Country:

United Kingdom

Cities:

Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

Area of expertise:

Advisory Services

Job Description

Want to add new 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.

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 partner 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 globe. 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

As a Sustainability Lead within our Digital Advisory practice, you will use your intellectual curiosity to understand complex business and sustainability problems, asking the right questions to help articulate solutions for clients. Using your deep industry knowledge and sustainability expertise, you’ll advise clients on their sustainability goals and open their eyes to the opportunities and challenges presented by the Microsoft ecosystem, guiding them as you help transform their business. You’re the authority on assessing needs, no matter how they’re expressed, and pulling together innovative solutions with the assistance of your Advisory peers.

You understand the vital role that relationships play in building trust and that technology plays in transforming businesses, quickly spotting and sharing opportunities that others might miss. 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 sustainability pipeline.


In this role, you will

  • Lead and deliver successful digital advisory engagements, with a focus on growing opportunities to tackle our clients’ sustainability challenges to create positive impacts for society and the environment on topics including:
  • Decarbonization and the energy transition
  • Responsible value chains and circular economy business models
  • Sustainable brands and customer experience
  • Future operating model and sustainability leadership
  • Sustainable finance and ESG
  • Sustainable technology
  • Work with senior client executives to identify their business problems and develop the right approach and analytical solutions.
  • Planning and leading business diagnosis around sustainability issues.
  • Guiding the team through problem definition, issue identification and work plan development using problem solving principles and previous experience.
  • Write complete project proposals including shaping the proposed solution and collaborating with other Avanade individuals to secure new client work.
  • Play a leading role in business development / sales activities by working closely with account and sales teams to ensure proposition and solution alignment.
  • Be the overall client liaison as part of the project teams (and often leading teams) on large-scale, complex and important projects.
  • Monitor technology trends and raise awareness of capabilities and innovations in selected domains of expertise.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership to advise clients on sustainability strategy and detailed use cases development by industry.

Your skills

  • An understanding of the sustainability landscape, which includes startups to larger tech players with a sustainability offerings.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing and maintaining relationships with executive level clients.
  • Previous experience working on multiple Advisory engagements in a highly matrixed external client facing environment, with Talent & Project & Budget Management responsibilities.
  • Aptitude for critical and analytical thinking as well as the capacity to accept out-of-the box solutions.
  • Experience discussing a wide range of strategic imperatives across functional, operational and technological issues.
  • Practical Business Architecture experience (business / operation models, personas, process modelling).

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