious, enterprising and personable, possessing outstanding leadership qualities, that allows you to assume a meaningful role in the Advisory Practice with an ability to scale over time.

The Cyber Security IT Strategy Advisory team provides strategic security advice and uses technology advancements (e.g., analytics, intelligent automation, etc.) to drive data and systems protection and security. We deliver our broad range of security advisory services through a collaborative approach between our clients and practitioners. You will regularly provide strategic advice to senior clients while providing technical, operational and people leadership of work efforts.

This role requires knowledge and experience in delivering and managing Information Security programs, including IT Security Strategy; IT transformation; IT Security Operations; Security Training and Awareness; IT General Controls Compliance and Audit Management; Data Privacy and IT Risk.


In this role, you will


Assist our clients in successfully defining their Cyber Security and Technology Strategies, investments and operating models to support their Security priorities. You will also have the chance to:

  • Engage with clients in strategic discussions to provide outstanding Cyber/ Security IT Strategy and industry guidance to maximise client’s long-term business objectives.
  • Engage on c-level discussions and strategy conversations, driving business value and innovation pathways with cyber security solutions.
  • Assist in the delivery of a wide range of Security strategy and multiple Security engagements.
  • Possess good understanding of Security trends and strategies for identifying Security solutions to meet client business, financial and technical objectives.
  • Conduct detailed risk analyses and assessments to understand and explain client problems and utilise standard consulting management skills such as facilitation, interviewing, gap analysis, etc.
  • Provide clients with up-to-date information on different threats and security vulnerabilities that organisations may face, to ensure there are solutions in place to mitigate those risks.
  • Identify and develop Security issues, perform Security/Cyber Risk analysis, draw conclusions and formulate strategic recommendations.
  • Enthusiastically contribute towards industry specific offerings/ thought leadership development.
  • Drive the sales process while collaborating with team members with sales efforts including development of client proposals and pitch mechanics.
  • Develop and maintain go to market strategies around IT Security Strategy, compliance, and security risk.

Your skills


  • 3+ years of experience in IT security related Management Consulting positions (Cyber Security Manager, IT Security Manager, Security Auditor, Security Analysts) from a top management consultancy or IT professional services firm.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering exceptional strategic and advisory work.
  • You may have certifications in industry frameworks, and/or compliance type certifications.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with executive level clients, assessing client’s goals and objectives and the ability to translate ideas into strategic and practical solution recommendations.
  • Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions.
  • Autonomous, positive thinker, highly flexible and willing to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

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