Country:

Australia

Cities:

Melbourne, Sydney

Area of expertise:

Marketing

Job Description

As the Growth Markets Area Marketing Leader, you are responsible for bringing organizational strategy to life through Marketing. Your leadership will be on full display as a member of the Growth Markets Leadership Team, where you’ll be the marketing advisor and work with executive leadership to develop effective regional strategies and priorities for Australia, Japan, Brazil, China, Singapore, and Malaysia. 
You own all aspects of marketing including brand positioning and awareness with multiple audiences, lead generation, campaign execution, recruitment marketing and communications. You will also be responsible for coordinating efforts with Corporate Communications and other marketing teams to ensure consistency in brand, message and impact, and contribute to client and employee experience initiatives. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading a team of dispersed marketing professionals and providing them with professional growth and development.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Ensure marketing alignment with Avanade’s global, area and regional strategies and priorities to achieve financial goals and KPIs
  • Develop and implement Avanade's marketing and communications strategy and plans by partnering with business leaders and sellers as well as other marketing teams
  • Work with Accenture, Microsoft and strategic partners to develop and drive joint programs.
  • Effectively position and build awareness for Avanade with clients, prospects, industry analysts, partners and recruits plus Accenture and Microsoft
  • Serve as a Brand Ambassador inside and outside Avanade
  • Act as an inspirational leader to the Area Marketing team providing direction to the team on company-wide marketing strategy and support in the professional growth of team members.
  • Customize the global marketing implementation to ensure maximum penetration and relevance to the specific geographies and cultures for assigned region
  • Identify and prioritize marketing tactics that will have the greatest impact and ROI
  • Track area-level metrics, manage budget, and provide regular updates to the business and marketing leadership
  • As an important member of the Marketing Leadership Team, you will:
  • Provide input to the company’s marketing strategy and priorities
  • Apply market research knowledge of industry trends and competitors 
  • Translate market insights into recommendations on solution positioning, messaging, value propositions and differentiation
  • Contribute to the development of marketing capabilities, tools and community
The ideal candidate will bring a unique blend of leadership acumen, marketing expertise, and a proven track record of turning transformational thinking into reality through strong execution and achievement on plan. 

Your technical and non-technical skills will include:
  • Professional experience in a similar software or services solutions company 
  • Ability to lead and develop high-performing teams across remote and regionally dispersed environments
  • Ability to manage change and help others adapt
  • Proven decision-making and analytical experience in the development and execution of marketing strategy and programs
  • Effective collaboration skills and ability to connect the dots
  • Ability to build relationships with Accenture and Microsoft marketing and leverage them for greater impact
  • Experience in aligning corporate, global and regional teams
  • Experience in targeting, tracking, and reporting marketing ROI across initiatives and representing Marketing with executive leadership
  • Understanding of marketing analytics
You hold an equivalent combination of education and experience preferably within the IT/Services Industry and ideally possess an advanced degree, MBA, Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Sales, Business, or related field. 

Please note: You hold Australian Citizenship, PR or relevant Working VISA to be considered for this position.
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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.