Country:

United States

Cities:

San Francisco, Seattle

Area of expertise:

Sales

Job Description

Do you wake up every day thinking about how technology and industry trends will impact business models, services, and products? So do we.

You’re an inspirational business-minded innovator – people and organizations look to you to help them prepare for business, industry and technological disruptions. We’ll recognize your talent and give you the tools and partner ecosystem to help transform businesses globally.

About you

You’re a business leader who loves thinking about the intersection of new technology with business and industry and understand that innovation is a constant for sustainable success. You understand that the new quickly becomes commonplace, so there’s always room, and demand, for the next big thing. You have an ambitious spirit and enjoy partnering with a variety of stakeholders to craft and sell creative offerings and establish Avanade as the leading digital innovator.

About the job

At Avanade, Market Units (MU) are what we want to be known for; they are the areas on which our clients most frequently seek our guidance during their digital transformation journey. With the power of Microsoft Dynamics 365, our Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market Unit enables organizations to grow, evolve, and transform by delivering new purpose-built applications that work seamlessly together in the cloud.

As the Director of Technology Innovation, you will engage heavily with an extended ecosystem to drive innovation across our business and those of our clients. You’ll serve as an innovation advisor to leadership, Centers of Excellence, Advisory, Innovation, sales and account teams, to propel our innovation agendas from emerging technology, to incubation and offerings, while supporting innovation-led sales and pipeline. You’ll also build a deep relationship with partners at Microsoft, Accenture and beyond, to increase awareness of our offerings and services. Most importantly, you’ll work with clients directly to build client co-innovation relationships that change their business from the services they provide and the products that they offer.

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Work with various leadership teams, both globally and regionally, to create and curate our innovation agendas
  • Contribute to and evangelize our thought leadership program

Your Skills

You think a few steps ahead of others but communicate well enough to bring everyone along the same journey. You love influencing and negotiating in ways that help you formulate and grow solutions with key clients, as well as advising internal teams in the development, production, and promotion of innovative services, business models, and products. You likely possess a bachelor’s degree in business or a technology-related field, with an advanced degree or MBA preferred, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related). Your skills likely include:

  • Experience with sales principles and practices, including business development, marketing, and complex channel management
  • Ability to effectively team with peers in a large, matrixed organization, including significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery
  • Strong consulting and project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale, complex projects
  • Polished persuasive writing and public speaking skills to help you advance an idea or key messages


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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.