Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

London

Area of expertise:

Analytics

Job Description

A Business Consultant at Avanade is comfortable working across strategy and delivery-focussed work, leveraging their problem-solving experience to act as a force multiplier in our data-driven client engagements across multiple industry verticals.


This role requires exceptional interpersonal skills as you engage with technical and business stakeholders equally - executives through to operational roles - to help understand and define business problems, design solutions and roadmaps, and drive projects from inception (or impasse!) to successful implementation and/or live service.


Responsibilties include:


  • Ability to work on and lead different styles of engagements such as product development, technical delivery and advisory
  • Effectively work in or lead diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Working with clients to understand, define and quantify the benefits and opportunities of better leveraging their data and technologies
  • Solving key client business problems and challenges by framing the problem, developing a vision, and building a roadmap to deliver
  • Lead the engagement of stakeholders through workshops and interviews, and able to design and execute a variety of facilitation and negotiation techniques
  • Builds a trusted advisor relationship with clients, working with them on developing long-term strategies around data and technology and helping bring them to fruition
  • Developing industry specific Intellectual Property to support cross-platform consulting solutions
  • Supporting business development through the sales cycle with new clients and developing commercial opportunities in existing engagements and clients
  • Going beyond standard duties and responsibilities to champion small details, spot opportunities and add extra value for our clients
  • Proactively coaches Avanade and client team members when appropriate

Experience Profile:


You are the type of person who might enjoy:

  • Thinking broader than just the question or problem being presented
  • Seeking out problems, and distilling them into digestible concepts
  • Operating in detail, without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Capable of identifying the true pain points within a client’s initial ask
  • Working in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Aligning and influencing people to gain a consensus
  • Being inquisitive and curious about new technologies

You might have had the following experience:

  • Significant experience working in a professional services company or as an applied knowledge worker
  • An interesting data, advanced analytics, data science, technology, and business intelligence background
  • Have a strong core consulting skillset: problem solving, framing complex ideas, and thinking strategically
  • Experience working with clients to solve key data and technology challenges by providing actionable recommendations
  • Be a force multiplier within our multi-disciplinary delivery teams, by identifying strengths and capabilities of each member and helping them execute
  • Capable of fulfilling a Project Manager or Scrum Master role on smaller engagements
  • Expert level business writing and communication skills

Avanade UK is a proud signatory of the Tech Talent Charter


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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